Saturday, September 20, 2014

Calendar Girls are coming home !

Just received this picture 1 of many from  Eileen at robin hill quilts !

Eileen has just finished quilting my girls and they will be home next week.
As you can see she did a AMAZING job and I am just thrilled

If you go to this link you can see all of the pictures she has posted on her blog

Can't wait for my girls  to come home to me :-D



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall and California fires

Well it is official !

Monday is the first day of Fall !

Time to start decorating for Fall !

The Fall quilts are hung

Wreath on front porch to greet friends

Just love this Sign !

We had a scare last Saturday !
 I do not know if you saw on the news the " DOG BAR FIRE " ?
The fire was only a mile or so down the street from us an we had the closest  fire hydrant so trucks have been coming by regularly to feel up the tanker trucks.   Just to close for my comfort :-(
I am happy to say that the fire is now 75% contained .
There is also a horrible fire at Yosemite and at Pollock Pines !  Pollock Pines fire has burned over 8,900 acres so far !

We have been experiencing very thick and heavy smoke here for days .

My hats go off to these brave fireman and the awesome job they are doing in this busy fire season !

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hayride Quilt ready for Fall


  I made this simple sweet little lap quilt last November when was gifted this quilt kit from Doreen She designed this sweet beginner quilt & I made it in 1 afternoon . Then  it sat in my basket of UFO"S waiting to be finished .

I decided it was time to get this done for Fall !

Just did a simple diagonal quilting . I did not use batting for this quilt and used a flannel fabric for the backing.

Took a few pictures  outside this morning to share.

on the lawn

Patio bench

 Just look at this beautiful pumpkin batik fabric !

Now I can curl up in this quilt on the cool Fall nights ;-)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Watching football sewing my binding on my HAYRIDE QUILT !


I figured it was time to finish this quilt for Fall !

I made this quilt last year and just finished quilting it and I plan on getting this binding done today !



Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall Garden

Happy Labor Day and  September 1st !

I don't know about you but I am ready for cooler weather and for my Maples to start changing color

I walked around the garden and took a few pictures of what is blooming right now.

Decorated my bakers rack on the deck !

I do not know if your remember  this plant I purchased last year !  It is a Chinese lantern plant and everyone warned me NOT  to plant it on my garden so I put it in this pot.

Well I lifted up one of the leaves and I have 3 blooms on it this year !
I dried the flowers I had last year and they look so pretty in a dried flower arrangement

This is flowering maple that I just put on the deck ! Love the flowers on this one !

Walking onto the deck you will see I moved my furniture around

 I now have my wicker chairs facing the yard while having my morning coffee

Smoky is laying in waiting hoping to catch a bird

I have lots more pictures to share and will post them soon

Happy Sewing !