Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Comes Early


Everly and her new quilt!

We have returned home to the chilly, snowy northeast.

We had a wonderful time in the chilly, rainy northwest.


While we were there Christmas came early 
and my daughter set up her Christmas tree for
 "Grammy and Grampy Christmas."

Everly loves the tree and the ornaments.

Although most people think she is at least four years old
and she wears a little girl size five, Everly is just very tall for her age.  
She is only two and a half and still needs to be encouraged 
and helped to unwrap presents.

We set the quilty gift before her ... 


... and Lamby danced on it ...


... Mater took a drive on it ...

the she wandered away and we had to follow her with the package ...


... and give the wrapping a rip ...

The colorful blocks did get her attention ... for a minute maybe ...

then she wandered away again ...


... so my daughter unwrapped a little more and unrolled the quilt and Mater caught her eye ...


"Tow Mater" is her favorite character ...


... so the panel fabric pleased her very much ...


... Everly's faithful friend Sierra loves quilts, too ...


Mater and Lighting McQueen had to explore the quilt, too ...


...and had fun driving around on it.

Everly sleeps cuddle in a Grammy quilt every nap and night
so I know she loves her quilts.
She sleeps under this one every night now. 


Everly also drove her cars around the diecast cars garage we gave her.


Everly had fun with her new toys ...

The whole family got into the assembly act ... 


that Grammy and Grampy gave Everly for her cars


"vroom ... vroom!" 


Grammy and Grampy also got her a bigger car ...


... that she could drive ...


... foot powered ...


An Everly smile is worth a thousand words ... :-)


On Grammy and Grampy Christmas night 
the rain held off and 
we enjoyed the




We had a wonderful time visiting with Everly, Marissa and Matt.

Now we are Home Sweet Home.

Time to get my own home ready for Christmas and
catch up with some quilty commitments.

Have a happy holiday season!



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ruffled n Ready to Roll


My Disney "Cars" quilt is quilted and ruffled!


Close-up of the ruffle binding and flannel backing.


Ready to roll!


Now all I have to do is fit my nifty gifties in my suitcase.

That may be tricky.

I don't need clothes for two weeks, right?

Quilts first!


I can't wait to play cars with my beautiful grand-darling!

<3 ...  May you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving ... <3

I know I have much to be thankful for this year.

See you in December! 


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Here in My Scrapatch


I am quilting ...

and counting the days ...

until I deliver this quilt to ...


my beautiful grand-darling!

Her Mommy and Daddy are redoing her room
to reflect her love of Mater and McQueen.

This is one of the new wall decorations they bought for her room.

You see the little die cast Mater in her left hand?

Everly loves matching things.

I hope she loves her new quilt ...



Here is a the quilt top.

This is an easy row quilt made with a panel and some fabrics from my stash that
were leftovers from various cars quilts I have made.

Back to quilting ....

and packing!  

:-)




Thursday, November 3, 2016

Second Chance Challenge



I started the 



 Here ... with the best intentions
and really enjoyed making the blocks.
Then I fell hopelessly behind, Here
while I was staying with my daughter.

I have made a few blocks since then but have not been able to catch up. 

Fortunately, there is a second chance to complete this challenge.



I shall begin again in the New Year.

:-)