OK, glad we got that out of the way! LOL So sorry, I have had every intention of keeping this blog up to date, but, life steps in sometimes? Please be aware, this post may be a little lengthy, but, I hope you enjoy the updates, and photos.
NOPE! No gardening for me just yet!
STILL SNOWING! We need the moisture though!
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, or for appearing a tad too sexy in this photo, but, this is the way I roll in the garden. Fortunately, I have a 6 foot privacy fence that prevents the masses from viewing me while working in the dirt. Dog gone paparazzi! I do however have a faithful companion that is willing to assist in the garden besides the chickens........
Gracie Lu is my big, bumbling, bull-esque Boston Terrier. She is 5 1/2 years old, and is the equivalent to a bull in a China shop. Sort of like the lady she was named after........Gracie Lu Freebush.......remember her? If you don't, google her! LOL How could you not love that face though??????? She has been known to get into things she shouldn't, like.......
when I couldn't find her, and all of a sudden I saw something moving around in some scraps. Yep......she loves to bury herself under the covers, AND evidently my patriotic scrap box! I think I will keep her though! She and Sophia get along swimmingly and are a constant joy in my life.
Sadly, I have to report that my local quilt shop is going out of business! :-/ I really hate to see it go, because there are no quilt shops in my neck of the woods now. I wish I had the business sense, knowledge, and funds to open one of my own. The shop had a decent sale, and I took advantage of it. I added some yardage, and met some really great people the day I went. One wonderful lady by the name of Lynn was so kind and encouraging, and gave me a gift!
Scrap fabrics for my Quilt of Valor donation quilts!
There was a note attached however.........
it reads: "Kevin: There is a string attached to this bag of fabric. Please add it to your collection to make a Quilt of Valor and I'd like to see it before you whisk it away! Lynn" Well, you can count on it Lynn! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! The generosity of quilters absolutely amazes me at times!
I was also able to go shop hopping in Columbia, Missouri, and Mexico, Missouri with some of my quilting friends I have made recently. Quilt 4 U was my favorite shop in Columbia, and Homestead Hearth was my favorite shop in Mexico, not to mention my favorite shop of all that day. It was interesting to watch the way my friends shopped, and the way they looked out for me! Like many times I heard........
Did you see these bags of scraps?!?!?!?
Well, after I saw them, I bought them! Just as I bought a few other things...............like.............
ALL of this.............
and, all of this. Not to mention.............
OH YES I DID!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen.......meet,
My new (at least to me) Singer Featherweight!
Miss Bev was purchased from my new found quilting friend Bev. She has been very well serviced and maintained, and I can't thank Bev enough for offering her to me. It was love at first site, and the minute I sewed the first stitch on her, I had to have her! Miss Bev will be travelling with me now so I can sew, sew, sew on my travels! She is much lighter than Murna Marita, and that way I can save Murna for sentimental reasons. Thank you so much Bev! She shall forever be your namesake!
And here are a few photos of some things I have been working on, just so you all don't think I only collect fabric and sewing machines, and don't use them! LOL
I'm in the process of color selection for Bonnie Hunter's mystery in Quilt Maker Magazine.
I'm also working on Bonnie Hunter's Geese on a String .
Hmmmmmmmmm...........I think I may keep you all guessing on this one!
BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAA (Evil laugh LOL)
Anyone else going to the quilt show in Paducah, Kentucky?????
Sorry for the lengthy post, I hope you enjoyed it though?
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter