Geoff's Mom Blog

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Holidays! Having a GIVEWAY!

I've been doing a little stitching on a few projects.  This is a pin cushion from Primitive Gatherings. I love it. I bought it at Quilt Market.

I'm enjoying my journey. How are you enjoying yours?

I did a little holiday baking. This is a few of the loaves of Banana Bread. I am giving you the recipe.  I found it in my parents kitchen. I know the recipe book is at least 58 years old.
I love the recipe which is hand typed and 3 holed punched and bound with rings.

I've actually been doing a bit of painting for Christmas.  Here is one of the projects.

This is my Aunt Geneva.  She is 80 years old and blind. She is painting with me and we have enjoyed each other's company while making these projects. Of course we have been drinking a bottle of wine per day (no wonder we have so much fun!).

Here is the Star we painted and decorated for our doors.

Does anyone know what this is????? Geneva's mother made it for her. I have never seen one before. Have you? I want to hear your comments on this one!

I'm giving away a complete set of patterns (12) for my new Block of the Month "Beauty All Around".

Please leave comments. I will be drawing the lucky winner Dec. 21st.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm leaving tomorrow for St. George to get out of the Salt Lake inversion.  If you live here you know what I'm talking about.  Take care friends! Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Houston 2014

We extended our stay in Houston this year.  It was a great experience at both Market and then Festival.  Several quilts were received well.  So many kind words of encouragement and support.  From the trip, to all the new faces, and  fun sights we did not miss a minute. This time away from home provided many opportunities for inspiration and helped me to polish a few ideas that have been percolating. I cannot wait to share them all with you soon.


Geoff's Mom booth.  Here you can see "Love Bunny Hop", "Grandpa George's Cabin" (82" x 89"), and glimpses of "A Grand Old Flag" as well as "Survivors" (70" x 90") to the right of the image.


New block of the month "Beauty All Around" (62" x 77").


Many thanks go out to a great, hard-working team.


One of many stops.


A whole truck of a favorite beverage.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Winner! To Market To Market...

Fall Quilt Market is right around the corner and as many of you know I'm busy, busy getting ready. I missed Spring Market so I am taking things I had ready to take to that show along with my new projects. These last few months have been busy but we are so excited to be making another trip to Houston. Gloria Parsons of Olde Green Cupboard is going to be in my booth this time helping me out. She is so much fun and what a kick.
 
Geoff and I are about finished with our new Block of the Month pattern called "Beauty All Around" which will be available for shops to buy at Quilt Market. I know I've shown you this before but we are so happy to show it to you again and get your comments. Would you like your local quilt shops to carry this pattern???? Many pre-orders are in the mail.

"Beauty All Around"
 

"Love Bunny Hops"


"Aunt Sarah Jane"


"Grandpa George's Cabin"
 
I've been cutting so many kits. After Market we will have some on the website so keep watching!
 
The blog winner is:
Jacqueline said:
Whew I am tired from just reading about your schedule. I would enjoy a copy of your pattern. Thanks for a chance.
Jacqueline, please contact me at geoffsmompattern@gmail.com with your address and the pattern will be on its way.
Fall is sure in the air. The trees at the cabin have turned and are so beautiful. Life is good here at the Weeks' home.