Sunday, January 10, 2010

MY SUNDAY EVENING

Here I am at the computer while my husband watches football and reads a book. He is not really immersed in football, but he doesn't want to miss the good parts, so he reads until he hears the crowd cheer, then he looks up to see what happened. Meanwhile, the TV with the DVR and all my programs are held hostage. Last night I woke up at 3:00AM and came down and watched Castle. Am I really that desperate? No, I just couldn't go back to sleep for a while. 
Castle, by the way, has a great cast, and my favorite is Susan Sullivan. I couldn't place her at first with the red hair, but she is sensational in this role. You may remember her from Dharma and Greg a few years ago, plus a million other things.This role is great for her, as was the Dharma and Greg roll. Plus she looks fabulous!
 

So back to quilts, here  is what I am teaching at the shop this session. Feathered Friends is a 21" table topper. The center is fairly plain, waiting for a centerpiece. As you can see, it is surrounded by pretty birds. I have to say it was inspired by Corry at Dutch Blue who seems to always have pretty birds mingling with the darling things she creates. Please check out her blog. You will love it!

This is a quilt that I made a few years ago and it was a great success as a class, so I thought I would try it again. The classic four-patch on point! I took this quilt off the wall at my son's house when we were there at Christmas with a promise of sending him a replacement while I borrow this back. Yesterday he sent me a photo of a bare wall. He is so impatient!


This final quilt I did not make. Mary Brandt of St. Michael, MN made it for Becky and Travis, pictured above. Becky is our granddaughter--both of us! And we are both quilters. Isn't that great! So the kids got two beautiful quilts from their grandmothers when they got married in October 2009. Aren't they adorable!


That's all for now. I gotta go see if the football game is over and I can catch up on my programs and do some hand stitching.


Later friends...




14 comments:

onlymehere said...

You are amazing with all you do and teach! Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

What a lucky granddaughter and her new husband! All the quilts are beautiful!

Janet said...

Feathered Friends is adorable!! Is it your own design? I love the colors.

quiltmom said...

Hi Marcie,
Really lovely quilts that you have created- I love all the beautiful colors.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy 2010.
Regards,
Anna

corry said...

What a gorgeous quilt and your birds are lovely Marcie! I love the four patch, it's also a great pattern to use up scraps!

sewprimitive karen said...

How funny that your son sent the photo of the bare wall lol. Are Becky and Travis both still in college? They must be, they look so young. They are both lucky to have each other! Your class quilts are wonderful, best of luck with your classes!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the Feathered Friends table topper ...the birds are darling!

Kathie said...

I just love your feathered friend little quilt
I need to make that as one of my little quilts for the year
yes I have been making little 4 patches with my left over strips for a little quilt soon as well.

ah the TV on reading and football on the screen sounds familiar!!!!
Kathie

pajudie said...

Love your "Feathered Friends" quilt - great colors. Great four-patch, too. I'm also a follower of "Castle" - love the interaction of all the characters.
Judie

Wendy said...

Your feathered friends is adorable. I'm too far away to take the class. Is that one of your patterns? Do you mind telling where I can get it?
Lucky kids.

Karen said...

Lovely quilts, as always. I always thought it was funny that my dad took a nap while listening to a game on the radio and watching the same one on TV :) We love Castle, too; my husband has a crush on Beckett. And thanks for the link to Dutch Blue! What a cute blog!

Darlene said...

Feathered Friends is adorable, Marcie. The quilt the other grandmother made is beautitul. I need and want to know more about your scrappy 4 patch - I love it.

*karendianne. said...

Oh I'm giggling. The story of DH and the TV being held hostage. Oh your sense of humor is right on target. I love the Feathered Friends. What I love the most is the center and oh the birds. Oh Marcie, I do, I do, I do love the birds. And then you know how much I love this class four-patch. That's something I'd wanna make. Ohh la, la. Mmmm. Yummmy!

Libby said...

Football *ugh* Good thing we have quilting to keep us happy. Wish I was close enough to take your class - I love your four patch quilt.