Monday, September 14, 2009

A 75th Birthday Celebration!

My mother is turning 75 this month and we had a family birthday celebration this past weekend. There were about 26 of us for dinner and dessert. We had flank steak, company potatoes, 2 salads, rolls and apple pie and cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. No one went away hungry that's for sure! Happy Birthday Mom!

Laura ~

A Blog I like to visit!

If you are into free motion quilting this blog is a must see! Leah Day is quilting 365 days of free motion quilting designs. I love her blog and videos. She is really inspiring and makes it simple to follow along. After classes this week at Innovations I'm going to follow her lead and push myself to attempt the free motion quilting designs. I really think this will help improve my quilting and I'll gain new insights to free motion quilting. Please join me in following her blog at:
Happy Stitching!

Quilt Studio Cabinets

My husband Tony and his son Bryan have been very busy building cabinets for my quilt studio and I'm so excited to post pictures. Some of the cabinets will have doors and some will be left open. I just couldn't wait to post pictures of the completed look so you get a sneak peak!

More Pictures of Jennifer's Quilt

Jennifer sent me some photos of her quilt that I quilted over Labor Day weekend that give a better picture of it. I really like how the quilt turned out.

I was so impressed that she took on the making of a king size quilt and has finished it for her first quilt!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Fun Weekend!

Colin (son) and Jennifer (daughter-in-law) came for the weekend and we had such a good time quilting, eating and visiting! Jennifer also celebrated her birthday on September 1 so I made her a couple of really cute aprons (forgot to get pictures!) that Ben Franklin had directions on how to make them from linen kitchen towels and gave her some quilting $$.

Jennifer made a beautiful King Size quilt two years ago but had not had a chance to quilt it so this weekend was the perfect opportunity to try out Indie. So we loaded her up on Saturday and it was truly amazing and so much fun! I think I was up until about midnight on Saturday just quilting away and didn't realize the time. Then got up Sunday morning and Tony made biscuits and gravy for breakfast (for the guys only) - Jennifer had biscuits and honey and I had my regular cereal and blueberries instead! Then it was off again upstairs to the sweat shop (quilt studio) to finish up the quilt. An hour and half later it was finished! So much fun and I loved how Indie preformed and how the quilt turned out. Thanks Jennifer for trusting me with your quilt!
Then it was off to Gathering Fabrics in Woodinville and Ben Franklin in Redmond to see about spending those birthday dollars. We did have fun!!