Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday Tidbits

Top of the list: My Mom came for a visit last week!!!!

with her favorite tour guides :)

She loves a good porch :) (but could certainly use a more comfortable chair!)
and a good game or two with her grandson!
Look at her beautiful self!!
We had a super fun and relaxed week just catching up and being here together!


The day we took her back to Billings, she and I wandered an antique mall, where I saw this wonderful quilt....

These are not the best pictures and certainly do the quilt no justice...

But I was doing some serious swooning...

 I love the fabrics which appeared very stable, the whites were quite discolored but not from use so much as from poor storage? Binding was all intact, no fraying. I have since learned that a gentle washing and bright sunshine do wonders for old quilts... I may need to go back for it....

After my Mother's departure, I was able to finish up the quilt top for Terri....

Many borders :)

The original design inspiration came from this beauty, by Julie, on Flickr 

Moving right along...
I think you know what I will be doing the next few days!!

prickly pear flower :)
linking up with Lorna@SewFreshQuilts 





5 comments:

Gina said...

I wonder if you are done basting and quilting?!?!? Glad you had a good visit with your mom and I think you need to go back for the quilt!!!!!

Sandra Walker said...

I was thinking, gee that looks so much like southern Alberta...and found on your profile it's Montana! Ha, not far at all from my home province. My mum was just down here (we now live in southern Ontario) visiting in May. So good to have mum/mom times right? Your new WIP is beautiful, and that antique quilt top...it's calling you!

Laura Chaney said...

Looks like you had a delightful visit! The quilt top looks lovely, good luck with the quilting!

I came to your blog today through a link up, and I wondered if you might be interested in joining in another link up. My mom and I post one each Friday called Crafty Comment Karma, for people to link up any of their crafting, quilting or sewing posts. It's open for the whole week until the next one goes up, so I hope you think about joining us! Link-up located here: http://bit.ly/1FT3LsD

Valerie Reynolds said...

My parents were just here too!! Its so fun huh!! Today was the first day after three weeks of NOT being with family...so got busy in the sewing room too. Have fun quilting!!

Lara B. said...

So glad you had a great visit with your Mom! I hope she gets to come out often Sarah!
It's fun to see your cowboys. I was wondering if they are armed for rattlesnakes.
Love the borders and Jacob's ladder pattern in your quilt!