Thursday, September 22, 2011

Finished! Memphis Trip, etc.

I finally finished Paula's Aunt Millie's Garden.  Only took me a month!!!  She did an excellent job and it turned out so pretty. 

I still have another Aunt Millie's Flower garden to do for another of my nieces, Pat.  But I have a few quilts to get done before hers.  Which is a good thing!  There is a w-h-o-l-e lot of applique to stitch around before doing the filler work.  Very time consuming! 
My little "welfare" birds are storing up for their trip south.  I have used two 50# bags of sugar this summer to feed these little critters.  You can't get good pictures because they move so quickly and there is no way you can count them.  This is just a small sampling.

We love watching them!
Yesterday was our group's sew day in Memphis.  Arlene Blackburn graciously opened Delta Patchwork for us and we had a ball.  Her shop is primarily a web shop.  Check it out at
Here is what I bought.  
Don't have any idea what I'm going to do with them but just HAD to have them!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Great Day!

Yesterday I met my niece (who I haven't seen in 10 years!!!) in Nashville for a wonderful dinner and visit.  Kathy, who lives in Denver,  is a flight attendant and had a layover in Nashville.  It was so good to see her and visit even though the time spent wasn't long enough.  She has promised to fly down and spend some time with me.
Families are treasures!!
Now back to quilting on Paula's (another niece who lives in Nashville) quilt -- a beautiful Aunt Millie's flower garden quilt. 
And here's a picture of my little fur ball!  She is such a good kitty.  When she comes in the house, if I lay a towel out on my bed, she will lay on the towel all day long. 

Granted, sometimes she doesn't get "all" of her body on the towel.  Her name is Lit'l Bit because she was so tiney when we got her.  But now we call her "fat bit".  She is 5 years old now.  When we got her 5 years ago, I took her to the vet and they wanted to put her to sleep because she was feline lukemia positive.  I said no way!  She has had a very happy 5 years and every day I tell her I saved her from the death chamber and she owes me.  <grin>
Have a great day!