Wednesday, February 24, 2010

for Rhonda

I didn't get this started until after Christmas. And once the top was finished, I couldn't decide how I wanted to quilt it. I was going to just put a panto on it and call it done but I decided to custom it.

I echo quilted around the trees. Lots of ditching and put a snowflake into the blocks.

And finished it off with a snowflake border.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

belated Christmas

I wanted to make a long cabin quilt for my oldest grandson. He turned 14 before Christmas so I wanted it to be more of a young man quilt.

I love how this turned out. The creams and browns flow together so nicely. I assembled it in the barn raising layout.

Quilted with Bush Berries.

Tomorrow I'll show you what I made Rhonda for Christmas. Her's was late; this one was ready right on time.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another flimsy finished

I've made this one in remembrance of Java, my beloved persian that we had to put down last winter.

The applique reminds me so much of him.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Night of a Lifetime

Back in January, Dave was informed that we had won two tickets to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver.

Our tickets arrived a few days before hand along with a pair of the coveted Red Olympic Mittens.

And yes, the ticket price does say $750!!

Friday afternoon, we were picked up by a limo and whisked off downtown with 3 other couples. We had a fabulous lunch at Blue Water Cafe. Than it was off to BC Place for the ceremonies.

Each seat held one of these boxes,

Inside the box, a poncho/hospital gown thingy that we all wore so the lights during the ceremonies would reflect nicely. Makes me wonder why we were asked to wear light colored clothing if they were just going to cover us up. Also 2 flashlight candles and a drumstick. Turns out the outside of the box was a drum to be used during the ceremonies.

I loved this sticker on the outside of the box. I wonder what was in other people's boxes.

At the end of the night, we each got a 2010 Olympic pin as well.

I'll admit that I'm not much of a sports fan but since this, the Olympics have been on the TV every day.

If you are interested in more 2010 fun stuff, check out darling daughter's blog. My son-in-law's boss gave them tickets to the Canada women's hockey game on Saturday night and Rhonda has blogged about that here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Stetson and Boots

Quilt pieced by Maragaret. Quilted with Dave Hudson's Stetson and Boots.

Love the detail in this pantograph.

Also available in a Block Set.