Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hanging Quilt for Elizabeth

Elizabeth from the BKBU bee asked for hanging quilts or folded quilts. Here is the sneaky peek I gave her earlier. (See the cute little bird??) She sent the Kona snow fabric and asked for a spring feel to the blook. 
Sneak Peak for Elizabeth - BUBK
And here is the completed block.
Hanging Quilt for Elizabeth by myfullcolorlife - Vickie
I love when the trees are just starting to bud in the spring. That inspired my pieced tree. The little quilt gave me fits, but I was having some problems with my machine, which I sorted out (thank goodness!!). My favorite part is the little blue bird in the tree. Everyone needs a blue bird in their tree in the spring!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Flickr Bee Progress and Fun Links!

This was a fun block to make for Corey in the Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee.  It is going to be such a cheery quilt! I am really starting to love orange! :)
For Corey - A Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee by myfullcolorlife - Vickie
And this is a sneaky peek for Elizabeth in the Bee Unique Bee Knotty bee. She asked for hanging quilts, or quilts in chairs or over a fence. I am slow in finishing, but wanted her to see what I have going on so far. It will finish pretty quickly, but I have an idea or two still up my sleeve. Ha!
Sneak Peak for Elizabeth - BUBK

And go check out the web site Hey Quilty! You might find something helpful or fun! Another blog pointed me toward her Paper Piecing Basics, Part 1 and Part 2. Sorry I can't remember which blog!!! But these are fun videos, especially if you are interested in getting started with paper piecing!

Have you found anything fun, lately?

Monday, November 7, 2011

A total "Grammie" thing

Remember this post about this monkey...

Marvin the Monkey

...that was for this little guy???


Well, his daddy sent me the sweetest email, with the subject "Marvin". Feel free to read over my shoulder...

 "just got Deacon up from his nap.  He was curled up in a little ball on his tummy and smiled at me when I went in.  I scooped him up and Marvin the monkey came with him.  He had been cuddling with him.

Now Deacon and Marvin are watching Curious George.  Marvin gets a hug every couple minutes."

If you were here, you would see my heart melting all over the floor. I have told my kids I could take 10 or 12 more of these (grandkids). 

Trucks and Tractors

I think those numbers need to be higher. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Sweet Girls!

I love my daughters! They were handpicked by some of my favorite people in the world, my sons. And I know ultimately they were picked by God. We had prayed for these lovely women since our sons were born...or approaching puberty!! LOL! But seriously, they are all a treasure to us!

Recently, the first son's wife and her cousin came to our little home and created a lovely dinner for ladies. They are cooking through the Pioneer Woman cookbook and call their little blog "Pioneer in a Year". It is a fun read. This picture if from the 5th installment of "The Sabetha Chronicles" on the meal at our home. Go check it out!

Our girl is on the right, but we claim her sweet cousin as family, too!! Thanks for a wonderful event, ladies, and for a fun blog!!