Thursday, May 30, 2013

Having fun sharing our little corner of the world!

Sue and I are part of the Bee Balm online quilting bee this year.  She lives in Australia and she mentioned on her blog that she was coming to the USA on a vacation.  I asked if she was planning to visit New Orleans.  She told me they would be spending a few days here so my DH and I picked them up at the train station on Sunday and had them stay with us at our home. On Monday we visited a couple of beautiful plantation homes on the river.   On Tuesday we took a them on a swamp tour and yesterday we spent most of the day in the French Quarter.  Today they are leaving to drive to Chicago and continue their vacation.  It has been wonderful having them here with us.  

Here are a couple of photos of the swamp tour we took.  If you are ever here in the New Orleans area the nicest swamp tour is in Gibson at the Bayou Black Marina.  His web site is
Visit his site..there is a great video about the tour.

Black Guidry does the tour and he shares his knowledge of the swamp.  He also sings some great cajun songs.  It is a great way to pass a good time.

Black Guidry driving the boat!

Francis, me , Sue and Joe near the boat!

Sue and Joe waiting to start the tour!

One of the alligators we saw!

I will try to post a few pictures of the plantation homes and the New Orleans trip later.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A black and white scarf

I made a black and white scarf with my new loom.....It is 72" by 12"  .  this weaving is becoming an addiction!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Another rug made with my loom!

I love weaving....really, it is so easy and so much fun.

I made another rug.  This one is about 20" X 45"
Made with recycled t-shirts and yarn

Isn't it neat?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Shirt for the birthday boy!

Our oldest grandson is going to be 5 years old at the end of this month.  My DIL wanted a shirt with the number 5 on the front and she told me the theme for his party will be Spider Man.
She gave me a black t-shirt and this is what I came up with.
I got the fabric from our local thrift store for 15 cents!

 Front of t-shirt

back of t-shirt

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scrap swap fun

Over at the 15 Minutes Play blog I participated in a scrap swap.
Here is what I came up with.

Pile of scraps from my scrap partner.....

"made" some fabric.....

I cut out some circles and attached them to red blocks...

And this is the quilt top I ended up with....

I have 4 blank blocks so I can practice some fun quilting designs.

Close up of some of the blocks...

 This was a fun project!