Sunday, March 30, 2014

So good to visit my Daughter and Son-in-Law

 God blessed me with a safe trip.
 We had the good health to be able to walk around and breath in the fresh air.
God blessed us with vibrant flowers.

Birds inchanted me with  a dance in the air.

Odd sea creatures caught my attention.

Thank you God for all you give me.

The sound of the ocean often is so soothing.

God thank you for a good Daughter and Son-in-Law.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Retirement Quilt

One of my friends retired this year so I decided a team retirement quilt would be a good gift.  I gave everyone at work a six by six square of fabric and purchased fabric markers for the project.  I let them know they could decorate it any way they wanted with, quilting , embroidery, or fabric paint. They all did a wonderful job.  I used a chalky black to outline the quilt to give it the old black-board look. She jumped for joy when she saw that we even placed her University team on the back. I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the finished product before the retirement party.

Finished the Solar System Quilt

The quilts are now in his room.  He has the one on top with the backing showing
and the one on the bottom showing the solar system.

I believe they look good with his decor.

He still insist on sleeping with his train quilt I made a few years ago.

He has made a book nook on the lower bunk for some of his books.

This is when I placed the planets around the sun.

preparing to sew the front and back together

I pin my quilt together before I sew it.

Placing filler into the planet's and sun help make them puff out.

Thread placed to be used as a marker for placing the planets.

Taking paper and drawing out the shapes helps me design my quilt.

I cut away parts as I do them.  Then when I made the second quilt I taped them back together for use.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014