Friday, November 16, 2012

Spare Part Stars Finished

Will try for a better photo later on  - perhaps Saturday at Bee. It had been cloudy most of the day but the sun decided to shine on my quilt.  So be it. 

I started it back in May.  It is 84 x 84".  Pieced backs are my favorites and I love how this one turned out.

Quilted allover in swirls.  Now to the kitchen.  We're having celebrating our 2 November birthdays tonight.  Just need to make a cake.  I think I'll make Black Forest Cake with chocolate icing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Our Woman's Club Tradition

Each November for the past 17 years the Wendell Woman's Club has prepared and served a meal  for the Wendell Town Employees and also our elected town officials.

It is to thank them for their service to the town.  Our Police Department, Recreation Department, Streets Department, and all the other town employees do a great job of helping make Wendell a wonderful town to live in.
In 1996 Hurricane Fran took down tons of trees in the area and the Town worked incredibly hard to get things back to normal.  We wanted to thank them for their effort.  It was a thank you gesture that we continued today. All our guests tell us they look forward to our meal in November to start off their holiday season.

Lake Life

The leaves are falling up at the lake so John is getting the mower ready for me to run over them and mulch them up a bit.  Normally he does this, but his lungs are so "ratty'(technical term used by his oncologist) that I didn't want him taking chances with all the dust that gets stirred up.

Thank goodness we don't do the entire lot.

Well I'm sure there will be at least one more time, maybe two.  The weather was warm and sunny.  A
perfect day to be outside even if it was for chores.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Little Trees

Last year Connie showed a quilt she had made of little trees.  It is so cute I felt I just had to have one too.  She gave me some of her greens and black and white fabrics to get started.   I need to figure out how to get some fatter trees! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day

Last Tuesday Pat J. and myself delivered 69 quilts, 10 pillowcases and 2 bags of magazines to the Veteran's Hospital in Durham.

The quilts will be given to Veterans in the Hospice Unit.  They were made by two different groups, Undercover Quilters and Pine Tree Quilters.

They were very happy to have the quilts in time for Veterans Day today.   The quilts I made to give are shown here.   I have two started for next year - hope I can do at least three.

Also last Monday, after Bible Study, I used the large tables in the Fellowship Hall to baste some quilts.  Randi came back and helped me so I was able to get three layered.  I am currently quilting the one shown.  I hope to finish it this week in between meetings and appointments.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Finally Finished

This morning I finally finished the OrcaBay quilt top (added the red and black and white borders) that I started last November.  I think it looks like it should be called Wolfpack Bay as it looks like North Carolina State colors.

Haven't decided if I will try the Bonnie Hunter mystery this year - it is such a busy time of year - we'll see.

I layered 3 quilts this afternoon and started quilting one tonight.