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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Prince Charming

Prince Charming 3 by hammskaren
Prince Charming 3, a photo by hammskaren on Flickr.

The pictures I took today turned out a little better than the ones I took yesterday. I still had trouble with the light. This picture has been fine tuned with flickr....It's the best one I have.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Dream On" is finished!

I finally finished the "Dream On" quilt.  I bought the fabric last fall, at the quilt show in Des Moines.  I actually bought it from the Quilted Forest booth.  The Quilted Forest is a quilt shop in Forest City, Iowa.  I only live about 20 miles from Forest City.  Basically I drove all the way to Des Moines (about 150 miles) to buy the fabric I could have bought from the same people, and would have only driven 20 miles.  Oh well...... the quilt show was a lot of fun... :)  I am looking forward to going again this year..... it happens to fall on my wedding anniversary this year! 
Quilting was done by a long-arm quilter at the Quilted Forest.

Back of "Dream On".  If you wait long enough, the fabric goes on clearance........ that's what I did!

Every time I look at this quilt, I hear Steven Tyler singing (more like wailing, I guess!)"Dream on, dream on, dream on, dream until your dreams........"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Part 2 of our travels...

After returning from our trip to Tennessee, we were home for a day and a half, and then left for a wedding out in the Black Hills - Spearfish Canyon, SD.  Here is a picture of a field of sunflowers on along the Interstate.
A little more driving, and the Badlands came into view....
We attended a beautiful outdoor wedding......we were served a delicious Prime Rib dinner, and we spent about 10 hours on the road the next day driving home...... :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's been a busy week!

 We've had kind of a crazy week around here.  We left a week ago yesterday to move the middle son to Tennessee.  He goes to school here....

That's Middle Tennessee State University, if you are wondering. 
We rented a UHaul trailer, as you can see, and this is his new home!

We did take time out for a little fun while we were there, and toured the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. 

We got home late Tuesday, just enough time to get caught up on laundry and pack up again for the next trip.

I'll save those pictures for the next post! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Stars & Strips baby quilt

Stars & Strips baby quilt by hammskaren
Stars & Strips baby quilt, a photo by hammskaren on Flickr.

I finished this quilt earlier this week. I will be sending it home with my sister when she comes out to visit next week. It's for her first grandson. He will be arriving in September. :)

Stars & Strips

Stars & Strips by hammskaren
Stars & Strips, a photo by hammskaren on Flickr.

Here's a close up of the Stars & Strips baby quilt.

Back of Stars & Strips

Back of Stars & Strips by hammskaren
Back of Stars & Strips, a photo by hammskaren on Flickr.

Here is the back of "Stars & Strips". It's a pale green fabric with cream colored dots. Kind of hard to tell in this picture!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What I'm working on now...

I have been saving up old sheets, I should say "vintage" sheets for awhile. I used my Accuquilt to cut 4 1/2 inch squares. I figure if I sew 25 of them together every day, in no time I'll have enough sewn together for a quilt top. I think I need to cut a few more....

Working on a quilt for a baby due in September. His room will be done in browns, tans, sage green, etc. Kind of a star theme going... as I have seen the bedding, etc. this needs borders yet, but you get the idea...

My friend Julie over at joetulips made this cute postcard. It was so much fun to get in the mail! I am amazed at what she does with stuff in her recycling bin. I think she should sell her creations!

The postcard makes a good bookmark.... it will eventually hang on the wall in my sewing area, but I needed something to make my place.... I love these books by Joanne Fluke....... they include recipes...