Saturday, January 10, 2009

My first post.

I finally started a blog. Now I don't usually have any trouble thinking of something to say. Just ask my kids. Then I log on here and go blank. What happened? I guess I will just tell you the boring stuff I did yesterday. It was errand and grocery shopping day. I spent most of the day in town. Stopped by Burger King for a Junior Whopper and ran into my brother and sister-in-law. So of course I had to sit and visit with them for about an hour. Kind of put me behind schedule since I had planned to eat my lonely little sandwich on the go, but I sure enjoyed the time spent with them. (I know that wasn't a real healthy meal, but I did get the Jr. It was a long day and I was hungry. Enough excuses. I just wanted a burger. OK? LOL)

After BK I finished my errands and decided to drop by one of our Wal Mart's. Rumor had it that it was selling out all of its fabrics. (very sad face here) Sure enough, the shelves were bare! I did find about 20 or 30 yards of fabric that was 50% off. None of it was what I would call eyecatching, but I will find uses for it. I'll try to take a picture of it to post later. Dh is sleeping and I don't want to wake him. The picture of course depends on if I can figure out how to post them here.

I hurried home and did my outside chores. Hung up all 5 lines with the laundry. I had planned to take a walk with the dogs, but by then a cold front was coming through. Bummer. I was enjoying the 50* day.

Ok, I am going to attempt a picture or 2. I finished our granddaughter, Ava's Heart quilt. So I mailed it to her. I think it turned out pretty good. It is all hand quilted. Lots and lots of hours in this quilt.
Ava's quilt

Here is a closeup of one of the heart blocks and the sashings.
close up

A picture of the back because I love the backs of quilts.
back to Ava's quilt

I tried something new with this quilt. I took all the leftover fabrics from the heart blocks and made a controlled scrappy binding. I really like the way it turned out. I am sure I will do this again. The spots you see are just water.
Scrappy binding

Well, if everything worked out ok, I will have my first blog post under my belt. LOL If not, Bren, I need help! LOL



~Bren~ said...

YEAH!!! I am doing flip flops!! A Winona Blog!!! Yippee!
Ava's quilt is gorgeous. Now I am going to announce your blog on my blog!!!

Milah said...

~Bren~ sent me over to welcome you to blogging! Glad to have you aboard! I look foward to seeing more projects and getting to know you better. That quilt is reminds me of those valentine candy hearts. Very Sweet.


Vanessa said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL quilt!!! I'm a fan of Bren's blog, so I thought I'd stop by and visit :)

- Vanessa

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the blogging world!! I appreciate the hours and hours of hand quilting you have put into Ava's quilt. It is beautiful!

Kimberly said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! (O.k., I don't have a blog - but I love reading others!) I just hopped over from Bren's blog to say hi! I love the quilt you made for your granddaughter! It is beautiful!

Andrea Cherie said...

A new blog is always fun! Our Walmarts closed their fabric sections this past fall and I got a TON of fabric for $60 for the quilts my church makes for foster children. Our quilting leader was thrilled about the great deal, but over all sad they are getting rid of fabric.

Sue said...

Welcome to blogland, Winona! The quilt is just lovely. I love looking at the backs of quilts, too. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Welcome to our bloggy neighborhood Winona! I'm a friend of Bren's and are so happy to welcome you :)
That quilt is absolutely gorgeous, I love the binding...How about a tutorial on how you did it...just an idea ;)
Anyway, Blessings to you,

Sarah said...

Welcome to blogland, Winona! I'm a friend of Bren, and since you are a friend of Bren's, you are a friend of mine! I LOVE your quilt... it is so beautiful! Our Wal-Mart quit carrying fabric a couple of years ago. I heard that eventually all the Wal-Marts will lose their fabric departments. Sad, huh? Now I have to drive 30 miles to buy fabric. I look forward to reading your blog in the future!

Donetta said...

Hello, Welcome to the vast community of we who find fellowship and friendship via the internet. Bren and I are friends. I warmly welcome you. You can click on our names above our comments and come for a visit.
It will show our info page just look down on that and see the blogs we have. click on that and you'll be at our place in an instant.

simple country living! said...

Aloha Winona! I'm also new in Blogland! Have fun!
Oh! I love your grandaughter's quilt!

Fruit of her hands said...

Welcme Winona~ I am new to blogger too and love making new friends. I don't quilt yet but I do love embroidery...I really like the quilt for your granddaughter.
I will put you on my blog list and will sign up as a follower...
Hope you enjoy it here.

Guðrún said...

Welcome, I came over from Bren. The quilt is beautiful.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love the hearts quilt! It is gorgeous! I hope you enjoy blogging. I have been doing it for a year and it's great fun. Hope you will visit me.

Alesha said...

Well, Winona, you are off to a rousing start with your first post!!!

Beautiful quilt - astonishingly so, really, to a non-quilter! :-)

I hope you enjoy blogging. (I'm a friend of Bren's, too. Who knew that girl had so many friends?!!! :-D)


Kim said...

Hi Winnona,
Im not a quilter but I love your quilt.

Hereford uk

Karen said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! Your Ava's Heart quilt is lovely and all that hand quilting!!! I love to quilt by hand. Look forward to reading more. Best wishes, Karen

meggie said...

here from Bren's! You have done a very nice first post. Love the hearts quilt.

amberose said...

Ava's quilt is beautiful! I LOVE that binding! It's really pretty and she's going to love it! This "blogging" thing is pretty cool...I might have to give it a try someday. Maybe post about some of my crochet projects. Anyway look forward to seeing the next quilt!
Love, Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Welcome, welcome!! I'm so glad your blogging now. WOOHOO Love that heart quilt you did. I read all your post up to today and you've been busy. Man you hand quilt those things?? WOW your my idol.

Coleen said...

Welcome to blog land. Any friend of Bren's is a friend of mine.

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