Friday, July 31, 2009

.....and the winner is....

.....#2!!! Ding Ding Ding Ding!!! Thanks everyone who had an opinion. I also picked #2. I really like #4 also, but will save it for another project. Now, hopefully i have enough of #2 as its a peice from the thrift store.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

May I have your opinion?

This quilt is going to be called the South Heaven quilt because I made most of the top while I was there. I now need to sew on a border. Can you all help me out and pick the one you like best? Click on the photo to see a close up of all the fabrics. Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lookie what my auntie made.....

....she's an amazing quilter.

prayers needed......Update

.....between 10a-11a today. Please pray that God has His hand on me today and that He gives the strength and courage I need.Thank you, Karen
Thank You so much everyone. I felt each and every prayer you sent my way, and strength and courage was given to me ten-fold.....I am so grateful to have such loving and supportive people in my life.

Friday, July 24, 2009

South heaven

Cool mural downtown SH.

The DQ.....special photo for Aunt Kath ;)

SH Harbor.

Morning time of the day.

The Shed.

View from shed window.....beautiful.

My new quilting buddy.

I taught Grace how to quilt this past week. She did a great job. I'm so proud of her....she says she wants to be just like Auntie! Smart girl.

Jess got crafty too....

South Heaven quilt

Here's a little of what I worked on while on vaca. All made from vintage linens. I got about 18 blocks done.

South Heaven quilt shop

I got so excited when I went inside the shop that I forgot to take pics of all the quilting pretties.....sorry.

Blueberry picking in South Heaven

Saturday, July 18, 2009

South Heaven

I'm back in South time to blog....must relax. Wish u were here. Karen

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Baby Story

Well, it turned out to be a weekend for babies. It all started at 2:03am Friday morning. I was called out to Warrenville to help a mom birth her 2nd baby with Dr. Rosi. Everything went well and a screaming 9lb 10oz baby boy was welcomed to this world in a birthing tub. I headed home but decided to make a pitstop at MSA's to see mom who is in for a few weeks and eat some of MSA's awesome good-for-you muffins. Then home and into bed by 2p. I slept 'til Chuck came home around 7p. He wanted me to get up and be his wife for a few hours, but I just couldn't do it. I knew there were 3 other moms that were over due and might be needing my assistance that night. Sure enough, my cell rang at 930p. It was Christina. We had a mom in Plainfeild who was finally in labor. This was going to be a fun birth because Maria, the mom, had invited the folks from 'A Baby Story' to attend and film her birth for their show. This was her 4th child and the expectation was that labor would be relatively short. Unfortunately, Maria labored thru the early morning hours. It was rough for her, but she did an incredible job. She used something called HypnoBirthing and it really seemed to help her thru. Finally, at 745am, Grace Ella emerged into the loving arms of her mama. Grace was also gently born in the water surrounded by her daddy, 2 sisters and brother. Here are some pics from Graces' big debut.....including camera man! (No worries, all pics are decent!)

Christina,CNM, RGM (Rockin' Good Midwife)

Camera guy, Mark.

Mom, relaxing in tub, Dad, gramma, camera guy and Christina.


Christina and Grace.

Now I have to get back in bed to wait for the other 2 to deliver....kidding. I have to go visit the first mom today. Chuck is going with me, so we'll stop at a few thrift store. I'm bringing a pillow and blanket to lay in the back seat. Oh, and did I mention I bought this on Craig's List for $95.00? We have to pick it up in Aurora today. The ad said it was only used twice. Of course I'll check it out before I hand over the cash.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

$6.80?!? Really?! Quick...I'll take it!

I found this little treasure at the thrift store this afternoon. I kept looking around me to see if anyone else saw it. I quickly took it up the the check out and escaped thru the back door with it under my arm.....I was sure that I was being followed and that it was going to be snatched from me by the quilt police (who knew that it must be worth more then what I paid.)
Annnyyywwwaaayyyy....... It's all hand quilted. And it really was just 6 dollars and 80 cents.....oh my. I've made one Dresden plate , and it took me quite awhile and I used the sewing machine and I tore it out a few times.......Sheesh. This one has 20 plates! It must have taken forever. I'm thinking I want to take out the yellow yarns as each circle in the middle of each plate is quilted thru.
I'm thinking of hanging it on our bedroom wall.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wonky Town

Well, I started building Wonky Town back in February but then housing starts were way down and it languished in a corner hoping to be built upon soon. Here is is July and the town is finished! I've already started moving into the blue house on top altho my roof is a little crooked...just like me! As a matter of fact, all the roofs look a little crooked and the cats' behinds are cut off and some of the houses seem to be tilted sideways. I like it anyway. I like the trees and the tiny details in the windows.

Sweetest Boy

....check out his little stuffed dog...all strapped in and safe next to him. So Cute!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

A nice thought for a holiday weekend.

The happiest people don't have the best of everything... They just make the best of everything they have.
Happy Friday.