Thursday, August 25, 2011

Recent Quilting Projects

This is Mother's latest finished quilt. It is a Five Stripe pattern and is very similar to the one she made for Seth and Alesia Stevenson. She had so many blocks left over, she had to make another. It is oversized, so will work on a King or a Queen former waterbed, like theirs. No more fighting over covers! The cedar chest at the end of the bed is Emily's, which Grandpa Scoles made for her this summer while she was at Joplin.

This is the quilt top Mother made especially for Brent and Alicia Susan, our dear friends who live in Pennsylvania. They picked the fabrics and the pattern (Clay's Choice) when they were visiting us in February. Mother is going to send it to them to be quilted and finished in Pennsylvania.

This is the quilt I (Beth) have started. The top left of the picture, you can see the printout of the pattern the quilt will be. I scanned my fabrics and then created the pattern in Photoshop. I found out it is hard to put a quilt together when you make up the pattern yourself!

Part of what I have together so far. Other things have gotten in the way of completing it so far, but Mother will make sure I stick with it and get it done eventually.

August 24 50th birthday for Janet

Even though this was #50 birthday for me, we didn't think we would be up to having a party. So Beth called and emailed people asking for a card shower for me. As a result, I have heard via cards, email and Facebook from lots more people than could've come for a party!

So far, 103 cards have come; 10 e-cards, over 140 greetings on Facebook. The beautiful roses are a gift from Kevin and Bonnie Peterson, long time homeschool and family friends. The gorgeous Cala Lily is a gift from homeschool friend, Karen Weaver. The shoes are from Rowen; the new mp3 player is from my children. Emily got the Symphony bar and Sunny D for me. (Sunny D being one of the things that tastes good to me during this time, and Symphony being my favorite candy bar!) The box of toffee and the note pad on the right are gifts from Randy and Kelly Kaus, great homeschool and home church friends. The bird card by the shoes is hand drawn by our friend, Beth Ann Worden, from Kremmling, Co. She is Beth's pen pal and is amazingly talented in so many ways, but when we got this in the mail, we realized she is a pencil artist, as well! There are lots of beautiful, uplifting, and funny cards in that pile of cards. If they are still in any envelope, that means they are beautified by glitter.
Oops, I just realized one of the gifts I received is not in the picture. Sunshine Gearhart, another great homeschool friend, gave me a Pampered Chef kitchen gadget for stirring things, beating eggs, etc. Sorry I had already put it in the drawer before the picture!
We enjoyed eating out at Texas Roadhouse in Greeley. Steak tastes yummy to me, where most things don't taste like they normally do while I'm 'under the influence' of chemotherapy.
Thank you to each one who reached out to me with love, prayers, cards, gifts, and thoughts for my birthday!