Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year! Read On.....

Thank you friends who sent me surprises!  I received books, patterns, fabrics, Polish pottery and gifts from your hands.  My birthday is just a few days before Christmas so these are from both celebrations.

Cotton, wool, a crow and big primitive stitches!  I love how she quilted the border too!

Wool table mats with a special note of more to come!  I was thinking of creating a space on my studio wall for these pretties!

A hipster bag with polka-dots!  How cute is this and just the right size to carry on my first ever cruise!

Jeff and I celebrate 31 years of bliss tomorrow and have booked a cruise for later next month.  Our first vacation we are taking that is just the two of us, and hundreds of other cruisers.  LOL!

Quilt Hollow is making changes for 2015.  I've got to make the change for my own health and peace of mind.  While I still plan to quilt for others, I will no longer custom quilt.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
xoxo


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Snowflakes!



I found the snowflakes at Lowes Home Improvement.  Just had to share as they are just two cute!  A pack of four on sale now for less than $7. 


I forgot to show you the mini quilt I made for my DIL's birthday.


Bailey is eight months now and "goes to work" with me in the quilt studio now that he is learning his manners.  Though, look at this photo with his feet on the wall!  He is so funny.




Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Holidays




I like to have at least one photo with my post.  This stocking was made for my DIL using several Pinterest tutorials; I kind of winged it.  I'm pleased with how it turned out and I hope she likes it.

These past months I was busy, busy quilting for others.  I normally take December off but not this year. Thank you to all who choose me as your quilter.  I've got the best clients!

My laptop croaked and now replaced.  I had XP and am now learning Windows 8 with touch screen.  my photos in Dropbox, then stuff in a mysterious Cloud?  Whew...technology! 

Then my cell phone was due to be replaced and started having its own personal issues of freezing up and battery draining quickly.  So I've had to replace that and did opt for the new IPhone 6plus so I could see screen better.  Dare I mention the Candy Crush addiction?

You know how luck comes in threes?  I suppose bad luck too.  The monitor to my longarm died.   I was only down a couple days before having it replaced.

One year ago today we moved into our new home though we the little black cloud of my husband's new found cancer and surgery followed by a half year of chemo.  We are glad to have that behind us and this holiday season have decorated our "new home."  So much excitement here!

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!