Monday, July 27, 2015

Sliding into August...& Last Day of the Giveaway!!!

I am grieving that we are already sliding into August!!!  And the last few days have had a Fall feel to them.  I am not ready for summer to be over and plan on dragging and kicking my way through August.  There is just too much fun to be had before school starts!  

How was your weekend?  Here is Central Oregon there was the Cascade Cycling Classic, Arts & Craft fair, The Tour of Homes...so much to check out.  Last night we had a wonderful neighborhood gathering across the street and we were all struck with the blessing of what a wonderful little neighborhood and town we live in...the wide variety of individuals who live here...and guess what, they aren't all quilters LOL (But I keep trying to make converts)

I finished my mother's commemorative quilt.  It was created from a pattern by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings called Anchor Mini.  It is about 24 inches square with a couple hundred 3/4 inch squares and 1/2 square triangles.  Plus a nice piece of grey wool for the anchor.  As I have said before, mom was a sailor and Commodore of a Yacht Club on the Monterey Bay. 3 years ago at 81 years old she passed away while in a sailboat race...so this quilt was a perfect memory quilt.


The State of California had given her a gold pin with 4 Rubies to honor the 40 years she was a active Realtor...so instead of just keeping it in a drawer I decided to pin it on the quilt!  She was the anchor for our entire family and we hope to live full and adventuresome lives in her memory!


Today is the last day to sign up for the Give Away sponsered by Sew Many Quilts...click on the link, leave a comment that you are interested and be sure you are a follower of the Woolie Blog by clicking on the "Join This Site" above all the smiling faces of other Woolie followers.  If you are a "no reply" follower you will have to check on the blog yourself as I will have no way to contact you.  You will have 24 hours to contact me...so you must check tomorrow at 8 am for the posted winner...countdown for contact starts then :)  Best Wishes!  Then we will have another Give Away...yes, it is a summer party of Give Aways!


7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your finish, love the quilted heart detail you did for the ruby pin. Much better than lying in a drawer.

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  2. Your tribute to your Mom is awesome.

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  3. I love your commemorative piece dedicated to your mother...such a reminder of something she chose to do that brought her pleasure. Sounds like she worked and played hard in her lifetime. Sweet!

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  4. Your mom would like it. Hey, I'm leaving a reply because Autumn is one of my favorite seasons and that is an Autumn runner.

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to your mother--beautiful!

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  6. A friend told me once;" when standing in a storm, if the wind does not blow you away, adjust your sails" Most of us had mother's that taught that phrase to deal with the storms of life Your mother sounds like a great navigator to the family.

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  7. What an appropriate memorial for your Mom! I would have loved to have met her. How do you even accurately cut a 3/4" square, let alone stitch it? Amazing!

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