Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Valentine's Day got started...

 Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Valentine's Day, or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated every year on 14 February.
It's the day when people show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love...

Who was St Valentine? 

The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was.The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.  

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.
There, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine". 

This is the oldest known Valentine's Day message in English
written in 1477

Monday, February 13, 2017

Florida Vacation

Hello blogger friends ~

I’m back from vacation…  The weather was absolutely beautiful – in the upper 70’s all week, which was perfect! We came back to a winter wonderland – UGH. We had a great time!  My daughter and son-in law had the whole time planned for us.  They took us on an air boat ride where we saw some alligators, then we went to the zoo, fed the birds and giraffes.  Of course I did get some shopping in… and yes, I went to a quilt shop too!!  “Boutique 4 Quilters” – Just had to buy some material, never have enough!  My daughter found the pretty fold’n stitch leaf topper pattern that she would like me to make for her.  This was on my list of projects to do, so now I have a reason to make a few...

This is the material she picked for the leaf topper...
Here are some Florida pictures...

What a great time!!! :-)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hello Quilter Friends ~

I have been working on a few projects....  A couple BOM's (block of the month), a Mustang wall hanging and a baby quilt...

Below are the two different Block's of the month 
I have been working on...
Below is the baby quilt blocks I'm working on..
This one is a lot of fun. I love it!!!  (cute too)
Here is the Mustang wall hanging... (for my son)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Here's to a Happy & Healthy 2017

Happy New Year Quilter Friends! ~ 2017 will be another year of fun projects and lots of quilting!!!  Wishing you all good health, good friends and good times!!! :-)

                     I spy quilts are a lot of fun for the whole family                   
                                    I made this one for my friends grandson


Blessings to you and your family! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hello Friends ~

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas this year 
and got everything you were wishing for!

 Wishing you a Happy Healthy New Year 2017
Hoping you get lots of quilting time in the coming New Year!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas is right around the corner and I need to finish a couple of quilting  projects. It wouldn’t be so bad if I had time on the weekends, but there seems to be something going on every weekend. I think I may have to take a "me day" off to get them done.

Here are a few quilt hanging I did for my BFF's :-)

Below are towels I embroidered 
for gifts

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello!  Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving  :-)

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's when
family and friends gather round and enjoy a nice
turkey dinner with all the fixing.

I would like to share a few projects I've been working on...
below are a couple of quilt blocks that I have done for 
two blocks of the month classes I am taking...

 Love the colors on this one.

 Below is going to be a very special 
eye -spy quilt for a very special little boy...
 Can't wait to get started!!

 I have a few more but can't share 
just yet... They are Christmas gifts -
don't want to spoil the surprise!