Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I made this quilt for Hollie. She took a trip to Montana and brought back 10 fat quarters. So we used a pattern that uses 10 fat quarters, backing additional. It reminds her of all the pretty colors of Montana. She has this quilt in her living room

My Mom

My mom loves to drink her coffee out of a cup and saucer. I collect them, so when she comes I try to give her a different one each time. This is mom at my dad's tea birthday party. She is such a sweet lady. You would love her, everyone loves her. I wrote an essay on her one time and won! I had to read it in front of a group. I won the whole collection of "Dearest Dorothy Books" by Charlene Baumbich. If you need some light and fun reading, read that collection. My mom is great. Her faith in Christ has always been my inspiration. We lost 2 of my brothers when they were 21 and 22, they died a year apart. Her faith has held her up and she is just such a loving person to all who know her.

Monday, July 28, 2008


This is my Dad, we took him to the Veterans Hospital on friday for Cataract surgery. Lots of prayers going up. And everything turned out great. His surgery was a success and he is seeing much better. I took this picture of him last year on his birthday. We had a birthday tea and we all had to wear a hat. It was really fun. My dad just loves to try different foods. He is a really a good cook too. His name is Thelvin and a real norwegian. Love my Dad!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shop Hop Winner

I went to the Quilt shop where I won a 2nd drawing in the Shop Hop. It is packaged really cute in this burlap bag. The pattern and materials are to make a belt. I think I am going to make a belt for my camera. The pattern and packaging are from Sweet Wraps by Sweetwater. Should be cute, a quilted belt. It is always so much fun to win something! I dont usually win anything. But I have been winning lately. God must have figured I needed a little reminder that life is good and He provides that good life to me. I will have fun making this belt.

Friday, July 18, 2008


There was a quilt shop hop in our area last weekend. It was really fun to visit some new shops I had not been to. One shop I fell in love with was The Yellow Bird Art in Lansing Iowa. The store was filled with all the new patterns and materials. The samples were fun to look at. It had ribbons and buttons. You can tell I really had fun at the shop. I had my Prince Philip (husband) with me so I couldn't linger too long. But I managed to buy this pattern by Barbara Brandeburg Birdie Big Blocks. Isn't it just the cutest. Then I bought this wonderful fabric by Amy Butler. I can't wait to get started. It will be fun cutting out the birdies. Love her patterns. The fabric is just so pretty to look at that I hate to cut into it. But I have a picture now so I can return here to look at it. That is the nice thing about blogging, you can keep a running diary of your work. And I did win a second drawing from a quilt shop. They called me on Monday night to let me know that I had won a prize and to come to the shop and pick it up. I haven't picked it up yet but can't wait to see what it is. Anything is just grand from a quilt shop.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I found this fairy material and just fell in love with it. It is so hard to cut into material sometimes. It just looks so pretty laying there. Love stash!!! But I did cut into it and made this cute quilt for my daughter. I think it is one that she snuggles with in every room. She says it just gets better the more she washes it. "Quilts from the Quiltmakers Gift" by Joanne Larsen Line and Nancy Loving Tubesing. It is a great book. I have both of their quilt pattern books. They are wonderful. Easy directions and beautiful quilts. The childrens story is filled with great pictures and a fun story. Love it!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I made this quilt for my kitchen but my daughter Hollie fell in love with it. It now hangs in her cute living room. Hollie is such a cute decorator. Her apartment is just filled with cute things. She really has a knack for decorating. Her place at Christmas time is just so enchanting. The pattern was in a Better Homes and Gardens quilt magazine and the pattern was by "Barbara Brandeburg". It was really fun to make. I used up alot of my scraps.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I made this quilt for my lovely daughter Hollie's birthday last year. She has a horse and likes funky western. I found the pattern at "All Through the Night" . She has it on her kitchen table. I was just looking at the picture and noticed that I forgot to wipe off the white chalk marks. Hollie has several quilts that I have made. You know how it is when you have a daughter! They some how end of with them.


I have a special Aunt Joanne. She sent me a card for my birthday and this is what I bought with it. When I went to the "Minnesota Quilt Show" there was a fun booth called "Willow Wood Market". They had all kinds of neat things. I bought this pattern and wool. I have an old window with six panes in it that I am going to make those cute wools flowers and put behind the glass. I just couldnt resist the little wool bundle. I am not sure I will use the bundle, I just thought it was so cute. So thank you to my special Aunt! Everyone should really have a Special Aunt.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Yo Yo Winner

These are so pretty. I won these yoyo's about a month ago from a wonderful blog site http://www.blackberrycreek.typepad/ I have been waiting to post them until I had them in a project. But I decided I better post them before time goes on. I have decided to put them on a black purse I am making. I will turn them into flowers. In fact I got the idea from Susan at blackberrycreek. Her pink quilt she is working on has some yoyo's as flowers in a flower pot, it is so cute. Visit her blog site, it is filled with fun things.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fun Booth at the Show

This booth at the Quilt Show was the most fun. It was displayed by colors. I had alot of fun browsing in this booth. I just can't resist buttons and lace. The booth was called "Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods"