May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Scraps Progressing

The Mr. B Scrappy quilt is coming along. The main section is now half finished. I'm having such a good time just picking up squares and sewing them together without worrying about color. It's truly turning out to be scrappy.....just the look I wanted.
Our local quilt guild show is this weekend. I think I will be basically living at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday. I'm helping with set-up on Thursday. Then I have two classes on Friday and Saturday. Sunday I'll be doing my white glove stint after church. Even my husband will be helping out. He got talked into doing a security stint. Friendship Star quilters put on a great show. They've got lots of talented quilters who turn out gorgeous quilts both traditional and art.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

To Finish is Divine

Wahoo! I just finished sewing down my binding for my quilt show quilt. I took a pattern called "Bugs in Jars" and made them into flower jars instead. Then I tried out some free motion quilting and made bugs in the flowers. Nothing fancy but it was fun. Turn in for our quilt show is Saturday. All I need is a label and a sleeve. I'm thinking of also adding a bit more quilting. One thing I learned when doing this quilt is that I don't like doing hand sewing on black. It really tired my eyes.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Good Friends, Good Times

How fortunate we have been to have good friends in our lives. We've had visitors over the last few days. They came all the way from Idaho via a side trip to CO to see their grand-daughter. What a joy to visit, reminisce, and catch up with each other's lives. We've known each other since our boys were pre-schoolers. We've been through many of life's adventures together when we lived in CA.........including the Northridge Earthquake in January 1994. We've watched our children struggle to grow-up, finish college, get married, and just recently become parents. Surely God has blessed us with the friends in our lives.

While they were here we visited
Hillwood House, a little known gem in Washington, D.C. It was the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post and it houses her collection of Russian art. The gardens were lovely though we are not quite at the height of springtime in the Mid-Atlantic. We also went out to Harper's Ferry, WVA and had coffee and lunch at a great little cafe in Brunswick, MD called Beans in the Belfry.

Today it is windy and blustery following two days of rain. Our friends are traveling south to visit other friends in Asheville, NC. But they'll be back here for one night before heading home to Idaho.