Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hello... My Name Is...

Here it is with June 2/3 gone!  Where has the time gone?  It has been a few weeks since my last post and I have spent very little time in my sewing room. A very sad situation, indeed!

None the less, I will be in there soon... as soon as I finish a contract project I am working on for the Alumni office.  It is a tedious project, but in the end it really is something that I can appreciate after working in the Alumni office as part of my work experience and helping alum of Trinidad State reconnect with the college and classmates.

As the Farmer's market date approaches for me, July 5th, I have lots of projects that I would like to get done.  Some table runners, hot pads, cake/casserole carriers, car seat canopies are just a few things on the agenda for the sale. 

Hopefully this weekend I will have an opportunity to be re-introduced to my sweet Babylock Serenade...

"Hello, my name is Melva." 


Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy Monday!

Three separate groups of guests and two weddings over the past two weeks was super fun, but it is time to get "back to work".

I am nearly done with the quilting of the "manly" Miami Dolphins quilt.  Then I will be ready for the binding.

We had some severe weather in the past week.  Last night was heavy rain (1-1/2" in less than an hour) and hail.  The hail was "super-sized pea" size, but not quite golf ball sized.  The water was running through the yard and left about a two foot drift of hail at the fence between our property and the neighbor.  We took a short walk after the storm to assess damage down the road.  One neighbor's basement was flooded with 14" of muddy, messy water.

So this morning before I head into my sewing room I am thankful that our basement is dry and that we don't have to deal with an insurance claim.  Happy Monday!


Friday, June 6, 2014

A Beautiful Day for a Wedding

It was Saturday, May 31st... only 6 days ago.  It seems so long ago, yet not really.

Our baby girl, Heather, now 26 years old, was getting married. 
She was beautiful. 

She had taken care of and put into place all of the plans for the day.  It was beautiful... there are no other words for it.


And, of course, there was a quilt for them. :)

A closer look at the echo quilting on the quilt....

In the center of the back I piece in a pre-printed panel of a
vintage Marriage Certificate...

And of course, the "Blessed from above, made with love" label
that goes on every quilt.
Love is patient. Love is kind... Love never fails.