Geoff's Mom Blog

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I know it has been awhile...

I have been gone from the blogging world for awhile.. sorry friends! Let me think.. I have been to VT, MA, NH and then to Belize. October was a very busy month! I took a new quilt to the quilter today.. new pattern will be out very soon! I did have time to read a couple of books in my travels and make this wall hanging for my sister.. I just have to get it framed.. Life is good here at Geoff's Mom's house! Here is the picture of the Sampler for my sister.. I will try to get back to the blogging world. Thanks for stopping by.......

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mary Belle

This is my newest pattern! I named this quilt after my great-aunt "Belle" she taught me to quilt. She always seemed to have a quilt on the frames in her living room. I use to stay at her house with my cousin and we would play under the quilt frames and I was always intrigued watching her take all those tiny stitches. she was my inspiration in making this quilt. I hope you enjoy!

My girlfriend Louise and I had a mini retreat in St. George. We decided to make these cute pincushions with the thread catchers. It was so much fun to laugh and get time together to sew. I am working on my next pattern.. I showed you the picture of the block in my last post.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Another busy time.. but summer is about over!

Well I got the kids to help out with the canning. This is the last of it for awhile.. I hope. They are putting the pears in the bottles for me. My son has grown up with me bottle so he gets the whole idea. My daughter in law is great to pitch in helping whenever it is needed. I am so lucky to have them. Who would believe these two are very traditional! We do most of the canning for my parents who are in their 80's for Christmas gifts.
I started a new quilt this week! I haven't decided on a name yet.. if you have suggestions I do love to hear them!

Another block!
The summer is about over.. hard to believe! I am heading up to my family's cabin for the weekend so I can get some rest and of course sew a few more blocks! Thanks for stopping by.. I love reading everyone's blogs.. I need to blog more.. but I am not going to let that one stress me out!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

It is Canning Season!

Here is the reason I have not been blogging lately! Thought I would share a few pictures!These Dill Pickles my friend Norma and I made last Sunday! We ended up bottling 37 quarts and had a great time! I bottled Danish Mustard pickles yesterday and today I am going to finish up the last of the cucumbers to make a few more jars. My whole family is addicted to these pickles and I never seem to make enough.. yesterday I made 24 pints.. I will probably be doing at least that many more today! My sister is coming over to help me today.. we should have a great time!Then I will start on the apples for applesauce.. I love "Connie" apples.. I think they make a great applesauce!

So.. now you can understand why I haven't had a chance to blog lately!..oh.. I forgot to mention my new work shift is from 2am to 1030am and I am not quite sure when to find the time to sleep! I still have a job though and for that I am grateful! Until next time.. Have as much fun as me! (I didn't mean that sarcasticly even if it sounded that way!)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Quilt in the Works!

Now that things are "starting" to settle down I need to get busy.. there are some retreats coming up and I would love to have a couple of new quilts ready. I need to write the patterns but still lots of sewing to get done. Here is a picture of some of the quilt blocks for the new pattern.

I love the civil war fabrics and it is fun to pull fabrics for each block. I am trying to decide what to name this quilt.. hopefully it will just come to me.. I will show you the finished project.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Big Wedding Day!

My kids are finally married! I am soo happy! Here they are taking their vows!
The BIG kiss as man and wife..

The wedding quilt.. they picked the fabric and pattern! I will try and find a few more pictures to show you.. of the kids.. of course.. my new daughter-in-law made her own wedding dress out of white T-shirts collected from family and friends.. it was cute! She is a one of a kind and I love her lots!....
Now I get get back to business and start sewing and patterning writing.. glad that is over and it went really well.. I have some wonderful friends who helped me get through it all.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Don't Give Up on Me!

My son is getting married on July 8.. so not much time to blog!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ireland was great

My friend and I went to a cute quilt shop in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The owner was really nice and she gave me a copy of their shop hop list for Ireland. We didn't have time to go to other shops but I am planning on returning soon and taking some of my would be fun to do an Irish shop hop!

