Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More quilts of valor.....

I'll first sneak in a picture of a birthday gift delivered to me by my friend.

A dual purpose sewing cover up for my machine.....there is always an abundance of dust floating around a sewing room.  It is unbelievable how quickly it collects.  Now, I can protect my machine a bit from the dust.......and, it's cute and clever besides!

Then when it is not used as a cover up, it can be placed under the machine to store sewing items in the several different pockets.  I'm looking forward to styling at retreats!

 More amazing quilts of valor.

Waving Freedom
There was a great deal of effort placed into the making of these quilts......many dedicated women wanting to express there appreciation to those who serve.

Thank you Quilt of Valor
I found this quilt to be clever and very interestingly constructed.

Stars and Stripes Forever

Glory and Old Glory

This concludes the Quilts of Valor photos which I took at the quilt show.  Perhaps it will give some of you inspiration if you are involved in this admirable project.

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
-Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, August 22, 2016

Amemorable week end.....

I celebrated my birthday this weekend and welcomed Medicare into my life.  I guess I am officially a senior citizen!  My adorable little great niece is now enrolled at the university of Utah, which promises to bring new life and excitement into our lives.  As her mother, who is my niece told us good bye, Sarah expressed just the right thing to say...."Aunt Norma you sure don't seem your age and you certainly don't act like it! :-)  I took it as a compliment.

We had a visit to Farmers Market, one of my most favorite things to do.  I took a few photos to share with you.

Enjoying all of the fresh produce is part of the end of summer pleasures!  I do not have a vegetable garden as there is not available space.  My daughters however, have splendid gardens and are getting ready to begin the process of canning all of the various things they enjoy doing with tomatoes.

Part of the joy for me is stopping by to enjoy the dogs.

 I love picking out a pastry to enjoy with my Sunday morning coffee.

More pooches.

Fabulous loafs of bread in a variety of savory flavors.

We brought home two boxes of peaches.  We eat bunches fresh, and then Bruce freezes peaches for his morning smoothies.

Too cute to pass up.

In spite having a house full of visitors this past week, I managed to finish binding my new quilt, and completing the pillows to accompany it.  I chose these doves, because they mate for life.  I think I will name them, "I Am Yours", and "You Are Mine."

An easy block to make.

And the table runner has been completed also.  I delivered the table runner, the pillows and three quilts to my son in law who is my photographer.  Jess, is so talented and helpful, I'm not certain what I would do with out him!  So, patterns should be coming in the near future.

A close up.
I Thought I'd share one of my favorite quotes to start us out on the new week.  "What ever you are, be a good one."
-Abraham Lincoln

I'll have more quilts of valor to share tomorrow.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Honoring those who serve.....

Soldiers Are My Hero's.

We Salute You.

Blazing Eagle.

Let Your Star Shine.

Fabulous quilting!

Spiral Galaxy

All Star Hero.

These quilts are certainly a marvelous way to recognize and honor those who serve and have served.

"Comparison is the thief of joy."  -Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Quilts of Valor

There were some absolutely amazing star studded Quilts of Valor.

All American Stars and Stripes.

These quilts would be certain to warm some veterans heart.

Blue Stars......a favorite of mine.

Ted......with consideration of a family member and his sacrifice.

Where Eagles Dare.


Stars Shine, Heroes Soar.

Many thanks to the women who created these quilts for well deserving veterans.  There will be more quilts tomorrow.
"Although the world is full of suffering it is also full of the overcoming of it."  -Helen Keller