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



video

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!



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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.

~Kat


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




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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hello Friends

I missed the first day of spring posting in my blog. Hope everyone is enjoying sunshine by now.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 
Matthew 6:19-21

Here are some flowers from my garden. I posted the yellow ones that are just like the red ones here in the last post. I don't know what they are called. They grow from bulbs and I just love them. 
I think the purple flowers are daisies. 

spring flowers

I just noticed last night that there is a spider on the smaller purple daisy. Eek!

Today is just gorgeous here in Northern CA. 

I made this little quilt a few years ago and its perfect for the Easter spring table. 
I need to make or purchase some flowers to put in my blue vases. I have had these vases for quite awhile but never put them on my table. If I had the time I would make some pom pom flowers made with yarn.
easter table with blue vases

I have been working on my living room redecorating it here and there for about a year. I am done now with the purchase of this new couch my husband bought from LazyBoy. The Urban Collection and the commercial with Brooke Shields she shows the Urban Collection. My husband is very good deal shopper and got $500.00 off this couch. Now a days you can't even hardly get a couch for less than $1000.00 but he got it way under. Good job DH.



I am very pleased with the way it turned out.

I might add we don't sit here unless we have company and then the family spills over into this area. Our living room is long and narrow and on the other end of this area is where we sit in a comfy Lazyboy recliner couch and have several comfy Lazyboy recliner's and of course a TV. 
I think I have some photos of when we remodeled this house where we removed the fireplace to make the room bigger. It was so weird before with a fireplace separating the two rooms and you could only fit like 6 people on one side and 6 on the other and you could not visit with the others. It was driving me insane. So my father in-law had it removed for us. 

I'm taking a break from quilting and I am making a garment (top) and just finished crocheting a shawl. I still have to attach the little roses and clovers. I love this shawl, Irish Rose Shawl. In this photo I had just stared, that was the first day of work. Such a beautiful color. I'll be sure to post the finished garment and shawl soon. 






Blessings to you and your family.