I can't believe it has been well over a year since I posted anything except pics. Where does time go?
2013 has been a very busy, but good year. I spent a lot of time at the stable, quilting, visiting with Li'l G (DGS) etc.
I helped out with the summer horse camps again and enjoyed that. I taught for a couple weeks (had forgotten how much I enjoyed teaching) and was asked to continue with regular lesson students once the camps wound up. I declined - I'll gladly help out in any way I can but I'm just not willing to take on the time commitment of a "job". I'm enjoying the ability to pick up and go whenever I want way too much.
My big news is that I bought a horse in August. I'm so very happy with him and we've become good friends. He's the big, red guy in my page pics. His registered name is Righteous Red Prince and he was known as Red when I bought him. I tinkered with changing it to Prince (because he is a classy kind of guy) but somehow the name didn't take - so he's still Red.
In October the owner of the stable where I board him took a bad fall and broke four ribs. She was laid up for several weeks so I (along with another friend) pitched in to help her husband with the chores. They have 23 horses and around 30 sled dogs so it was a big job and he really did need the help.
Since then I've been scrambling to get the quilts for my DS/DIL and DD finished. They are both king size and hand quilted so it was a big job. But, I got them finished DD got hers at the end of November (we did an early Christmas with family in the SW corner of the Province). My previous blog showed pics of hers so I'll just put a couple up, then I'll show you DS/DIL's.
This is the one I made for DS and DIL; it's a log cabin variation.
I recently posted a picture of a panel "Forest Friends" that I've made into a quilt to list in my sister's on line store. I added borders and other 'touches' to make it my own; I hand quilted the whole thing. I'm pleased with the end result... this is one of the least complicated quilts I've made in a long, long time. I'm not sure why I like it so much but I do - I smiled the whole time I was working on it and I find myself looking for reasons NOT to sell it. Sis thinks I'm "losing it"
I'm working on a 'quick and easy' quilt to contribute to Sis's on line store. I started with a panel (pic below) and added borders and lots of my own personal touches to make it unique. This is the base panel: