Tuesday, October 14, 2014


                                             ......... in the works.

While I was visiting my BFF, we worked on a few projects together.

 I've been using the beautiful Island Batik fabrics.

I can't show you everything, just yet.  They are Christmas presents for a few little princesses.  But it was fun making these little bags.

My BFF has a lovely sewing room, so this is where we worked on projects together.  

I miss having a sewing buddy.  So it was fun to work along side my special friend.  

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The final few

Just a few more quilts to share.  I don't often get to quilt shows, so I'm thinking some of you are in the same situation.  I love to see what other quilters are doing, so I will share the last of the quilts from the Ohio show.

And this one was my favorite!!

 I love scrappy quilts!

I hope you enjoyed the quilt show :-)

Happy Quilting!

Friday, October 10, 2014

More Quilts

Okay, here are a few more quilts from the Ohio Quilt show. These were seasonal quilts.

Although not quite seasonal, I thought I'd add this one.  It could be for any occasion.

I have a few more pictures to share next time.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ohio Quilt Show

My friend in Ohio is also a quilter.  So of course we needed to visit a quilt show!  There were some very lovely quilts represented, which I will share some pictures with you over the next couple of days.

Of course we needed to start out with a signature Ohio quilt.

These quilts were made using beautiful Batik fabrics. 

More to come............

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A trip to the North

Last week I enjoyed spending a few days with my BFF in Ohio.  Over the years we have visited each other about twice a year.  We often work on quilting projects and just enjoy time together.

I will show you what we worked on next time.  But my friend took me to a fabulous restaurant for lunch one day, that I wanted to share with you.

The Pine Tree Barn was a store and a restaurant.

We had to taste their famous Lemon Muffins.

and the view from the veranda.

 Although fall was not in full swing in Ohio while I was there, a few colorful trees graced the streets.

Next time I'll share what we worked on.  Christmas projects in the works.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Grand Opening

A couple of weeks ago, my sweet hubby and I were invited to a grand opening of a Bar-B-Que restaurant  that is owned by a friend of ours.  He already had two other locations, but this restaurant is right in the heart of downtown.  Directly across from City Hall!

It was a really big deal!  All kinds of city officials from the Mayor, to the Chief of Police to the Fire Chief were on hand.

Not to mention tons of TV reporters!

From left to right.  The owner, Daniel Hernandez, the Mayor, Fire Chief and Chief of Police.

The Mayor giving the Hog the first wack.  Would you consider that a ribbon cutting?

Two sweet girls sang the Star Spangled Banner, as the crowd gathered outside.

I guess this was the sacrificial hog.

I rarely get downtown anymore, but I was totally amazed at this wall depicting historical downtown Tampa.  As you look at it you might think it's a poster of some kind.  But the beauty of this is that it's all a mosaic.  When you get up close you cannot make out the details, but from afar it was beautiful.  A patchwork quilt of sorts :-)

I know this isn't a quilt related post, but I thought I would share this day with you.  It was something I've never done before. I hope our friend does well in this prime location.

Happy Quilting!