Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner's Blog – November 2013 Archive (6)

and they all went to new homes and lived happily ever after!

I am still at my family's in Chicagoland so I can't upload any photos yet but I thought I would let you know how the selection came out.  The quilts were phenomenal hits!  The recipients were unbelieving and once it sunk in that they got to take one home, they dug in with relish.  A couple quilts were coveted by two families but only one could have them and it all worked out in the end.

In order of how they were selected, here is how it shook out:

First to choose, daughter and…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 29, 2013 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

The quilts and I are tossing and turning, might as well blog!

It is a beautiful snowy night in Southwest Pennsylvania and I am still up.  I have been tossing quilts and quilt bags on air dry with a damp towel in the dryer all night (I guess you could call me a fluffer) and I am about half way through the 15.  I will finish the rest later today after work (it is 1:30 AM right now).  I did try going to bed but it just wasn't happening for me so here I am.

A few things have happened in the last few days that will have an impact on the quilt giving…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 26, 2013 at 1:54am — 5 Comments

The last photo shoot for the quilts of 2013 - The Year of the Christmas Quilt by my sweetie husband George

This is a woman with a secret.  A secret about to get busted wide open on Thanksgiving Day. 

Here it is the weekend before the big unveiling and I spent the morning outside getting ready for winter.  I stacked all the porch furniture on the front porch with the exception of the white rocker I rescued this spring from the neighbor's trash which I brought inside…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 23, 2013 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

It's all done but the paperwork

Tonight I finished the last details on the last quilt and they are completely finished!  I have started inviting a few close friends and fellow travelers over to see them before they leave town.  Karen came this weekend, Chris and Becky came tonight.  Monday night next week I will throw them individually (with a damp towel) into the dryer to get all the cat hair and lint off and then pop them into their matching bags (which I will also have tumbled in the dryer) and they won't come out again…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 20, 2013 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

17 days to go to the big day....what shall I do with myself between now and then??

Happy 81st birthday to my Momma, Marian Long today and happy 79th birthday to my other momma, Ramona Tennison last Friday.  It is a month of birthdays and they just kinda crept up on me.  I had been so focused on the quilt project, I forgot about birthday presents but fortunately, I work in a museum with a great museum shop and got somethings sent out speedy quick.  I wanted to say, just wait for your big present but I am keeping the secret.

Mom Ramona is particularly curious about…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 11, 2013 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

Quilts in a car, quilts at a bar (not really)

I took the quilts on the road this morning for a photo shoot at my girlfriend's house a few streets over.  It's a beautiful fall day but a tad windy so getting good pictures was a bit of a challenge.  We may have to do this more than once.  It was very cold too but we got shots of all 15 of my babies.  Here they are in the trunk on the way over:

As you can…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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