Saturday, August 18, 2012

Oh my word! pictures!!

Hello everyone,
Freestyle Block construction
I took this class last week and LOVE IT!! I made two blocks!!
I knew it had been a while since I had posted anything on my, it has been a month! A little too long. Everyday that I have sat down at the computer I would tell myself, "go update your blog" I would forget!! Well is a different story!
Today is Woodward Dream Cruise here in Michigan! Woohoo! lol
My oldest son, Joe, is trying desperately to finish his 96 mustang so he can drive it today in the cruise. We have a "hidden" how do you hide a garage? is a secret! LOL Seriously, it is underneath our family room which protrude off the back of the house. You can only access this garage by walking to the back side of the house, it is basement level. We also have a stairway that is hidden that leads to the basement garage, cool, huh? I think so! So that is where my son is at the moment. He has to go to work today from 9-5 at Autozone. I don't know if he will succeed in meeting his goal today....he has to leave for work in about 90minutes.
My son Chris, has a 79 ford pickup that is not in the best shape, but he wants to take it on the cruise. All he has to do is put the front bench seat back in and he is good to go. Don't know if that will happen today...he has to be at work by 11am.
My son Steve, well yesterday, he left for a 22 mile hike up in central/northern Michigan. He is with 3 other men...or should I say 1 other adult, and 2 friends who are ages 17 and 15. Steve is 18 and is an Eagle Scout. I feel that he will do well for this hike, he will be tired! I am concerned for the others though. I hope all of them do well. They are involved in a study together at church called "Do Hard Things"....I guess they are!
My son John (does the list ever end of my kids?) ....John is only 15, almost 16. He has been saving his money all year. He works at Culvers. He is trying to buy a car. Each time he finds one, there is something major wrong. He is determined though. I'm very proud of him! He will also graduate a year early from school. Which means, he graduates this year! Smart young man!
For those of you who don't know...I've homeschooled from the beginning!
Now for my daughter, Kate. Kate, if you don't know is our oldest. She is 26, beautiful and has a 6week old baby! That makes me a grandmother! Annalynne is beautiful and precious! Kate starts back to work part time at the bank on Tuesday. She really does not want to go back to work, but she feels she needs to. She would love to stay at home with the baby, but her and Joe are not financially able at this point. Hopefully things will change for them in the future and she can stay home. That is what she wants to do.
As for me! Wow! I've kind of had a down month with deadlines. I needed it! I've designed a lot this month and submitted. I've posted some on facebook and some I've kept to myself...and some I've sent to a few publishers. I got a quilt accepted to F&P Love of Quilting and Annie's Publishing Quilter's World. I love both magazines!!
Next month will be a different month I am piecing a lot! So for now, I think I'm gonna give you all lots of pictures for your viewing pleasure!! 
According to my husband, these are the best cookies int he world!! And they were only here for a very short time! 

I have to add another row to this quilt. It measures 96 x 96 needs to be  108 x 96

I made this quilt a long time ago. My niece, Ashley, her dog chewed up the corner, so this was how I repaired it.

Carroll at the Village Quilt Shoppe holding my grandbaby

step 1 of applique

customer's quilt that I have been working on for a while...little by little I've been securing her edges down before  I put the quilt on the longarm machine. I wanted to show everyone how I applique. I use an inexpensive embroidery hoop to grip the blocks. Now her quilt is fully assembled, so it is a little bulky, but it works. I had to search for a while to find this picture.

out of my stash, border finding the repeat this is what I came up with...I think it is cool!

and here is my sewing room....I need to clean it!! I posted this picture cuz I wanted to show others that you can relax, our sewing rooms do get very messy!

this is the 2nd step to my applique. You saw the first pic of the drawing, I could not get the pic to line up with the here it is at the bottom....I love my flower!
Happy Sewing everyone!!

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