Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas in July

This is my latest project. It is a kit I found at Keepsake Quilting. This little quilt should look great on the wall of a children's room at the Cancer Center. The background is made with blended squares on a fusible grid and then stitched. The gold trim is glittery gold piping. The rest of the tree is raw edge applique. I still have to quilt the top and add the finishing touches--bows, crystals, etc. Angels will grace the tree. It is going to be a fun wall quilt because it has very interesting items found in the dark squares.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Project

I am working on a small Christmas wall hanging. It is a kit that I purchased from Keepsake Quilting. The background of the quilt uses a blended technique with a decorated Christmas tree in the middle. I have the background finished and am working on the Christmas tree. You'll see a photo in a day or two.

Last evening we planted two Knockout roses that my DIL found on a 70% off sale. They were in a gallon tub, so they are very large with plenty of blooms. They are looking great after a brief shower this morning.

We are heading for Colorado later in the month, so yesterday I smoked four chickens and have them frozen. Today I smoked a pork and a beef roast. It came out of the smoker a while ago and we had a delicious sandwich.

I am headed back to my "studio" to work some stitching magic!