Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Iowa Churndash

Made for the quilt club swap. Lois chose the Iowa bird, yellow goldfinch
and the Iowa flower, wild rose.

Courthouse Steps

Having a wondrous time with a
pattern found in a second hand
quilt book. It calls for 84
different fabrics. oh my!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Goat Eye

This is a picture of a goat eye.

So, girls, am I taking this way to far??

It's just that they're so weird!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ready to Move On

Blue background represents the Loess Hills of SW Iowa. Penelope is now on her way to Sue in Western Australia. What will happen to her next? I'm still waiting for one more little goat to visit me....................
The Sisterhood of Traveling Goats has been wacky and fun and a great distraction from heavier life issues at this moment. Thanks and Love to all the Sisters!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Penelope's New Look

Penelope seemed to be asking for some sparkle! She's almost ready to move on to Sue. Blue doilies will be the last step.........................

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue Bag

I finished another knitted bag.

Princess Penelope

Lovely Pink Princess Penelope arrived in Emerson IA today.
She is so soft and sweet.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quilt Block

This is the quilt block I experimented with yesterday - adapting it to a 12" square by starting with four 7" charms and cutting 2 1/2" from the center line. I think it worked pretty well. This is a really fun block to make. I think I will suggest it to my quilt club. Thanks so much, Elaine!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Honey Goat

Honey came to visit me from Louisiana. It didn't take long to ascertain that she wanted to do some climbing through the twists and turns of my recent fabric paper project. Honey will eventually be attached to the front of a journal with more fabric paper attached to the back. But next she will be traveling to Australia! (I think).

Quilt Club Swap 1 & 2

The photos should be swapped. Bottom one on top. Not sure how to edit.

Janet chose a pansy fabric. This block is called "country roads" and reminds me of her house in the county where the night sky is so dark when we leave to go home. The dark fabric I used looks kind of like starlight. 9 1/2" square.

Nancy chose a fruit fabric. This one was harder because she requested that the blocks be 6 1/2" square. Tricky.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nanny Gertrude

I introduce you to Nanny Gertrude, a member of the Paisley Black Plains hybrid species. I picked her out of the herd because of her detailed horns, whiskers and udders (hopefully not too many details). I gave her a little backing to keep her from raveling as she ventures forth on her journey of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Goats. Nanny Gertie is looking forward to meeting new friends, enriching her identity, and learning all about what it means to be a traveling goat.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Belated picture from family reunion in July. The picture is taken from the observation tower at Mahoney State Park in Ashland NE. Some of the stubborn men wouldn't wear their family tee shirts. I guess all the girls don't have theirs on either. The babies all have their family onesies on. It was an amazing time and I love my family so much.