San and I worked on a quilt we had brought fabric to create.
Love the way the fabrics went together.
Here Sandy is sewing in our suite at Residence Inn, Gulfport, Al.
We always have fun together....either drawing, painting and this year....sewing!
When the guys go to play golf, Sandy and I shop, antique etc. etc.
We never are short of things to do :^)
This year we planned to sew,
making a Biloxi Quilt!
Biloxi and Gulfport are beautiful cities located on the ocean....with gorgeous white beaches.
This area was completely destroyed 10 yrs. ago when Katrina came through:(
We had stayed here several times in the past....and it was sad to see so many
of the beautiful homes gone.
All that was left were vacant lots along the ocean....with a small amount of new construction!
There are parades going on each day....some cities having 3 a day!
We had a great place to watch a Mardi Gras parade on the deck of a bar called Big Mikes!
We met some lovely people and collected our share of beads......
Weather was beautiful in the 70's with sun shining.
Unfortunately, Fat Tuesday turned out rainy and cold......ruining much of the festivity.
Bus and Rog played golf with friends Jeff and Tim....
We were lucky to enjoy dinner with them each night!
Laughed until we became a nuisance at several restaurants.
Great time and a wonderful way to spend a week :)
Some of the best food I have ever had......Royal Red shrimp to die for!
The quilt ain't bad either!
Will post later.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Every year my husband and brother in law plan a golfing trip.
This year they are going to Biloxi, Al.
Sandy and I have been included for many years now....
but we are up to our devices :)
Sometimes we sew, read, paint, draw and of course shop!
We are planning on making a quilt top this trip.
This is my selection of fabrics I am taking
Sandy will add her fabrics......
Should be fun!
That little sewing machine I just bought.....PERFECT!
We decided that each would bring a variety of prints and solids.
My solids are not as solid as they could be....but
I don't usually buy plain fabric:)
We chose a color scheme....tomato red, teal blue and any derivatives of those colors.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I have spent the morning laying out many quilt squares I have remaining from finished quilts.
It seems like such a waste of fabric and time.....leaving them sit in a box on a shelf in my sewing area.
Evidently I don't have the SCIENCE of knowing the proper amount of fabric and squares needed for said quilt top.
This is how I spent my morning :)
I think they will all be nice when finished...
I am not fond of doing things more than once....
not sure why :^)
If these look familiar it is because I have already posted
quilts completed with these squares.
I just want to finish up the scrapes :)
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
It is so much fun to live your life with someone that loves you....
and tells you everyday!
Last night Chris and Sheila took us out for dinner to
celebrate Rog's Birthday!
He loves Tuckers and I do to...
great filet, huge baked potatoe and tasty salad
with house Lemon/Vinaigrette dressing!
Always love time with our kids!
Sunday, February 09, 2014
No I am trying to tell you anything..............no puppy, baby or anything else that could require maximum attention.
I want to teach Milly to sew.........so that she will enjoy the art of creating something from fabric as I have.
I have been looking for a used machine on Craig's list and Ebay for some time.
I wanted something that could have duel duty. I belong to a quilting guild and could use a small machine to our meetings. Trying to take one of my machines right now is out of question....too heavy & too expensive to tote around.
Well....two birds with one stone.
Cute half size Janome Minisew.
Looking forward to getting it before Valentines Day.
Next week.....Milly and I will be sewing away :^)
Didn't get any good pics........Margo is harder and harder to get a good pic of her! She is still adorable but not as anxious to have her picture taken. She will say "Cheeseburger" when I say smile....but NO smile:(
They spent the night and went to Josie's school play with us. Then on Birthday Day.....Margo and Papa were treated to dinner at Cracker Barrel by Michael. Milly is always cooperative when I get the camera out....sometimes so silly I can't get a shot though. She is so photogenic!!!!
Then Meems and Leo helped me surprise Rog with a dinner at 1904 Steak House at River City and an evening of gambling. Of course you can guess who the big winner was????? Meems!!!!!!!!!!
We really GOT HIM! All the way up to the Restaurant....he looked befuddled...ha..ha..ha!
If you want an outstanding dinner....you should try it:) Top notch all the way, delicious food, beautiful surroundings and great service. Such a FUN EVENING:) Happy Birthday Honey!!!!!!!