Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Visit with Jenny

Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company came to visit our town the first part of June.  Her trunk show was fabulous.  She is such a nice and down-to-earth person.  She brought her husband with her and he was just as nice as she.

One of my Cobble Court Quilt Circle friends came up for the event and we had a great time together.

The trunk show, from my prospective is captured in the photos below.

Meeting Jenny made me want to visit Hamilton MO even more.


Progress on Farm Girl Vintage Blocks

Since last visit I have made a lot of progress on my Farm Girl Vintage Blocks.  In fact I am all caught up through Week 8.

Below are pictures of the blocks.  I tried to put them in order but Blogger would not cooperate.


Egg Basket

Farm Fresh Flower
Corn and Tomatoes

Country Crossroads

Cool Threads

Canning Season
Chicken Foot

Churn Dash

We were blessed with some rain this afternoon.  Much needed.

Happy Quilting,


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Visit to Biltmore

The Biltmore Estate is located in Ashville NC.  It's a grand example of life for the very wealthy in the early 1900s.

You could see the for miles

Not only is the house beautiful in its own way but the gardens are gorgeous.

Wild Azealea
Begonias in the Greenhouse

Orchids in the Greenhouse


Really too beautiful for words.  I enjoyed it so much that I purchased a season's pass.  I hope to make many more trips during different seasons.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage - Week 2 and 3 Blocks

The blocks for Week Two include Baby Chick and Autumn Star:

Baby Chick

Autumn Star

 Week Three - Butter Churn and Baking Day:

Baking Day

Butter Churn

Below is a picture of four of the blocks together.
I think I am going to love this quilt.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage - Block One

I am somewhat behind on this quest, which started on May 2, but I will attempt to catch up.

Lori Holt at http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2015/05/yeehaw-farm-girl-friday-is-here.html, along with many of her followers, are making blocks each week that will eventually turn into a quilt.  I love her sense of style, her fabrics and her patterns.

I purchased a Fat Quarter Bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop.  The fabrics were chosen by Lori for this sew-along.

The May 2 block was "Apron Strings". 
Apron Strings - May 2 Block

I also got the following bonus triangles from the block.  I will save them and use them later on other blocks.

I will be working on Block 3 and 4 from May 9. 

Happy Quilting,


Back in Blogland

Its been almost six months since I posted.  Life just gets in the way sometimes. 
Since I was last here I have become a new Nana, gone on a cruise, visited Biltmore in NC and had many other adventures.

I decided to join Lori Holt with her sew-along based on her new book, Farm Girl Vintage.

I'll be back!!

Happy Quilting

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Sharp Christmas - 2014

This was the first Christmas in my new home with all of my "things" in one place.  We had a great time talking, laughing and remembering ole times.

My Grandkids

Rachel, AARON, me, LOUIS, Mandy
December 25 is also my DILs birthday.  She requested a cheesecake instead of a birthday cake so I made a Turtle Cheesecake for her.  It was made from scratch and was so good.

It was a wonderful time spent with family. 

Christmas 2014

Waiting for the Grandkids

Best wishes in the new year for my family and friends.