Thursday, April 23, 2009

This and That and Not Much of Either

Today I'm finishing the last of the 20 blocks for a raffle quilt the Campfire Girls are working on. The list in my mind reads grocery store, don't forget a snack to take with me tomorrow, pack for quilt retreat, clothes to take, will it be warm, don't forget your medicine and much more.

Tomorrow is SweetOldBob's 79th birthday. Now isn't that an Irish mug. I think his paternal grandmother must have been Irish.

And tomorrow I'm heading up to Owasco Lake for a quilt retreat at Casowasco. Hope I don't forget anything I need for sewing.

The sun is playing hide and seek today.

Now to finish pressing those blocks and get down the road to the grocery store.

Hope all of you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More from QHC show

Fabaddict found two other quilters who had made their jackets.
This tulip quilt was painted and beautifully machine quilted.
And here's a Pineapple Dresden Plate quilt for you.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Mary Cannizzaro of South Salem, NY created this 22x22 gem for the Special Exhibits-Midsummer Madness. The quilts in the exhibit are based on an artist whose name begins with M. Claude Monet - Sunflowers, 1881 is the name of the quilt.
I love its mellow tones.

It's Saturday and I have a few errands to run and
another stack of nickel squares piled up to sew
for a raffle quilt the Campfire Girls are making.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Isn't this quilt a

giggle. The maker,

Rachel Wetzler, St. Charles,

IL said she recycled the shapes left over from another quilt to use for the wool and the border waves.

We all had a good laugh looking at this 42x38 quilt at QHC.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tomato Soup and Crackers

Here's one of my favorite lunches,
Tomato Soup and Crackers, made
by Nancy S. Breland from Pennington,
NJ. Nancy describes her quilt as bowls
of tomato soup with crackers set on
a plaid background with the borders
suggesting grilled cheese sandwiches.

Just Another Day in Paradise

This quilt is called
Red Dahlia Reflections.
It was shown at
QHC in early April.
The artist is Barbara
Barrick McKie of Lyme,
CT. She said it is the 6th
in a series of flowers
combined with their
reflections thru glass
Today I am getting to the sewing machine. I AM going to sew. But first we have to take SweetOldBob's car to my son in law's garage All Points Auto Works for an inspection. We've been driving all over since the inspection expired in February. Eric is not only a great son in law, he's a great mechanic. After all, he's kept my cars running way past their time.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pepto Bismol

I love pink. And this quilt aptly named Pepto Bismol took Second Place in the Pieced Traditional Class at QHC over a week ago. The quilt was made by Anna Macaluso of Totowa, NJ. I'd be tickled pink to sleep under this beautiful quilt. a sidebar, Pepto Bismol was made up in Norwich, NY where I go to Chenango Piecemakers Guild.
Back in the early 70s the Chemical Workers Union up there went on strike for better wages. As secretary and later president of the Chemical Workers Union at Lander Company in Binghamton I got to know some of the workers up there. Rumor has it that some of the top dogs were having a problem making Pepto Bismol and couldn't get the color right. One day it was green.
Today SweetOldBob brought in a nice thick envelope for me from Peg Ross who is the Town of Greene Historian. There were pictures of some of my Johnson family and a Johnson house, now gone. This family lived in the Town of Greene in the Page Brook and Johnson Corners area.
We had Easter dinner with my daughter, son in law and grandson. My son, brother and a nephew joined us. I tried a new recipe for lemon squares. They were nice and tart and delicious. The recipe called for 3/4 cup of lemon juice (3 1/2 lemons) and zest of two lemons. Next time I will put parchment paper in the pan first to make getting squares out much easier.
And another piece of good news. My ring that Bob gave me for Christmas 2007 was finally retrieved from the recliner. It fell out of my hand one night and went down the side of the chair. After all the tipping upside down, I finally felt it on the front of the chair arm. We were able to push it down and pull some staples from the bottom and slide the ring back out. It went back on my finger.
More good news. Cousin Ella Mae had her second hip replacement surgery last Tuesday and came home Friday. She's doing quite well. She had a call from our friend June Lee today. June is visiting a son in Tennessee. Her daughter Michelle surprised her with a visit.
Happy quilting,

Monday, April 6, 2009

Quilters Heritage Celebration

I enjoyed looking at this quilt. It made me think about being a kid again.
For those Chat Room gals, here's JPo (aka Debbie) receiving a new Purple Churn Dash pin that I made her. The next day Nancy arrived at Jennie's Diner in her truck and was given a purse made by HMM (Helen Marie) and a PCD pin made by me. And then it was off to the races...or should I say off to the shops and the show.

Shop til you drop is a phrase that have to have first been said by quilters.
I'll post more pictures of the quilts and people later.
It's time for another nap.