Wednesday, May 22, 2019

This Friday our oldest grandson, John, graduates from High School.  He has been working on his college credits already and hopes to graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science.  He is so hardworking,  an athlete, loves to serve others and loves the Lord with all his heart. He's an incredible grandson and bails us out with our tech issues, as well as such a wonderful son and big brother and  nephew and cousin.. He's had his own lawn business for over three years and earned enough to get a truck to carry all his tools in.  It's so hard to believe that he is already 18; it seems like just yesterday he was little.  He is always there to lend a hand to our family and he serves at church as well.  Carrie and Brent you've done an incredible job raising him!  We can't wait to see what the future holds for John.                             CONGRATULATIONS JOHN

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Feed Sack Quilts~2

Happy Thursday to you! Here are the remaining Feed Sack quilts that I've been sharing. As I've mentioned, this was a wonderful lecture and show & tell. I hope you've enjoyed it. This first quilt was the back of one, made from tablecloths.




A big thank you to Ms. Jeananne Wright of Longmont for sharing her knowledge and collection with us.
Blessings on your day~
Noreen

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Feed Sack Quilts

Happy Tuesday to you. Until last Friday, I had no idea what Feed Sacks looked like; in fact, I thought they were old burlap sacks filled with corn and wheat-these are actually called Guniesacks. I knew many had ads printed on them, but had no idea they were often cotton fabrics. I was so surprised to see they flower prints on the feed sacks.  Some of these quilts have blocks from decades ago and feed sack fabrics intermingled.  I think the purple in the first one was feed sack material.








I absolutely love this next quilt!
Tablecloths often were used for the backing due to their size.


We still have more to see and I'l finish up tomorrow.
Have a great day!
Noreen


Monday, May 13, 2019

A Quilters Gatering

Good Morning to you! I had hoped to get here last week, but as always our week was filled with our Best Friends who were here for the week and a presentation for our quilt mini group that I was involved in hosting. We had Ms. Jeananne Wright speak to our group and share a small part of her quilt collection with us. This morning had been in the works since last year and it was wonderful.  We decorated all the tables with quilted runners and jars with buttons in them.  Love this first one!


Since Spring has been officially here(although last week was raining and cold), we decorated with that in mind.

Our greeters, Julie and Rinda.  Rinda originally started our group and has been an inspiration with quilting to all of us.
More incredible food that our group supplied.

Loretta, myself and Rinda. Loretta was the brains behind this whole morning and has the creative flair to put the extra special touches on the details. She made the cutest name tags.
Loretta and I work so well together and have a very similar style with quilting, so it is always fun to get together.  Look at all the beautiful quilts behind us.
Our Speaker  was Ms. Jeananne Wright; her presentation was on Feed Sack Quilts.  I had no idea what Feed Sacks looked like, I thought they were burlap sacks with ads on them-I was wrong. In fact, the dress and purse she is wearing were made from feed sacks.  The history of quilting always amazes me.
Come back tomorrow and you'll see her quilts.  This woman is a quilt historian, appraiser and collector with 807 quilts, ranging from the late 1880's-1970's.  I've heard her speak on Civil War Quilts and that was fabulous too.  I learned a lot of history of the era of quilting from the 30's.
It was a lot of work and I learned a lot on how to handle situations that arise, but so thankful we put it on.
Blessings on your day!
Noreen

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Happy Saturday to you.  I'm not quite sure where the week went, but it's been busy.  I'm in the midst of getting ready for our traveling friends(aka next door neighbors in Santa Rosa) and also working on finishing touches of a guest speaker that our mini group is having.  With these two things, you can also add in the gym and working on our guild's mini retreat that I am helping another gal put on.  We will have between 40-50 quilters and there have been lots of details to attend to.  However, none of these reasons should have kept me from blogging.
So tomorrow our friends arrive and we are so excited.  Unfortunately Colorado is playing with the weather again and it won't be warm like I was hoping.  Monday we are going to see a guest speaker with our guild and then Tuesday we are taking them to Steamboat Springs.  It will be a quick getaway, but fun for them to see this part of Colorado.  Friday is our special speaker for our mini group and it will be wonderful.  Jeananne Wright is speaking on Uncommon Quilts From Common Threads: Feedsack Quilts and more.  I have heard Jeananne speak in the past and she is an incredible storyteller, historian and quilt collector.  From what she told us, she has over 800 antique quilts in her collection.  It should be wonderful to hear her again; she even brought Civil War quilts when I heard her last fall.
So if I'm not around, don't worry~I'll be back.
Hugs,
Noreen

Monday, April 29, 2019

Thinking of Mom

Happy Monday to you!  You all know that our weather has been so unusual this  year~lately we've enjoyed warmed days, but snow is expected tonight and tomorrow.  Only in Colorado!  This morning when I took Hunter outside, I was so surprised to see these lovelies, gifted me last summer from a dear friend.  I didn't expect them to be up so soon, but they are gorgeous!  My friend gave me about a dozen, maybe more bulbs.  Every time I see them I will think of her and being that my mother loved these beauties-they will remind me of her as well.  One thing I love about Iris plants-you don't need to dig them up every year. I think this will be a gardening match!
Have a great day!
Noreen

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Happy Saturday! Yesterday I took my two daughters for a Pedicure as part of their birthday presents from last year. As moms, they often don't indulge in pampering themselves and I'm so glad I treated them; in fact, I think it will become a tradition.


They give so much to so many and it was a privilege to bless them; they bless me so much. Have a great weekend!
Noreen