Monday, May 30, 2011

Stitching My Gratitude

I spent Memorial Day stitching my gratitude into this quilt that is for a WWII veteran. 

It was a pleasure and an honor.

Have you ever noticed (I'll bet you have) that when you thank a veteran, they usually get embarrassed and don't get why you are making a fuss.  They write a blank check that includes giving their life if necessary and then think it's not worthy of thanks. 
Thank you doesn't begin to cover it.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happily Quilting Away

Three quilts finished . . . .
 and lots more on paper . . . .

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Graduations Begin!

Zak graduated today from preschool.  Seems like it wasn't that long ago that we learned we would be grandparents for the first time.  Now there are five grandkids and this is the first of a long string of graduations.  With four more (for now) grandkids yet to attend preschool and graduate, I figure by the time Cooper's and Dexter's little sister* graduates from Kindergarten, Zak will follow soon after with a grammar school graduation.

It wasn't a good day for us to travel so we couldn't be there, but Dayna took lots of pictures and I "borrowed" a few.

 "Ready! Let's get this show on the road!"

 "I'm so stinking proud of me!"

 Class of 2011
Lynzee, Zak & Caycee

 Zak and the proud mommy.
It would appear the proud daddy is camera shy.

* There is no happy news.... little sis has yet to make it out of the twinkle in the eye stage.  I'm just being positive and hopeful.

New Friends Mini Quilt

This is my quilt for the first round of the Flickr Mini Quilt Exchange.  The theme was New Friends.

I used neutral fabrics and Friendship blocks for the background.  And then two appliqued flowers that are the same but different.... kind of like friends who have interests in common but each brings something new to the friendship.

It needed a little more so I used floss to add bits of grass and added glass beads around the edges.

My new friends and I have at least two things in common.  We like quilts and I have a feeling we all have a tendency to procrastinate!