Monday, October 27, 2014

Well  I Did it !!!!

I had received a gift for my 60th Birthday last year for 1 ride in a hot air balloon !

After much planning of schedules and weather my daughter arranged for us to fly in the sky Sunday morning ! Hubby was not interested in going so my daughter , her boyfriend and I went !

We got up at 4:30 in the morning to be at the Marriot in Napa by 7AM.
Where we had coffee and danish waiting for us .  We signed in and were assigned a pilot.
Then loaded in vans taking us all  to Yountville  where we would be taking off from.

We could not have asked for a more beautiful day.  The sun was rising and other balloons were flying above us

When we arrived our balloons were all laid out with the baskets laying on their sides

As we were  watching them fill our balloon we took lots of pictures

  When we  took off it was AMAZING !  We were just floating in the sky and is was so peaceful  as we flew over all of the vineyards

After we landed we were driven back to the hotel where a Champagne brunch was waiting for us and these pictures on our tables as a reminder of a most Awesome experience !

This will be a day I will never forget !!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Here's LUCY !!!!!!

What a fun quilt to make ! Just LOVE how it came out !

This pattern is from Miss Rosie's quilt company . You can also purchase this pdf pattern for only  $3.00 here 

Each block has 25 - 1 1/4" blocks and my quilt measures 63 " x 63"

I am having a hard time deciding on a backing :-(    Any suggestions ??????

I have this quilt done since last week . This is the first chance I have had time to post it .

Went away for the weekend to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary :-D
Boy does time fly by .

On the way home yesterday we saw this cool cloud formation. We have never seen anything like this before .

Happy Sewing !


Monday, October 13, 2014

What I have been working on " LUCY "

I fell in love with "LUCY " the first time I saw it on Thelmas blog.
I am not into bright halloween fabrics and this quilt just fit the bill for me :-D

I did not order Carrie's quilt kit because it sold out in a heart beat .
I looked thru my stash and decided to use my American Gothic fabric I had for the black and I ordered a few fig tree , scrumptious & boo crew fabrics for the orange. The gray fabric is the the little Black Dress 2 line of fabric.

I am not making my quilt the 74" x 74" that the pattern calls for.  I eliminated 2 rows from the side and the bottom so mine should before around 60 " x 60 " or so .

May I say how fun this quilt is to make and so easy .

I only have 5 more of the 25 patch blocks to make and then I can sew it together

We are supposed to have rain this week and I could not be happier :-D

Happy Sewing


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hampton Ridge month 11 and 12  fabrics have arrived in the mail .

These fabrics kits are the last 2 months and they include everything to finish sewing this quilt together

Month 11 and 12 

Month 11 has the fabric for the  cream for sashing ,  brown corners stones and red for set in side triangles

Check out this Gorgeous border fabric  WOW !

 I do not have time right now to sew this quilt together hopefully after the holidays I can :-D

Happy Sewing !