Monday, September 26, 2011

Binding Quilts & Sewing......

HAPPY FALL EVERYONE !!
Hi !

I have been busy binding these quilts and ..............


I also have been making a couple of sewing machine covers. Pots and Pins blog has a wonderful sewing machine cover tutorial that I used to make these sewing machine covers. I just love Roosters !

I also updated my blog by adding a page on the upper right hand corner of my blog with my QUILT FINISHES OF 2011. I also added this cute little red clock to my blog too.

The weather is finally turning cooler here and we even had a little bit of rain on Sunday. Fall is here !

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Lake Tahoe and Log Cabin quilt...

We went on vacation a few weeks ago to Lake Tahoe and took a tour of the Hellman - Ehrman Mansion State Park . This is the front of Pine Lodge which sits on over 2,000 Acres and was built in 1903. Here is the link if you would like to read more http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=991
This is the side of the lodge where there is a gazebo and where you can book weddings now
This lovely couple is our good friends Ken & Sue who went on this trip with us. We have been friends for over 40 years and my hubby has known Ken since Kindergarten over 55 years. They are sitting on the front porch of the mansion waiting for our tour and this is what they are looking at from the porch !


This picture is us standing on the pier looking up at the mansion
Here is Ken wondering around checking out the boathouse and this OLD log cabin
Speaking of Log Cabins here is my Log Cabin quilt top I just finished that is ready to send to the quilter. I made this out of all Jo Morton Providence fabric. This is quilt # 11 for 2011

Smoky is hanging out on the window ledge in the kitchen nook. She barely fits.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's beginning to look like Fall around here....

I can not believe that I have not posted on my blog since august 23rd ! We went to Lake Tahoe for a week with friends and I will share pictures with you in my next post. Meanwhile I have been decorating for fall. First we painted the front door red......

I have my large wreath & red basket decorated with sunflowers....
Of course I just had to decorate the mailbox.......
and the bar cabinet ........
This wonderful pumpkin seed quilt is just perfect on my couch don't you think ? Doreen made me this pumpkin seed quilt for my b-day in 2007......
The lovely little quilt and the little acorn people sits on my old treadle machine cabinet in the sewing room. Doreen made this for me for my b-day last year . Can you see the little acorn people to the right ?
We also had to replace our kitchen faucet and instant hot water.............
They now match my hanging light in the kitchen nook...
Then there is the mama and baby deer who come to visit us each day....
I just finished this quilt top ! I made it out of all Grande Finale fabric my moda and the picture below shows my backing and binding I have chosen .
I will try to post again the end of the week with pictures of our tahoe trip.

I am REALLY ready for Fall