Monday, September 26, 2016

Fun Begins With Fall!!!




Chester get's perked up-- fresh paint job with help from my friend,"Carol".

It's this time of the year, crisp fall days and decorating with mums, pumpkin's and gourds. 
Love the bumps and lumps on pumpkins!
Finished  my Jacobs Ladder quilt, Just received it back from the long arm quilter..
Diane did great work. I'm so pleased with the special quilting she did around the prairie points! 


 "Hello!" This visitor was  posing for me----  I snapped a picture of her peeking over the wall of our lower patio!
 "Huge snapping turtle", right! 

I told you she was huge. She later strolled over to the neighbors--- dug a big hole under a tree and laid eggs. Who knows, maybe we will have little turtles some day!    

Just finished machine appliqueing "Festival of Trees" quilt.


"Abbie"--trying to hide in my sewing room!

Hope you are enjoying the all festivities that start this time of year!!

Hug's,
Carolyn

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Beautiful Weather, Quilting and Pickles!


We have been sitting out on our Veranda and enjoying the beautiful weather!
 I  have been sewing table toppers. The pattern is titled "Charming Edges", designed by B's Caprice. 
 Very fun to make, especially if you want to use your scraps, we all have them, right?


And just for fun, I want to share a cute cartoon with you all. 

"Pickles"
Hug's Carolyn 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Lee Prairie Designs TBT!

 
 
 
Mothers and I on Mothers Day in 2001. Miss her lot's!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy May Day!!

 
Every year when I was in grade and high school we had a "May Day" event. We dressed in lovely pastel lavender, yellow, pink and blue dresses---with a sprig of flowers tucked in our hair and danced around the decorated may pole.   
 

 Before or after school we would go around our neighborhood with our colorful "May Baskets" we had made filled with popcorn, candy and a few flowers. We delivered them to our friends doorstep, rang the door bell and quickly hide behind a bush till they went inside...what a fun and wonderful memory! 
 
I finished a quilt for our bed and a friend quilted it with her long arm machine....

 
... Miss Abbie just had to pose!!!
 
wishing all a "Happy May Day"!

 
Hugs, Carolyn


Friday, December 25, 2015

It All Began With A Family

 
 
 
 
God Bless You All!
 
Merry Christmas,
 
Carolyn
 


Thursday, November 26, 2015

GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

 
 
 
 
That's Turkey talk, for " HAPPY THANKSGIVING" to you and your families!
 
Hug's


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Where Did The Summer Go...And What I have Been Up To!

 
 
Summer came and went! -----Now we are almost to the end of Fall! Is your Turkey thawing, yet?  
 
We took our annual trip to Galina, Illinois for four days the weekend of October 25th. We based in Galina and toured the Galina Territory along with side trips to Minnesota and Wisconsin. The fall colors along the Mississippi River Road were spectacular! Guttenberg, Iowa was a blaze with fall colors! 
The views from our deck were beautiful.  
Few pictures of downtown Galina 


 We took this picture a few years ago, first snow!
 
When we returned home our Christmas Cactus was in full bloom. 

I have been sewing aprons, quilts, creating Santa's, small quilt tops for wire table toppers and painting watercolor cards. 
 
                      I was a vendor at the Edgewater Retirement Complex, last weekend.
 
Soon...in a week and a half, I will be a vendor in the Holiday Market on 39th Street!
 
I have missed blogging, and all of you! I will post more.
    

 
'Happy Thanksgiving' to you and your families!
 
 
This is a special time of the year -----so much to be thankful for!
 
Hug's, Carolyn