Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two more days. . .

This is the week that we travel to Sofia, Bulgaria for our oldest son, Mike's wedding. We fly out on Friday and will be gone for about 10 days. We are very excited about the trip and the wedding. I will post about the trip after our return.

It has been some time since we have flown and many things have changed with the airlines. We hope that we have packed properly for the new rules and regulations. Our future daughter-in-law Lili, our "logistics manager" has been a great help with this since she travels much more than we do.

We are also very grateful that our daughter and family have been gracious enough to volunteer to take care of our fuzzy babies while we are gone. We know they can be a pain sometimes but we love them and have spoiled them. They have never stayed in a kennel and for two of them, at this stage in their lives, would not do well there.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Grandkids and Greats!

Actually they are all Greats! These are pictures of our grandson, Russ and his children (our great grandchildren), Amorina and her little brother, Ryan. Check out his cute dimples!!

Todd's Library Quilt

I first saw this pattern in the Quick Quilts 1996 magazine and thought someday I will make one of those.

As it worked out, I think it is a perfect quilt for my “Harry Potter” grandson. He loves to read so I incorporated some of the book titles into it that I thought he would be interested in.

He dressed as Harry Potter for Halloween and looked so great! Have to share a picture of him.

I gave him his quilt this afternoon and he immediately covered up with it.

Monday, May 11, 2009

State Flower and Lone Star Quilts

State Flowers Quilt was completed in 1993. This was my very first quilt. The state flower quilt was made from an Aunt Martha embroidery pattern. I ironed the state flower designs onto a white sheet and at my daughter's suggestion, used solid red and blue blocks between them. I worked on it off and on (while working) for many years before I actually finished it. It is hand quilted and full size.

Lone Star Quilt was completed in 1995. This quilt was made from an Aunt Martha pattern kit that I bought at a garage sale. I had a lot of trouble with this one since it was one of my very first quilts. I had problems getting the very center to lay flat. I had my Mom and sister Faith (who is a very good quilter) look at it. We finally got it down some and it quilted out flat.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Our Babies

Here are pictures of our babies. The “old guys”, Phydeaux Phlopet, is generally known as “Dach” and sometimes “the monster”. Phylicity Phlopet, also known as “Dora” and “Baby” sometimes. Dach was a new years baby and turned 15 this year. Dora will be 15 the end of this month. Coco, frequently called “the rat” is about 6 now and tries to keep the others on their toes.(Coco is our son's dog but has stayed with us some.) THEY ARE NOT SPOILED, JUST WELL LOVED!