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Enjoy your stay under the variable skies of Eastern Washington and watch the seasons change, from planting to harvest here on the farm...be sure to wrap up in a quilt during the winter, it's cold!!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

A Bit of Fun From Christmas

Christmas was fun here at my dad's house...all three of my daughters and my three grandchildren were here!  My girls and I have not all been together for Christmas since 2004, so this was really special.  We celebrated Christmas on December 31, since my daughter and granddaughters from Texas could not get here until then...and my dad and I came down with the flu on January 1!  Talk about lousy timing!!  I didn't get to do the things I wanted to with my grands, but they managed to keep busy.  I found a kit for Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies and they did a great job decorating them.  Can you tell which were done by adults, a 10 year old and a 4 year old?
Surprisingly, they even tasted great!

This is my oldest granddaughter with my new grandson - she's 10 and he's 4 months.
I got a picture of my dad with my middle daughter (she lives in Hawaii, no kids but loves being an auntie).
She always seems to wear her hair up - she's in the Army so I guess she's used to it!

These are my three daughters modeling their new hats a friend of mine in Washington knitted them - there is a hole for their pony tails!  I have one as well and it is so great to have somewhere for all our hair to go!
Yeah, we all have long hair!  I didn't model my hat since I had to take the picture!  They also got matching PJs for Christmas too!

This is my pup, Tara, with her gift sent from my friend Susie, in England.  She loves her cow and can occasionally make the squeaker work!
Not a single thing about quilting...that will be next week!  Not much happening here as I am still working on getting rid of all the yuck from the flu and my visit to the oral surgeon yesterday.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Really Love the Quilted Twins

I really like the Quilted Twins online store.  I don't usually advertise for anyone here, but their prices, quality, shipping costs and customer service is all stellar!!  I just ordered 17 yards of quilting fabric for $55.83 and that included the $5.00 shipping charge!!  That comes out to be $3.28411765/yard!!  All the fabrics are solids and I have plans for every inch of this fabric!  I'll post a picture as soon as it arrives...I only ordered it yesterday and I expect it to be here by Wednesday (they are in Florida and shipping all the way to northern Nevada!).

They also have a page with 122 FREE patterns for quilts!!!  FREE I tell you!!  Awesomeness on that page, and yes, I did go back and count every single one!!!

So, if you are looking for some inexpensive, quality fabric or free quilt patterns, give them a look-see...even if you are out of the United States!  Hurry, because I just checked and lots of the colors are selling out!!

#quiltedtwinsrule

And no, they don't even know I am bragging about them here, so I didn't get a "special" price nor are they paying me to say anything about them!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Hand Quilt Along

I have been putting off finishing this quilt top because I really don't like hand sewing - my arthritis really hates it!  However, I really want to finish this top with its 300+ flying geese that need to be curved with small hand stitches.  To my shame, I only have 16 done, but I'll press on as soon as the flu that has a grip on my household goes away.

If you have a hand quilting or hand stitching project, and would like to join our group, contact Kathy at the link below.
Other than Kathy, those participating in the HQAL are: