Geoff's Mom Blog

Friday, December 24, 2010

Things to come

As I sit here thinking about how long it has been since I last blogged... I have to remind myself it isn't about getting to do things everyday or every month.. it is about doing things we enjoy and make us happy! This has been a very busy, trying year but I am so very grateful to have such wonderful caring friends to get through the good and bad times!
It is Christmas eve and I want to wish all my friends a wonderful holiday season and thanks for being my FRIEND!
Here are a couple of quilts I have fininshed in the last few months... I am going to finish the patterns soon and they will be on the website shortly.

Marilyn's Baskets (bedsize)
Randi's Little Sunshine (baby quilt)
Have a safe and happy NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

This is where I have been...

I have needed a vacation! so... my friend Norma and I went to Cancun for a week for some much needed relaxation! This was the view out our window.. isn't it grand? We stitched and stitched.. took naps.. watched movies and yes went to the beach! Mango margaritas are incredible!

When we returned it was time to go to Girl Gang! These are a few pictures from our meeting.. can you believe all the basket quilts! (I have got to get going on mine!)


Loved this Jan Patek design!
Cute baskets with cherries!
More baskets!
Cute stars!
As you can tell our group is fond of baskets and the designs of Jan Patek.
I have noticed that there have been several blogs with pictures of my "Sunny Days" pattern.. THANKS for sharing.. I love seeing them! Life here is getting much better as you can see.. Thanks for understanding when I don't my blog updated but as we all know sometimes LIFE gets in the way. Have a great day! Keep on stitching!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Two more finished!

I finally got two quilts finished! Woo Hoo! Life gets in the way of my quilting sometimes!

This quilt is called "Survivors" and the pattern will be website soon
I am surviving right now.. things here have been stressful "they" (who ever they is) say things come in threes and I believe it.. my dog got diabetes, my mom got cancer and I lost my job after almost 10 years.. thank god I am surviving it all! One door closes another opens.. I am a firm believer!

This is my newest baby quilt pattern. I am calling it "The Kid". Geoff's friends are having their first baby and that is what they are nick naming him right now.. he hasn't been born yet but I think he was due yesterday... so any day now.
Life here is going on and I enjoy having time to sew! I have had such a horrible work shift the last 6 months working 2am to 1030am that it is nice to be back to sleeping and having "normal" hours. So forgive me for not blogging much but know I am thinking about it.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Cleaning!

Spring has arrived and that means no more procrastinating! Norma and Leslie pitched in to help clean my sewing room! Here they are trying to decide whether to keep or donate to a worthy cause. It is great to have friends decide these things.. takes the worry away! Here they are folding fabric and putting into bins...

My dog Abbie wanted to make sure she was helping...

My other dog "Babe" was supervising...

Can you believe the mess???

My wonderful "civil war" browns...

Here are a few of the completed bins ready for me to label...

My new shelves with baskets for me to organize patterns and projects...

My wonderful organized closet... (do you think I have TOO MUCH FABRIC?) Livy helped me organize the larger pieces on the bottom shelf.

I love my pin cushions.. and Norma will not throw away a pin.. so she kept sticking them in my cute pin cushions.

Oh yes.. one more organizer.. love the shoe organizer I put on the closet door helps keep the odd sized stuff together..

So now you know why.. I haven't blogged because I haven't had much time.. it is amazing how much I had accumulated.. yikes it can be scarrrry! Thanks to my wonderful friends I now have a great place to sew! More patterns to come..
Thanks to for carrying my patterns.. I LOVE THIS SHOP!
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter! I am heading to St. George for the weekend to getaway for a few days!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

At the quilters..

Sorry no pictures today! My new quilt "Survivors" is at the quilter.. she loaded it last night.. I am so excited! She was wondering how to quilt it? I love what she does with my quilts so I always let her decide.. I wish I was better with quilting patterns but I am not. (maybe in my next life..ha ha) I have had so many friends wanting to see the finished project.. I can't wait to post it! Ok.. I am rambling here.. sorry.. hope you are all well and happy!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Girl Gang and a new baby quilt!

We had girl gang on Wednesday night and here are a few of the pictures.. we do have talented women in our group! This quilt was made by Debra Hale.. Debra and Kerry have figured out the correct pattern instructions and will be teaching this class at Elaine's sometime soon! Isn't it great!

Kerry made a smaller version.. I love it!

This is a picture of Debra's girl gang quilt.

Another view of her girl gang quilt!

Leslie and Norma of "Remember When" have a new pattern coming out! Isn't it fabulous???

This is my latest baby quilt.. called "Baby E.J.".. didn't know quite what to call is because I wanted to name it after the baby I made it for but his name is going to be Ethan Jefferson.. but the quilt didn't feel like Ethan or Jefferson.. so what do you do? of course E.J.! That works!

This is a close up of the blocks.. I found this quite farm fabric at American Quilting.. and I couldn't pass it up! The animals are so cute! I have been so busy! Thanks for visiting my website! I have sold a few patterns and it is so much fun to get orders from all over the country.. there sure are a lot of us quilters out there.. let's take over! Have a good day friends and thanks again for stopping by!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Another quilt in the works!

This is the first block in a new quilt I am working on.. I haven't decided on what I am going to use to sash it with yet. I do love scrappy quilts! Hey.. thanks so much for all the support with my website.. I can't tell you how fun it is to have comments and get orders for my patterns!!!!
Want to check out a few of my quilts go to Rae Ann took some fun pictures from the American Quilting retreat! I am also working on a new baby quilt pattern.. I will show you a few blocks soon!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I finally have it all finished and it is now working! This has been a long time coming but I am so excited! I will post soon with a picture of my newest quilt. That pink is looking pretty darn cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Can you say PINK?

I wanted to show you what I am currently working on.. This is totally out of the box for me. I love the pink. There is just something about Civil War reproductions that appeal to me so much! I am thinking about naming the quilt "Survivors" .. We all have survivors in our lives or we are currently surviving something! Let me know what you think.. comments are welcomed!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sunny Days!

I started this pattern several months ago and got it back from the quilter recently. I am naming it "Sunny Days". I love to use reproduction fabrics.. I also love to use muslin and cotton batting. I almost always wash my quilts after I am finished to help achieve the "old" look. This pattern so be out shortly... just got to get the photo taken.

Wow! I am shocked another post and it is only January! Many of my friends will be surprised. My new website is coming along.. hopefully it will be up and running by the first part of February.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

More Patterns

Here are a few more pictures of my quilt patterns:
"Big Baby Bear"
"Lizzie Jane"
"Grandma Bessie"

"Tic Tac...Oh No"
"Not Fish"
I will have a few more to show you later.. it has been fun getting new pictures. Hope you enjoy.. I would love to hear what you all think?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

No! New Years resolutions for me... I usually just say I will try and do things better in the New Year!

I thought it would be fun to show you a few of the new pictures of my patterns I just had taken. I think getting pictures to look right is one of the hardest parts of making patterns to sell.
This pattern is called "Civil Star Tracks"

This pattern is called "You Little Monkey"

This is "Star Light, Star Bright"

This quilt is called "Miss Abbie"

I will send some more pictures in the next few days.. it has been fun getting these pictures together. I am currently working on a website so that has been quite an adventure! Wish me luck! Take care all and Happy New Year!