Sunday, December 21, 2008

The week before Christmas...

I have had a busy couple of weeks. I finished my first customer's quilt and a friend, Deon Tait, finished her daughter's quilt, and I did baking with Tricia and a new sister in the ward, Mary Halsey. This picture shows my portion! So you can imagine how many cookies we actually made!
We also went to my work party at Turf Valley, went to a Christmas party at Seaman's in the ward where we had a 'White Elephant' gift exchange. I got "Mr. Bill" (oooohhhh noooo!) and Gordon got the humongous TV remote! (You will be seeing more of Mr. Bill in our future travels!) We had a good time. Last night we had dinner with other friends, Taits, Stephens, and Bettridges of Hampstead ward. The food was yummy and we played Hit or Miss. It was a nice evening.

Today was Sunday and we had fun in Nursery as always :o) We did sticker Nativity sets and gave them reindeer candy canes that I made plus we had taken their pictures earlier and made their parents ornaments using their pictures. It was a fun day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And the winner is.........(drumroll)

It's me! I won the Judges Choice award for the quilt challenge Tuesday night at my local quilt guild, Four County Quilt Guild! woohoo!! The challenge was to make something from something that inspired us. This is what I chose.....

This is what I created! Cool, huh?!
Close up of one of the cute bees!

I won a $20 gift card to a local quilt shop! Yippee!!! I've never won anything for any of my quilts. Of course it might help to actually enter something into a contest!

Tomorrow, I actually have my first customer quilt to quilt. Actually....I have quilted for Ginny Hurt and my Aunt Janet. But this is a quilt that a total stranger is entrusting to me.....scary! I will post pictures when I am done.

Here is another little quilt I have recently just finished. It is a quilt-as-you-go type. so when you are done sewing it, it is quilted also!

Oh....oh....I also got my first consignment to make a quilt for someone! She wants me to make her this quilt -

I had it as a display at my craft show and a couple of ladies asked about buying it and one came back asking me to make her one just like it :o)

I haven't put up any Christmas decorations yet...too busy. But I did manage to get up my snowman quilt and needle punched snowman. So let it snow!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fall and nursery

I just love the fall season. I love spring, but there is something about fall. I love the colors of fall, the coolness, the crispness, the fresh apples and applesauce donuts (when I can find them!). I love to decorate for fall. So in that spirit, I will share a couple of things that means it's fall at the Weatherbee home....(of course it's gotta mean quilts!) This first quilt I made because I love the colors of the fall leaves. So it is my renedition of the fall leaves! I just love the fun Halloween fabrics so I made this one in honor of the fun side of Halloween.

Oh, Gordon grew these gorgeous pumpkins. They greet you at the door :o)They are the prettiest colors. They are flat on one side, so they don't stand up :o) Fun, Fun!

This is the pumpkin I grew! lol

I went into Nursery today and took a few pictures of Gordon and his nursery kids. I thought you might enjoy a couple of them! The kids think Gordon is part jungle gym! They love him and he loves them. Whenever he leaves the room, I've been told that the room goes quiet as they watch him leave and they wait until he returns :o) One little girl calls him 'Brudduh Wedderbee'. When they go to visit family in Ohio and they take her to that nursery, she just stands at the door and asks "Where's Brudduh Wedderbee?" Of course he's not there, so she won't go in :o)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Harvest

It's that time of year....the harvest! The garden did very well this year. We've had a ton of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, bumper crop of summer squash and zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, cantelope, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, pumpkins (picture at a later time!), corn, popcorn, and acorn squash. the deer got the beans. All in all, it was a pretty good year, considering that it didn't rain much this summer.

Here is our latest batch of salsa. When you come, you will get to try our yummy salsa and chips!

Check out this raspberry pie! It is a new recipe I tried...can you tell that we like it :o) Wish you were all here to enjoy it with us.

We also got 300 pounds of honey! Wowzer!! That is a LOT of little honey bears running around here! Gordon always has the biggest grin as he is putting the honey in the containers. He just grins and says 'I earned this honey with all of the stings I got!' They were busy little bees...that includes my busy little bee, Gordon! Let the word out that Gordon is selling his local Maryland honey....and let me just is beyond yummy!!!

I have been a busy bee myself :o) I have been working on a couple of quilts. Here is my first t-shirt quilt. I will be making another t-shirt quilt soon. They will serve as my samples as I try to promote my quilting business...both machine quilting and making memory t-shirt quilts for people. Sooooooo....If you know anyone looking for someone to quilt their quilts or have a bunch of t-shirts they don't wear but want to keep, let them know I will make them a scrapbook quilt full of their memories! (for a price of course ;o)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fisk famiy visit to Maryland :o)

Bryan and Melissa left a little while ago to go home and I am missing them already. So I decided to post some pictures we took while they were here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Three engineers are riding in a car: an electrical engineer, a chemical engineer, and a Microsoft engineer. Suddenly the car stalls and stops by the side of the road. The three engineers look at each other with bewilderment, wondering what could be wrong.

The electrical engineer, not knowing much about mechanics, suggests: "Let's strip down the electronics of the car and try to trace where a fault might have occurred."

The chemical engineer, not knowing much about electronics, suggests: "Maybe the fuel has become emulsified and is causing a blockage somewhere in the system."

The Microsoft engineer suggests: "Why don't we close all the windows, get out, get back in, open the windows again, and maybe it'll work!?"

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A dress for Sydney's 5th birthday on July 4th!

I made her a 'twirly' dress.

Grandma sewing time!

Here is the front of Lylia's blessing dress.
Here is the back of the dress.

Here is the whole dress.
Gordon had a funny look on his face, and I ask "What?" "She isn't that long is she?!"
'No, it's suppose to be long and drape!'


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Catching up...

Well, it has been awhile since I started this and I know that many are breathlessly waiting for an update. So that I don't disappoint you - here goes! I am not very clever at writing, so I will try not to bore with you! I think a picture says a thousand words.

The following pictures are in no particular order!

Our new glider swing...the one I've been wanting for years and years!

Gordon working his bees....can you see all of the bees all over him?

Here are some pictures of Bryan's graduation

Here some pictures from Kelly's baby shower: