Friday, November 5, 2010

My Daughter's Wedding

Yes, it has been quite some time since I posted on my blog. It has been an exciting summer. My daughter got married at Inlet Beach, FL on July 31st. After that we had a reception in Omaha, NE in August. It was such a great wedding and we had a fantastic time! However, I have spent the last few months playing catch-up. Many of you have seen Heather's name at the bottom of your invoices. Here is a few pictures of her day, starting with my adorable grandson, Spencer!
The picture above is my wonderful husband walking my daughter down the aisle (or beach!)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My cute Bunny!

During our stay in Waynesville NC, my husband and I attended Art after Dark. We walked into Burr studio( and I fell in love with this bunny made from pottery. It was made by a local artist, Susan Phillips, from Dillsboro, NC. She was a school teacher. Her studio is called "Fat Cat" and this little guy has the initials on his overalls.

Andon Reid Inn

Our second day was spent in Waynesville NC. What a cute city and it has lots to offer with a population of only about 10,000 people. We loved the B&B we stayed in. It was the best experience we have had to date at a B&B. Ron and Rachel really know how to make you feel at home and Rachel made the best 3-4 course breakfast. Blaine said we should book another night just to experience Rachel's cooking. They have a pool table and game room in the basement along with work-out machines. Homemade cookies are served in the afternoon and the Inn Keepers are great about helping you out with suggestions of where to eat and what to do. We ate at the Chef's Table in town and all I can say is wow! Our meal was excellent!

Ron was inspired by the quilt blocks on the barns and made one for his garage. I loved it!
Blaine and I would both highly recommend this as a place to stay if you are in the area. We look forward to our return visit.

Smokey Mountains of NC

My husband and I just returned from the Smokey Mountains for some much needed rest. He likes to whisk me away during my birthday each year which just happens to be around the 4th of July.

We stayed at a nice bed and breakfast in Bryson City, NC, but not before we hit the casino close by. My husband did well on the Wheel of Fortune as I preceded to lose most of his winnings. We had a great time and walked away $200 ahead. Our drive to the B&B was a bit scary as we took the road the Inn Keepers told us not to take and learned our lesson to listen to the locals. Our stay with Steve & Eva was great and the breakfast was excellent. I loved our room and the pictures above are from the Inn.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Baby quilt done!

My husband wanted a quilt for a coworker that just had a baby boy. He asked me to whip one up quickly in my spare time. "What spare time?" I thought to myself. Oh well, he asked nicely. Here is what I came up with. I cut 5" squares in four bright colors and the sashing was 2-1/2" strips from a Michael Miller stripe with 2-1/2" cornerstones of a multi dot. I then added a 5" outer border and before long I was done!!! I decided a soft block ball might be fun when he gets a little older so I made a matching one for the quilt. I have a pattern available for the ball on my website. It is called "Minkee Soft Blocks" by Cotton Ginnys.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wool Quilt

I finally finished my wool applique quilt. I had it done several years ago in cotton fabric and decided to redo it about one year ago in wool. I am so glad I did. It was done on black flannel and I hand quilted it. That alone was an accomplishment. I don't hand quilt very much. I used Thermore Batting, which made it a little easier on my fingers and is nice and thin for wall hangings.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My son's First painting

My son received some instruction from a professional artist and this is the result--his first painting. I love it! He let me have it and now I am off to get it framed.