Thursday, October 11, 2012

Was Good Morning now Good Afternoon

Do you have days when everything run by computers doesn't want to work for you.  Well, today is that day!  It has taken me two hours just to download these pictures to my blog, can't get my iPhone to download to my computer because I need a newer version of iTunes and can't download that because I don't have enough memory.  So thought I would quilt.  But my machine is acting up yet again and it keeps skipping stitches no matter how many different needles I try.

But I do have some finishes that I want to share.
This is a commission quilt.  It's a gift for my sister-in-laws employee who is retiring at 80.  She loves purple.  I really love this quilt but if I ever do another one I'm rewriting the directions.

This is a charity quilt I finished.  I used leftovers from my stash.  I have two more started and hope to have them done in the next few weeks. They are for the Antelope Valley Guilds Veterans project.

Lexi came to visit and we were kept very busy for two weeks.  I made her this dress (not the cape) from fabric she picked out.  I made one for both Becky and Keira but I don't have pictures of them yet.

Here they all are.  Ephram (6), Daniel (2 1/2), Lexi (3 1/2), Becky (4), Keira (4).  I just love this picture.  They all had a great and we miss them so much.  After they all left it took two days to get the house back in order.  It was hard washing all the fingerprints off the windows but we still have our memories.

I'm trying to keep busy so I don't get so lonely in this big empty house.  I went back to Hanford to sew with the Needle Divas.

 I don't know what I would do without these lovely ladies.  It's amazing how quilting has brought such wonderful people in my life.

I'm still working on my Loose Threads "Dog Days of Summer" quilt.  I have less than a week and the quilting is not going well.  Maybe I'll just go down to Bolts in the Bathtub before the guild meeting tonight and buy some material.  I have some quilts to make for classes I'm teaching there in the next few months.  More later.


  1. Great pictures Anna. Hope to see you soon!

  2. I have one of the oriental lantern quilts - I took the class from you. As usual, you would re-write the pattern and make many improvements I'm sure. I can't believe someone hasn't snagged you for a pattern tester yet because if there is an error, you usually find it. :) Sorry you're having trouble with your dog days quilt and your machine. Sometimes it's just easier to pull out the old sewing machine and work on that - trouble free. See you in a couple weeks - getting excited about HOUSTON!!!!