Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #100 ~ Sharing Ideas

I THINK having a day at Birdsong , the local quilt store,
to just take your project and "sit and sew"
is a great way to get ideas & meet new, newer or old friends.
Probably the person I got this idea from,
didn't THINK they would be sharing an idea that day.
This lady stored her quilt pieces, directions & layout in a pizza box.
"THINK about it."

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wordless Wednesday #226 ~ Shenandoah Valley

from a July, 2014 trip through Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania
that Mr. G and I took.
Good memories.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bride's Father Gift

        A Bride to-be sent me a picture she found of a tie that had a heart sewn inside with a message for the father. She asked if I could put messages on handkerchiefs for her father and grandfather.
        I LOVE this kind of challenge.  I decided to make them like I've been making my quilt labels recently. 

Tuesday Photographic Tutorial


 Turn inside out.
 Practice writing and placement with heat erasable pen.
The trace with permanent ink pen.
When ironed onto handkerchief the red will disappear.

 Oops, at this point I realized I had the wrong date.
Because of the permanent ink, had to make this one over.
Good thing I was given a pack of 6 handkerchiefs. 😊

 Yes, that's the way she used to say it.


Used Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo

Monday, July 24, 2017

Memory Mon 57 ~Zinnia Memories

 Having memories of the Zinnia's in Mother and Daddy's garden in July.
from a July, 2014 trip through Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania
that Mr. G and I took.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sun Best ~ Humming Bird House Call

 I had put up a hummingbird feeder.
 Before long I had a customer.
and some I didn't want.
 The customer was curious and cautious,

 but had a good meal.
He/she even gave a great pose.
BUT, after the meal,
he/she decided to make a house call
and flew through my open doors into the house.

Poor thing. You could tell he/she couldn't understand being able to see a tree and not get to it.
She/he never landed. Just kept those wings going.
Once she/he got behind the blinds, I was able to capture her.
Of course the heart beat matched the wing speed.
 For a long minute I felt the amazement that I was even experiencing this event,
After I took my selfish pictures,
she/he had calmed down a bit and
made me feel better to release a calm bird vs an excited bird.
I slowly released my hand,
she took a pause,
and flutter away.
It was a Sunday Best for sure.
Thank-you God for the experience.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Quilt Shot Block ~ Elkhorn Creek Quilt Share

 Last month our Quilt Guild gave ourselves a wonderful quilt show.
We brought a quilt that had lots of meaning to us to the meeting to share.
It could be our first quilt we made, 
a quilt given to us from our family,
a quilt someone made for us,
or just a quilt full of memories over the past.
I think we even had quilts that date back to about 1930!
This post is sharing only about half of those quilts.

 This was one of the oldest, if not the oldest that was brought to the share.
 Below, a quilt made in a quilt workshop.
 One of the VERY talented ladies,
makes art quilts to represent an experience she had.
One piece depicted a Mexico vacation hurricane.
I could spend a lot of time "reading" her quilt work.

 A math teacher retired and I believe this was her first quilt after she retired.
A quilt of her school Tshirts.
Below, is the quilting you can easily see from the back.

Of course I will show the rest of the quilts,
Sorry ladies, I couldn't remember all the stories.
I was busy trying to take pictures.


Thanks to the FREE program
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo & other alterations to pictures.

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