Rusty Crow Primitives

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Friendship is the golden thread that ties us all together

As I was going through pictures today I ran across these pictures taken in April. I intended to share this beautiful quilt sometime ago. I guess better late than never.

Back in April sometime I met two girlfriends for lunch at Ben Anna's (it sounds like Bannana's when you say it fast)  in Monterey, TN. Barb (on the right) was leaving for NY to spend some time with her parents and we wanted to get together one more time before she left. Ginny (on the left) spied this beautiful quilt folded in the corner over a comfy chair;  of course all of us left  our meal to go unfold, caress and ooh and ahh over it. We don't know the age or the maker of the quilt but to find something so spring like and cheerful was dessert. 

Ginny S. and Barb G.

Row by row quilts combine patchwork and applique.

Look at the hand work and tiny quilting stitches in this!! This inspires me to make a spring door banner with the little blue birds and pot of pansy's.  So sweet.

I have a picture of the basket but not the quilt!! What was I thinking?? I love the blue and the chunky handle of the basket. 

Have a blessed day, I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful women in my life. More tomorrow on a group of women I quilt with twice a month.

Friendship is the golden thread that ties us all together.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I'm trying to get my ducks in row but I keep herding cats instead!

I'm not sure where the weeks go but it is almost the 4th of July and I'm still trying to get my ducks in a row from Winter! 

I start out with a daily plan, a well developed and organized plan mind you; then before I know it I have forgotten about my ducks and I'm herding cats!!


My sewing room is covered with projects and my well organized plan is in the litter box right now. So I'll take a break and share with you some of the goings on around here.
Remodeling- we are working on an addition of a sun-room off the kitchen/dining room. (should be done this week!!)

Mr is painting ~another room for me~~ (spring cleaning)

Completed a special order for a special customer.

Ginny, a good friend and fellow quilter brought over a beautiful civil war quilt she is working on. This is one of the blocks,I just love it,  her work is so beautiful.

I cleaned and weeded the garden in the back and ran into Mr Mole. He has eaten just about everything in my flower garden and we have danced the two step for the last time, me pushing down mole hills all over the yard and garden and Mr Mole returning with a vengeance the next day.

 Remember the game Whack a Mole? Well, lets just say I won!(I never thought there was a skill or a lesson to learn from these games but.....) It kind of makes you think, are there lessons to be learned from other games?

Candy Land, Battle Ship, High Ho Cherry O. Whats that all about? 
For sale: Game: Electronic Whac-A-Mole on online kids' consignment store
Okay, back to my completed projects. I love this one myself. All are seasonal quilts for that special customer.

Enjoy summer!! More to come soon on additional projects and adventures.