Friday, July 19, 2013

Birthdays and Metro Rings!

* Quilt content at the bottom of this post...

I hate when I can't sleep and I have to get up at 5am.  It sure makes a long day.  So I figured I would post since I was up anyway. 

 Today...Friday is Richard's birthday!!!!  I thank the Lord everyday for putting us together.  He is a wonderful husband, father, Christian, and my best friend.  He turns 43!  :)  He is a jack-of-all-trades and such a handy guy to have around, but that is not the only reason I keep him around.  LOL!  I love him.  

I was sitting here looking through some old photos and they bring back so many memories...like this one of Richard and Ole Jim.  If you don't remember, Ole Jim was my precious mule that I lost a few years ago.  Giggle...I promise his head was not this big, it was just the angle of the photo.  
Little Hunter on Ole Jim.  I still have his cowboy boots.  He wore them constantly and I would have to wait until he fell asleep to take them off.  
Another one of Richard from several years ago.  This was an every night occurrence in the recliner...Hunter, Richard, Jazz, and Smokey.
Now on to some quilt stuff...

A dear sweet friend of mine sent me a pattern and ruler.  Let me tell you, I love it and I think it will be very addictive!  The ruler and pattern is from Sew Kind Of Wonderful.  You will have to look over her website.  There are so many patterns of hers that I would love to make.  I don't think I have ever really tried curved piecing until now and she has wonderful tutorials that make it look so simple.  

The pattern that I have is the Metro Rings, which is a Double Wedding Ring pattern.  I can't wait to get started on it!  I need to finish up my zig-zag quilt first but I couldn't help but try out the ruler on a tablerunner pattern that was included to teach you how to use the ruler.  
Here are a couple of the pieces that I have for the tablerunner, but I now have those sewn together and a few more ready too.  
I keep trying to think of what I have to do this weekend because I would really love to buckle down and SEW these!  LOL!  
Kristie

8 comments:

Janet O. said...

You seem to have taken to that curved seam stuff like a duck to water. Nice job!

Suzan said...

Isn't it easy to get distracted by a new tool or a new piece of fabric?! I think that is why I have so many half finished pieces in my studio!!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday to Richard, love the pictures, and your new pattern and ruler look like you will have lots of fun! Have a great Friday!

Deb A said...

Happy Birthday to Richard. Wow, that looks like a neat pattern and ruler. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

Katie M. said...

Kristie, Happy Birthday to your hubby. I have that ruler and downloaded all of Jenny and Helen's patterns from the 12 block sampler. I have yet to make them all, but the directions are so easy and the blocks really fun to make. I hope you find time to play this weekend.

Amy said...

That looks like curved piecing that I might tackle. Never done it before. Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Tammy said...

Kristie, you are going to love Jenny's ruler and pattern. I've made a couple of her patterns. They have turned out great. It is not like the "old curved" piecing. It's so easy. I cut and sewed her Urban Escape pattern in just a couple days. Enjoy! Also, she is an amazing longarm quilter. Check her other blog here http://jennysdoodlingneedle.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

And, Happy Birthday Richard!