Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
This is about 18" square, but I am not nearly finished with my pile of blue strips!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Here are 8 of the potholders and hot pads I made for Iris Club bingo prizes. I started out making them with black and white fabrics, but then I decided to use up some colorful scraps. I think both ways look great. Who doesn't need potholders?
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Big Sky Iris Club has monthly meetings and our September meeting is when we play "Iris Bingo". Everyone brings prizes that are related to iris in some way. This year, I decided to make some hand printed potholders for prizes. I dug around in my scrap box to find some hand dyed fabrics on which to print the iris image with black ink. Then, I colored it in with fabric markers. I sewed some strips around the sides, in a "quilt as you go" style - everything was all layered when I started adding the strips - so the quilting was done as each strip was added. Then, I did free motion quilting around the iris image, trimmed and bound. I made 10 of these, and finished them up well in advance of the next meeting!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
We made all the preparations, but we canceled our trip due to the weather. This gave me some unexpected time at home - where we have received 3 inches of rain over the past couple of days. Over the next few posts, I'll show you what I have been up to.....stuck in the house, but keeping occupied!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
When we were growing up, we had a milk cow and thus an abundance of cream. It was a summer tradition to make ice cream with the hand crank. Most of the grandkids and great grandkids had no experience with home made ice cream, so my mother brought her old hand crank and all the supplies. It made for a fun afternoon activity. And a delicious treat that evening!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
We all really enjoyed the spacious vacation rental at Georgetown. It had many different
conversation areas inside and out. The basement was a great place for the kids to be
making as much racket as they wished. This big room with the big coffee table worked
really well for all ages to gather.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Dawn at Georgetown Lake looked like this from the kitchen!
Mom and I went down to the lake to fish before breakfast.
Nephew Clint cooked the bacon and eggs on the deck with this fabulous view of the lake.