Saturday, July 28, 2012


It's been a while since I've been around to give you an update on the status of all that University of Tennessee fabric that I "inherited" from my friend Jan.  Well, here it is.  These are the 6 quilts that went to Project Linus a couple weeks ago.  With the exception of one "baby/toddler size", they will be perfect for pre-teens or teens.  It's my understanding that's the size that the charity needs most.

And while I wasn't sewing the quilts, I spent my evening TV time completing this sweater that will be a an October birthday gift for one of my granddaughters.  I know, I'm really ahead this year.  I'm working on a January birthday one right now and have a pattern chosen and swatch completed for another January birthday.  Also working on a mindless baby quilt that I can easily knit while watching the Olympics these next few days.

And when I'm not glued to the TV cheering on the US athletes, I might just be in the sewing room trying my hand at  free motion quilting on the UT quilt I'm keeping for myself.  (I love the backing fabric I found for this quilt -- designed by my daughter's friend Denise Sdhmidt for Quilt Traditions.)

I'll check back and let you know when the quilting and binding is finished.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Oh my, could our summer holiday time have come and gone already?  Well, I guess so.  
Our son and family from NY arrived on Saturday evening to be joined by his sisters and their families from South Carolina and Nashville on Sunday.

Yesterday morning before they all headed out (son will spend a couple days with his SC sis and family before returning to NY) we were able to get some family photos snapped -- much to the consternation of some of the cousins, but they very nicely humored their Nani.

So here we are:

And here are all of the "grands" pretty much in order of age:

Oh, and almost everyone did have a Nani quilt for bed time.  And all the summer time birthday celebrants who got a new Nani knitted sweater, scarf, or cowl were quite happy with them.