December 9, 2012

Even Horses Show Acts of Kindness

At this point Sundance (white horse) has eaten his hay and also Ty's hay. He intentionally is showing Ty that your food is gone.
I guess he is feeling bad so he shows Ty that there is still some in the bucket and wants to know if he wants it.
Ty responds that...I will eat it if you hand feed me. LOL
Sundance is now out of patients hand feeding Ty so he asks if the big baby is finished. LOL
It brings a tear to my eye every time I see and act of kindness when unexpected.



September 7, 2012

Ruth's Traveling Tree

 The short story of Ruth. She is 90 years old. Needs oxygen on a daily basis. Her biggest fear is loosing her sight completely. To say Ruth loves art is an understatement. Over the next few months I will bring her art to your home for you to enjoy. There are acres and acres of her art on her property.  We will start with her "The Traveling Tree".   Ruth said it starts with the bathroom and ends at the end of her travels with her husband. He has passed away. (Did she say Bathroom?)

I started this journey by going with two quilting friends to pick apples to make apple butter and canned plums. Ruth is a friend of Fran. Carolyn and I just tagged along. I am so glad I took my camera. With permission from Ruth I was told I could take pictures of anything I wanted.

And the story begins......

Picture of Ruth and two of my friends, Carolyn and Fran.
Sign for "The Traveling Tree.

 From afar, Ruth tells me that this tree captures the travels of her and her husband and all the places they have been during their many years together. Ruth asks me...can you see the wheels?
Picture of the wheels and some kind of chain connecting them. 
Indeed there is a bathroom.  Is this a hoot?  I see a magazine rack. I had to enlarge the pic so you can see everything. A can that looks like toilet paper on a roll. And license plates. Oh and the tree...isn't it wonderful. 

Looking at the back side of the tree.
 More license plates from other states.
The end of the tree.
I hope you enjoyed my little story about Ruth. I can't wait to show you more of her art.  This is only the beginning.

September 4, 2012

Hexi quilt

Almost finished with new Hexi pattern. Love using Wonder Clips from Clover to start making each Hexi. Hubby calls them oysterets LOL

August 24, 2012

Daughter and her Hubby came for a visit

Our daughter and her Hubby came for a visit from Orange County CA and they brought Cowboys for her Dad and Ladybugs for Me and they are pink.  Are these not the cutest?  We ate them for lunch. The cake is delish to say the least. You too can order some from a new company called Jiggles Cakes. You can find them on Facebook@ Jiggles Cakes or Jiggles@gmail.com.  We loved them. Thank you!!

Do you think Hubby really thinks this?

                                                      YES!!!! LOL

August 2, 2012

Unless ..... Brights


Robert Kaufman Fabrics has teamed again with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and created yet another great fabric celebrating a Seuss work, this time The Lorax. This quilt uses the Lorax fabric in the bright color way. Using six of the large story panels in combination with solid Kona cotton pinwheel shaped Truffula tree tops, you, too, can tell the story of what will happen unless... 

Unless .....


Robert Kaufman Fabrics has teamed again with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and created yet another great fabric celebrating a Seuss work, this time The Lorax. Using eight of the large story panels in combination with smaller prints shaped into “renewed, reused and recycled” tangled stars, you, too, can tell the story of what will happen unless... 

August 1, 2012

We designed a quilt for Quilting Treasures fabric and Project Linus. For a copy of free pattern download visit www.QuiltingTreasures.com   We hope you enjoy making it as much as we did.

July 22, 2012

Meet The Gang!

Once we saw this fabric line, we just had to make a quilt!  Inspired by the individual faces and groupings of classic poses of our beloved Peanuts characters, we designed what we believe to be a great inrorduction to a fun and exciting line provided by Quilting Treasures.  We hope you will have as much fun making this quilt as we did.

Christmas With Chuck


Inspired by the story panel made available by Quilting Treasures and Peanuts Worldwide Enterprises, LLC, we designed what we believe to be a great representation of the classic Charlie Brown's Christmas video.  We hope you will have as much fun making this quilt as we did.

