Saturday, May 21, 2016

Graduations........

Hey everybody!
Thanks for all of the kind words people have sent concerned about my well being!
I am alive and well, and SOOOOOOOOOO BUSY!

Busy with life!

Busy with work!

Busy with family!

Busy with Quilting!

First off, my apologies for not sharing more photos of the quilt show in Paducah!
I have had some phone issues, and uploading 100+ photos from phone to pc has been a nightmare.
I will share some of my favorites eventually.

Here is a little peek as to what has been going on the past few weeks.

In early May I was asked to speak to the 
Draggin' Thread Quilt Guild in Laurie, Missouri located on the
beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.
I want to thank them for the invitation!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Let me tell you, this group was a blast to spend some time with!
After the trunk show they had a delicious spread of food!

 Huffman's Hotties made a special appearance!

 And I received this very special gift from Nancy!
It is a sewing binder that holds all sort of goodies for quilting!

Our Quilts of Valor quilts from the block drive are still being presented!
These 2 veterans received the recognition they deserve at the guild meeting!
I NEVER tire of presenting these quilts from our combined efforts!


And, after the guild meeting, I was able to visit with a very special pageant friend, Sassy Ashley!

Then came Mother's Day.........and you KNOW I spent it with my Momma!
She is finally getting out and about and feeling much better after her hip replacement!
Happy Mother's Day late to all of your wonderful mothers out there!!!!!

Mother's Day coincided with the annual Azalea Festival in my hometown.
There is a carnival, craft fair, and parade.
Here are my Dad and Lil' Bubs riding in the parade in dad's 1969 Pontiac LeMans.

Of course I was working in between all of these May time activities.....

And then............

This happened...........
My Lil' Sugardoll graduated from High School!
She is headed off to college now to become a Veterinarian!

She was bestowed the honor, Valedictorian, of her graduating class!

Our family certainly couldn't be any more proud of her!

And here is, "The Valedictorian" quilt I made in honor of her high school graduation.
This is the quilt my friend Ann of Attic Threads & Quilts
designed and named after me! LOL
I think it turned out great, and my niece loves it in her high school colors.

And, last, but, not least.....
We held our grand finale from the mystery quilt I
designed with the 
O'Sewpersonal Scrap Club.
I couldn't be any more proud of this group!
We had so much fun together and have decided to continue with the group!


So sorry this is short and sweet and to the point, but,....

I have a plane to catch!

Thanks for your continued support!
Thanks for all of your encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter

17 comments:

  1. At least it's all good stuff going on at the moment. Congratulations to your niece on her graduation. Her quilt is spectacular! Hope you get a chance to slow down some and stitch. From what they are saying about this summer being close to record numbers of people flying, you'll need some sanity breaks.

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  2. WHERE did you get that Holy Scrap t-shirt ?!? I meant to ask you that before . . .

    What a marvelous series of reasons you've had to stay busy -- great photos and memories there.

    Happy/safe flying.

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    1. Id love to know where to get that tshirt as well 😊

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  3. You have been busy! I was hoping you'd be on one of my flights, but, of course, the chances were really slim at best.

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  4. THANK YOU!!! I've been wondering if you fell off the face of the earth. Happy Graduation! I've got a graduate this year, too. Such an exciting time!

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  5. You have been so happily busy!! I love all the smiles in your pictures - looks like just being around you makes everyone happy! Fabulous quilts, especially the graduation quilt - she did an awesome job getting valedictorian and she'll make a great vet! If you are ever flying into Reno with a layover, let me know!!!

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  6. I think these pics sum your absence up beautifully. Love what you do, and do what you love :)

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  7. Congratulations for your sweet niece ! Champagne for her !
    Her quilt is so beautiful and well deserved. A chapter is turning....
    Good luck for your busy busy busy week !

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  8. Kevin - As you know, I love seeing all your photo's - everybody is always smiling and happy, which brightens my day. My favourite is you and your Mum - I can see how much you love and treasure her; good to know her hip is on the mend. Your Dad has the look of a detective I've seen in some 60's movie and the car with Lil Bubba completes the scene. Happy travels to you and hope to see some house photo's soon. Take care :)

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  9. Looks like you've been super busy lately! Love the valedictorian quilt!!!

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  10. These are some great photos of what you've been up to. I love the graduation quilt for your niece. Congrats to her for such an honor. Glad your mom is doing well. I meant to ask you the other night how she was doing, but it was so hectic and I know you were super busy. Good pictures of the Scrappy group too.

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  11. Congrats on all the happy news! Just a side note, I have been using Dropbox (free) to move photos from phone to pc. It will automatically sync photos when you are on wifi and you just need to download Dropbox to both phone and computer. Hope this helps.

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  12. My you have been busy. I love the quilt you made for your niece. What a cutie pie and a lucky girl to have such a great uncle. I thank you for delivering more veteran's quilts. I hope you get some stitching time this week!

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  13. Busy and enjoying life! That's awesome, Kevin, to see all the fun things you've been involved in recently. Congrats to your niece! Kinda bummed that I was a valedictorian but didn't ever get such a gorgeous quilt. :( Just kidding--about the quilt part, anyway!

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  14. Huffmans Hotties - that is so fantastic!!!! Congrats on knowing a Valedictorian!!! That is a spectacular accomplishment!!! And her quilt - its just perfect!!!!

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  15. Cool pic of you with the Huffmans Hotties - but where was your crown? And what color would it have been? You know me, I'm always thinking color LOL!!! So happy that good things are going on in your busy life my friend.

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  16. Lovely post. I can feel the love in all you do.

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