Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Over the weekend I had a "Block Party" and finished Marilyn's blocks and used some of my own scraps to bring the total up to 56 blocks. Now, they are ready to sew together into rows for another Quilt of Valor.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Three cowls off the needles. . .
Pattern: Snow Day Cowl by Sue Jackson (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Grey Tweed (2 cowls) - reclaimed wool from thrift shop sweaters 3.5 oz. each
Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds (Deep Red) 3 oz.
Needles: US 11 - red cowl and one grey tweed cowl
US 10.5 - one grey tweed cowl
Stitches: 72 sts
Red cowl is 7 inches high
Grey tweed cowls are 8 inches each
I love this pattern and have already cast on more Snow Day Cowls.
Monday, November 24, 2014
62 x 79 inches
Last week, I decided to get busy and finish the quilt. As shown in the photo, the top is finished. I usually hang the finished tops in my kitchen for a few days to "live with the quilt," and each time I glanced at this quilt, all the brown really bothered me.
Saturday, I decided to order this black/turquoise fabric from the Jenny Beyer website.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The train was comfortable and definitely fast, traveling 150 - 200 miles per hour.
|Bev, Martha and Lavina|
|Nancy cruising the aisle to take photos|
|advertisement on the wall of the Bullet Train|
Thursday, November 20, 2014
|Home of the Brave|
The local Quilt of Valor (QOV) presentation was made last week, and ninety-six veterans received quilted hugs in honor of their service.
I was delighted to see that Home of the Brave was selected by Marianne Lambert, who served in the United States Navy and is now a missionary in Kaoshuing, Taiwan. Marianne's smile made my day when I saw this photo featured on County 10.
If you know of a veteran who would like a Quilt of Valor, one can be requested on the Quilt of Valor website.
Quilt of Valor needs more volunteers to make quilts and to machine quilt them. None of those who work at the national or state level of Quilts of Valor are paid - it's an all volunteer effort. Please consider making some quilt blocks or a complete quilt top. If you have a longarm quilting machine, please consider quilting one or two quilts a month for this effort. Let's make sure that every veteran receives a quilt hug for their selfless service.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
|John S., Nils G., Jerry S., Rich S. and Nancy S.|
John, the oldest, was 20 years my senior, followed by Rich, and then Jerry. I do not have any memories of Jerry since he died when I was four years old. I vaguely remember when someone came to the house after the accident to inform my parents.
In October 1955, Jerry went to an FFA meeting or judging competition in Lander, and for some reason the group was transported in private vehicles rather than a school bus. On the way home, the car that Jerry was riding in missed a curve on the Ethete Road, and he was ejected.
Nils (standing by the heater) lived on a neighboring farm and visited frequently.