Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

What Makes A Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagles's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it....DAD
~Author Unknown~

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there! :o)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy 73rd Birthday, Dad!

Happy 28th Birthday, Heather!

I love you both very much!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Nothing like a little quilting therapy to chase away the doldrums. Those who checked out my "EQ Fun" post in March may remember this cute little tablerunner I designed:

Well, lookee what we have here...a finished top! Yay!

Oh, I have another UFO to be quilted. Oh well, so what. What's another top? LOL! It was fast and fun to make. Almost like instant gratification. Once quilted and bound, it should measure approximately 44 x 20.

Yesterday my Designer 1 went on the fritz while I was working on the applique border of my Keepsake Squares top. The thread was causing a rat's nest under my work from the bobbin area. I tried everything to rectify it -- change needles, rethread, clean bobbin area, etc. Rats! Still rats -- rats nest that is. So it's in the shop and I had to put that top aside for now. It was due for a tune-up anyway. Who knows -- maybe that's the culprit.

So what's a girl to do when she is itchin' to stitch? Why pull out her Bernina 440 that she's only used once to quilt her grandson's sailboats top, of course. *grin* After reacquainting myself with my Bernina's bells and whistles, I took off on my tablerunner adventure. Thus "Flowerburst" was born. :o) Now don't look too closely at my blanket stitch. I surely like my Designer 1 much more for that stitch. But it's presentable and I can live with that. :o)

I'm also willing to share, too. Anyone out there who has EQ6 and wants my project file for "Flowerburst," just e-mail me and I'll be happy to e-mail the project file to you so you can create one of your very own. All I ask is that you please don't redistribute it without my permission. :o)

Quilty hugs,