Sunday, July 12, 2009

Long time, no blog

If I told you that I was on a secret mission for the CIA would you believe me?! Well, that and the arrival of summer (finally!) is the reason I am over 30 days away. Usually I am "lurking " around, leaving comments like breadcrumbs all over blogland so you know I am still alive but I haven't even been doing that!! And boy are things going on!! In just a few quick stops, I found that Libby, our Simple Girl, ( and I mean that in a nice way! LOL) has just about sold her house and will be close to me in a few short weeks!! I can't wait!! We are already planning our first quilting adventure!! Debra is being driven insane by her appliances and the Calico Kitten is just about on the move, Watch out Amy, once they are mobile there is no stopping them!

I have been working both at my job and in the garden as well as attending numerous family graduation, birthday and anniversary parties but I do have some quiltiness to show you.



My Uncle Sams were completed for the 4th of July. I am trying to pull a pattern or kit that has been hanging around and actually making them! What a novel idea! This one goes back about 5 years or so.

And you may remember the 2nd Round Robin I was doing with some of the gals from my guild. The kimono block was my center block. Well, the five of us finally all got together for lunch and the finished tops were returned to their owners about two weeks ago.


This is what I got back! I absolutely love it. These gals are sooo talented.



The dragon is my favorite part which was added by Bev who was a new addition to the group. Her applique work is outstanding! Bev is 70 years young and although she is a Yankees fan, she was a great addition to the group! I also love the Chinese lanterns and Pagodas which Lisa added. This one is not getting thrown in the box to "age". I will be finishing it very soon.
The summer quilt that I was working on has been quilted and I am in the process of sewing down the binding. I have been doing some hand quilting on another old UFO which is almost complete. I hope to show those in the next week or so. Summer has always been a slow blogging season for me so please forgive me for my absence. Once the leaves and the temperatures start to fall, I'll be back on a more regular basis.
Lastly, I have to thank Nellie of Nellie's Needles for sending me this lovely mini lake piece as part of her Pay it Forward. I have it hanging in my office at work. Thanks Nellie! It is fabulous!

Hope all is well in your corner of the world! Til we meet again, Quilt til you wilt!

10 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Enjoy the nice weather while you have it...your round robin quilt is gorgeous!

Kay said...

You've got a lot to show! Very nice work on the Uncle Sams, and I'm glad the round robin turned out so well.

Vicki W said...

Oh how lucky to have one of Nellie's lake pieces! Your RR also turned out fantastic. Sometimes those don't turn out so well. You "won" this time!

Libby said...

Will you still be my friend when you find out I was born to be a Dodger fan? *s*

Annette J said...

Love the lake quilt Annie, glad to hear your voice again. Luv Annette

Debra said...

Nice to see you again! Don't stay away so long!

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

-Love the round robin, even though it was handled by a Yankees fan :) Summer is good- enjoy!

The Calico Cat said...

Eventhough I literally had 1000's of posts to read after being away on vacation & away for training, i was wondering what happened to you...

The kitten, turns around in circles on his belly. :o) Oh & he is learning how to kiss. I can't wait to catch that on video!

julieQ said...

Your fourth of July quilt is so cute! I am glad you will have a wonderful quilty neighbor to have fun with!

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