August OMG 2017 Goal

Patchwork Times announced the number 8 as the UFO goal for August.

My number 8 is these floral blocks:

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

I stitched these 3 blocks many moons ago when I was teaching a machine applique class.

What to do…pillows…, a table runner…, a wall hanging…, tote bags? 

Hmmmmm….

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). 

Kitty Cushion

“Granddaughter, through you I see the future.
Through me, you’ll see the past.
In the present, we’ll love one another as long as these moments last.” – Unknown

This past weekend, I was blessed to have my son and his family visit.  The last time that they were able to visit was back in April.

Having my 10 year old granddaughter with me, meant that we could finish her cushion project that we began the last time that she was here. 

You can see the beginning of it in this blog post.

Alyssa's Kitty Cushion

A. chose the fabrics, threads, and the applique.  She also did most of the sewing (I helped a little bit with those eyes).  I simply encouraged her along.

Alyssa's Kitty Cushion

She’s a happy little camper, and I am a proud Grandma!

“A granddaughter fills her grandmother’s heart with rainbows!” -Unknown

Slow Sunday Stitching

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 15

I did take a photo of block 16, which I will be working on for my next slow stitching project, but I’ve lost it. It is hiding somewhere in the depths of my computer.

So this one will be a surprise to you when I show it. 

Meantime, I have my son and his fam visiting, so I believe I will go enjoy some more summertime fun!

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.  Click on the link, and see the great projects that others are working on!

July OMG 2017 Goal Update

Patchwork Times  drew the number 12 for the ufo project in July.  My project was to come up with a plan to finish blocks that were given to me when I served as President of my local quilt guild.

Way back in 2001.

President's Blocks

I came up with a plan!

President's Blocks

I’ve got backing, batting and sashes cut.

President's Blocks

And I had  a great time sewing each block into an individual ‘page’.  What a pleasant trip down memory lane as I worked on each one!

President's Blocks

I ran out of grommets, so this will have to wait until I can get some more.  Meantime, I do have to finish quilting the blocks.

I’m going to have an awesome (and big) memory book!

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Head on over to see what everyone else is doing!

Alaska Harbor Dinner Cruise

A harbor seal led our dinner cruise.  What fun to follow him (or was it a her) for the beginning of our 3-1/2 hour cruise around the harbor!

While in Alaska, our daughter and son-in-law treated us to a dinner cruise hosted by Marty and Marion, of the Galley Gourmet, from St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak, Alaska.

I highly recommend this cruise!  Marty is the former harbor master and Marion is a master gardener, chef, author and photographer.  They offer wonderful hospitality, not only in great-tasting food, but also in wildlife viewing, and entertaining (and knowledgeable stories) aboard their beautiful craft, the Sea Breeze.

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The photos were taken by myself, my Hubby, and my daughter.

Enjoy the show!

Denali Park

For those of you who are interested in my trip to Alaska, here is a slideshow of more photos, as promised.

You are looking at my visit to Denali Park.  I was blessed with a gorgeous day for the visit!

Hubby and I saw golden eagle, moose, ptarmigan, Dall sheep, bear, caribou, small critters, and fabulous scenery.  Nobody creates and designs like the great God above!

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Enjoy!

Click here for a slideshow of the glaciers viewed from the flight to Alaska.

Click here for a slideshow of the Alaska Railroad Denali Star train ride.

July OMG 2017 Goal

The UFO goal for July was announced by Judy, at Patchwork Times.

This month, the #12 was chosen.  My #12 is the blocks that quilt guild members made for me when I served as the guild president.

President's Blocks

I served as President of the Colville Piecemakers Quilt Guild 1999-2001.  I have thirty six signed blocks given to me when my term was up. 

President's Blocks

My goal for this month is to come up with a plan to put these blocks together.  I don’t expect to get beyond the planning stage, since summer is a busy time, but having a plan is good progress.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Head on over to see what everyone else is doing!