Friday, September 18, 2009

Fall is in the air

Those that know me, know I don't do well with the heat. I am so looking forward to Monday when the temps will be in the 60's! YAY!!

Last Friday, 3 of us drove up to Boulder, stopped at a couple quilt shops and stayed the night. On Saturday we attended 2 tapings for The Quilt Show. What a wonderful day that was! I wish I could post who the guests were, but until they are posted on their website, my lips must remain sealed. I always find inspiration when we go to a taping, even if the guests technique isn't something I personally would do.

Rachel left Monday morning for New York. She helped a friend drive there. Devin's husband is returning state side from Iraq soon and he will be stationed at Ft Drum. They got there in time to sign the lease Wednesday and had all yesterday to relax and enjoy one anothers company. She is now past security and will be bording here plane shortly. Glen and I will be going up to get her in Colorado Springs. On the way, must stop at Hobby Lobby in Pueblo and Joann's in Colorado Spgs. Ü

Our guilds quilt show is tomorrow. We had a really good write up on it in the paper Wednesday! There is also Airport Fun Days tomorrow with an old car show. I saw a few of the cars in the Holiday Inn parking lot a bit ago. I told Glen he HAS to go!! He has to take pics for me so I can "see" the cars too. Maybe I need to make him a drool bib? LOL

Rachel sent this picture to Glen this morning. Mostly for the Harley's, but isn't the scenery pretty too!? She said the leaves are changing and she took pics. I'm anxious to see them. Maybe there will be inspiration for a new quilt in them. Ü

Till next time, Happy Quilting!!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wedding quilt and Bridal Shower wallhanging

In March I posted a picture of the fabric for Rachel and Mike's wedding quilt, the pattern is "Trip Around The World". I finished it a few days before the wedding. Our guild's quilt show is Sept 19th so she told me to hang onto it until then or I may not get it back. LOL I really wish I would have thought to have had it hanging for her wedding reception.

Rachel wanted hearts for the quilting, so this is what I did. She loves it! It's a California King, so quite large. It will definitely keep them warm, wherever they are.

For Rachel's Bridal shower I made her a wallhanging. I'm hoping she will let me borrow it for the quilt show. Ü These are a couple projects I worked on for the wedding, more blogs to follow with more that I did.

The red and pink fabric Rachel picked out when we had gone to Coloado Springs in April to pick up her wedding gown. We had no idea what we were going to use it for, but they were her colors and the rose print added to it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Where have the past few months gone? Ok, I'm not complaining because I don't like the summer heat and I'm really glad we are now in the second week of September. Our temps are still reaching the 90's, but I know these days will be fewer and fewer. It seems like just a few weeks ago it was still light out at 9 pm, and I noticed yesterday at 7:20 the sun was down. Fall is around the corner and I'm thrilled. Ü

We spent much of the summer preparing for Rachel's wedding. A friend came down from Denver to take photos for us and she brought another photography buddy with her. Vicki and Julie have the same model cameras and they took hundreds of pictures. Ü Vicki has sent us a teaser....

I am not working on customer quilts that had been put on the back burner starting a month before the wedding. I had a lot of quilting to do for the wedding and that kept me busy in itself. I did manage to get everything done that was planned, plus an extra one I threw in, and I was thrilled with that. But, the week after the wedding I had no motivation at all. I guess I used up all my energy up till the wedding. LOL I will try to update this often with photos of what I did for the weddding and what I have in the works the next few months.

I need to get down to work on a quilt now, so I will end this for today. Today is 09-09-09, I hope today brings you some kind of special memory. Remember today is a gift. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn't here yet, today is a present.