Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bambi and Bambis

We're running a little nature preserve here at Villa Rosa.  Wil loves watching and encouraging (feeding) the wildlife that comes through here.  A young doe has been hanging around a lot, munching on the clover he has growing on 2 sides of the house.  Here is little Debbie just outside the workroom door.  And sometimes we see a mama and her little Bambi.  It is the first time we have seen a fawn in our 3 years here.

As it happens when we spotted our first Bambi, I was finishing this quilt for PTQG.  The Bambi fabric blocks are cut 12 1/2".   Then I took some MIDNIGHT BLUE blocks and cut them on 2 adjacent sides so they were also 12 1/2" and wonky.  With a 4" border, it finished 44"x 56", and cute to boot.  Joining the linky party at Quilts are for Giving.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Catching Up on Some Charity Quilting

I've been home long enough to catch up on some my charity quilting.  Found a drawer full of half finished kits from Pine Tree Quilt Guild's Community Service closet.  I cut kits from their donated fabric and my RoseCard patterns.  This one I pieced, quilted and bound, all within 24 hours.  This RED ROSE or MIDNIGHT BLUE block is a quick go-to for me.  The kits always get done fast for all who take them to do.  It uses 5" strips, is quick to cut, and nice for using up a stash.

In my late night blog hopping, I discovered Quilts are for Giving, and am joining their first linky party. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fryer Family Standard

This family picture from our visit to Minnesota last month just about sums it up.  Dad and Grandpa working in the kitchen (yes, we have trained them well).  Kids eating healthy lunch on the newly delivered family heirloom table.  And the Economist--family subscriptions are delivered to CA, MN and TX. 

Missing from the photo would be Mom and Auntie curled up on couches with their e-readers.  And Grandma designing quilts.