This and That

A few bits and pieces from the last week. 

Daughter #2 found out she was a calendar girl for the automotive company she works for. These calendars were distributed at the Shanghai Auto Show!

Mr. Wonderful and I did a 5k the other night. I haven’t been running lately so my results were rather dismal, but I finished!

I’ve been looking online for some beginner off road trails. I can’t wait to take Oscar the Jeep out in the woods!

And how about a little cuteness to make you smile? Here are two of my grandsons trying on their tuxedos for the wedding.

My son and his family will be here in less than a week. So once again, I am very behind in responding to comments and probably won’t catch up until after the wedding.

Have a great weekend!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Quilts of Valor

Here are the QOVs that I got quilted up last week. Both were made by Kathy D, a member of the Stitching Sisters group.

Here is a detail shot of the back.

I love how she set her eagle quilt!

And a look at the back.

I’m so glad to be back quilting Quilts of Valor!

Have a great day!
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom QuiltsBusy Hands Quilts

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QOV Progress

I finally decided how I wanted to quilt this and now I’m making good progress.

I should finish soon!

Have a great day!

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Another Eagle QOV

Well, the Eagle QOV that I’ve been working on is still not done. But I got another one to quilt for a member of our Stitching Sisters group. Once again, I’m using an app called Adobe Ideas to try to work out my quilting designs. This app is sadly no longer available.

I’m not sure about any of these ideas. Back to the drawing board (or app) for me!

Have a great day!

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Quilting QOVs Again!

I picked up a few Quilt of Valor tops over the weekend. This lovely one belongs to Kathy D.

I decided to use this panto on it.

I’m so pleased with the texture it gives.

I hope to get this one finished and the next one loaded today.

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Blueberry ParkĀ 

Remember this small top?

It is currently 48 by 60 inches. A bit on the small side for a lap quilt so I’ve been considering adding white borders. I’ve also begun thinking about how I want to quilt this. Here are a few possibilities.

I’m not in love with any of these ideas, so I’ll keep playing with it.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Cooking Up QuiltsPatchwork Times

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Jeep the Mac 2017

Ever since hubby and I have been married, I’ve driven practical vehicles. I’m okay with that. We have four kids and function has always been the most important consideration. I have never really cared what I drove as long as it fit the family and was reliable. But just over a week ago, we bought the vehicle of my dreams! Meet Oscar, my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition.

I fell in love with Daughter #2’s  Rubicon that I drove out in Arizona. I honestly never thought I would be interested in off roading though, until hubby and I got to go on the Jeep track at the dealer. Now I can’t wait to go! I have a lot to learn, but it should be fun!

I just got back from my third trip to Wisconsin since I got back from Arizona. My dad has had cancer for some time and is now in hospice care. I didn’t realize it until I was there early last week, that I would be traveling home over the Mackinaw bridge at the same time as the Jeep the Mac event. 

It is an entire weekend of activities for Jeep enthusiasts. The big event on Friday is the massive Jeep migration over the bridge and back. So I decided I wanted to take part too! There were nearly 700 Jeeps that participated in the crossing. Here are a couple pics of the staging area.

There were Jeeps as far as the eye could see! It was really fun to walk around and see all the different models.

I found out that Jeep peeps are very friendly people! I tend to be rather shy, but I talked to some really nice folks there. I had to get home Friday night, but next year I want to go for The whole weekend and take part in the trail rides at Drummond Island as well as the scavenger hunts. Here are a few more pics from the event.

I guess it’s time to make a Jeep quilt!

Have a great day!

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