Monday, May 30, 2011

To Those Who Have Served & Are Serving, Thank You

The Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters have been making quilts for wounded soldiers since Januray of 2007. All of our quilts go to American Hero Quilts & are given to wounded soldiers. Check out their blog to read first hand what these quilts mean to the soldiers & their families. Thank you to all of the quilters for making this possible.
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A special thank you to our troops, past & present.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Quilts & Sun

They go togehter, right? These are 2 quits from Sally. Not sure who is getting them. Whoever it is is really lucky, wool batting! And they are BIG!
The back shows off this great Ann Bright panto, Blooming Feathers.
This week I got in a beach night. Hadn't been there for awhile. Always something new. View of the east side of Whidbey Island across Saratoge Passage.
Clam picnic! Remember those carefree days? Gathering "stuff" from the beach & having your very own picnic?
Little daisies. So sweet!
Bunny friends. I think someone is hiding in the blackberry bushes!
Almost sunset!
Happy Friday! Hero Quilts tomorrow in Stanwood for me.

Nana in withdrawl......................Sharon

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Welcome Home , Dr Seuss & A Box of Good

Dr Seuss is the theme used for our new Little Mister. I have his quilt ready for quilting. Someone got here a little early & Nana didn't have time to quilt it yet! You can find the tutorial online here. Pam & Jenny have great zig zag quilts on their blogs too!

It doesn't seem possible that while I was gone all the leaves came out & the flowers bloomed. Here's a couple pictures of my "welcome home"!

The lilac is out in all it's glory!
Sweet Johnny Jump Ups are everywhere.
Bumble bees have been busy working the heather & the ever so sweet forget me nots are all in bloom too.
Once a month this arrives on our doorstep. A "Box Of Good" from the Klesick's organic farm. It's fun to see what new veggie or fruit I'm going to try. This week there were the most beautiful artichokes I've ever seen. I'm trying a Mario Batali recipe. Mmmmmm!

Sure was nice to see the sun last week. Hope it comes back soon!

Missing the boys...................Nana Sharon

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Purse & Crabapple Hill

Remember this purse? I did the embroidery last summer in a class at The Quiltmaker's Shoppe in Arlington. It was a fun day with several of the Sassy's there as well.
Meg Hawkey from Crabapple Hill taught the class. On their blog they show pictures of Crabapple Hill designs made by people like us. So here's the link. There are all kinds of eye candy to look at. I love everything Crabapple Hill & am honored to be included on their blog.

It is a reminder of how important it is to take time for your self and a fun day with friends!

Countdown to the "real world". Back to reality late Monday. Dad's 80th birthday this next week. Don't worry, I'll have a full "report" for you!

Over the moon & loving it...............Nana Sharon

Friday, May 6, 2011

Daniel Aaron Patraw & New Pictures

Our new Littlest Mister arrived on May 5th. He's almost the same size Andrew was 6# 5oz and
19 3/4" long. His hair looks light & he has the same cute little nose as his big brother. Little Mister calls him "baby brudder"!

Over the Moon.............Nana Sharon

I'll add more pictures to this post after they come home!

The last time for the family of three.

It's okay "baby brudder"!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quilty Pleasures

I was home for 3 nights last week. Finished these customer quilts & then back on the plane. More on that later.

This 1st quilt is Betty's for her daughter. New adventures in quilting for her.

Roxanne is always coming up with new patterns every month for her GNO gals. I can't remember the name of this one. Her classes are the best!

I came back on Sunday because Littlest Mister is getting here a few days early. Hopefully he will be here later today & I can post some new pictures tonight. Enjoying the record high heat.
88 yesterday!

Nana Sharon x 2

Monday, May 2, 2011

Frequent Flier Miles

Last night I took to the "friendly skies" again. It seems Littlest Mister is not thinking that he wants to come out head first. Hopefully he will get with the program. I have thought all along that he would be here early. So the wait begins.

Rainbows always make everything better. I saw this one last week during some of our lovely northwest spring.

Joanna is using the cute new Dr Seuss fabrics for the new little guy. Nana found some fabric to make diaper covers. They are so tiny!

Last week while I was here we did some cooking. This poor child had never licked the beaters before. Nana fixed that. He called them "lollipops"!

Modeling his new "Fly Boy" hat Cindy gave us while sitting in his new airplane seat.

I have pictures of a couple more quilts I can post later this week. I'll soak up some sun for all of you too. Record high of 88 expected on Wednesday. Woohoo!
From the happiest place on earth, Nanaland..............Nana Sharon