tis an absolutely beautiful day

yes, my oh my it is an absolutely beautiful day here in western Michigan…and we had best enjoy it as storms and really HOT and humid weather is approaching!

we are settling in nicely in this house. it is beginning to look and feel like home for us. we are at the hanging pictures and quilts stage!yay! those touches really do help the feel of a home.

my mother and i have set up our sewing/quilting/work spabe in the lower level of the house. and we have begun to sew together…something we have not done for quite a long time. oh, it does feel good to do that again.

and our year old kitties would love to outside and terrorize the birds and bunnies…but, alas, there are apparently neighbors who poison cats…so our “boys” will stay inside and wish…

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as our projects go forward i will share the results, maybe i will even take pics as we go along!…a revelation!!>>>LOL!!!

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Good day, y”all! I am a transplanted southerner, again! But i can still say y’all!!!

we have officially moved in…about 99% of the boxes hae been unpacked…whew…and my elderly mother made the trip just fine. i surely was worried, but she is pretty tough and “manned up”! we set up her room first so she could rest, actually, my even more elderly mother-in-law and mother put her room together! it was great…they talked and reminniced…and talked some more…then they would unpack something…then start over 🙂

after about two days, they came into the kitchen and dining room to help me! now that was so not fair…they double teamed me! they unpacked and i put things away. those two ladies were fast!

the lower level, where my/our studio is is finally together, sew now we can sew, sew, sew. many fun days ahead!

i am hoping to soon get back into blogging and sewing and quilting daily…

sew, i look forward to seeing you online…

my best to you all…

remember…

fiber art, fiber fun, fiber feel…create!

 

 

 

Good day, y”all! I am a transplanted southerner,

batik beauty

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good day!! my goodness how quickly life is moving right now…as i think about what is going on i thought o this absolutely gorgeous quilt that i made for my, then, son-in-law…

i had collected the fabrics because of the colors, alone. then over time the idea for the quilt surfaced. it was a combination of pure joy to piece, but the quilting was physically difficult. it was straight line quilted, 1/2″ away from one another! starting in the center with a very small rectangle and then spreading outwardly. after quilting and binding i took it outside and hung it on the clothesline to rest! as the sun shone through the back to the front the beauty of the quilt came through. i hope you can see the colors!

well, what is going on? two weekends ago a dear friend from Indiana came for a weekend visit! we had not seen one another for a few years, but had stayed in touch…what a joy to have her for a while! she had not seen my mother for even longer, so she had a time catching up with this family…FUN!

then we had Easter weekend…how very nice that was. the family came to our house for an after church meal…nice! it is so much fun getting them all together. the talking, laughing, eating, all create such a wonderful atmosphere…i simply love it!

and, then, yesterday evening the family came over to Mother’s for a pre-sale event. we are having a yard/basement sale today and we wanted them to preview and purchase what they wanted as memorabilia, since we are moving to Michigan. what a lovely evening!

and , today is the basement sale. hopefully, someone will, also like the house and yard enough to want to see inside the house and then purchase it! a cash sale would be marvelous!!

well, enough of my ramblings for now.

i am hoping for you…

creativity, love, enjoyment, family caring, and hope…

until next time…

remember…

fiber feel, fiber love, fiber art…

create!!!

news from the home front

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good morning all…well do i have news…my DH, Mother, and I are moving to the great state of Michigan…DH has taken a job there, after a forced mini retirement here in VA. He was offered a position that he could not refuse! So off we go…

 

and that is why I have not been as faithful as i should have been with the blog site. after settling and getting the studio up and running, the computer up and running, the printer up and running, and all the other things i am hoping to do better, especially with the creating and sharing!!

so, i hope i am not jinxing this, it looks as though the DH has found us a wonderful spot in which to live. it is at the end of a very long subdivision. it should allow nice walks and bike rides…YAY!!!! and the kitties will have a place to play…double YAY!!

…and Mother is looking forward to this move. She is 83 and needs to have full time help, so we are blending our households…should be fun…

moving estimates for one house are done, and the DM’s house is on the market, a “basement”/moving sale is pending, so things are on track…lets hope there are no to few hiccups! wish us luck, please

So the creativity has stalled, who knows it may surface through all this, we shall see.

until next time…

remember,

fiber feel, fiber art, create!

state blocks

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good morning all! i find it interesting that there are quilt blocks, even from long go, that reflect where we live, where we have been, and maybe…where we are going…

currently we live in the state of virginia, and have lived in…Imageyup, California…

Imageconnecticut…Imagecolorado…Imagenew york…Imagemichigan…Imagealabama…Imageohio…and…Imageindiana….and i was born inImagewest virginia!!!!

now, can you tell me a story of your life in quilt blocks?

until next time…

remember…

fiber feel, fiber love, fiber art…create