Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ava, Ben & Their New Super Capes

These little cuties are the proud owners of new super capes. You know how kids love to be super heroes? They like to tie blankets or towels on their necks so they can be the next super hero. I decided I would make them their very own super hero capes. These capes do have super powers. As soon as they put them on they instantly stop whining and start smiling and running and being super sweet grandbabies. It's easy to see that these capes were a big hit with the little ones.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

St. Mark's Bascilica in Venice, Italy

A few years ago, Richard and I took our first trip to Italy. (I say first because I'm really hoping to return one day!) We went on a tour with a company that knew all about the wonderful places and Bascilicas to see. This is the floor of St. Mark's Bascilica. It's not a real great picture because they don't allow flashes inside the bascilica so I had to take this without a flash. I was so inspired by this floor, I came home and got back into quilting. My plan is to one day create a quilt that mimics this beautiful floor!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Yard Sale Quilt

As I was delivering the mail last Saturday, I came upon a yard sale. You know, one of those community yard sales. Now, I don't normally have time to peruse these sales, cause the mail must be delivered. But, I mean, they're right there. When I got toward the end of my route, sitting right there near the front porch, on top of a suitcase, sat this quilt, all folded up and looking lonely. I happened to have a little money on me that day, so I figured, what the heck. I asked the little old lady how much she wanted for the quilt thinking it was more than I had on me and to my suprise she said, "I was asking $25, but what do you think?" And, I thought wow! So, I offered her $20 thinking she would probably take less, but I didn't want to steal it. And she said YES! She told me a friend of hers had made it and she just didn't need it anymore. Well, to be honest, I didn't need it either, but I wanted it. So, she put it in a plastic bag and I put it in my mail bag and finished delivering that loop. I love this quilt; it was machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted. Beautiful!