Geoff's Mom Blog

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mystery Block and Giveaway!

Hi Friends!

Yes, I know today is the blog hop and I'm going to post my block and all the info... but first let me show you what has been going on at my house! 

The quilt in this picture with the red yard ties was made by my grandmother. She used old clothing and left over fabrics from her sewing. Grandma Bessie was a wonderful seamstress and would re-make clothing. This quilt a treasure to me.. she lived to be 93. Sorry the picture doesn't do it justice. I'm going to reproduce this quilt someday. I love it just that much!

 Here are my puppies taking their afternoon naps. They have been to the groomers and came home with "candy corn" scarves.. they are so adorable.. I just love them!

Remember the blocks I showed you on the last blog? Well here is what the finished block is going to look like...what do you think? I'm having so much fun with it. 
Have you seen Lisa's new book????
I'm going to be giving a copy away on my blog... Woo Hoo! I might even get it signed while I'm in Houston visiting. You will need to leave a comment and I will be picking the lucky winner on November 7th. 

Here is a picture of my block for Week 4 of the Christmas Blog Hop! 
Click on the link below to get the pattern. 

I am making kits for this block... I have a few in stock and will be making more. I'm leaving for Houston on Sunday and will be back on Nov. 1st so I can get more kits out then. Please be patient and know that I will fill all orders as fast as I can. The price for the kits is $10.95 which includes all wool and background. Thread is not included you will need to purchase your own. I used Valdani size 12 perle cotton for my embroidery. 


"Christmas Special Delivery" kit and pattern. 

I hope you are enjoying this blog hop as much as I am! Next Week is my dear friends at Olde Green Cupboad Designs..Gloria, Vicky and Heather are making another adorable block for you to enjoy! Keep Hopping Friends!

 Don't forget to leave your comments for the Giveaway! Enjoy!!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Life is good...

Hi Friends! 
Are you following the Christmas Blog Hop???
 Rhonda from Farmhouse Threads has organized and it started on Oct. 3rd. She said her kits are flying off the shelves... her design is so cute! My block is finished and I will get to reveal it on Oct. 24th. Make sure to look at my previous blog to see all the designers involved. 

I've been doing a little (bunches!) of organizing. This is a picture of the closet in my sewing room. Why is it closets are never big enough? This one is filled to the top. I have lots more storage bins in the garage full of fabric. I believe that one can never have too much fabric. I remember when my mother was alive she told me "Joyce, I bet you have a thousand dollars worth of fabric there"... LOL oh if she only knew. Mom didn't sew. But she was right I did have a thousand dollars worth of fabric..and maybe a bit more.

After organizing my closet I decided it was time to start a new quilt project. I love half-square triangles. I can't wait to show you all what's coming next in this design.. any ideas?

I went to Utah Quilt Fest and had a wonderful time. This is a quilt I designed called "Aunt Sarah Jane" my good friend and part sister Krisanne Watkins was given this quilt from the Quilt Guild Board. It was her gift for being a Past-President of the Quilt Guild. 

Okay friends I have now blogged twice in the last few weeks.. Life is good!