Summer has been a whirl of events for my family and business.¬† As many of you know, my mom has been suffering an illness (undiagnosed!) for the last several months and it has become critical this summer.¬† She has lost almost 100 lbs and we don’t know why.¬† The doctors are baffled and she’s had several surgeries and many hospital stays and yet she continues to not be able to eat.¬† So….that has taken its toll on our family.¬† The kicker this summer was when my Hard Drive ‘broke’? (do you say that?) and I lost ALL the info off my computer for the last year and a half!¬† I cried for several days.¬† However, I have a wonderful neighbor who installed a new hard drive and has helped me restore as much as possible, which wasn’t really all that much.¬† My e-mail also took me 3 weeks to figure out how to acess (the guy who did my web site, doesn’t work there any more and I had to track him down to find out the ‘secret’ to getting into my e-mail).¬† Also, we’ve seen an increase of business this summer which suprised me because…well, you know…it’s summer. Anyway, it’s been difficult to do as much of my own piecing as I enjoy.¬† But, I wanted to show you 2 quilts that I did around the beginning of June.¬† They are the same design and almost the same quilting.¬† I made the quilt with the red border first and used Anne Brights ‘Sail Boat Border Set’¬†from her¬†‘By¬†The Sea’ March 2010 special.¬†(I LOVED IT!), and I used her ‘Ocean View b2b’ for the inside.
¬†This is all for the quilt with the red border.¬† I really liked the quilt, but the red border didn’t show the cute Sail Boats on it. so I made another quilt and bought the blue border with the express purpose of having the quilting show up.¬† So I chose a dark blue with tiny white dots.¬† And, I think you’ll agree, it turned out wonderful!!¬† The Red Border quilt was donated to my daughter Jourdan’s swim team fund raiser, and there’s a picture of her diving off the blocks (I’m so proud!) The quilt she’s laying on is one of my “Uber-Ezy” quilts with Flannel for the batting.¬† We’ve enjoyed using it this summer as an easy picnic quilt.
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