May 17, 2012

Free Pattern - Project Linus Quilted Game Boards

Checkers and Tic Tac Toe reversible game quilt.
Perfect quilt for someone who is in bed or in the hospital.
All game pieces are yo yo's made with fabric. There is even a bag to keep track of all the pieces. Nothing sharp so it can actually stay on the bed.
Linus Fabric can be purchased from Quilting Treasures.
To print Free Pattern Click here will take you to our web and click on Free Patterns.  It would be wonderful if you made one for your favorite person and another donated to a local hospital. Support Project Linus




May 6, 2012

And The Winners Are....

We are posting Quiltmaker's 100 Block Blog Hop winners from Sisters' Quilting Trunk Blog Hop a day earlier then planned. My plans changed for the week so we had to do it a day earlier.

All winners have been sent an email from http://info@sistersquiltingtrunk.com

I do not have everyone's last name as they were not listed in their postings but their email address was.

So congratulations to: Stephanie, Amy Eileen Koester, Michele, Maggie and Karen.  Look for an email from us and send your mailing address so prizes can be sent.

We want to thank everyone for a great Blog Hop.

Wishing all a great day,
Mary Andra, Cheryl Ann, Candee and Andee  

May 3, 2012

My block is in Quiltmake'rs 100 Blocks magazine

 My sisters and I are honored to have a block chosen to be in Quiltmaker's100 Blocks vol. #5.
 Is this not the cutest pin and mug? Yes it is!
This block was designed by our sister Mary Andra.  She does all the hand applique' and as you can see loves pink and green. She tried using blue (I don't think so) but pink won out as usual. Mary Andra will be adding blocks in the future and we will keep you posted when that is completed. You will find her block on page 27, block #407 Ray of Sunshine. Fabric by Moda is Sunkissed designed by Sweetwater.
Now for the prize's. Quiltmaker will be giving away a copy of 100 Blocks magazine. There are four sisters who own Sisters' Quilting Trunk so we will give away four gifts. That's 5 chances to win a prize just by leaving a comment on our blog. We also have a copy of 100 Blocks to give away. It will be given to the first number drawn for one of the prizes below.
Henry Glass -Heirloom Romance by Crabapple Hill
No Place Like Home
Assorted
Moda - Quilt Pink
Good luck everyone and thank you for visiting our blog. Winners will be drawn Monday May 7, 2012
Wishing you a great day, Mary Andra, Cheryl Ann, Candee and Andee.

April 24, 2012

I can now see that there are 4 baby Finch's. I can't wait until they get bigger so I can see their faces.

April 23, 2012

Are there 3 or 4 babies

I can't tell if there are 3 babies or 4. They are so tiny and I do not want to tough them to see if they are laying on an unhatched egg. More tomorrow.

April 19, 2012

What's behind the rope

What's behind this rope?
Four beautiful Finch eggs.
White fluffy stuff on left side of the nest is white hair from our horse Sundance.

April 16, 2012

Once Upon A Quilt

Once Upon A Quilt is a wonderful poem published by Patricia Q. Gentner in November 2011. The poem tells the story about her family quilt pictured below. Quilters can all relate to this poem.
Patricia Q. Gentner's family quilt.

This past weekend our local quilt guild had a great quilt show titled "Once Upon A Quilt". Many visiters wanted to live in this delightful room

March 1, 2012

Two Dr. Seuss quilt patterns

This quilt is all about creating memories to last a life time. So many wonderful hours of sharing have been enjoyed in the telling Seuss’ story of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Now, whether the story is being read or the movie is being watched, you can enjoy the time together while wrapped in a cozy quilt that tells the story over and over again. We can’t thank Robert Kaufman enough for this bit of nostalgia so we could create a legacy of wit and whimsy.



This quilt reminisces childhood traditions and early learning greatness. Who does not have a spot in their heart for the Dr. Seuss classics? Titles including The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and The Grinch give you the beginnings of a childhood legacy of wit and whimsy. Thank you Robert Kaufman for this bit of nostalgia in fabric.