Geoff's Mom Blog

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Pattern Coming... Let's have a GIVEWAY!

I'm still working on a name for this new quilt.. My girlfriend Louise wants it to go on her table so I'm thinking of naming it "Weezer's Paws"..but I haven't decided for sure yet. I have plenty of time Geoff still has to finish the pattern. Any suggestions?
It's been crazy around here... I am trying to finish up cleaning out my dad's house but boy is there a lot of stuff. It makes me realize I need to clean out my "stuff" too.
I want to giveaway a couple of patterns and a book or two.. leave your comments and I will draw out the winners on July 27th.
Hope you are enjoying your summer. Have a great day!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Patriotic July

"Land That I Love" is the name of this pattern.  I made this quilt quite awhile ago but it is one of my favorites! With July right around the corner I'm excited to get out some Patriotic decorations and enjoy the warm sunshine.

"It's A Grand Old Flag" another patriotic quilt...

The two blocks shown above are made from my Dad's shirts... I found about 30 blue shirts and I am working on a new quilt.. I thought you might like to see a preview.. What do you think? I am going to be putting alternate blocks with these blocks.  I have been enjoying working with dad's shirts it is like he is in my sewing room with me.
The last few weeks have been crazy around here. I put in for retirement from United Airlines (that was a bit scary after working there so long). Woo Hoo! It is time to have fun and devote my time to being "Geoff's Mom" pattern designer, company owner and of course Geoff's mom. 
 I am also going to be moving..I get to be a "snowbird" and I can hardly wait. I will be house hunting soon. I have to finish cleaning out my dad's house and sell it but that process seems to be moving right along. I am so grateful to have such wonderful supportive friends and family helping me.
 Life is good!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Winner! New Pattern Aunt Sarah Jane

Aunt Sarah Jane
The pattern is finally finished and will be on the website tonight. Geoff had the pattern started but with the passing of Grandpa it kind of put a stop to everything. I'm glad to say we are back and working on fun and new projects!
Some words of advice here: If you have a safe deposit box make sure your children or who ever you would like to look in it after you pass can have access. When my parents died they were really prepared with Trusts and such but.. my name wasn't on the safety deposit box and boy what a pain to get access too.
I have been cleaning out my parents house and it makes me know that I need to go through my stuff so that Geoff won't have a mess.. my dad kept papers from
Life is good though and enough about that!
The winner of the gift certificate is:
Michele please send me your email address and I will get the gift certificate right to you!
Michele said...
I use Brenda Henning's Triangulations CD. I can create perfect papers for any size half sq triangle and Qtr Sq Triangle. I use Carol Doak's foundation paper (rips out easy). Someone mentioned "why don't you use kid's coloring paper?"
So I have even been known to use that too. Print as many as you need. Sews up fast, fast. I just did 90 sheets of 1.5 in finished HST. Took me about a week of an hour or two an evening to sew, cut and pull papers, 1600 HST. No trimming needed. It's the best way to do lots at once. 
Thanks so much for commenting on my blog friends!
I will be having another giveaway soon!

Have a great day!