Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fall Inspired Mini Quilt

So, I also participated in the Fall Inspired Mini Quilt Swap over at the Quilting Gallery. I received my swap yesterday and I LOVE it. I got it from Carmen at Chunky Dunk Quilts. I could not wait to put it up. My mom had given me these cool quilt racks for my birthday this weekend so I wanted to use them. I went to my hall closet where I keep my girly drill (it was a small one perfect for little things around the house) and I totally got distracted looking for it and cleaned my closet. And to make it even worse - I cleaned off a whole shelf and my first thought was "oh, I could put fabric in here." My husband would kill me since I have huge shelves in our guest room full of fabric! By the way, I never found my girly drill which means my husband used it. I wonder where it is. I guess I will clean the hall closet looking for it tonight! Or I could just get a screw driver and screw it in by hand. I'll have to take photos of them and show you. You will want the racks too! Plus my mom made me a wall hanging which I will have to show you the picture of once I hang it.

If you haven't heard yet - head over to Etsy and do some shopping in the Craft Hope section. All proceeds are going to Doctors Without Borders - Haiti. They are taking donations as well through today. But the least you could do it check it out. I ended up buying a couple of pdf patterns.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Favorites Mosaic

As I said before I signed up for the Doll Quilt Swap 8 and incase my partner is stalking me - I thought I would put a mosiac of my flikr favorites. I have a lot so forgive me. I could just add tons more too! I apologize to all those that I didn't credit too. If you check out my favorites on flikr - samcrawley - you can find who it is. I just couldn't figure it out today. Sorry! Just one of those days.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fall Inspired Mini Quilt

I finally finished my Fall Inspired Mini Quilt. I wasn't feeling it. I actually made two. One had trees and then this one. I wasn't feeling the other one even more. Now that this one is done I actually like it. I don't know if you can tell but the apple is similar to one in the apple fabric. I thought it would be cute. I just felt like I could have done more but I think if I did - it would have been too much. Simple is better sometimes. Now I just have to get it in the mail before Monday. I think I can, I think I can. :)
I also just signed up for the Doll Quilt Swap 8. I really like the doll quilt swaps. I feel so accomplished when I finish my little piece of artwork. If you have done quilting bees before - you should try one of these out. Its too late for these two but you can also try STUD. They do it monthly. You just have to catch it on the right day. I think I even got my mom hooked on it. Check out hers. I couldn't figure out how to steal her picture but it is pretty cool.
Have a great day!

Anna aka Grandma, GM, Nana

My grandmother passed away last week. Its been a fight for her the past 6 months so I am happy for her that she was able to pass. She hated being sick. She had never really been sick until she turned 90 so 90 years of good health, she hated not being healthy anymore. Everyone who needed to be there was there and was able to say their good byes and all the adults are doing okay. My daughter is doing better. She had a rough time to start. She was pretty close to her Nana.

To commemorate my grandma, I am going to overload you with pictures of her through the years.
This is my Grandma and Grandpa. They met on the Conney Island bumper cares when my grandma drove over his hat. When he returned from the war they wed two weeks later and the city girl who never left New York moved to the other side of the country with a man she barely knew. This is my favorite picture. I always knew my grandma as a farm girl. She never got gussied up or wore a lot of jewelry and in this she looks like a model.
My Grandma and Uncle Jerry. Poor kid wearing a dress. :)
M and her Nana. The two of them were troublemakers. I'd take them shopping and they would disappear or I would catch them running down the aisles at Costco.
More trouble making. She started my brother's addiction to chocolate.
The whole family annoying her at once. We loved annoying her. She had a great sense of humor.
Thanks for letting me share my grandma with you.