When I arrived home I got a head cold.. figures you go to a cold, damp climate and this is what you get.. but it was all worth it! Here are a few more pictures of Ireland..

This is the coastline at the top of Ireland.. the beach looks so beautiful.. but notice no swimmers.. the water is quite cold.

We drove by this bridge almost every day..
I met up with a couple of my cousins on vacation so we had a cold, but fun time! You can tell who is the Utah Fan!
Go to Ireland if you have a chance.. it is a wonderful place..
I am back to quilting and I have a fun new pattern in mind.. I will keep you posted!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Looking for the Dang Cord!

I am back from Ireland.. I had a great trip! I took lots of pictures I want to share but I have lost the cord to my camera to download them.. I know I will find it. I also came back with the worst cold I have had in years! Gotta love those airplanes and germs.. but it won't stop me from traveling. I will take my Airborne next time. Hopefully I will find the cord soon or I will order another! Until then.. bye bye

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Best Information will win a PRIZE or two

I am in Northern Ireland.. wanting to know if anyone knows of any quilt shops here. I usually come better prepared with my list in hand of local shops. I am sure there are some quilters here.. but not sure where to find them. I will look for some wool and such.. I will check back.. I know this is a challenge but there will be a prize for person who can give me the best information. Thanks.. please spread the word! Thanks!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Little Baskets

Kathy inspired me with her baskets.. I thought I should share my Easter Baskets today!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Easter!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Page Arizona Quilting trip

My trip to Page was a total Blast! Here are a few of my old and new friends.I taught 3 classes while I was there.. Sue Spargo's Bag Victoria, Civil Star Tracks and Big Baby Bear. We had such fun.

Louise and Jessica being happy!

Audrey is an awesome quilter!
One block finished 19 more to go! This is my pattern for Civil Star Tracks!

Happy Betty and Joyce.. glad to finish her bag. She bought a kit to make my Civil Star Tracks quilt so she is one happy lady!

Teresa the model of her Victoria Bag.

Ernestine and I trying to get her bag finished!

Happy sewing!

Oops! I got caught wearing both glasses and teaching in my house dress. Oh well, we had fun.. but I was tired! Class started at 9am and ended at 10pm.. those Page girls know how to wear out the teacher!

More happy sewing! You go Audrey!

Debbie almost finished...

Debbie finished! Doesn't she look happy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cache needs a quilt

My cute "neice" and her husband are expecting a baby in a few weeks.. so Auntie Joyce had to get busy. They told me it was going to be a boy so I decided to get busy and make a new quilt for "Cache" (hope the name stays because that is what I am going to name this new quilt pattern). I found the cutest airplane fabric at one of my favorite quilt shops... American Quilting in Orem, Utah. This was a quick and easy quilt to make. I am working on the hopefully it will be published soon!

I also made this bag.. it is a Sue Spargo pattern called Victoria Bag. I used upolstery fabrics and I did the wool applique. It was so much fun and surprisingly easy to put together. I am in the process of making some other bags.. I will try to share pictures later.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Girl Gang 2008/09

I have been working on my Girl Gang quilt for 2008/2009! I love it! I have made a few changes to the pattern because I wanted to include a few of my favorite things.. and of course that would be my dogs.. (as you can tell a couple have gone on to doggie heaven). It is nice to be doing some fun easy applique again! I got a shot in my elbow this week and I am determined to do some sewing! I hope I didn't put too many pictures in here.. I sure am having fun! I can't figure out how to do the spacing correctly here in the blogging world.. but it won't stop me.

I also made an apron today! Thought you might like a peek!

Friday, January 2, 2009

No Needle in over a Week

I have not been sewing at all and it is totally driving me crazy! I wonder what people do who don't QUILT.. I am at a loss for words! I have never been bored.. because I have always had plenty of projects to keep me busy.. I promised my Doc. I would take it easy for the next few weeks after the Christmas rush and rest my arm. My sister did take me to Las Vegas for a few days and spoiled me rotten.. here is a picture of my bedroom and bathroom.. she booked a suite so I could have my own space and relax in the tub; while watching tv.

Everyone needs a sister like mine!