Saturday, December 27, 2014

141 Brave Olivia Quilts Her Luvvy Into "NewLuvvy"

LiviLuv's original "blankie" was affectionately called "Luvvy"
Luvvy had gotten loved and washed and dried and loved to the point it was as thin as a kleenex tissue.
Mama told Livi that she feared Luvvy might completely dissolve if it went through the washing machine one more time.
So, after a year of cautious consideration, Olivia was finally courageous enough to quilt Luvvy into the middle of "NewLuvvy" and it looks like the plan turned out...

...with a happy ending!  Whew!

Since we had to be pretty careful quilting NewLuvvy, I promised Olivia she could doodle-quilt a quick little whale quilt for her little brother.  Boy oh boy, holiday vacations are fun!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

140 Tracey's Quilt for Friend in Need

Tracey had all the students create cheerful art for their teacher who is having health challenges.  Isn't it going to bring her such joy!

Friday, December 19, 2014

139 Kuzzin Karlie's Kristmas "Tree" Tree Skirt

Tuesday night was fun, fun, fun!  Remember last Christmas when Kuzzin Karlie quilted all those ADORABLE family Christmas stockings in each color of the rainbow?  Each color represented each member of the family...  well this year Klever Karlie made a koordinating tree skirt.  And it is beautiful, whimsical and precious!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

138 Deborah's "Get Better Soon" Quilt

Beloved Texas cousin, Deborah, is having back surgery today.  Deborah's Mama, my sister-cousin, Candy, whipped a quilt top together and got it up here pronto... I added my sewing sensibilities onto it... a little whack & sew and voila' - a recovery quilt for Deb that will be enjoyed way beyond recovery!  Candy, you and I make excellent quilting pardners!

Taken good care of Mom!

Recovery going well, Deb feeling much better!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

137 Cathy's Quilt for Dad

Dad continues to impress us with his amazing passion for his profession and his noteworthy work ethic.  He is helping to raise the Amazon Towers in downtown Seattle.  He is a dedicated "company man" and an asset to all who work alongside him.  His company knows this and accommodates him so that he can continue doing what he does best.  We are so proud of his "get it done" no nonsense methods, and have learned much from him.  Here is Cathy's perfect "Dad the Downtown Seattle Construction Man" quilt that will rest on the backside of his couch in his family room.  Cathy - you have exquisite taste.

Did I mention Dad will be 72 years old in just a few weeks?  He laughs his way to work each morning, as he says, "They are paying me to do my hobby."  :) 

Isn't it just "perfect" for Dad's family room couch?  Cathy has such a natural "Designers Eye!"

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

136 Sister Troop "Sit Upon" Quilt

Our local Girl Scout Sister Troops' Leader Mary looked longingly at my troops' "Sit Upon" quilt as we successfully got all the little girls to sit down please!  After the troop meeting Mary looked at me longingly with her adorable smile and big round eyes and said, "Gee, I sure would like to have a quilt like that for my troop!  It's a miracle!  They actually all sit still and listen, and don't crowd in on you when you are showing them stuff!"  You could tell Mary was thinking the scouts behave better on the 'magic' quilt.  Ha ha ha.  Mary asked sheepishly, "Do you think you could possibly make me a quilt?" Oh my goodness, I've heard that request a time or two!  I abruptly growled, midst the chaos of all the little scouts, "Get in line sister!"  I grumbled.  Lifting her shoulders up toward her ears, Mary raised her eyebrows, scanned the bedlam, and flashed me her irresistible side grin.  I snarled at her.

Later that night, in the quiet of my empty nest, I heard cutey-patootie Mary's voice over and over in my head.  "Do you think you could make me a troop "sit upon" quilt?"  Deep sigh.  In the morning, after a cup of coffee, I scrounged through my fabric stash and found some of that $1 a pound stuff. Yes, sweet Mary, with your big round eyes... I can make your troop a "sit upon" quilt.   :)

Now do me a favor, Mary... send me a picture of the finished "sit upon" graphics
that you & your scouts create.  And a picture of all of them 'sitting upon it!'

Sunday, November 2, 2014

135 Candy's Quilt for Mary

We are all praying for Mary as she fights a battle with cancer.  All Mary's loved ones expressed their thoughts & prayers & verses on squares in hopes of "hugging" Mary with a cuddle quilt.  We love you Mary! XO




Sunday, October 5, 2014

134 Teddy's Mt. Hood Lap Quilt

Way back in 1946, when they were young and beautiful, Kevin's Mom, Teddy fell in love with Kevin's Dad up at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood.  Teddy was the lodge waitress and upstairs room maid, he was the ski lift operator.  Their romantic courtship included sparkling evening cross country ski treks and stolen kisses under the full moon.  It was such a sweet love story that the nationally syndicated radio show called "Bride & Groom" flew them to Southern California to be married on the radio!  The radio audience loved the idea of falling in love on top of a beautiful mountain!
So this Christmas, I'm sure Teddy, my sweet mother-in-law will be thrilled to receive her Mt. Hood lap quilt, and reminisce about those sweet and exhilarating days.

8 of this block plus...

8 of this block

Teddy LOVES the retro 1930's snow skiers.  She's already picked out A.J. and herself.
She says this is A.J....

...and this is her.  Isn't that precious?  What a romantic love story.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

133 Jason's Thank You Quilt for helping Kevin with his Bucket List

Kevin's bucket list dream-come-true 1956 Chevy Truck restoration looks like it might finally be coming true, thanks to Jason's incredible talents and heart.  And of course, my gratitude pours out in a comfy quilt for him!  Thank you, Jason, from the bottom of our hearts!

Monday, September 1, 2014

132 Babys' Clothes Quilt made by Shiloh - Mother of Five

She likes it!
A couple years ago, while in Houston, we had ourselves a little sewing bee with Shiloh's babys' clothes.  (Is that grammatically correct???).  Shiloh finished all the squares and mailed them to me for sashing and quilting.  Now the quilt will be carried back to Texas by Bob & Nancy & Dallen when they visit here in a couple weeks.  This quilt is sentimental and precious.  It will be a treasure all five will love:  Keisen, Dallen, Layton, Brennan and Rowan.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Snuggly for Olivia

"Granny?" asked Olivia, "can I have a snuggly like those baby snugglies that you made for the baby showers?".
"You want a snuggly, hunny?" I responded.
"Yes, Granny, a great big one to keep me warm!" Olivia replied..
"Ok, sweetheart, let's go to JoAnn's.  They are having a sale on polar fleece" said Granny.
"Oh, Granny, you always have to have a coupon, don't you?" asked Olivia.
"Yup!  That's why Granny is so wise.  Granny uses her pennies wisely so she has extra pennies to buy her Grandies all the snugglies they could ever want!" proudly stated the wise, old Granny.

pink when she's in a "pink" mood
blue when she's in a "blue' mood

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

131 Mama-To-Be Rachel makes her baby a quilt

Update... and here he is, in all his precious perfection!  Baby Issac.

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Rachel has such an eye-for-design.  She picked out wonderful fabric and we enjoyed a day of sewing together.  Today her sweet baby-to-be's quilt finally made it to the long arm machine.

such cute lil' elephants

The absolute most beautiful country baby shower in the world!  Those are John's baby clothes :)