03 August 2011

Quilt Tops & Screen Doors

My parents just left today after a long weekend visiting. It was a very nice visit & we had a lot of fun going to the rodeo (more on that later this week), driving around the area, and just hanging out at home.

My mom is an amazing sewist and taught me garment making last year. This year she wanted to learn how to quilt so she was my first quilting student.

Mom's first quilt top. Made with an Etchings charm pack & using the Bennington pattern in Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson.

I finally finished my A Morris Tapestry quilt. I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but it had ended up in my "on hold" pile. After cutting the border twice (short both times) and running out of fabric I had to rethink it a bit. I think it turned out better than my original plan. :)

Since we have moved so much my parents have never gotten us a house warming present. (It wasn't something I had ever thought of, but something my mom brought up recently.) So while they were here we headed over to Menard's in Scottsbluff and got screen doors & a weed whacker! So awesome! Now I only have to fight with the bugs when I'm outside.

My dad played on the riding lawn mower most of the day yesterday and the "yard" looks amazing! :)

They also brought this with them. When my grandfather passed away recently we received a flag for his service in the Army Air Corps during WWII. We also received a flag for grandma, who was in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve and served in New York during WWII. They never received a flag when she passed away, but now that everything's computerized they discovered the mistake. My brother has the other one so this flag is in honor of both grandparents' service for our country.

And see that painting in the upper left hand corner? One of several paintings that I own that grandpa did. :)

Thanks for visiting!


Anita said...

What a gorgeous first quilt...I love Etchings! Also, what a great piece of history with the flags :)

Becky said...

beautiful view from your new screen door! such a nice story about the flags and that they caught up to your grandma. Nice history to have!

MamaTea said...

What a nice visit you had with your parents. And I can't believe that is your mom's first quilt piece. Did i read that correctly? WOW!

Amanda said...

You're mom's quilt turned out really nice! I love it. (Thanks...now another fabric line I'm going to have to look into getting). ;-)

Yay for screen doors!!! Love the view as well! Makes me miss my grandparent's farm. :-(

So glad you had a great visit with your parents! I'm glad you were able to get your grandfather's flag. I know you really wanted it. I'll send you an email about it.