Friday, June 06, 2008

Wednesday's work in progress....

It's been a busy week in my little corner of WI. There have been so many storms that my plants have more miles on them than my car!! High winds and lots of hail... yup, I put them in the garage til it passes. My neighbor and I joked last evening that it would be foolish to take those hanging thingies off our basket plants. They make for speedy moving to the garage! I'm back to volunteering at the nursing home with the Tuesday bingo games. The church ladies take the summer off. And I spent Monday at Jean's, quilting *VBS* Almost no sewing this week....except for this... EBBY! If you are going to help...pay attention!!
 That's better...these are the blocks for my Quilts for Luekemia. Remember when Clare challenged me to make a quilt and donate it? On Wednesday, after a bit of prodding from Clare, I finished up the blocks. This fabric is what I will use for sashing. Then a red border and binding. Hope to get this done today.
 The tissue paper playground still rules at our house. This first one is nearly a "goner" now...more holes than paper....I'm standing by with a new one for her pleasure.
 And a glimpse into July memories *VBS* Celebrating July birthdays for my Grandpa and my Mom,(she took the picture of my Dad and Grandpa) with a home made strawberry shortcake. Grandpa looked so very much like Burl Ives, I think. Wish I could have gotten to know him and his tall tales.
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13 comments:

dot said...

That is a nice quilt. I like the picture of your dad and grandpa. Oh for the simplier days.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Love the new quilt project. You'll have it together in no time. Did someone say cake? Ummm, my mom made the best strawberry shortcake. Once she made the cake in a jelly roll pan and did a strawberry, whipped cream, jelly roll. Ohhh delicious.

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, he REALLY DOES look like Burle Ives! Your red/white quilt is lovely...one of these days...I want to make a red/white quilt. :) Hugs to you and Ebby, dear friend! :)

paula, the quilter said...

I think I still have some of that red cow fabric in the scrap bin. *s* I just love those old hand colored photos like that. They abound in our family collections because of one great-aunt who painted.

Karen said...

Hi, Ebby! Finn, you have the most amazing family photos.

Libby said...

Oh my! Burl Ives - a great resemblance *s* Your donation quilt is just a peach. You are so sweet to make it.

QuiltedSimple said...

I really like the quilt - so moving. And your family photos are great - to be able to see glimpses into the past is a real treasure!!
Kris

Clare said...

Love it! Glad Ebby is helping too, even though she keeps on getting side tracked with tissue paper.

Renee contacted me yesterday. I told her you would email her when it's ready and could she then send you her snail mail address. I need completion pictures for the blog too please *vbs*.

Did I send you the HTML code for your blog?

meggie said...

Great photo! I love old photos.
Ebby looks very happy keeping an eye on those lovely blocks.
You are certainly busy!

cher said...

lovely memory lane walks dear Finn.
the red/white top is coming right along...nice! big hugs

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, that is a pretty close resemblance to Burl Ives!

Loved your reminiscences from your childhood in the previous post. I could identify with a few of them myself!

Granny Lyn said...

Ebby minds so well! 8-)

I love the red & white squares, too, and I have the red cow disease, also.

How lucky you are to have those photos of your family, I would LOVE to have one of my dad and grampa together!!! I have very little of that side of my family, so you are truly blessed!

Chookyblue...... said...

love that red and white Finn.....nice block..