Friday, October 4, 2013

Company and Goals

The days are just never long enough these days.  The days, weeks and months slip by too quickly.  October is here and it is time for setting my October goals. 

We enjoyed our house guests from England so much.  While the "guys" were away golfing most every day, Irene and I stayed home and quilted ... and quilted ...and quilted.  They will become grandparents for the first time in a few months so her goal was to make a baby quilt and a quilt for their own bed while they were here.  She loved my Granny's Flower Garden Quilt and decided on that pattern for their bed.



This was a quilt pattern from an old Quiltmaker magazine.  We did this one with a Minky backing and it feels so heavenly.



Then we managed to get a few more done as well.  A simple, but fun baby shower gift...



.....as well as a double Irish Chain.   This one still needs the last two rows attached before she can quilt it, but the other three are done up until the binding.  She even had to buy a new rolling suitcase to get these and plenty  a little more fabric home with her.

 

We even took some time out for retail therapy.  Trainers (tennis shoes) and some NYD jeans were on that shopping list. 

During that time we celebrated our newest granddaughter's Christening with our oldest granddaughter and grandson as the godparents.



We headed down to San Diego with our house guests for a business meeting and enjoyed some beautiful and relaxing weather while we were there.



Now....it is back to real life and back to some goals for October.  I have chosen to finish the Christmas stocking that I started last year.  I am not sure I will be able to finish it, but it HAS to be done for Christmas.  I put it aside last December when I knew there was no chance of finishing it by Christmas.  Wish me luck!!!


 

25 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

The quilts are lovely and all the more special because of the memories created while you worked together. I bet the baby quilt with the minky is heavenly.
Congrats on the christening of your granddaughter.

Martha said...

Lots of cute quilts. I love that Christmas stocking!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just a wonderful lot of quilts and always more fun when sewing with someone else. What a lovely family photo. Oh, I have a stocking somewhere, too - but I know it will not be on this years list.

barcord said...

Lovely quilts Mary. What a beautiful family you have.

Stephanie said...

How much fun you must have had sewing up a storm with your friend!!! Terrific quilts and the little bears are adorable.

Fiesta said...

Sounds like you not only had a productive month but a fun one too

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow Mary...a lot done there....I love them all, but that teddy bear quilt is too adroable.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What fun it must be to have a quilting buddy! You both were so productive. I love that bear quilt! Adorable.

Joyful Quilter said...

The two of you were very busy and productive! All beautiful quilts. And as always beautiful family.

Carla said...

Oh my! You really did quilt and quilt. Looks great

Michele said...

All of the quilts are just beautiful. I'm so glad that you got to enjoy your time together.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful quilts, fun events! Love, love the bear quilt. :) blessings, marlene

Candace said...

What fun to sew with a friend, Mary! I have a feeling she might just tip the scales with her luggage, but it will be well worth it!
Cheers!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

How fun to have traveling and quilting partners for a while! Good luck with the stocking!

Bridget B said...

Beautiful quilts and nice family picture.

Lesley said...

What a successful visit you had! The quilts are all gorgeous! It must have been so much fun!

Thearica said...

Mary, Your grandchildren are simply adorable! You have a beautiful family!

You and your friend sure were busy! I wish I had that much to show for my past week! You wanna come for a visit and motivate me to get er' done!

Michelle said...

Those baby quilts are adorable!

Ivory Spring said...

Mary, I have missed you! Totally my fault... been swamped.

So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with your friend, and I do absolutely love that bear quilt!! And your cross-stitching is looking nice. I am stitching too, when I watch Gwen play at the playground. :)

OPQuilt said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, visiting and sewing along with your friend from the UK, making quilts and making memories.

I love the family photo, and oh, my! that cross-stitched stocking is amazing!

Elizabeth
opquilt.com

Carole said...

Congratulation! Your beautiful family keeps growing! How lovely! You've been a busy bee! You've completed lots of lovely projects. Thanks for sharing!

Lana said...

The peeking bear quilt is so cute...gives me lots of ideas. :)

Mdm Samm said...

Ohhh Mary , I love the stocking stitching….and the dress on your top post is sooo pretty too…love that you sew, stitch and quilt…quite nicely too

Em said...

Hi Mary. I am amazed with the variety of quilts and love the playfulness of the bears. So fun to come visit you :).

Barbara said...

Love the teddy bear quilt. What a great thing to take home to England.