Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shall I try again?

Hello my sewing friends, it has been so long since I have posted. I have been ill from an assortment of things for awhile. The most recent started in February with both of my ears being infected, the right one being the worse. I am still not fully recovered, still have some fluid issues, but I am rejoining the world again. I am anxious to see what you all have been doing while I have been gone! I have a few photos to show you a little of what has been happening here.

First of all, we have a new addition to the family. Her name is Amber Marie and in November she was approx. a year old. She is a rescue cat. She had been starved and mistreated but now she is happy and gaining lots of weight. She was named Amber by my granddaughter and I gave her Marie for her middle name. Most of the time, tho, I call her Fido, as she reminds me of a little puppy that follows me around all the time. She has become very affectionate and is never far from me. I hope I bring her the same amount of happiness that she brings me.

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War was April 13th. This is one of my civil war quilts that I had in my guild show called Civil War Maze. I accumulated these reproduction fabrics from internet swaps over the years.

This next quilt is titled Remembering Gettysburg. I used my Dear Jane blocks with Jo Morton reproduction fabrics. My hubby and I went to Gettysburg battlefield where I took the photographs for this quilt. I am doing some embroidery of cannons and stars, which are the quilting designs in the borders. I also plan on embroidering the name of the quilt on the upper border. The center medallion was hand quilted and the rest was machine quilted.

This last photo is a tablerunner using the braided quilt as you go method. I made this for the shop. It was fun and easy! And my favorite colors!

Well, that is all for me right now. I am going to visit your blogs for awhile and see what you have been sewing! See ya soon!