Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A day late

Started this and completed to the flimsy stage in one day!

Will pack away until next year and quilt it then!



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day for the 35th time

Valentines Day NEVER is stale with this man! He spoils me rotten every year! This year with Red roses, an awesome new place for lunch and Chilean Sea Bass for dinner, and a nice cake for dessert!

But I spoiled him this year with a new mattress (highly recommended by my bff) and desperately needed by us!

Here's to 35 more...




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

QOV presented

Presented a Quilt of Valor to a co-worker who served in the Navy! He was very appreciative!





Friday, February 3, 2017


Theresa and I finished and gifted a "TINK" baby blanket for Jade:

And another made by us for a trauma doctor who just had a girl:

And working on a wedding quilt for my husband's best friend:

On the knitting needles:


A scarf for my youngest daughter! I am enjoying this knit stitch immensely! I just have to concentrate on row #13, or frogging is inevitable!

This is what our quilt show two weeks ago looked like:

And this is my newest favorite picture: Melyssa


Baby bump-14 weeks!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Special Spot

I made a Quilt of Valor for my brother-in-law at and presented to him at Christmas time!

My sister went home (VACAVILLE, California) and made a special spot for her husband of NAVY memorabilia. She sent me the picture. I love seeing his quilt in an honorable display!



Sunday, January 29, 2017

Road 2017

January 20th....last Friday....

We got an early start because of the rain. Theresa drove...quick stop at Starbucks...and we spent the entire day shopping, laughing, being inspired by all the Quilts in the show, and spent TOO MUCH money!

Here is the "loot" I brought home with me:












Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Quilting and Knitting an Other Updates

Our son-in-law left for a 6 month deployment on January 21:

He is on a Destroyer:

He is due back July 21st and the baby is due July 28th!

We are so proud of him and our thoughts and prayers are constantly with him!


The cold weather always makes the urge to knit impossible to ignore! I have made 4 cowls this last couple of weeks! One for my youngest daughter (who has yet to send me a photo), but modeled here by my husband:

And one for my pregnant daughter who graciously sent me a picture:


And 2 others not yet gifted!

And what is currently on my needles, a scarf that I am immensely enjoying knitting even though it is a more complex pattern then I usually knit:
My progress:
Also finished a QOV top for a veteran at work! It is now being quilted by Theresa:
Also on a whim (and because of a MSQC daily deal), I bought 2 layer cakes and whipped up a "Rouge One" Quilt for a friend, made extra large because her hubby is TALL and she has 4 boys who might cuddle under it!

Busy quilt made from one of my favorite patterns, DOUBLE SLICE from MSQC!

I think all the major players are covered:





And I wanted to mention how lovely it is to get a present in the mail! Amanda encouraged me on her last visit home to drink water....I was a caffeine free Diet Pepsi girl, who is now converted to a flavor enhanced water to encourage me she sent me presents:

I am only drinking water now, with 1 Diet Pepsi a day!

And speaking of Amanda, she is already being a great "Auntie", sending her Sister gifts for the baby to be:



That baby is already being spoiled!