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Monday, May 22, 2017

My weekend!

Hi friends!
This was how I left you on Friday!
I did add a strip of black on the top and the bottom. Just realized that that blue I bought just for this quilt is no where in it!
I got that just for this quilt! I will try to work small pieces into it !
We went to graduation and it was wonderful that my grand got his diploma 7 th in line because that heat just about got me.
He was 7 th in  the honor roll.
So proud of my handsome grand son. He wants to be a engineer.
We had storms Sat. night and this came down in the front yard.
I worry about that old tree in the front yard. If it fell it would most likely hit the sunroom.
See that's our sunroom in the background.
Just lucky it didn't takes our power lines with it.
Hope your week end was better
Hugs
Babs

Friday, May 19, 2017

Noah's Quilt

Hi friends!
One more round of red!
I know it looks pink but trust me it's red!
Going to add a row of stars onto the bottom.
Noah is out foot ball star!
Hagen plays three different sport and is good in all of them but Noah prefers foot ball and he is really good at it. With this row of stars it should be about right.
It just likes 5 inch's being the right length but he's tall so I am going to add some more on. Maybe a row of stars on to the top to!


We have one graduating Tonight but I should  have time to add these this weekend some time.
Have a good weekend
Hugs
Babs


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Garden's in!

Hi friends!
Yesterday I made my Tatum a brush roll up for her make-up.
This is the outside , some of that beautiful Henry Glass fabric that I won.
This is the inside! wrapped up with pretty ribbon!
I had already made her sister Addie one in pink!
Tommy finished the garden late yesterday!
So now he will go back to cutting grass!
The yellow finch's have found their sock! Sometimes there will be five or six hanging on eating.
My Jacob's ladder is blooming. That drought got all my hosta and a few of my bush's. I'm just waiting to see if they grow back or should we cut them down. It killed my tulip tree, I know.
Hugs
Babs


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Borders are on!

Hi friends!
Yesterday I added the side borders on the vintage farm quilt. Then I put a small border on the bottom. It's already a long queen size.
Plus after I looked I didn't have as much green as I thought I had.
So now it's ready to sandwich!
I have the backing and the battening so I need to do that so I can quilt it.
I made another one of these, When my daughter came down I gave her four , one for her and one for each of her three older daughters.
I guess I need to make one for Alisha to but she is still in school.
The tomato's are in the ground!
That's the last of the planting! Today he is out their putting tomato baskets on them. He makes his out of chicken wire and holds them in with  medal fence poles.
He puts that cover that keeps weeds from growing through it, Ha It does it any way.
Then he adds bark mulch over that . Lots of hard work!
He should get finished today and he plans to spend the next two days cutting the grass.
After sitting all winter it's really wearing him out.
Hugs
Babs


 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Farm Girl Quilt

Hi friends!
I pinned on another row of blocks on the bottom of my vintage farm quilt.
Now I only need a border, but I can't find anything I want to put on it.
I have plenty of the green left so thinking of just using it . It's hard to find some thing that can stand up to all these  colorful blocks.
I dumped some more fabric in my quest to clean up my book cases and pilled up smaller pieces to be cut up. I cut them tumbler sized and three inch squares and two inch squares.
I won a 100 block magazines from Belinda  from  blue ribbins designs. A great magazine of different block made by the experts. I always enjoy this magazine.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Monday, May 15, 2017

Noah"s quilt

Hi friends!
Worked on Noah's quilt Sat.
I want to play up the t-shirt block in the middle.
This is the only cotton fabric that is available for their foot ball team.
With the falcons flying around.

It's growing at a good speed.
That's all I got done Sat. I plan on making some blocks for the top and bottom.
More on that later.
Had a great Mother's Day, Tommy took me to Longhorn and my daughter came by last night to visit a while on her way to work.
She works night's now.
She brought me a plant and a gift card to McKays, the book store I love. I didn't know they even made gift cards for them.
She had read about my trip a few days ago to McKays on my blog.
She's a sweetie!
Son called to tell me Happy Mother's Day and they will be up this coming week end to see Mark graduate.
Can't wait to see them.
Hugs
Babs

Friday, May 12, 2017

Q-Bees

Hi friends!
Dianne brought the quilt that she made for her dog. It has puppy's all over it.
Vickie brought a hand quilted baby quilt. So pretty. Some one ordered one from her but in king sized. Just like this baby quilt. She is planning on asking 1000 to 1500 for it when she finish's, maybe next year? I think she hand quilts much faster than I do , it would take me two years!
We had 16 show up last night which was a crowd for us. Just hope  they keep coming.
I was tying To show how you join quilt as you go and got elected to putting all the blocks together for our quilt.
Maybe they can find some one that loves to bind to finish it when I get it back to them.
We were thinking about  trying to sale chances on it and donating the money to the fire-hall of Menlo where we have our meetings.
We had a great time! Charlotte had had surgery on her rotary cup and another girl had another kind of surgery and was still having problems, She left early but we still had 16.
We had 4 tables pushed together full!
Have a great mother's day
Hugs
Babs
 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Yesterday!

Hi friends!
It's red not pink that's the flash making it look that way.
I worked on this and then made two more casserole carriers.

I want to make one for each one of my daughters and Amy and some of my grand daughter's to .
So I am just making them along as I have time.
Tommy got the garden turned over for the first time, he will do it a few more times before he starts planting to try to kill the grass.  It was mud close to the end and we are expecting rain tomorrow so don't know how long it will be before he can till it again. We are late planting because of having rain every few days but we need it because of the drought last year.
Of course it never works ! The grass  always grows faster than the plants!
Today is Q-Bees so I will let you know what happened there tomorrow.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Noah's Quilt

Hi friends!
I finally got the last of the fabric in for Noah's quilt.
The black is for his quilt.
The other is civil war fabric, of course it's made in Japan.
I ordered it from Craftsy.
I made my first block yesterday , besides the world series block that is.
Just another million blocks more to make!
His birthday isn't until Sept so I have plenty of time to finish it by then.
He will be seventeen!
All my babies are growing up!
Only have eight that is under 18 now.
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Yesterday

Hi friends!
Our favorite place to go!
Hugh building full of books and videos and games.
We went to Chattanooga yesterday for a book run, sis gets audible books for these long drives she takes plus a few books. I just get books.
We went to Bed Bath and Beyond and looked around , eat at Jason's and then came back to 2 to hit Hamricks.
It was after 4 by the time I sat down and was just to tired to sew.
When I got home I had a package of wonderful fat quarter from Sally Trude from  Sally Trude blog "the Object of Design", her cat Molly picked me out 12 beautiful fat quarters.
The batik will go in with the rest of my batik for a quilt made from just them.
You all know that long list of some day quilts!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs



Sunday, May 7, 2017

More Casserole and Pie carriers

Hi friends!
I made some more casserole carriers over the weekend.
This one looks like the same one but the inside is different.
I dumped two piles of fabric off the shelves and folded some and put them back but put a bunch on the cutting table to cut tumblers and three  inch squares out of it.
Pieces smaller than a eight.
I still have one more shelf to go because I did the same thing to all the piles of fabric on top.
And my other book case needs the same thing.
Maybe when I get finished I will know where and what I have.
Still looking for a piece of fabric I bought to make pillows, I have found every thing else that I lost  by putting things up before Easter.
Do you lose things when you put them up?
Hugs
Babs



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