Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quilts for Beautiful Granddaughters

On Monday I will spend the night with my darling granddaughters, ages 4 1/2 and 2, and I will be giving them their new quilts.  I've had them ready for several months but was saving them for cooler weather.  However, the older DGD called and asked for hers, knowing that I had been working on it!  That made me feel so great that I'll be delivering their nice, warm quilts in 95-degree weather!

First is the two-year-old's quilt, full of hearts and little rag dolls.  Each doll has a different embroidered facial expression, from extremely happy to mad as @#$%.  This little doll loves to play with dolls and has a very nurturing way about her.  I hope she likes her dolly "banky".

This next quilt is for Miss Four-Going-on-Sixteen.  She chose a big fat quarter pack for me last Christmas.  After a little editing and adding some more fabrics (had to shop--darn), I made this daisy quilt for her.  I was lucky to find one of the prints for the backing, too, as well as finding my favorite Fossil Fern for the flower petals.

Monday night I might have to turn down the AC and tuck my DGDs in with their new quilts!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Once again I must pay homage to the creative talents of Sindy Rodenmayer at Fat Cat Patterns.  This is her darling design, and I enjoyed making the little dinos with some unusual batiks for whch I thought I'd never find a use!  It has gone to the hospital to do its good work with a Project Linus tag attached.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Entry for Pets on Quilts Show

The quilt shown here is my entry into SewCalGal's Pets on Quilts Show.  The cat on this quilt was inspired by Spencer, Max, Ashley, and Quincy--the four cats whom we have loved over the years.  Only Quincy is still with us, but we have such happy memories of our curious furbabies and their funny, charming ways.

This quilt went to Project Linus, and I am fortunate to know what happened to it.  It was given to a young girl who had scoliosis surgery.  Her ambition is to be a veterinarian.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pets on Quilts Show

I have just heard about SewGalCal's Pets on Quilts Show that is starting tomorrow.  Take a look at her blog to see if you want to enter a quilt yourself.  If you do any sewing for children's charities, you probably have made at least one quilt with a cat, dog, horse, or other kind of pet on it.  She has sponsors and prizes!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

We Won a Homer!

Disclaimer:  This has nothing to do with that odd little cartoon dude, Homer Simpson.

We are so proud to be notified that our room addition project, the suite for my mother-in-law, has been selected for a Homer Award by the St. Louis Home Builders Association.  This award is like the "Oscar" to people who are in the building trades in this area.

We think that this award recognizes a great collaboration between an excellent remodeling business, Mosby Building Arts, and our family.  We look forward to displaying our Homer statuette in our home and are very glad it doesn't look like the cartoon guy mentioned above.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

On the Wall Today

The last few days I've had fun working with the fabrics I won from Jojo's in the online quilt contest.  I also bought some coordinating fabrics to supplement the prize package.  At first I was making dark stars on light backgrounds, but today I started to make some in the reverse and I'm happy with the effect.  Unfortunately, these stars are gobbling fabric, so I think I'll be shopping some more.  Oh, darn, I just "hate" fabric shopping!