If any of you follow Janet O. you know she is infamous for VERY loooooooong posts! (which I absolutely love, by the way!), but I never seem to find that much to post about - until today!!
May 7th will be my one year blogger anniversary. So in honor of that I'm giving away my second copy of one of my most favorite books ever!! If you like quilts "With a Past" this book by Jenny Carr Kinney is perfect! The designs can be used by hand quilters (like me) and machine quilters alike. So, just leave a comment on this post and tell me your all time favorite quilting design, and I'll put your name in my resident cowboy's trusty black hat and draw on winner on Monday, May 7, 2012.
My all time most favorite quilting design is cross hatching - in all sizes - I can only think of a couple of quilts that I DIDN'T use cross hatching at least in some part! So yes, TWQ will have crosshatching!
Guild Quilt Show
Our guild quilt show was this past Saturday and Sunday. I was only able to help on Sunday afternoon, but it was so fun. The first quilt show that I have ever been involved with. The Best in Show quilt was TOTALLY AMAZING (my poor photography skills do not do the quilt justice). It was made by Mike's best friend's sil! And we didn't know that it was entered! So a double treat for us!!
Remember this quilt that Mike's mom made from her mother's 1930's and 1940's dresses? Well, we were short of entries, so I entered this one. And it won a ribbon!! Yeah for Mike's mom!!!
I also entered Mandie and Bobby's wedding quilt - the wool crazy quilt - and I won a ribbon too!!
Meeting Blogger Friends in Person!
I became one of Lucy's followers soon after I began blogging. She does amazing quilts, and loves to hand quilt like I do. She also is an amazing photographer and we follow each others 365 photo blogs (hers and mine) and she had posted about the horses in the park where she bicycles (Lucy and her wonderful family live in the Netherlands). Well, a conversation ensued about horses there verses horses here, etc etc, and she said that she had ridden quite a bit as a girl and missed it. So, I said, "If you are ever in Texas, come ride with me, I have the perfect horse for you to ride!" Well, SHE DID!!! and she brought her wonderful husband along! We had the most amazing time yesterday, sharing our lives, horseback riding, eating, visiting, doing chores! I am still overwhelmed today at what a blessed event it was!!!! In fact, Mike and I had never even considered traveling to Europe, but now a seed is planted in our hearts to visit!
Lucy and Rene' brought such wonderful gifts for us! Tea towel with a Holstein Milk Cow (which is a big industry in the Netherlands) - she didn't even really know that I have several milk cows! The coffee mugs in Dutch colors with cows - my new favorite coffee mug!!! Hard to see, but a beautiful journal/notebook in Dutch figures and colors with a matching bookmark (top right hand corner) and "StroopWafels" translated - Syrup Waffles! Syrup poured on waffles and compressed to form a type of cookie!! YUM, YUM!!!!
And the cutest little wooden Dutch shoes with tulips and 'Holland" key chain. Lucy hand made the ball for the key chain!
Here's Lucy on Glory, Rene' on Gal and Mike on Ranger! I got to be the photographer!! Lucy's camera is amazing and I want one!!! (maybe someday I'll be a better "picture taker"!!)
Blessings to Ya'll