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!


  1. Sorry to hear you have been ill. Glad you are back amongst us!

    Your quilts are amazing! I love the colors in your table runner.

  2. Thank you Linda! It is good to be back:) I am coming to visit you now and see what you have been up to!


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