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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December 24, 2013

December Photo Challenge
"Black and White"
My new planner for my new project
"Document Your Life"
Sweet Birthday wishes from
Sharon and Marc!!!
Thank you!!!

December 23, 2013

December Photo Challenge
Washi Tape
Paper Pieced Hearts
Oh, what fun!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

December 22, 2013

December Photo Challenge

We had started this puzzle at
Thanksgiving.  It had just been
sitting in the living room, forgotten.
Once I sat down, had to finish it!

Hank's water bowl had froze,
so it is a big ice cube.
He plays with it like a hockey puck.

Sharon and I are hosting the next "Bee"
at quilt guild.  We are having everyone
make paper pieced hearts.
So, I am practicing...

December 21, 2013

My baby, hanging out at the top
of the stairs.  One of his favorite spots.

Southern Connecticut Modern Quilt Guild
Our official name.
We meet at the Westport Library,
always a pretty view of the river,
no matter what season.

December Photo Challenge
Quilting Guild December Meeting.
A number of our members made
quilts using the curved ruler
by "Sew Kind of Wonderful"
I am going to make one of
these quilts, think I will make
"Urban Winter."  So,
they inspired me!

Betsy is so talented, makes the most
amazing quilts, all different types.

Another quilt Betsy made, using the
same "magic" ruler a different way.

I also love her choice of backing fabrics.

Lori made this quilt using the same ruler,
this is her first quilt, amazing!

Did the quilting herself!

We had a "Bee"
Making inset circles.
If you chose, you make a block,
learn something new and one lucky
member wins them all.  Suzanne
won our first "Bee."
It will be interesting to see
what she does with these
great inset circles...

Michelle made this "Modern" quilt,
Just used scraps and made wonky
"Log Cabins" blocking them in white.

Michelle's little quilt.
I love this idea, you can try and learn
without the commitment to an entire quilt!

Eileen made this fantastic quilt
to cover a fireplace she doesn't like.
She made this pattern and the quilting
is beautiful.  The binding had a little
flange along the edge, nice touch!

Gail, does all sorts of different types
of quilts, etc.  I just loved this heart quilt.
It has inspired Sharon and to run the
next Bee.  We both love paper piecing
and are going to teach the girls
how to paper piece hearts.
We are also going to try and make
a video.  Quilting easy, video making
not so much!

This is Sheri's first quilt and she
quilted it by hand!!!
She also made a few flannel
scarves that she is giving to
co-workers for the Christmas.

This is a darling hanging that
Gail made with felt,
I just love it!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

December 20, 2013

December Photo Challenge
"Faceless Self Portrait"
My hand, I am almost 52 years old
and this hand looks so old, hard to believe
it is mine, but I wouldn't
trade it for any other!  It has served
me well.  It has dug in the dirt,
done every art and craft project
imaginable, it cooks and cleans.
Held my sweet boys and  petted
both my wonderful dogs.
Has wiped tears away, both
from laughing and crying.  It
is the hand that wears my
wedding ring, saying "I am
in this for the long haul"
No wonder it looks so tired, it
has been busy, hope it has
a lot more to do... 

December 19, 2013

December Photo Challenge
"Inside Your Bag"


Hank's best "dog" friend is
Benny and they love to play.
Playing in the snow is even
more fun!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December 18, 2013

December Photo Challenge
"My Shoes"
Summer or Winter,
love these comfortable sandles
and they are pink and blue,
my favorite colors.
My Owl pillow is complete,
just need the pillow to
slip inside.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 17, 2013

December Photo Challenge
My phone and my sewing machine.
Love my computer, kindle
and camera as well.
Another snow day,
Hank loves it!
He is a bit crazy,
goes out and rubs his
face in the snow.  Also,
sticks his head in and
pulls out his toys.

After a long, hard day of
playing in the snow!!!
Motorcycle Grandma!
Anita crossing things off her
bucket list one ride at a time!

Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013

December Photo Challenge
"A Good Habit"
Going to the PO Box daily.
Gets you up, showered and dressed.
I see people and am out and about.
Wow, a new quilting store in Norwalk.
Christie seems like a great gal,
has a nice selection of fabric.
Hope this store is a success!

December 15, 2013

December Photo Challenge
Not really, but I guess it is my version...