Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Taylor's Quilt

In early July, Granddaughter Taylor created the center of this scrap quilt to take home. Taylor did a great job, but we ran out of time, and it was left for me to finish for her. I added the two outer borders and machine quilted it with a simple heart echo design, then added a label. Taylor and I always have fun with our sewing!
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Rear view


This is a close-up of the back of the BOM showing one of the spyrographs used.
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Block of the Month - Finished!





Last year, the Over the Mountain Quilt Guild's program chair, Kathy K, initiated a block of the month (BOM) that was both fun and challenging. I opted to go to the dark side :-) and used a black background with bright batiks for all the blocks and patterns. I added sashing and a funky border and decided to use my Gammill Workstation to try out spyrographs in alternate blocks. The rest of the blocks, sashing and border are all freehand. Whew! I have no idea what I'll do with this as it doesn't "go" with my home decor. Ah, decisions, decisions...
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hummer Filling Stations

No, not the gas guzzling car, the nectar guzzling hummingbirds! They are hard at work after the latest round of new fledglings to fill up, bulk up, for their journey south. The Rufus will leave as early as Labor Day Weekend, the others follow over the next 30-45 days.

At Home Olympics



As you can see, Cozmo and BFF Murphy are participating in the stylized version of pose imitation. The judges' score is a combined 8.7. Yea, team USA!
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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Having Fun with Cozmo

Vivi and Izzy are having fun playing with Cozmo.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Spreading Green




DIL Viviana and GD Isabelle were here for a week and, sadly for us, left this morning. I was busy with projects and made a purple bag for Vivi (I know, it looks blue, but it really is purple) with an embroidered "F" for Fuller. I also embroidered her tank top with "Moe's Gal" for a little surprise when Morgan meets his girls at the airport this afternoon. The green has to do with making 28 cloth napkins from my stash to send home with Vivi and Izzy to reduce their dependence on paper products.
What a great year...we've had all the grandkids here for a visit in the last four months. Life is good!!
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