Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hello ... happy new 2017!

I am still here and jumping full feet back to the blogging world!  I have been instagraming ... find me @quiltingunderthesun - I like Instagram because posting is quick, but I miss blogging ... it's my diary to myself and to my friends!

The last couple months I've been too busy ... my mom suffered a small stroke Christmas Eve ... she hadn't been well for a couple months, so I wasn't surprised ... she looks better now than she has in years ... blessings come in all forms ... I spent Christmas Eve watching her all day ... the meaning was not lost on me.  That woman has angels following her for sure!

Back to my world outside of my mom ... my son is finally engaged to the love of his life ... so excited!  They are planning their wedding for later this year ...
My beautiful daughter graduated college May 2016 and is interning in Greece for a year ... she's on the adventure of her life ... but I haven't seen her since August and I really miss that sweet face!
this is my sweetie 
... adorable granddaughter Ky, is going to be 4 ... she's in preschool and just growing into her huge personality!  She so reminds me of her daddy ... her step momma to be, my future DIL, has a lot on her plate!! 💕
And finally me ... trying to keep it all together ... January has never been my favorite month ... but I'm changing my world ... one day at a time!  Got into my sewing room finally ... had so much fun yesterday ...
A quilt top I made years ago from some left over brushed flannels ... played around quilting it since I haven't been able to quilt in over a month!  Nice to get one of my own tops out of the way
And just started this scrappy project the last few days ...
Looking forward to 2017 and what it holds ... reminded that every day is a fresh start and a new adventure!  I've missed my friends here!  Much love ...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hello ... Is anyone still out there!

Hi friends ... I do apologize for kind of dropping off the face of the earth!  Is anyone still out there reading ... My summer has been full of travel and family, and I use Instagram mainly, but I do miss blogging.  So if you're still reading, I'm committed to keeping you company!  

Here's the latest quilt I finished ... A top ... One of my own!!

And here's the latest quilt I quilted ...a friend's ...

Look how simple but lovely this pattern is!

She wanted a loop design, so I filled it in a little closer than I normally would just to give the quilt a lot of texture.  She supplied her own batting ... Quilter's dream ... Lighter than the Hobbs 80/20 I use and incredibly soft and silky.  I used superior omni thread in top and bobbin!

And here's a little snap of my last vacation with this adorable girl a couple of weeks ago!  Getting so big and so full of personality ... Not always the good kind either!
She's a doll though and I love her to pieces!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Goings on ...

Well we have our second college graduate!  Our daughter graduated from college 2 weekends ago .. I can't believe it!  We are so proud ... Magna cum laude and a couple honors cords ... With a degree in theater arts and communications.  It is bittersweet ... So happy and proud for her, but sad as she will probably not live at home again.  Her degree probably won't land her a job in San Diego ... Maybe Los Angeles, New York or who knows!
It was just a wonderful day.  We drove up with my mom .. And our son and his girlfriend came from Michigan.  My brother who lives in Chicago surprised us by calling at the last minute to say he could come.  It was a wonderful special day, and my blessings just overflow!

We took the opportunity to introduce Kim to Disneyland (son's girlfriend ... She had never been before) ... We had a ball!
It was a perfect day ... Not too hot, not too crowded!  They enjoyed a week in San Diego, and went back last week.  Nick started a new job on Monday and we are so happy for him.  He is due for a change of work environment and are knowing good things are coming for him!

Through it all I've been working hard ...
Look at this beauty ... A wedding quilt

It was gigantic.  My friend requested a tight stitch in a loop design ...
The fabrics are all 30's repro ... Beautiful!
The monster was finished on Monday and I hear is bound and washed ... Waiting for the newlyweds to tie the knot!

As if I don't have enough to do, my friend, Erika, taught me how to crochet!  I can't stop ...
This is a free tutorial on the website Polka Dot Cottage ... A very talented lady.  This is lots of fun and I can't seem to stop!  Perfect for me while I'm sitting in front of the tv at night.  I'm looking forward to having a portable hobby to keep my hands busy when I'm traveling this summer.  What have you been working on?