Monday, February 11, 2019

NEW QUILT AND SNOW........


I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT DOING A NEW 
QUILT DESIGN WITH EAGLES FOR THE PAST 
FEW WEEKS AND FINALLY GOT GOING ON IT
THE OTHER DAY.  MY DEAR FRIEND JUDY
GAVE ME A TON OF GREAT QUILT FABRICS
(THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, JUDY!)
AND I'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY THEM TO DO 
SOMETHING AMERICANA BUT IN A MUTED
MORE PRIMITIVE WAY. THERE WILL BE 
NO WHITE IN THIS QUILT BUT LOTS
OF TANS AND BROWNS ALONG WITH REDS AND 
BLUES.  I FOUND AN ANTIQUE
QUILT ON PINTEREST THAT HAD A SIMPLE
EAGLE APPLIQUE DESIGN AND WAS INSPIRED
TO COME UP WITH WHAT I HAVE HERE.
IT WILL BE VERY SCRAPPY WITH THE SASHING
AND BORDERS AND I SURE HOPE IT COMES
OUT LIKE I ENVISION IT!  I'M STILL WORKING ON
THE LOWER RIGHT HAND BLOCK AND
PLAN TO ADD SOME FOLKY APPLIQUED STARS
TO EACH BLOCK EITHER SIDE OF THE
EAGLES HEADS.  STAY TUNED
FOR MORE TO COME ON THIS PROJECT.
IF I LIKE HOW IT COMES OUT I'LL DO 
AN E-PATTERN OF IT.


FIRST WE GOT RAIN A WEEK AGO THAT FROZE
ON EVERYTHING AS TEMPERATURES 
DROPPED. NOW WE HAVE BEEN GETTING
SNOW ON TOP OF THAT AND I'M RUNNING
OUT OF ROOM TO PUT IT WHEN I SHOVEL!
HERE IS OUR LITTLE SHED HOLDING ON
IN THE GENTLE FOLDS OF SNOW
AND PATIENTLY WAITING FOR SPRING.
THANKFULLY WE HAVEN'T LOST POWER
BUT I NOTICED WE HAVE SOME POPLARS BENT
OVER SOME POWER LINES LIKE YOU SEE
BEHIND THE SHED SO WE CALLED THE
POWER COMPANY TO COME TAKE A LOOK.
THEY HAVEN'T AS YET BUT I'M SURE WE 
ARE NOT A HIGH PRIORITY.  WE DO HAVE 
A GENERATOR SO AM THANKFUL FOR THAT!

WISHING ALL A BLESSED WINTERS DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, February 1, 2019

CROWS & PUMPKINS QUILT


YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS QUILT I STARTED
LAST SPRING OR SUMMER. MY FRIEND KATHY AND
I WORKED ON THEM TOGETHER, EACH DOING
OUR OWN.  I HAND QUILT ALL MY QUILTS
AND I HAD IT READY TO GO BUT HAD
TO SET IT ASIDE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
I JUST FINISHED QUILTING, BINDING AND EVEN
GOT A HANGING SLEEVE ON THE BACK SO
IT'S ALL READY FOR THIS FALL WHEN
IT'S TIME TO DECORATE!  IT WILL BE FUN
TO HAVE SOMETHING NEW TO DISPLAY.
DESIGN IS BY CHERI PAYNE. SADLY, CHERI
HAS PASSED AWAY BUT HER SPIRIT LIVES
ON IN ALL OF HER WONDERFUL DESIGNS
AND INSPIRATION IN THE QUILT WORLD 
AND BEYOND!  THIS PATTERN IS HARD TO
COME BY NOW SO I'M GLAD I HAD IT IN
MY STASH. I'D BEEN WANTING TO GET TO
IT FOR SOME TIME.



I WANT TO THANK ALL WHO TOOK PART
IN MY LITTLE UPDATE RECENTLY.
I'M SO VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE SOLD OUT.

WE ARE STAYING WARM AND TOASTY
HERE BUT WITH -31* A COUPLE OF NIGHTS, 
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIT WARMER
WINTER TEMPS.  SUPPOSED TO START WARMING 
SOON. STAY SAFE AND WARM OUT THERE.

UNTIL NEXT TIME......LORI