Sunday, January 18, 2015


Well, I guess the weekly thing is just not going to happen! I wish it would but it just isn't. I guess I have to be satisfied with every two weeks or so!

I have two 'finishes' so far this year though! The first was finishing the border on a round robin top. I will be taking that to Idaho for the reveal in about a month.

On January 6th we had our 5th and final reveal at my neighbor's house in our quilt exchange. Luckily, she emailed a reminder on the first or I wouldn't have had this one done for Cindy (on the right).
Nadine (left) made this one for Mary (right). Some of the black and whites were the same ones she used in this one for me.
Mary made this huge one for me! It really isn't that orange in real life. As you can see, my grandson took part in the festivities.
Nadine (left) got this lovely quilt from Cindy (right). 
A great pattern and I love this focus fabric!
Linnea (right) created this Bargello Beauty for Sally (left). When she had the quilt loaded on her machine she discovered a mistake and had to take it off and fix it before quilting this. 

Sally ran into problems while quilting Linnea's so she just got to see it partially done. I will post pictures as soon as I get to see it finished.

My little Grandson had fun playing with his mommy - he had just pulled her glasses off in this picture.
Here are a couple of parting shots of my little buddy. The first is taking a short nap in Grammy's sewing room and the second is playing with my tote bag under the ironing board. He has started crawling so I will have to either clean up the sewing room or keep a close eye on him when he is helping. Which do you think is more likely?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Be it resolved...

I normally don't make New Year's Resolutions but I think I need some this year to help me get motivated again. Following the broken ankle and subsequent surgery I got in the habit of sitting around a lot and that needs to get turned around!

So let's see...

I want to get more sewing/quilting done. I have lots of projects that are partly done that need finishing and lots of projects that are in the idea stage that need to be tackled. 

I would like to post more here at Lucy's Quilts. I get a lot of responses to the denim quilts and when I send out the pattern I ask folks to send pictures of the quilts they make using the pattern. I have gotten some pictures so would like to do a follow up post. Also, I think that if I post more I will need to get more sewing done so I have pictures to post. I am going to shoot for weekly but more would be great!

I want to get more done in the yard/garden this year. I think this will be a bit easier this year as long as I don't break any bones. We have started getting seed catalogs that are inspiring us to start thinking about what to plant and where so we need to get going. 

I really need to lose a few pounds but I hope that getting more active outside will help with that one.

So those are my resolutions for 2015, we will just have to see how it goes.

Here are a few pictures to add a little color.

Karl giving Ginger a little love.

Ginger and Mandu hanging out as I do some hand sewing.

Ginger cuddling her baby while he naps.

A little selfie with my buddy.

My 'new' car - a 2012 Buick Enclave -
We went looking for a service vehicle for hubby and came home with this!