Have I been on vacation?? Nope! As of yesterday, my machine is BACK!!!! Woo-hoo!!!! Spent 10 hours with my dear friend Jamie Wallen here and she’s back!!! It was crazy yesterday!!! Having A-1 on the speaker phone, new parts, timing and RE-TIMING my machine, laughter through frustrations AND tons of good stories. That is a whole lot of time together…thank goodness we are such good friends!!!
I have so much I want to share, I just do not know where to begin. I learned quilting is in my soul. I always thought I could walk away from it tomorrow if I ever wanted, but not being on my machine for two weeks was difficult. I longed for it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my “free” time….I use that term loosely because I kept myself more than busy. 🙂 My time away cemented that I LOVE quilting, BUT I need to make sure I have balance too. I tend to loose sight of that. 🙂
I enjoy this time of year so much. Kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend. It is so nice to have a day of reflection and to thank those that Serve our Country past and present. My love for The Red, White and Blue spills over into…allover my house too. 🙂 Thought I would share a little of that with all of you.
A nice patriotic greeting on the front porch. My friend Patti and I were discussing how nice a quilt would look above the bench. I thought ” I HAVE the perfect quilt already!!” That quilt might look familiar to those that have been following me for a while. It is not the same one as the one here. I made the original and then made another right after!!! LOL!!! I had the binding on, but never finished. It was a buried treasure in my stash.
Scooter always thinks there is something for him under my quilts!! LOL! ADDED: The School house quilt is called “Good Morning America” Wall Quilt. It is from the book Stars and Stripes Sampler by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons.
I love to decorate with little quilts too!
Little Red from a book by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles. Available here.
There is the twin to the quilt on the front porch! You can see I have the binding on my mini tumbler quilt too. 🙂 Lots of bindings being finished!!
Hmmm, no quilts on the entertainment center.
Quilts, table runners and accents.
I think you all get the idea!!! 🙂