Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Busy Week!

Very busy week!  Trying to get client quilts done before I leave for Maryland.  And lots of other stuff going on too.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First thing, this is the really cute Christmas postcard I received from Mary today as a part of our family exchange.  Really the tree lights!  Thanks Mary!

Then I'm getting a few things together for Christmas gifts.  Aren't these cute?  Actually, the one in the middle is not a's the one I'm

Then this a  client quilt I finished earlier in the week.  I would have liked to do closer swags, but she preferred less, so that is what it is.  Still OK though I think.  I used the circle lord heartz templates for the hearts, Tracey Browning's' template for the swags, stencils for the other 2 borders, and ruler work and freehand for the rest. 

Fairfield bamboo/cotton batting and Superior So Fine thread.

And I don't know if I mentioned, but we sold our big sailboat.  The new owners are from Anchorage, Alaska;  and they arrived today.  We are helping them load and going over all the systems with them.  They will set sail on next Monday, bound for the Caribbean.

As I was removing our personal stuff off the boat in preparation for the new owners, I came across this little quilt that I keep on top of the linen chest in our stateroom.  This is where Sidney and Ira always sleep when we were underway.  I made this when we bought this boat 10 years ago, before we set off for the Caribbean on our adventures.

Needless to say, a few tears were shed when I came across this, it brought back many memories of all the wonderful travels on this boat with our beautiful Sid and Ira.

Such a bittersweet time.

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  1. I'm glad the card arrived safely - I was worried about the bulbs.

    I didn't realize you guys were selling the sailboat - is Don still going to race?

    The quilting looks great!

    See you Friday.

  2. Love the quilting! I'm sure your customer will love it!

  3. The quilting is beautiful - as always! The Sid and Ira quilt is really cute.

  4. I love the cupcakes ,,, have a safe and fun time on your trip. thanks for sharing,

  5. Awww Mom, I got tears on my keyboard. I had forgotten about that quilt. The cupcakes are cute and the quilt is as always beautiful. The new owners will enjoy the Oui Oui as much as Trout, you and the kitties did. Love ya!


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