Tuesday, June 30, 2009

jelly roll quilts

Since its been hot, very HOT, I stayed indoors AC and was 'productive' !
After finishing a commission job for Tx lady of 7 feathered stars. I had this bundle of batiks saved from trip to Hot Springs, Ark early spring. I love batiks. A pattern in the Jelly Roll Quilt book called for these strips.. I had so much fun with one. why not make TWO ?!... so I did.
We are busy cruisin the hills around here on the bike . Admiring the wild flower colors along the sides of the roads. We marvel at the farms that have SO MUCH mowing. endless circles.... why dont they put giant gardens in that space... be usefull...it cant take that much more time than sitting in circles....
Our garden is watched over carefully by the Diva.. she loves it out there. Tomatoes & beans soon !
We are amazed at the dumb women on phones and how VERY riskey they are to US.
( PLEASE, put the phones AWAY people)
A recent trip to town the 9 quilts in last blog were donated to Linus. Bring the total Good Deeds so far this year to about 16. with several more on hangers yet to be finished.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Good Deeds !

Yes, I'm still stitchin away ~~~~

I go in spurts, with sewing several tops,, then its sits for couple weeks. Then I get busy and quilt them.. then they sit a bit till we do the pics...
I had a visit this spring, The door bell rang.... dingdong.... AVON LAdy!
What a nice visit we had ! In all our chatter it was mentioned Good Deed quilts, 'did I get paid for this?'... 'Noooo but I have sisters and freinds that have all helped along the way.' We chatted some more... We snoooped the Avon book.... on her merry way she went,,,,,,
Couple days later ~dingdong ~~ Avon Lady... she and another friend of hers had a sack FULL of good fabric colors for me. I spent a good week motivated playing with those country style fabrics. Thank You Diana!
few weeks later ~~ dingdong~ Avon Lady..... another merry visit and much chatter ! along with another full sack of fabric colors.. all bright colors!.... again I was motivated & inspired and sewed steady for a week.
I still have good sized bundles of colors to play with. They will get used! They will go tword more Good Deed Quilts. Thank you kindly Diana and her lady friends.
I need to order bulk roll of batting again. Progress! Our garden is growing well. Diva is entertained by the kids out back and practicing her 'singing'. I hope to soon have the blue lagoon pool filled up . ~~ Summer at Camp David~~K

Bike Adventure

the lunch line, ALL the way up the hill:

the nut shack, $5 for 'lunch':

While riding on Tuesday thru Jefferson City, we came upon a sign advertising a town festival....... ahem.... the Testical Festival in Olean Mo.

Tim of course had to google it.. then plan a route to attend this event and see for ourselves what it was.
We had a nice sun shiney ride. We saw hundreds of bikes. Bike people of all ages.. lots of our age !
There were a few crafty booths. We did B'fast prior,,,,, so we didint DO the offered lunch. ahahaha.
This is a link of a prior Festival with lil more info.