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I'm still here and I've been busy

but have no pictures to share again.  I am almost done with the "whisper challenge" quilt, which I won't be able to show a picture of for a year.  All that is left to do is sew down the binding, put on the sleeve and label.  Then I hope to also hand sew the yo-yo's for my Dresden plate quilt tonight and pin it tomorrow and quilt it and be done with that one this weekend!  Then I have to start working on the rest of my Lemoyne stars for the next Vintage Moments class.

My sister commissioned me to sew her a laptop bag and we bought all the fabric and parts for that this weekend while she was down visiting my folks.  I got the car headliner foam today at lunch and maybe I'll even get that started this weekend.

I had a great visit with my little sister and her son, my folks and my brother and his family this weekend.  My mom is doing good - building up strength for the next round of chemo or whatever they decide to do this time.  My little sister was great and made…

Vintage Moments Class has begun

And today we worked on LeMoyne stars.  Not one of the easiest blocks for me but I managed to get 3 of the 17 needed done today.  Luckily we have a month to get the rest finished.  This is a 6 month class and we meet once a month.

Here's a block by almost everyone in the class.  My block is the top left block.  (photo quality poor because I had to use my cell phone for pictures).  Janice's is the purple one next to mine, Linda Matthews is the top right.  On the bottom row - from left to right, Lynette, Rita, Sara and Barbara Brown.
Here's Anna Koelewyn (left) the teacher and another student Hiley (not sure how she spell it) with 2 more blocks.  Anna is holding Linda Blasingames.
Great class and I can't wait to see all of them finished.

Finished the top of my Dresden Plate quilt and got the back and binding ready to go.  Just need to pin and quilt.  (Just, right!)

Tomorrow I have my in-laws over for dinner for Father's Day and my father-in-law's birthday, so n…

You Are My Sunshine!

Loose Threads met tonight - all but Janice made it - she succumbed to the flu poor baby.  So now I can finally show a finished quilt.  Our technique was using metal and the theme was sunshine.  Here's mine.  I was inspired by a quote/poster I saw on Pinterest.
  Obviously I used the metal on the letter O in You.  I quilted it before I laid the words down so I have the quilting radiating from the O in You as well.  Simple but I really like it.

Here's what the rest of the girls did.

Barbara Sawyer's is on a t-shirt jacket she's making - it will have a metal microphone and the rooster will be "singing" to the sunshine.

We talked more about our Whisper Challenge and getting excited about that.  I think I've narrowed down my photo to about 2 or 3 pictures.  I have until July 12th to get it done.

I also finished quilting my friend Deolinda's baby quilt for her.  Here's the finished quilted top.  It's not bound - that's her job.
She said she lik…

A peek at what I'm working on...

The Loose Threads Art group meets next Tuesday and we were to use some metals in our piece with the inspiration word of sunshine.  Here's a peek at my piece.  Yes, it's done!

Then I started working on 2 of the 3 birthday pieces due in August.  Here's a snippet of what I've done.  The tops are done, they are pinned and just waiting to be quilted.  Not telling who they are for either.  :)

And then my friend Deolinda asked me to machine quilt this baby quilt.  I am almost done with the block quilting and need to figure out what to do on the border. This still has the marking pen marks on it.  I used Valdani's variegated thread in pastel colors (called Early Spring).  I love these threads but wish they were a bit thinner, but the colors, oh my.

On the family scene, my mom started her next regimen of chemo pills and was doing great for the first 3 or 4 days, even baked some cookies, went out to dinner and then last night her face was itchy again so she got up in the mi…

I have been quilting

but I can't show anything.  I hope to be able to show you something by next week.  I have 3 birthdays in August that I need to make quilts for (Loose Threads ladies) and I have the top of one done, 1/2 of another done - not sure what I'm going to do for the 3rd.  Plus I have to make a quilt for our Whisper challenge by August.  Plus, plus plus.  I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.  I'll get over it though.

So my step-daughter is opening an Etsy shop.  I'm going to try to put a link on the right so please take time to check it out.  Maybe I'll give her some quilts for her to sell for me.

Must get back to work on my quilts.
Thanks for looking - sorry no photos.  Maybe I'll give you a hint or a peek in a day or two.