Staying busy quilting

Where has the first half of Feb. gone??????? I can’t believe it’s half over already. This month I quilted a quilt for a lady from Norway. She was here in the area last summer and saw a quilt that I had quilted at my LQS, so she bought the kit and contacted me to quilt it. I have it quilted and attached the binding for her, now I need to get it shipped off.  I have another one of the same quilt coming soon from another lady. I quilted peacock feathers on the original one in the shop and that’s what everybody likes about the quilt. When I originally did the quilt, I wasn’t sure if the shop owner would like it, but she did and it’s gotten me more business, so that’s a good thing. picture-5053

I received the next Patchwork Party quilt from my LQS yesterday. I love this one!!! ( Sorry I can’t show it to you.) Now I have to decide how to quilt it.

I quilted a BOM for the shop last week, I think it’s called Queen and her Court. picture-5033

My friend Sharon and I are getting ready for our annual mystery Lock in. We’re having it later than usual this year, but that’s a good thing for me. Sharon and I both make the quilts to ensure that we have all the directions written correctly.  My friend Doris has agreed to piece my quilt top for me this year.  YEAH Doris!!! She’s going to piece the queen size top. I finally decided what colors I’m going to use in it, but I need to dye 2 of the fabrics. The blue and purple, I have enough of the pink. Hopefully I can match the colors to what I dyed before. I really like these colors.picture-5032

I’m also going to teach a class on borders and bindings next month, so I’m trying to get things ready for that. I’m hoping that by offering this class, it will help people learn the steps to attaching the border so that their quilt top lays nice and flat and also keeps it square.

Well, I guess that’s it for now, I better get back to the quilt on the machine. Hopefully tonight I’ll get started on sewing the rows together on the snail t’s quilt.  I haven’t had time to work on it lately.

Have a great day!


WIP Wednesday 2-11-09

Last week was a tough week to get through. I’m getting back into the groove but it’s been hard. I finished piecing the remaining snails trail blocks. I’ve decided to name the quilt “Jared’s Rainbow” because Jared aka Floyd brought so much color into my world. His bright smile, his laughter, he was so happy all the time. The bright colors in this quilt make me happy and that’s what Jared always did. I’m determined now to get it finished. Here it is on the design wall.picture-5007

I guess I better get back to the quilt on the machine.  Have a great day.



How do you deal with the loss of a child? Not my child, but one of my bus riders. Floyd (nickname I gave him in the first grade) was a fun loving, laughing, always doing something silly, nice, sweet, innocent,  3rd grade boy that I loved taking to school everyday. He knew he was my favorite on the bus, yes, I know I’m not supposed to have favorites, but he was. He asked me one day as we’re going down the road, in the middle of the conversation, he says “Theresa, am I your favorite on the bus?” Without thinking, I said “Yes” followed by “OOPS, I’m not supposed to have favorites!”  Oh well, I’m glad now that I slipped and confirmed what he already knew. Yes Floyd was my favorite! We had a friendship that I will cherish forever! He would make signs and hang them up on the bus, last week was Kansas day and the kids made Jayhawks, so he gave me his and  hung the Jayhawk up in the window of the bus.  I’m going to have to take it down eventually, but not yet.  I don’t want to accept the fact that Floyd will no longer be out waiting for the bus or come out of school and tell me what happened at school that day or what silly thing he did while playing at home.  As I sit here writing, the tears are streaming down my face.  I’m not looking forward to driving this afternoon. I didn’t learn of the tradgedy until I had finished my morning route.  This is going to be a long week.  I wish I had one more time to tell him, how special he was to me, how he brightened up my days with his silly questions and stories. I will never forget my special Floyd!

Here’s the Jayhawk he made. He laughed about putting the wings upside down, but he didn’t care! picture-4997

Give your loved ones an extra hug and kiss today and be sure to tell them that you love them, because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

Theresa aka Bacon (Floyds nickname for me)