30 March 2009

THE SISTERHOOD AWARD FROM DELLA


DELLA from the "QUILTING ASYLUM" HAS NOMINATED ME FOR THE SISTERHOOD AWARD!!! THANK YOU DELLA, YOU ARE TRULY A SWEETHEART. Thank You

This award is a blogger's recognition of great attitude and/or gratitude. Now it is my turn to pass along this coveted award to friends I have made during the past year that I have been blogging. I have met so many of you and you have always been so kind and friendly that I really think if we all lived near each other, we could just pull up a chair and chat and sew, like we have known each other for years...I am truly grateful for the friendships I have made. Thank you to so many of you, that is really hard to pick just 5, so within the guidelines of this award I now would like to pass this award along to those who:
*have talents that leave me in awe
*educate me and enhance my talents
*touch my heart and emotions
*remind me of home
*challenge me
*and those who quilt with me

Lurline from Lurline's Place
Joanna @ figtreequilts.com
The gals at Material Obsession
Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts
and my favorite Quilt Shop, "Thimbles of Lockport, IL", all the instructors and owners Jane and Tammy, the workers Char who always helps and makes me Laugh, Kara who long arm quilts all my quilts, and Melody the only lady I know who appliques by hand and makes it look easy (I swear her stitches are miniscule and perfect!!)

Thank you again Sweet Della, and everyone check out her blog at "The Quilting Asylum", you will really enjoy it and her talents!!!

Hugs back at yeah, Della, Best Friends 1

MARY

27 March 2009

NOAH DONALD...FIRST PICTURES



Hi Everyone!! I just received a photo of Baby Noah laying on his quilt I made him!! He is tooooo adorable!! (proud great-aunt here!!) WOW, Great Aunt! It is hard to believe but I am one, in fact I am a Great Aunt of 8!!!! Okay, now I feel old...

Also couldn't resist, while cleaning out my coat closet, look who found a mitten! Yep, it's COOPER!!

Hope everyone has a Great Weekend and Safe one too!

LOTS OF HUGS,

MARY
Easter egg chocolate

22 March 2009

THIS IS SOOOO TRUE!!!!!


HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!!

HUGS, MARY

20 March 2009

Cross Stitch Patterns For Sale








I HAVE SO MANY EXTRA CROSS STITCH PATTERNS, IF ANY ONE IS INTERESTED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THEY ARE ALL OF HOUSES. THE WHOLE BUNCH OF THEM, I WOULD SELL FOR $50.00. THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN USED, I WAS GOING TO DO A HOUSE ROW BY ROW IN CROSS STITCH, BUT NEVER GOT AT IT. THANKS, HUGS, MARY

12 March 2009

BLOCK ONE READY TO APPLIQUE!!



Hi Everyone, This is the First Block of "Love Letters" from "When a cold wind blows". I have it all pinned and ready to start needle turning. My class is tomorrow and finally made some progress on it! Sorry if it is blurry, my camera is acting up on me.

Glad weekend is coming, my 21 and 19 yr old are fighting and it is really, really getting to me!

Hugs,

Mary

10 March 2009

MANDY'S BABY QUILT IS DONE!!!!!






Hi Everyone, have been very busy this past week, my husband's niece Mandy had her baby - a Boy, 8 lbs 5 ounces, named Noah. So just put the binding on last night, when we got the phone call that she had the baby, good timing huh???

The back of the quilt was little polka dots in yellow (hope you can see from picture). Hubby was holding quilt so that is his head poking over the top of quilt. Then he made me hold it while he took a picture. (I look horrible as I have been so tired lately?!?!?!) Think it's the weather around here, yucky!!

Anyway, The Quilt was delivered today just in time for her little one to be wrapped up in it!

Now, I have begin appliquing "When the Cold Winds Blow", class is on Fri, so should have first block basted! So...crunch time.

Oh, Fig Tree quilts is having a give-away, check out Fig Tree Quilts Blog for details!!! It's a good one! The pattern I used for the baby quilt, was by Fig Tree Quilts.

Well, have a great week everyone and will check in later with more pictures of When the Cold Winds Blow blocks...

HUGS,

MARY :)