Thursday, September 27, 2012

Really, I'm still here...

Okay, okay, so I'm really, really, really, really late with this months FFFF, so here it is...

Eight Fat Eighths from Judie Rothermel's "Pewter, Indigo, & Honey" collection. I love this fabric, but have not decided what I'm going to make with it - so to enter this months drawing, please leave a comment on this post and tell me what quilt you would make. I promise I will draw a winner before toooooooo loooooooong!!!! LOL!!!!

Now to tell/show you why I have been negligent in posting!

On September 6 (Just one day after my last post) Gracen Kate was born. So, I've been doing a little rocking!!! (They live in our guest house, so though I'm not a "hovering grandmother" -Nene (me) gets to see her every day!!!!)

So, you tell me, "Post" or "Rock"!!!!

We have also been working cattle, weaning calves and moving cattle around.

Oh yeah - I've been rocking Gracen!

I also fancy myself as a" wildlife photographer" and have been catching shots of various fowl.

Oh, yeah, Gramps gave Gracen her first horseback ride!!

Also, the fall Sheep Dog trail season is upon us and I've been readying Tate for several trials in October:

I did finish the Porter Brothers (grandsons of a dear friend) quilts and put them in the mail today!!!

Oh yeah. I've been rocking Gracen!!!

I PROMISE that I will post the winner and more "quilty" stuff next week. I'm currently working on 7 quilt projects, so hopefully I will have at least a couple of pictures!!

If you have time, enlarge the photos - the details are amazing!

Blessings Ya'll!!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Piecing Frenzy/Overload - Segment #3

Rather than take a separate photo for each of my current block piecing projects, I just spread the blocks on the grass (which is sort of green - even though it has been 100+ again!)

From top left:

     Barrister SAL blocks - I'm caught up!!!

     Our guild's Block Exchange for September - I got a little carried away - fall colors and couldn't just pick one - plus I just used scraps from previous projects!

     Pam's "Forget-Me-Not" Pocket Patchwork! I'm loving these little blocks with the Dear Jane fabric!

     Four more Petite Grannys for Emma's baby quilt (Emma is due in November, but is my soon to be born granddaughter's first cousin).

    And the three blocks on the bottom - Barbara Brackman's newest BOW - Grandmother's Choice. We will be making 49 blocks and I have already decided to set them with chain blocks, so each week I will make the BOW and one chain block and assemble as I go. I'm loving the royal purple that I have chosen for the main color. If you enlarge the picture, you can see the delicate grayish flowers on the royal! My background fabric is a small flower tone on tone gray.

Blessings Ya'll!!!!!