Friday, October 30, 2009


Go over to Canton Village (click on Canton Village)and sign up for her giveaways! There are five of them. Your read correctly FIVE!!!

First is a layer cane and jelly roll of Hunky Dory by Moda. (Telling my age I remember HunkyDory being a slang phrase used all the time). Love the fabrics in that line....colors and prints I just LOVE...correct name for it is HUNKY DORY!!!

Second is a Moda Sampler Box...didn't know such existed...but it sure is NICE...i.e. I want one!!!

Third is Kay Capps Cross's newest book Black and White and Pieced All Over. Been collecting black and white prints for a few years to do a B&W quilt. That would be nice to win too.

Fourth is a charm pack of 40 different color solids by who couldn't use one of those...Know I could.

Fifth is a charm pack and fat quarter of Northcott's new line called Leading Ladies...the top one which shows in the picture she has posted is gorgeous!

Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe: It's a Happy Halloween Giveaway!

Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe: It's a Happy Halloween Giveaway!

Go by and visit Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe for the wonderful giveaway which is shown in the above picture I borrowed from her site to show you the great fabrics. Just click on the underlined phrases and it will take you straight to the post about it on her site.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Be sure to go over to BLUE WATERS and visit my Blog Friend Laurie! She's having a great giveaway to celebrate her blogging anniversary. Here's a picture, I borrowed from her blog, of the wonderful goodies she is giving away.

There is a beautiful Victorian crazy quilt Christmas boot stocking which she made. A picture frame for your favorite puppy's picture which she made. A handmade heart ornament. A darling tea-towel. And last but not least a potpourri burner with cranberry tarts.

Monday, October 26, 2009

VICTORIA IS 13 ! ! !

We gathered the other Sunday for Victoria's 13th birthday celebration. I had surgery the following two days and have been slow getting back to blogging...though I have been checking on on those I follow... Victoria didn't want a regular birthday cake but a cookie cake...
Victoria opening box from me with a couple of hoodie jackets in it. Aunt Becky looking on...
Mother, Great-granddaddy, and Cousin looking on...

Great-granddaddy always gives these two girls something Mother won't let them have. Victoria got a bottle of Pepsi. They also get a regular birthday gift from him and Great-grandma. Elizabeth usually gets chocolate kisses.
The birthday girl...Great-grandmonther cut in half on the side of this pic...
Cousin Jake cutting tape on yet another box inside a box...Great-granddaddy and Daddy look on as Victoria disposes of one of the previous boxes this box was in...this was how the Pepsi was wrapped. But I couldn't get the pictures to move in the proper order...
Sister Elizabeth enjoying bubble wrap...her birthday will be in December.
Reversible blanket Aunt Robyn and family gave her. They weren't there as they were at Trent Family Reunion at Peaks of Otter. In this pic you can see Great-grandmother and younger sister on either side of birthday girl...
She got a check, cash, jewelry, clothes and gift certificate...oh and the private bottle of Pepsi to stash away...

Monday, October 12, 2009


Each year our city has a Fall Festival at the City Park. Our town has several city parks but this one is the largest. In fact, it is the largest city park east of the Mississippi River. I assume it still holds that status.

There is a large area of food vendors. A large area of Heritage Crafts. Three or four stage areas of shows from music, puppet shows, Indian dance, square dancing, clogging, etc. An area for children to do crafts. A juried craft area-these crafters also sell their items, a market place craft area, petting zoo, and so forth.

Various guilds also set up displays of works from their members. One such booth is the Piecemakers Quilt Guild. I am not a member but a huge fan of their work. They also do Quilts of Valor and each year have squares made where you can write a message and sign it if you desire which will go into one of these quilts. It's always the first thing I head for when I arrive and again when I leave. I should have taken a picture of some of them they had there but didn't realize I hadn't until I got home and downloaded my pictures.

Here are some of the quilts the members had displayed there to show some of their work which were not among the Quilts of Valor.

Click or is it double click on the picture to see a larger version to see the details.

Loved this patriotic one.

I have a thing for bee hives. I collect honey containers which look like beehives. This quilt has bees flying about and they are flying away with a quilt.
This picture does not do justice to the dragonflies. Their wings were so realistic.
Love the pumpkin in the middle.
This quilt was amazing appeared 3-D.
I've been wanting to do an under the water ocean or bay quilt. This one is beautiful.
These snowmen were so cute! It was warm and these help cool me down.
I've been wanting to do this pattern. This one was so pretty the colors are perfect for both Fall and Christmas.

This is the border of the quilt in the picture below.I just love these colors
And finally but not last this pumpkin...each piece was a different fabric.

To those of you who made these beauties I apologize that I don't have your names to give you credit and to those whose quilts were displayed there if not shown here I apologize as I took pictures of all but some did not turn or or someone stepped into the way.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Today we celebrated Justin's 13th birthday. He always reads his cards.Money and I-Tunes gift cards were big hits.

Justin blew out all his candles.

This week was also Becky's birthday and she opened a reversible blanket Robyn made for her.

Before the party we went to the Pumpkin Patch
We met the youngest daughter and her family there. Here are the oldest two cutting pumpkin vines.
The middle one loved this little one.
And the oldest one loved this little one...
But the youngest one loved this one
When we got home I added them to some I already had bought previously.

Along the steps...
In the wheelbarrow
And the other wheelbarrow...I did make this wreath on my front door.
Other side of the porch.