Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July 2017

Happy Independence Day to All who Visit my Blog!

It's wonderful time in our nations history to celebrate our freedoms! Never stop! God Bless America!

Where freedom is, there is my nation. — Benjamin Franklin

Another Glamping Trip!

My husband took me to Reno last week to see the quilt show in Reno
Quilt Show Reno

There was a beautiful display of Lion King Quilts that were entered into the Lion King Quilt Challenge

I am posting a few photos of the ones on display at the quilt show

There were so many beautiful and creative Lions, the one that won was a bit shocking to all the guest of the quilt show and to myself. My favorite is the one on the bottom right, the winner is the one at the bottom left. 
I guess it's interesting, but it barely looks like a lion.

While on our trip to Reno we drove to Lake Tahoe Ca and left the trailer parked in Reno, we went just for the day. We were married at Lake Tahoe 29 years ago on July 9th.

This is at Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe a very super special and beautiful photo spot. It's probably the most popular spot to take photos of yourself and Love and family and friends.

This is a small quilt wall hanging, I have not quilted the top yet. It looks a lot better in person. I used a pattern from Edyta Sitar's new book. I am doing a lot of Edyta Sitar's designs right now.

Mom looks great she is home now. I am her caretaker and it's a lot of work! she has a long way to go to getting better. It's hard for her to walk and get around. This was her first day out holding the bear I bought for my trailer.
We were on our way to Doctor appointments when we stopped for lunch.

Cute sign

I made two of these little mug rugs for the 4th of July. Super cute and fun to make. I used Edyta Sitar's Speciality Set, Serendipity.

Have a Happy Safe 4th of July! Happy Birthday America!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It's Summer! Summer Fun! June 2017

Hello Friends,

I have not been around to post in my blog.
Mom fell on May 5th and broke her hip and elbow in two places. She has been in a care home getting therapy. She had two surgeries before going to the care home. She may be coming home next week but I am not sure yet. She still cannot do a lot of things, so I am very concerned at this point what I may have to do. I have to think of a plan B. It would be temporary whatever that plan is. I think she is getting much better than she was, but I do think she needs to get in bed, out of bed and take herself to the bathroom before she can come home. 

I thought I would show off my grandkids today. Summer began officially yesterday!
I really cannot believe it.

This is Rylan First Day of School and Last Day of School

Morgan sitting in the our trailer as we get ready for another camping trip. Morgan graduated last year and has been working and will be starting a Vet Tech trade school this fall.

Just a few weeks ago we went to Cassini Ranch, that is at the Russian River here in California. Yes the Russian River. Who is sick of hearing about the Russians... raise your hands. But this was a beautiful place to go camping and we had a great time.
It is along the CA HWY coast Northern CA.
This is me standing at the top of the mountain on HWY 1 on our way to Fort Ross

It was the best campground we've been to except in Brooking Oregon, that one was pretty great as well.

This is what part of the campground looks like, so peaceful. This is our trailer with Steve in the background.

After getting home from our trip I started on another quilt

Dresden Plate
These are Dresden Plate Quilt Blocks, the first of my new quilt that will go on our bed. For the longest time I have not been able to find a fabric or quilt block I wanted to use for our bed until this past week. I already had this fabric in my stash. It is a 2017 release from from Riley Blake, by  Cottage Mama, Lindsay Wilkes
Dainty Darlings is the name of this fabric collection
Isn't it so pretty? Almost Vintage looking to me, something my grandma might have.
I am going to put some vines and leaves in the quilt as well. It's all planned out in my head not on paper. This same fabric is what I used to make my wallpaper on my blog.
the blanket stitch around the circle is nice, but the bobbin thread came to the top for some reason in a few spots, I will have to take a needle and thread and go over the white thread that came up to the top of the circle and cover that white fabric up.

Table Runner Designed by Edyta Sitar
I made this super cute table runner designed by Edyta Sitar before we left for our last camping trip. It's already on the table. Need some little flowers in the vase.
Well I better get to visit mom and get ready for our camping trip to the Reno Quilt Show. It's so nice to take our trailer to stay in while going to the quilt show. Love it.

Happy Summer!


Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy May!

Spring is always a crazy weather month here in NorCal.
 It's spring, it's winter, it's summer. Today it is actually a spring day, yesterday was more like a summer day and last week it was like winter on a few days to the point I thought I would have to turn on the heater.
 I've had the air conditioner on and thought we may need to turn the heater back on. But we managed through the chilly day without the heater. 

Today I am posting what I have accomplished this past week.

Finished the Lori Holt Millie's Dresses Quilt for my daughter's birthday in August. I still need to quilt the top of it, but the top is finished.

I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Hopefully my daughter Kirsten will love it.

I made this as a wall quilt to go over the couch in my trailer, but it looks a bit to big. I will have to take off the large blue border or trim it down quite a bit. 
This is the space I wanted to hang the bear wall hanging behind my friend Peggy and my husband Steve's head. I don't have the trailer at the house, so I will have to go measure. To bad I didn't think of that first. 

Look at these adorable photos of the RileyBlake Designs Kewpie Doll. I had fun making the doll and quilt. Everything you need is in the box when you purchase the doll and in the box is the doll and the panel to make the quilt and clothes. I made only the gown so far, but there is overhauls, bib and other things. I also made the quilt which is included on the panel as well. 

Sadly I just got a phone call from the Roseville fire department that my mom fell while she was out and is on the way to the emergency room. She has hurt her elbow and hip and do not know if anything is broken or not. 

I pray nothing is broken. Until next time take care and God Bless.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Hello Cute People

I wish I came and updated my blog before this late in the month, but as usual I am a busy, busy girl.

Steve and I had a fun camping trip on my birthday weekend. It was nice to get away for two nights.

I took a photo of Steve holding the camper quilt for me so I could photograph it before we put it in the trailer where it will stay and we will use on the bed. It looks so cute on the bed. The bedroom is separate from the rest of the trailer and nice and private. We went to Jackson, CA and the weather was good that weekend. We have had a lot of rain this year and it continues still and many chilly days even though it is late in April. 

I finished up my crochet shawl and it turned out nice. It looks better in person though.

I decorated for spring and used many different yo-yo maker flowers to make this adorable wreath.

Do you want to see the quilt I am making for my daughter Kirsten? of course you do.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and now that I have posted in my blog at least once this April I will get around to visit. I am amazed and saddened how many people I know don't blog anymore.

The background I posted is from a quilted bag I made. It's a bit busy, but for today it will be fine. :)

Blessings to you
Hugs xo xo ~Kat