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Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Love Affair


Ahhhhhh,
I am loving my new Janome.


This is UFO #3,
Flowers for Hannah
from the Sept/Oct 2009 issue of Fons and Porter's 
Love of Quilting Magazine.

I'm keeping it simple as I learn and practice on this colorful quilt,
a birthday gift for a lifelong friend.
My childhood was a gypsy's journey,
and acquaintances came and went,
but I've known this woman since the day she was born
in April of 1955.


A 60 year friendship deserves special recognition.

I love to make things for the people in my life
that I hold dear to my heart.
For Christmas this past year,
I gifted this wallhanging to The Ranger.


I copied it from one of his favorite prints.
It measures approximately 20" x 30".

Sew many things to make,
sew little time!

Back to work!!
I'm having a quilty day,
and hope you are, too!
xo,
karen





25 comments:

hetty said...

Oh! I love UFO #3! That is so beautiful. The little wall hanging is cute too. I am also going to work on some quilty things today.

TexWisGirl said...

glad you love your new machine! or should i say playmate.

Stephanie said...

It really is about quilting for joy -- gifting from the heart. Handmade really is best! There are some folks who are very lucky to have you in their life! :o)

Judy said...

I like the quilt that you're working on. How neat is that to have such a long friendship? I can't think of anything better than to create something special for the people in your life. Enjoy your new sewing machine :-)

Melissa said...

I'm having a love affair with my janome too, which one is that? It looks like the 7700 which is what I have.

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

WOW Karen!! I LOVE your quilt!! Have fun with your new sewing machine....
Warm hugs from Italy
Deborah

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

beautiful!! nice to have life long friends

FlourishingPalms said...

Yay for YOU! You're tearing up those sewing projects. And I am especially impressed by what you give away. You're a blessing to many people, Karen.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your projects are so lovely....such caring words, amazing gifts

Jenny of Elefantz said...

A friendship like that deserves honour. She'll love your gift! xx

Fiona said...

what a special gift Karen.. and your quilting looks great... just perfect for those spaces...
Hugz

Sondra said...

OH I wish I had your talent!! The quilt looks beautiful!!You have made so many people light up... including me!!

Lesley said...

Your quilting is superb! Looks like you and your new Janome are best friends! Great quilt for the Ranger!

Lynn said...

What lovely quilts and what a special friend.

Linda Reeder said...

What beautiful quilting. I would say you are learning fast and very well!

Debbie said...

How very nice! The wonderful gift, the fabulous friendship, your quilting!!
I am so glad you love your sewing machine!! I still have not received mine back yet. :-(

Carrie P. said...

WOW! how great to have a friend for so many years. I moved around a lot when I was young so friends came and went. Then when I got married we lived near a military base so those friends came and went. I can say my husband is my best longest and best friend.
YOur BFF will love that quilt.

Karen Ackva said...

Love your post title! I am so glad you are enjoying yiur new machine! Can I send some unfinished tops your way? Just kidding. ;-) Enjoy, relax and enjoy again.
LG Karen

Vickie said...

You're doing some pretty wonderful sewing with your J...isn't that 11" harp just the greatest thing ! A friend for that many years is super special !

Linda said...

Wow, Karen! Love how your quilting is coming along. It looks great! Wish we would have had more time yesterday to talk about your new machine. Your friend will just love her quilt. What an awesome gift!

Montanagirl said...

What a lovely post! I've cut my blogging back to one day a week, so I'm sort out of the loop most of the time, but I hope you stop by and have a look at my Nat'l Bison Range photos!

Teresa in Music City said...

You are so right - a friendship that long definitely deserves something special! Great job!!! I quilt with a Janome 6600 and love it :)

Kathie Brown said...

Janome must be the sewing machine? I love the wall hanging! Have fun! and yes, a 60 year friendship is a treasure! I am so glad you have a friend like that!

Sheila said...

Wonderful quilting and projects being produced on your new machine , I am so happy for you ! Awesome, gift for the Ranger and your life long friend , you are such a dear :-)

Carla said...

That UFO is adorable.
Love it, having long time friends is the best.