Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner's Blog – March 2012 Archive (5)

The Road FROM California!

Good morning Campers!

We are back home from the California trip which included a multi-day celebration of our grandson Wyatt's birthday and the delivery of the Road to California quilt to his parents.  Being with a toddler is exhausting!  So glad my daughter and son-in-law are raising him and not me. 

Here are some pictures of Wyatt discovering the wonderful and colorful world of quilts.

Have a super day.…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 27, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

to Rogue Quilter re: cat quilt and not sleeping much!

You made me laugh!  The four quilts I have just posted pictures of, Becky's Cat Quilt, the Kitchen Quilt, the Ligonier Valley Historical Society Quilt, and Becky's Baby Ducks Quilt are all quilts I have made in the past and which Becky, my youngest daughter, now owns and keeps in her house in Plano Texas, where I was visiting last week. She also owns the School/Apple cross stitch quilt. We just took new pictures of the four quilts in March 2012 in her backyard.  I have set up albums for each…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 21, 2012 at 7:05pm — 2 Comments

The aftermath of a quilt (or what to do with yourself after the project is finished)

Well, Road to California is finally done and other than showing it off to my friends here in Pennsylvania, there is nothing more to do but pack it up and take it with us down the road to California this weekend.  As is my usual practice, the closer I got to the end of the quilt, the more fanatic I got about finishing it.  As my dear husband said to my California daughter (the recipient of the quilt) when asked what we were doing this (past) weekend, "Well, your mother is working on the…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 20, 2012 at 7:07pm — 4 Comments

Why it is a good idea that I have to work outside the home 8 hours a day!

It occurs to me as I sit at my desk, counting down the hours until I can go home and work on the quilt again, that it is a very good thing that I have to go to work for 8 hours a day.  1) my job generates the income to feed my obsessive quilting behaviors and 2) it gives my fingers and hands a rest for 8 hours straight.  I would be crippled for sure if I could be at home all the time quilting! 

Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 5, 2012 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

The quilting is done on Road to California!

It is a snowy Monday morning and I am in a super up mood!  Last night I finished the the quilting for the Road to California quilt and even had time (went to bed at 1:30 AM) to make the first of five sunflowers I am appliquing on the back.  Here is a picture: The pattern is from New Zealand designer Ruth Blanchet and is intended for a wall hanging 26 x 34 inches.  Since I…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 5, 2012 at 12:07pm — 4 Comments

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