Saturday, March 26, 2011

Comfort Food and Quilting

It is cold and spitting snow today.  I decided it was time for comfort food.  Meatloaf and potatoes are in the oven!  That means I can concentrate on sewing and quilts! But first, I thought I would share a little more of San Fransisco.

This is a snapshot of Greg and me with Fisherman's Wharf in the background.  If you look really close in the upper left hand corner is a bit of Alcatraz.  We had just finished up our session for the day and we had thrown on our basketball watching gear and headed out for the KU Alumni Bar.  It was cold and rainy and I was exhuasted.  A few pre-game jitters were hanging around too!

This is the street in front of our hotel.  We were right in the heart of the shopping district.  Yes, that is Saks Fifth Avenue on the corner.  No, I didn't go in.  No, I didn't go in any shops.  No, I didn't go to the 5 story fabric store that was 2 blocks away.  My schedule did not fit a shopping schedule!  However, I did get to meet 10 other people who share my disease and a passion for living our best life.  I made friends and that is certainly an awesome highlight of the trip.  As one of the people said, "Kindred souls find each other".  She is so right on that!

It's quilt time!!

A fun pink and green rail fence with sashing.  It says spring is coming!

It's Mickey--Mickey Mouse!!  And from the looks of the backing, Mickey must be singing his favorite song!

This was a panel that we cut up and the piecer added sashing and borders.  The quilter carried on the ocean theme with the backing.

Three very different quilts for three awesome children.  Next time I'll be updating you on our numbers at this point.  Be ready to be amazed!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I'm sorry about leaving you waiting at the airport, however, that is just what we did.  We were scheduled to leave Phoenix at 10:15.  Our flight ended up leaving at 1:20, although it was iffy up until the last minute if we would leave then.  Ordinarily, a flight delay is not a problem.  I enjoy airports and I had plenty of things to read.  I like browsing in the shops just in case I find something I really didn't need.  Which I did.  I found a great tote bag that was $30 originally marked down to $6.99.  You just can't pass up something like that!  The problem with this flight delay was that Kansas University was playing basketball that afternoon.  We had planned on arriving in San Fransisco, checking into our hotel, and then going to the local KU Alumni Bar to watch the game.  We quickly realized that wasn't going to happen.  We landed safely and were picked up by a limousine.  I've always wanted to have someone standing there with my name on a sign and that is exactly what happened.  Oh, and did I mention that he was tall, dark and had a wonderful Brazilian accent?  We were treated to a nice ride to the hotel which was unbelievable.  Historic, downtown in the shopping district, and very upscale.  I don't believe I have ever stayed in a hotel room that had a chandalier.  More about my trip later, but let's look at some quilts. 

Even as an adult, I love crayons so this fabric jumped out at me.

The quilting is great for this quilt.

And what a fun backing!

This quilt was put together completely with leftovers from another quilt.  We certainly get lots of mileage from our fabric!

The pink flamingos just say fun!

I absolutely fell in love with the backing our quilter used!

Is this cute, or what?

These ducks are darling and the colors are so sweet!

The backing is perfect.

I hope you enjoyed the quilts today.  Check back.  I'll be giving you some more information on my jaunt to San Fransisco and as usual some absolutely awesome quilts.