Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rising Early

There are benefits to rising early. Really, there are. If I keep telling myself that, maybe someday I'll believe it. LOL :-)

My husband left for work early today. I mean early, as in 4:15 a.m., I made his lunch and sent him on his way and got busy reading email and blogs. At one point I hear what sounds like rain. Sure enough, it's raining in July in California which is very rare indeed.
As I got up to refill my coffee cup, I noticed the sunrise through the tree out front (see Three little monkeys post) and think "that looks like a beautiful sunrise". I grab my camera and head outside in my robe and barefeet.
It's an okay sunrise. As I am heading across the wet lawn and into the wet street to get a hopefully better pic I am rewarded with this view in the west.

Yes, it was a beautiful sunrise this morning.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Mom's Quilts, Part 2

These two quilts are on the bed in the third bedroom. This is the room where my sister stays. There are two quilts on most of the beds, not because we are cold but because Mom is a very prolific quilter and she is running out of room to store them. :-) These are both Drunkard's Path and they both look so different due to fabric choices and layout. They are both wonderful.

This quilt was made using the leftovers from a challenge Mom and I did. I bought a half yard of each of the brights and cut them into fat quarters and sent Mom one set. I got the quilt she made and I gave her the one I made. This one is similar to the first one she made. When I unpack it, I will post pics of it. The interesting thing was we both did pinwheels for our challenge quilts.

This is Mom's interpretation of her aunt's drawing of the Pearson farm where her father and aunts grew up.
Hope you all have enjoyed Mom's quilts. I enjoyed sharing them with you.
Take care and God bless

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

VIP Mail

I felt so important yesterday morning when the mail man delivered this well before his normal delivery time.

Let's ignore the fact that I was standing on the curb, barefooted, hosing out the cooler. Not the most attractive pose. Thank goodness nobody had a camera! :-)

This is what was in it.

This are for two quilts for Quilts of Valor sent to me by Debra Spincic. You can visit her blog here and click on the link for Quilts of Valor on the right side. http://debraspincicdesignstudio.blogspot.com/

Quilts of Valor is an organization that gives quilts to wounded veterans of our armed forces. This is just one of the small things we can do for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for us.

When the tops are pieced, I will be sending them to Deb Geyer at http://debgeyer.wordpress.com/ She will be longarm quilting them.

I will post pics when the tops are ready for quilting.

P.S. Did you notice the peaches on the table in the pics? We got them from a friend at church and now I think I need to make a pie or cobbler.

Until next time, take care and God bless, Cory

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Mom's Quilts

I had the opportunity to go home at the end of June. Unfortunately it was for a funeral. I was able to take some pics of quilts that Mom has sewn.

This is the tabletopper on the coffee table. It looks like the created it after receiving the Jim Shore Angel as the colors match perfectly.

This is the quilt in the master bedroom.

This is on the bed I slept in. The bed is an antique wrought iron bed. I don't remember if it came from Grandma's house or Mom and Dad got it at an auction.

This is my niece Brooke. She and Grandma worked on the quilt last summer during her vacation at the lake. The pics are of her dance recitals and the did all the piecing herself. She had done a great job on it.

That's it for today. I'll share more soon.