Wednesday, March 30, 2011

 We have had a Japanese exchange student staying with us for two weeks.  Her name is Yurie Otsu she is 16 years old.  She is fluent in English and has been going to school with Karlee.  She has been so much fun, I wish she could stay longer than two weeks.  She is from Toyoko, they had some damage from an earth quake to their home but everyone is OK..  She has been teaching us some Japanese and tomorrow she is going to cook for us!

Karlee had her tumbling competition last Saturday and took 3rd!  We are sooo proud of her, she did her back tuck and landed it perfectly! 
 I finally got Queen Patricia to come over and play in the quilting room.  She made the cutest quilt for her new grandson Aedric.  She did a great job quilting even though we didn't get it done the first day.  I think that was because she wanted to spend her day sitting under the machine bonding with the Schnauzers...
Over the years I have been fortunate to have shared many different crafts and talents with the people I work with.  Now the quilting is starting to rub off.  This awesome quilt was made by my co-worker and friend Sarita Hammond for her son Braxton.  This is her second quilt and I'm sure she isn't done!  I'm so proud of her!

This is my first quilt of 2011.  Is was for Marlene of My Heritage Fabrics on 2nd street, everyone needs to go in there and see her beautiful fabric and plus she is kind enough to display the quilts that I have quilted for her...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Another thing that I am going to do this year is jounal my own crafts.  It doesn't matter when the project was started, if I finish them in 2011 I get to add them to the journal (blog).  Ya I'm copying someone elses idea but what a fun way at the end of the year to look back and reflect on your accomplishments.  I think you should join me!  Karen
JoAnn's friend Debbie made this quilt.  Her
daughter had started itand she suprised her by
finishing it and was goingto give it to her for
Christmas..What an amazing gift!

Amazing JoAnn!

This is another one of JoAnn's quilts
                  I swear she whips them out way faster than I can quilt them!
These next three quilts
are the work of Julie..
I love her applique..she
makes the cutest quilts
and I like the vibrant colors
in this pin wheel.  I think
she said that one was from
a kit..

                               Christmas Quilt...                                    
This quilt was sooo cute!  And I also learned
that my machine won't pull buttons off.  I had
been scared that it might when I rolled it tight,
but then again Julie probably sewed them on
so that they wouldn't come off..What a fun quilt!

I've been slacking!

Yes, as you can see from the dates it has been a while...I could give the excuse of Christmas, work, kids, schnauzers etc. but honestly I have just slacked off!  Just before Christmas I got extremely busy with quilt orders and I have been putting off posting the pictures of these goregous quilts...My customers amaze me!  It is so fun to see the different quilts that come into my home.  So here ya go, maybe these ideas can inspire you to get sewing!!  After all Christmas is ONLY 11 1/2 months away!  Karen