Thursday, October 2, 2008

Decisions, Decisions...........

Well, I got busy today, jumped in and finally decided what pattern I was going to use for the signature quilt for Jenny's bridal shower. It is not a traditional quilt pattern used for signatures and set in some ways would not, in my opinion, be appropriate for a bridal quilt. However I wanted to do something a little different.

Below you will see the squares that I made today set in two different ways. I'm trying to decide which would be the best one to use. Please leave me a comment and give me your opinion.

Jenny..........if you are reading this and still want to be surprised than I'd suggest that you don't scroll down any more! OR you can put in your 2cents worth.

Setting A Setting B
Both of these setting end up being the same size
One just looks bigger because of how I took the picture!
On the Home Front:
We got new carpet today!
It's about time!

Old grubby looking Carpet
Out with the OLD! and In with the NEW!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Earth, Wind and Fire!

Last night I attended a concert by Earth, Wind and Fire. To be really honest I was not really excited about going. We went out to dinner at a place called Fez....a little urban downtown restaurant where we had some appetizers and a martini. Okay......that was pretty cool and different. The "warm-up" band , Michael McDonald, was pretty good, but I just kinda sat thru it, waiting to get pumped up or for it to be over. When Earth, Wind and Fire started it was ELECTRIC! I truly didn't want them to stop! They were exciting, energetic, dynamic and very talented. This is one of the best concerts I've ever attended! I would definetely see Earth Wind and Fire again!

There are 3 members from the original band still in the group and from what I could see still "HAVE IT". One of the members with the last name of Bailey has a range on his voice that was amazing. He was singing and hitting VERY high the point were I looked closer thinking that perhaps this was a woman singing............then he started belting out baritone! Amazing!

Here is a link to a Youtube video of one of thier performances:

On the Quilting is a picture of another quilt I have worked on recently:

I had quilted this one awhile back, but felt that it really needed a little more quilting, so I added a little more. This is a pattern called "Yikes" by Maple Island. I've really been wanting to make this quilt's on my list of quilts to make!

This past Saturday I was finally able to give my children thier quilts that I have been working on. First I gave Jenny and Rafael thier engagement quilt. I think they liked it!

Brian and Jen will really enjoy looking over the signature quilt from the bridal shower. It is full of good wishes.

My next project is to make up at least the squares for a signature quilt for Jenny's bridal shower.
It is only 1 1/2 weeks away! I'm not even sure what pattern I want to use. Perhaps I should start working on that! I think that may be one of my projects for today!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This and That

Progress is coming slowly to my house! I've still got so much to do! I've been working out front in my flower beds and they are starting to look fairly decent.

This is my herb garden that I am working on just outside my front door.

Mike has been working in my side yard area, putting me in some new flower beds that I hope to plant some tomatoes in soon!

And this is a picture of the latest quilt I have finished quilting.