Sunday, June 9, 2013


First of all, I'm delighted to finally be able to post this little shot of the border, binding and backing of the Fruit Houses Quilt.  I have no idea if the problem is blogger or my Windows 8, but something has been shutting everything down every single time I tried to add pictures.  Tonight - success!  Yippee!!

Next, I HAVE to share with you this great blessing my blessing of husband gave me last week.  Yes!  My very own Tin Lizzie longarm machine on a 12 foot table.  Oh, the fun I'll have.  I quilted the Fruit Houses quilt on it and it is a dream to use.  I love it!  It took a LOT of rearranging of furniture to fit it in, but it's in its appointed place.  Of course I don't have a dining room any more, but that is not a great loss since we seldom use it anyway.
I went for classes on Friday and Saturday this week to learn more things and that was a blessing, too.  I have the seventh and final quilt for the boys' home loaded on the frame and as soon as I finish this, I will go and get started quilting it.
This collage is of photos taken in our backyard yesterday around seven in the evening.  We have lots of pretty things growing out there and today we got a really good rain, so that is a blessing, too, though it was a bit boisterous for a while!
I tried so many times to get a good picture of this fat quarter, but I failed miserably.  My friend Sandy brought it back for me from their Alaska/Canada trip.  It portrays the Northern Lights and is just beautiful!
If you have had even a fraction of the blessings I've had the past two weeks, you're a happy person, because I sure am!  God is good!
Hugs and kisses,


Exuberant Color said...

The 2 tone pink and yellow flowers are interesting.

Your new set up looks great.

Karen said...

Lots of fun in your home with a new quilting machine. Fantastic.
Gorgeous pink flowers and that fat quarter looks really interesting.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Yay! Your own longarm machine!! Who needs a dining room when you have a longarm machine. ;-)

Those yellow and pink flowers are unique - what kind of flowers are they?

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, you lucky girl! (But, I thought you already had a longarm?) It boggles the mind to think that you'll now be even MORE prolific LOL!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love yellow and pink together. A long arm? Hurray for you!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such pretty blossoms. What a wonderful surprise.........a long arm! I thought about you this past week as I was using my vintage singer to work on some of my linens. How many do you have now?

BJ is Quilting! said...

Wow! A new quilting machine! Of course it should go in the dining room! We must keep our priorities in line. ; )
Beautiful colours on your yard.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Elaine--lucky you for the Tin Lizzy. She's a big mama! I bet you'll have hours of enjoyment. And your garden photos are lovely.
best, nadia