Monday, June 11, 2012

Quilting? What quilting? Time out for family blessings~♥

We celebrated a wonderful fortieth anniversery with our kids and our grandchildren yesterday! Vincent was certainly the main event for all his cousins! We had a nice long rock on the porch and caught up on all that in new since he arrived 6 weeks ago....He has been to the ocean~he has been to Kimballs 3x~he has been to the zoo~he has been to another cousins baby shower~today Nana E's and Grampys 40th~he gets around this little guy.......
AND the frosting on this cake of a day was the arrival of James Beckett (grandchild #9)just a couple of hours after the party ended~was it the lasagna?the sangria? His brother Nathan said, "He came today Nana because it was his birthday" And that my friends is the answer....the children know don't they?




 Best friends~
 My gang~♥
 We had a nice visit today my little Vinnie~♥
Vinnies new best friend!!! 
Welcome to the family James Beckett!

Friday, June 1, 2012

"Storming the gates of heaven..."

So PRETTY!~This is  a wedding quilt made by Sister Arlene and so here I go with lots of ideas and drawings....some make the cut and some are filed away for another quilt......lots of time at the thread bar~should it be light or dark~the backing is light pink so I considered a pale pink that would very simply show the quilting design on the back but I thought it would distract from the front....

 I chose a slightly varigated purple Kings Tut thread that I have had good luck with in the past.....It will compliment the top without taking over the design BUT as I have shared before on my blog the stitching on the back will tell all sins......

Sister Arlene said she is "storming the gates of heaven with prayers" for my family so I am feeling some unexpected courage....♥  Let us pray......



 Some (faded) graffitti I wrote in my quilting room when I left nursing 6 years ago and started quilting....

My thread bar....It is the hardest thing to keep in stock the color that will"sing" to the fabric.......