Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some Visitors and a little Sewing


  •  This is the finished quilt from the group "Between Charming Friends Quilt Along" I will get it quilted in the next couple weeks, I hope. It has been a lot of fun making but all those 1 inch squares made into the 12 patches. where a challenge for even a  seasoned quilter. Of course you see some mistakes after you get it done. Like the three lights together and then about 4 darks down on the right hand side of the outside border.Little Smilie, The youngest of my Great Niece Briana from Colorado Springs. These pictures have gotten all mixed up and I wanted to show you all the kids playing with My Niece Nancy on her harp. The picture shows Similie conductiong,  In this picture of the four of us which is fuzzy because of taking in the living room. From left to right is Nancy my niece who is now living close to Bowie Md. and she plays the harp. My daughter the tall one, Me, and Briana my Great niece. The girl partially seen on the left is Soquel and  the little one Smilie.

These are the blocks, both the 12 patches and the little 4 patches with the muslin around them
Again they are not uploading like they said it would..
Isn't this dear? Smilie playing the harp? She did do some good cords.
This is the group, The two oldest, play the violins and started when about three years old. This is Squire in the front with Smilie conducting . Nancy is playing the harp and in the background by the window is Soquel . Little Sequia will start the viola next year. He will be five. She is homeschooling them and doing a wonderful job. Everything they do is a lesson. On these trips they are seeing all the Civil War places. Nats Mother and Sister live in Martinsburg, W. Va. and they try to come back every couple years. Have always come over to visit. This is the first time that DD and my niece could come. They hadn't seen each other for years. Was a very nice visit.

Then on Sat. Briana called and said that Nat and the boys wanted to come and help get the grass cut for me. Oh, what a blessing. I had a good job for the boys. Pulling weeds that I had started earlier. Did a great job too. Nat also got my new swing put in the grass where I wanted it. Needed to fix some wood strips to put the legs on and it is perfect. Now I go out in the evening when it has cooled off and read .

Thanks, guys,

10 comments:

Screen Door said...

Love the colors in that quilt...great job.

wendyytb said...

The Quilt is absolutely lovely! It was nice seeing the pictures of your family... What a talented bunch!

Kim said...

I really like the "charming" quilt and I checked out your jelly roll blocks too--nice job!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

WooHoo! nice quilt top - will be back later - off to teach. Hugs

MARCIE said...

How nice to have your family around and for them to get to work on your yard as well! I am sure that means a lot to you, as it would to me. They look like a talented group they are! And keep pumping out the quilts--good for you, they are great!

jmquilts said...

Your concert must have been fun!

How super that Nat & the boys came to do some jobs for you. That's what family is for! (and the hugs!)

Jan said...

How nice---a family concert! I like your quilt!

kclily said...

You have a beautiful family. I'm not very fond of 12 patches either but your quilt turned out lovely.

julieQ said...

Such a wonderful quilt! I have the fabric all picked out...must get cracking on that. I am glad you had some good family time.

Candace said...

Lovely quilt. I'm glad that you got help from the family for the yardwork. I enjoyed your family pictures.