Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac hits home

Hurricane Isaac has been blowing here at our house for about 24 hours.  Still getting some strong wind.  Thank you God for protecting us.  We did not have any damage or flooding here.  We lost power last night around 9pm and it just came back on at 7:30pm.  Ahhhh, air conditioner is back on.

here is a radar picture

we live where the circles overlap....

I sure hope this is the only hurricane this year.  One is more than enough!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blast from the past quilt

I made this butterfly quilt for my BFF who lives in Colorado.  I had the butterflies all flying up and only one is flying down.  We grew up together here in south Louisiana and the one butterfly flying down was meant to remind her that she should fly down here and maybe even move back.    Great friends are precious to have.  
I made it about 20 years ago and she finally sent me a photo of it on her bed..LOL...she uses it as their summer quilt. It is one of my first quilts.  I embroidered the whiskers on each butterfly. It is on a queen sized bed.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Another quilt completed

I have been working on several quilt tops.  I am trying to catch up with the quilting and the binding.
Here is one I did yesterday!




When I got to the end of quilting this top, I discovered that I did not have the right length of the backing material.  I had to add a strip along the side.  Looks like I had that planned all along.  No one will know it was an OOPS...

I have several more to complete...I will be posting them as I finish each one.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Got a manicure today!

I went to get a manicure this afternoon. Instead of nail polish she uses a shellac.  It is thicker than regular polish, helps to protect the nail and it lasts a couple of weeks.  I had her cut down my nails because they were getting too long.  I can not believe I can grow my nails. I bit them for 50 years.  I quit  biting them when I retired.  My job must have been more stressful than I am willing to admit.
Aren't they pretty?    

I did not realize my fingers were so swollen.  They are like this pretty much all the time. oh well, such is life!

Here is something a little less boring.....

I did a little sewing.  I finished quilting this quilt top.  I made this using a layer cake.  I used the disappearing 9 patch for the layout.   Here is a picture of the front.  (still need to finish the binding)   

Here is the back...I just did a simple fish scale pattern.

Over the next week or so I am going to be quilting several quilt tops I have had for a while.  I have about 10 more to do.  I am determined to finish all of them before I begin anything new.... LOL...not sure I will be able to do that! but I will try...
I hope to post them once they get done.....I hope you come by again to see them.   

And now we are watching Big Bang Theory....gotta love that Sheldon!  and Leonard and Howard and Raj and Penny.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Memory quilt completed

I just finished making a memory quilt.  I had a very sweet young lady ask me to make her memory quilt using sorority  t-shirts she collected while attending LSU.   I just had to share it with my blogging friends.

It came out to be 85 inches square!  I am very pleased with the way it came out.  Let me know what you think of it.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Who knew that grandchildren would be so wonderful to have?   We have 3 boys, I have posted their photos before but this picture has all three of them together!  Just had to share it.
I love these boys more than I could ever express!

First cousins having fun at Mamae and Papae's house!

Left to right...
Alden, 4 1/2, Ephraim 8 months  and Reed, 3yrs 10 months...
Alden and Ephraim are for our older son and Reed is for our younger son.  We have been blessed with two sons, two sweet daughters in law and these three precious baby boys. Thank you God for all of your gifts!  Our cup surely overflows......

Life is good!