Geoff's Mom Blog

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We love Sheep!

Joyce and I fell in love with sheep while visiting Ireland and Scotland. In making a quilt about the things I love there needs to be sheep.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tulip Block

I'm Dutch, so what can I say? This quilt needs to have tulips!
- Norma

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Pattern Holder

At the last Market in S.L.C. I decided there was definitely a better way to handle our patterns. I had to get down on my hands and knees with my rather not so small backside aimed at the aisle and passerbys.  Now I'm wondering if passerbys is even a word, but I'm certain you get the picture. Needless to say it isn't a pretty picture! On with the story.  Our patterns were stored under a table, so Joyce and I quickly decided that we needed a change. So my talented son, made us a couple of holders with detachable legs for easy packing. We are in the process of deciding what color we want to paint them.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Leslie's Guest Room

This is our "Summer Days" quilt which our friend Leslie made.  She loves how it looks on her guest bed. It is a wonderful summertime quilt.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bird in a Wreath

Here is another block for you to enjoy. Keep those comments coming. I promise I am putting comments on other blogs too. Thanks friends!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fun Phone Call!

Our good friends from Homestead Hearth called today to place an order and what did I hear over the phone - - - Woof, woof, woof,.. and then Delores said, "use your inside voice."  How cute is that???
Let me tell you, it made my day! I didn't know dogs had inside voices. A bulldog resides at their store as their mascot. Check out all their fun stuff! I want to go see this shop some day.. it is on my wish list!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Do you ever wonder if anyone reads this?

Norma and I have been doing some posting lately and we are wondering does anyone even read these blogs? I try and leave comments on others blogs just to show I am looking.. but how do we know if we don't leave comments.. OK OK.. enough of my soap box! We sure enjoy the "A" word (applique) no pressure and our stitches are NOT perfect just for our own pleasure.
To Love and Be Loved!

Have a great day friends!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Enjoy some eye candy!

Here is another block for the new Block of the Month pattern coming out soon!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sneak Preview!!!

Norma has designed a new Block of the Month pattern for Geoff's Mom Pattern Co.
We will show you a few blocks every few days.. Our quilt group is wanting to do this quilt next year. We are excited to get this published and hopefully it will do well at Fall Market!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Working Weekend?

We love adventure, we stopped, we paused, we pondered, and deliberated..... and then we decided that was more "back to nature" the we were ready for! (Beaver Creek Nudist Ranch)

I have a metal stake in a planter on my patio that states, "Life is Good"... Joyce and I came up to her cabin high in the Uinta Mountains. We passed through 11,000 feet on our way over the summit, where we met 'GIGANTIC' rotary snow blower type machines, snow was being blown to either side, opening a way for cars to pass over the top.
When we arrived at the cabin there was no snow, only meadows of wildflowers; Lupine, columbine, daises, roses and may delicate ferns. The back drop of this is miles and miles of Pine trees and Aspen and Fresh Mountain air.


Joyce and I are not going to to be in any pictures because we have chosen to stay in out P.J's. (Joyce snuck this picture in) We spare a brief moment or two for a shower, fresh P.J.'s and a hasty return to the deck where we stitch and watch the birds at the feeders.

A woodpecker, a very energetic and persistant fellow, has pecked a hole into the side of a pine tree big enough to create a cozy home. Here are a few pictures just outside the cabin...

Our departure from this lovely spot is just around the corner. Our stay is never long enough. However, inspiration arrived and our souls have been renewed and most of all we come to the conclusion that our blessings are too numerous to list. Our gratitue bank has been replenished!!!Here's evidence that all snow has to go somewhere! "Majestic"

Love the falls!

Life really is Good!!!!!!