Friday, April 25, 2014

Machine Quilting...

 I've been busy doing some machine quilting.  This first one belongs to my aunt.  Red and white quilts are always so striking.  I believe she is donating this quilt to help out a sick little girl. 
 This one just amazed me. It was hand pieced by a mentally handicapped lady.  It did have a few issues but I felt very Blessed to be the one quilting it and I enjoyed every stitch of it.  I even did the binding too. 
 This last one was also made by my aunt.  She made it for her granddaughter. 
 I hope to load another one on the frame tomorrow.  :)  

Monday, April 14, 2014

What I've been doing...

 I haven't posted for a while but if anyone is still reading I will try to post more regularly.  :)  

My son, Andrew works with Autistic children and adults and he had one of his clients out on a shopping trip at a discount store.  He brought me home a quilt book!!!  It is an older book but has some really pretty quilts in it and one or two that I would like to make.  I can't tell you how excited that I was that he actually thought to buy me something "quilt related"  :)  I think he said he paid .49 for it and it is new.  :)  He was excited that he found it for me. 
 I quilted this crib quilt that my aunt made for a 2 yr old little girl that was in a horrible car accident and has a very long road ahead of her. 
 I also quilted this quilt for a dear friend of mine.  I owed her a quilting!  :)  She is the lady that gave me the 1906 Singer Treadle.  I think this is the 2nd quilt that she has ever made. 
 I've also been canning more stuff!  I had a bunch of apples in the freezer so I made some fried apples and canned them.  My house smelled sooooo good with with the cinnamon smell.  This is just a small portion of them. 
 I canned more chicken for casseroles and such. 
 And last but not least....4 pints of taco meat!  :)
 I will be making more chicken soup this week and a few more apples too.