Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 8 Spring Air Top Hop

This is it ladies and gents!! We have come to the last day!! I hope y'all have had as good of a time as I have!! There are some tables out there with AWESOME tops on them!! Just sayin'!!

Wednesday April 25th




Thanks again to all of the lovely ladies who shared with us!! And our amazing hostess for guiding us along!!!
Come and visit me again please!!
JoCrazyMama





Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 7 Spring Air Top Hop And Treasures from my Daddy!!

Hey all! I had the best surprise on Monday!! But I had already posted, so I didn't want to bog anyone down!! Back story, My Dad went to visit his cousin (Audrey) over the weekend. My Dad is 73 and I'm not sure how much older Audrey is, but I think it is ten years or so. She has always been very active had a sharp mind and was often out with her 'Man Friend' who has been her companion for 15 years or better. Well she is now in a care facility and does NOT want to be there!! To top it off her 'Man Friend' passed away this weekend!!  So, Dad was going to try to calm her down and see if he could offer any help. While he was there he asked Audrey if he could have some of the quilts his grandmother had made!! (Audrey has no children and her only other family is another cousin who helps along with Dad) She was more than happy to let him pick out what he wanted!! And of course they were for ME!! :)
Postage Stamp

The first one (Postage Stamp) is not in that great of shape! Many of the little squares have been replaced, but were NOT replace with cotton. Feels like a synthetic of some sort! It will take a little TLC to get this one back in shape! But can I tell you the back is PERFECT! It is the flipped over Bright Yellow (My guess is feed sack) and I LOVE it!! It is not 'quilted' only tied with fine purple thread... to the back side! Weird!!
HST







The second one is probably in the best shape! The back is a fake out itty bitty triangle thing Heidi (aka Hagatha or the Troll guarding the bridge) has it flipped over on her side. This one is also tied and I think I might see if it is big enough to fit my bed! If so... I am SO putting it on there!!
Tumbler Blocks





 The third one, the tumbler, is in pretty good shape. It needs a new binding and I need to see if I can work the water stains out of it! (Can we say hello Biz and a special thank you to Mary for her leg work in this matter!! Thanks for your help!!)
So I will be pulling out the stops and working magic on this big bad (my guess is this one is a queen!)
My Dad says these were  either made by his Mother (Flossie Festina Elizabeth Fettererer Iffland) or his Grandmother (who I only know by Grandma Cook  LOL) But his grandmother has been gone since the early 50's and his Mother passed away soon after my Sister was born in '71!

OK Now we are still in a blog hop here!!  What amazing Toppers we have seen so far! And... THERE ARE MORE!!!!


 Tuesday April 24th
 


Catch them now! Last two days to hop along!!!
Josie














Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend works and my Monday rant

Wow, this weekend FLEW by! Can I tell you I was SEW happy to have a few hours on Saturday to myself at the house! Honeyman was off on Saturday (which will be happening more often rant at the end of post!) and he took the kids to the park and down to the trails at the State park! It is so rare for me to have the house all to myself and I tell you I took full advantage of it!!
White squares


 I had to include this first pic to show you the ruler that I just can't find it in my heart to replace! YUP that is my 6x22, well in my case 6x 18-on-one-side, 19-on-the-other!! LOL
LOTS-O-PINS

Step 2!!
Half way there!!
Now to the red!!

 I have all of my rainbows done!! Now I have to move onto my red!! I mean come on really!! What kind of a quilt does not have red in it!! LOL! Plenty of cutting and sewing left to do!

OK, Rant moment! If you want to just skip to the end now! LOL So Honeyman is a Fireman and also works a second job (as most of the guys do!). He has worked at local Hospitals and for a short time with our friends who own Invisible Fence! Well one of our local FD decided they wanted to stir things up and try to privatise their city ambulance service! Now, I DO NOT like to get involved with political stuff... unfortunately the Union brothers had to ban together and enforce one of the guidelines that says they are not to work in 'like' jobs if it interferes with someone on a FD having a job! (the other city was looking at laying off 12 FFs!!) So all of the guys at my husbands department who worked for a local ambulance service (SEVENTEEN of them) had to turn in their notice! I kind of understand, but on the other hand It kind of makes me sad! 1) These services are loosing guys with YEARS of experience 2) some of us do rely on that income! I know that the local hospitals have lost a LOT of good guys to this and it was because the city thought they would be saving money (which in the long term they really weren't)! OK this brings me back to Honeyman! Boy Now he has to come up with a hobby, he does golf and have a membership, because he get real antsy being home for those 48 hours!! LOL On the other hand I think I will get to camp a lot more over the summer! Ya to the camper! Now I will have to learn red work or embroidery so I have something to take along!!!
I do have one more thing I was working on over the weekend, but I have not had a chance to make it to the store and it is a surprise!! shhhhhh keep guessing!!
Thanks all for coming and spending time with me!!
Come back soon!!
Josie