Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving fun.

My parents joined us for Thanksgiving.

Rusty thought their little dog Winston was a new toy.

Berek helped Dad cut and weld some steel into a fire pit.

It works really well.

Dad and Mom brought their trike with them.
Dad gave Grace a quick ride.

We went on our traditional Thanksgiving morning ride...

... and to Greenwood for a burger on Saturday.

I even managed to put together this little quilt.

Today it's back to work.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I was challenged to make a quilt using a burlap coffee bean bag.
Here's what I came up with.

Jon was inspired to build this arch over our driveway.

Still working on many other quilts but none are in viewable condition.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beautiful Fall Day

Today was a lovely fall day.

After the bills were paid...

there was time for a little sewing.

psst... Check out the contest at Where Women Create.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Day on the Farm

A couple of friends and I went to surprise Vicki, who just turned 40, at her farm.

Vicki's niece decorated the windows.

Her saint of a husband arranged for us to be there when they came home from church.

The two older boys knew about the surprise and didn't tell.

We brought lunch and dessert and had a nice visit.

It was very quiet and peaceful in East Texas yesterday.

Friday, November 6, 2009

First Blogiversary!

My blog is one year old today!

I've been accused of not blogging much lately. Ture. Fortunately, I've been very busy with my graphic design business so the fiber art gets the back seat. Good to have income.

I did finish and ship the two quilts I made for my great nephews.

The owner of Katz Coffee, a wonderful micro-roaster in Houston, challenged several of us to make art with some of his coffee bags. I've started mine.

In her lecture at VAST last night, Deborah Boschert showed one of her quilts that used whole coffee eans as an embellishment. I think my coffee quilt is screaming for coffee beans too.

My mini, Colorado Hummer, won at the VAST Mini show last night.
How fitting that a fiber piece won during Deborah's lecture on fiber art.

Rusty and I are enjoying the wonderful North Texas fall.
I'm going to celebrate by quilting for a while.