Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dyehards ~ Jewel Box Swap

My online dyeing group has sponsored a number of block swaps using fabrics we have dyed.  In fact, I just got back several quilts made from those blocks and the quilts are fantastic! Years ago. maybe 8-10 years, we did a Jewel Box swap.  Then in 2016 we decided to do another swap so we'd have a larger number of the Jewel Box blocks to work with on planning our quilts.  Here is the 8" finished block.  Below that are several possibilities in how to put the final top together.  Time will tell which layout I like best and fits best.  I am leaning towards choice #2.

#1 ~ Just blocks set together

#2 ~ 4 Jewel Box blocks set together with yellow lattices and a blue inner border.

#3 ~ 4 Jewel Box blocks set together in an X pattern with yellow lattices and a maroon
inner border.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

American Oystercatcher Mom with her chicks
Least Tern and her chicks

A wee bit older ~ American Oystercatcher chick

Piping Plover chick

Clapper Rail chick

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Celebrating Nurse's Week

Beth ~ graduating from nursing school.
"And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him."     Florence Nightingale

Sunday, May 6, 2018

PA ~ Celebrating a Milestone

Happy 40th Anniversary to Bert & Les (pictured here with Aunt Frances)
Sisters ~ Beth, Leslie and Jenny 5/6/78

Saturday, April 28, 2018

PA ~ HUP Spring Luncheon

It's always great to get together with classmates from our nursing school.  This luncheon had 11 classmates from the Class of 1978 celebrating their 40th reunion.  My class had 8 classmates in attendance celebrating our 45th reunion.  There were about 70 HUP graduates from all classes in attendance.  A fun time was had by all.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hand Dyed Quilts Update ~~ DONE!!!

About a year ago I made 3 quilt tops with my hand dyed fabrics.  All three were quilted by a friend, Helen.  24 years ago I taught here machine quilting and piecing to her.  Over the last 5-6 years she bought a long arm and her quilt designing and quilting using the longarm has taken off.  One quilt was finished in December as a gift for my nephew, Shamus.  The last 2 quilts were delivered to me a few days ago and I must say I absolutely love the quilting she's done.  The quilts are oversized twins and will be used in the same room so she has made them similar yet different.
Quilt 1

Quilt 1 ~ Close up

Quilt 1 ~ Close up

Quilt 2

Quilt 2 ~ Close up

Quilt 2 ~ Close up