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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

And Yes! I do work 6 days a week!

Quilting my life away! My machine was down for almost two weeks. I must have fried the circuit boards, it's not good to quilt 24/7!

Here are some of the quilts I finished for my customers. But, just one more picture of Simon (with Dan).

And, before I forget! Fran and Luke found out that they are indeed expecting a baby girl!

  Love this Pinwheel quilt by Sharon H.!

 Stella S. made this beautiful Jaybird Design Quilt.

A Jacqueline DeJong pattern with her Fabrics for Anthology!

 Another Jacqueline DeJong pattern for Anthology!

Vintage fabrics from Lory's grandma for this beautiful quilt!

 MaryEllen's Hunter Star Red and White Quilt! One of my favorites!

Miriam's Four Patch Posy! Beautiful Colors!

Moda Building Blocks for Sew Generously Quilt Store!

And, of course, there were many, many more! Thanks to all my customers for your orders, and or being so very patient with me!

Michelle and Dan's Wedding

Michelle and Dan were married last weekend! They are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet!

I wish I had more photos, but I was in charge of the Ring Bearer, and he did keep me otherwise occupied.

Shawn and Emily's Wedding at Garfield Park Observatory

 What a beautiful setting for a wedding. The bride and groom looked awesome! So did the bridal party!

John hand made the groom's shoes. Amazing!

Happy Easter

Fran, Luke and Simon went to celebrate Gavin's baptism at the St. James Cathedral.  They joined us afterwards to hunt for Easter Eggs in the backyard.  The weather even cooperated.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Simon!

As usual, time is running away from me. We celebrated Simon's 2nd birthday on March 14, Pi Day! We all had a great time! He's talking up a storm, and keeping us all busy.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Good Bye Winter, Hello Spring!

If you live in the City, you have no choice but dig out your very own parking space, and set your chairs or any other furniture you don't need in the house to call it dibs! DO NOT under any circumstance park in a cleared parking space over night. Your car might be vandalized! Good thing I was only there during the day!
I hope we are done with snow and ice storms. We still have snow covering the area, but today we had a gorgeous day with 40 degrees. It can only get better!

 Of course, we had another one of our fun retreats at the Hampton Inn. I finished several tops, but this one is my favorite. I can't wait to quilt it!

I also found out that my name is on a Judy Niemeyer Pattern. How exciting!


We also celebrated Sandy's birthday with a wonderful cake from the Cocoa Bean. OMG, the best cake I've had in a long time! Happy Birthday Sandy!

Oh, I almost forgot Dan's birthday! He turned 34. As usual, we went to Olive Garden, but this time we were very disappointed in the food and service. We'll have to find another place for his yearly birthday celebration.

We were lucky that John and Casey came to visit for two weeks over Christmas! We miss them very much, but it looks like they love Long Beach, especially the weather! I will have to ask them for pictures from sunny California!

Of course, the most fun is hanging out with Simon on my weekly babysitting day!

He can talk, talk, talk!

But the most exciting news came, when we found out that he's going to have a sister or brother in September. Although, according to him, he'd rather have a dog!

All in all, it was a long, yet fast first three months of 2015. I know this makes no sense, we always think these Chicago winters are going on forever, but now it is already March, and maybe the snow will go away soon!

Here are some of the customer quilts I've been working on. The quilts are so gorgeous! I'm glad I get a big variety of quilts to quilt, it never gets boring!

And there were many, many more!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Merry Christmas

We were so blessed, that  the whole family could spend Christmas Eve with us! John and Casey came into town from California; Franziska, Luke and Simon joined us from City. Simon kept all of us on our toes! And, thanks to FaceTime we were able to see my Mom and all of my brother's family in Germany, and his most beautiful Christmas Tree!

Wishing all of you a very Happy and Healthy 2015!