Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Quilt Room

When you don't have room, you improvise!! With a 12 ft quilting machine in a 12 by 24 ft building, there is not a lot of extra room for cutting.

Thanks to my DH, we can store and cut batting and two kinds of wide muslin backing more easily.

He mounted a bar on the wall. We feed the fabric behind it and cut what we need, using measurements marked on the wall. This works out really well.

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Church Projector

Our old projector at our church quit working. We were hoping it was just the bulb so we tried that first. Our son was visiting and volunteered to do the ladder work.

But it was not just the bulb. The filters were all stopped up and it probably overheated.  So we bought a new one last week and my DH with some help from a couple of church members got it installed. 

Being different from the old one required a new mounting bracket as well. We were very grateful for one member's scaffolds with safety rails. That made it much safer for DH at that height for several hours.

Thank goodness, we did not need the rope or the crutch!

It works and is much cleared and brighter than the old one.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Our Beautiful Grandchildren.

Todd and Russ

Brenden, Jacob and Emma

Kalina and Maggy

   Our Beautiful Great Grandchildren        
Brianna, Ryan and Amorina

Monday, April 28, 2014

Golden Girls Tea

Golden Girls Tea at our church.
     A special time of fellowship was held for all of our golden girls age 65 years young and up on Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Those interested in attending signed up on the Ladies Ministry Bulletin Board.
     Our younger ladies volunteered to make finger sandwiches and sweet breads for the Golden Girls Tea.  A sign-up sheet for this was also posted on the Women’s Ministry Bulletin Board. Our hostesses, the elders wives, did a great job planning the event, attended by about 35 of our Golden Girls. The food was very good and as a bonus, each of us was given our china cup and saucer to take home with us.

Debra's Wedding Gift To Daughter

Debra's Vintage quilt      

We were asked by a church member if we would quilt one of her mother's quilt tops for a special wedding gift for her daughter. The top looked to have been paper pieced with some hand stitching and some by machine.

  It was a challenge, for sure as many pieces were cut on the bias and stretched. Blocks were different sizes so the top did not lay flat. I stitched some leaders to top and bottom so it could be quilted right up to the edge.

My DH did the quilting and did an amazing job with it, using a close meandering stitch. She was very happy with the results.

We were not able to attend the wedding but I did attend the shower and took a few pictures.