Thursday, November 02, 2006

A bit of this and that....

Just a few loose ends to tie up before I go on retreat tomorrow!!!! YES!!!!! Above is my completed purse. I can't for the life of me find my may jar of fun buttons - so my purse got a just a round metal button for now.


And here is a full view of my stars quilt. I was in a hurry last night so wish I had gotten a better picture. I think part of the problem is my camera is getting old - or maybe it is the user is getting old!


I had to share this really fun quilt I saw at guild last night. Isn't it awesome! What a clever way to use Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks! It is in the book Quilts from Grandmother's Garden by Jaynette Huff (picture below).


And last but not least I just had to share this picture I sent to my kids for Halloween. This was Halloween probably about 12 years ago at our house! Look at how sweet and innocent they were! Not the rude teenagers they can be these days. But my oldest (20) did get a kick out of it - and even shared it with her friends at college. They couldn't believe Holly and Adam looked like that 12 years ago!

19 comments from wonderful readers:

computerpeach said...

have fun at retreat -

the quilts are gorgeous and the crayons are just too cute!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Retreats are sooo fun. It is amazing how much you can get done at them (even if you spend half your time looking at other projects, talking, eating...retreat stuff!)

The english paperpiecing bool looks interesting - thanks.

Siobhan

Tonya R said...

Your quilt looks beautiful. Fun to see the little crayons again.

Tracey said...

Okay...I don't buy it. You said (in a comment on my blog) that you are "behind" and running around like crazy. Ummm...then, why are you still able to get some quilty things done then, may I ask?!?! What's your secret, Dawn?! Fess up...cuz I'm getting nowhere fast! :oP

LOVELY, lovely creations...including the kids!!

Hedgehog said...

So many great photos! Your quilt is beautiful. So is the hexagon one - very cool! Love the bag, too.

Cute Halloween pic, too.

Have fun on retreat!

Screen Door said...

I need that bag!!! Way too cute....
have fun on your retreat--take lots of pics...

Libby said...

Have a great time at your retreat -- your new bag will come in handy to bring lots of fun things home *s*

I really need to buy that book.

Marcie said...

Darling bag! I love plaids, especially this time of year.

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Dawn, that is the cutest Halloween picture I have ever seen! Just adorable!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Susan said...

Except for the cute little crayons, there seems to be a brown theme here. Everything looks great!

Nina In Norway said...

I love your choice of colours, especially the crayons!

McIrish Annie said...

Have a great time at your retreat!! love the crayons, funny this morning I came across a pic of my 20 year old at age 3 dressed as a pirate. It brought a tear to my eye!! thanks for sharing your box of crayolas with us.

Lois R. said...

Great bag!

ForestJane said...

Hope you're having fun at your retreat! Those are such cute crayons - funny how they grow up so fast. :)

Darcie said...

What a darling pic of your crayons!!! Ah, memories.

That's a great little purse, Dawn!

Hope you're having a terrific time as I write this! Just what a person needs this time of year!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Nice quilts, and crayons! I wish you hadn't shown me that paper piecing book... Have fun at t he retreat.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, hope retreat was great!Are the hexagon pieces appliqued to a whole cloth and then the floral appliques added on this quilt you showed?

Judy said...

Everything looks wonderful! The quilt cam out fabulous and I never thought to use that blcok to make stars!

cher said...

oh, retreat-have an extra fun time Dawn!
love the crayon children...adorable. Your star quilt came out great.