Thursday, July 24, 2008

Henry Dooley Zoo

My sister and her family came to visit for a few days to come and see us and Grandma Great. We went to see Grandma Great at her new home her in a Nursing Home in Valley Ne. We had planned to go to the Henry Dooley Zoo in Omaha for a Day. We went to the Zoo during the Final 2 days of Games for the College World Series. The Zoo has grown a lot since the last time I was at the Zoo when I was either in Jr. High School. I can't believe that we spent a entire 8 hour day at the Zoo and still didn't see it all. I can't imagine what the Zoo will be like when it gets to take over the Baseball Stadium when it gets moved in the next 3-5 years. It will probably take at least 2 days to see the entire thing.

My niece is riding one of the animals on the merry-go round in the Petting Zoo area.
The Henry Dooley Zoo have perfected the gene process for making White Tigers. This is one way that the Zoo gets money for new exhibits. The Zoo has a Exhibit Hall for every animal by section. The next picture is of a Sun bear sunning himself, when we were in the bear exhibit you could see the bears from the outside and inside areas. The monkey swinging on the fence was really cute. The Gorilla & monkey houses were really fun because the way that the windows were made you could move in and see monkeys closer.
Sorry that I don't have pictures of the Butterfly house and the Desert Doom. The butterfly house was really fun and we had a chance to see all the different types of butterflies that are out in the world today. The Desert Doom has all the things that you would find in all of the deserts of the world. Hope that when my sister comes back this fall we can see the parts of the Zoo we missed this summer.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Romance Block Sue's

The above photo is what I started with when I received the block.

The quote that I used for Sue's block is from the quotes that are all over my Romance Block and the fabric I have from that block. The quote reads as follows, One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life, that word is love. The flowers that I made for this block are red beaded and I tried to make them look like a spring flower that would be romantic.Can't wait for the next block to come.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

STS Spring block home

My spring block had finally made it's way home at the end of May or early part of June. I like the additions that she added to my block and it should be a good start to a girly girl quilt that I might start for on of my nieces. This was the spring block for the season to season swap in CQ for Newbies.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

America's Finest block

These photos are of my Block that I call America's Finest block. This was the other choice I had for a season to season summer block. I am planning on using all of these fabrics in a quilt for our master bedroom. I am planning on using yellows and gold color threads on the seams only. I was also thinking about free motion quilting aroud some of the stars and other items.

Season to Season Summer

I finally have the to update the newest photos that I have of my season to Season Summer Starter Block. I call this block my plane, trains, and vacations block. I had a hard time my summer block because I made 2 very different styles. One of the styles was the plane, trains and vacations, and the other block was done a American theme with all different stars & stripes style of fabrics as well as having US Air Force fabric as well. I will post a picture of the block. The kittens and I decided which block to use for the Summer Season to Season. The kittens sat on the block that they most wanted me to make a quilt for our master bedroom with. I know that the block has a lot of pictures on it already so I wondering what my partners thoughts are for adding embellishments to is block are. I did a few seams and wrote a few cities that I have or would visit. I may make more of this kind of block after each vacation and add a few photos to the quilt blocks as well.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lavender Wedding

The above pictures are from one of the weddings I did at work during the month of June that was Shades of Lavender and Periwinkle. The centerpieces have a Beta Fish in the Bowl with a Lavender Rose on top of the bowl floating. The centerpieces are made with Lavender and White Daisies, Lavender Mini Carnations, Lavender and White Caspia with a Purple Ornamental Thistle that looked similar to the Beta fish in texture. The bowls are just setting in the middle of the centerpiece, tried to anchor it down with some supports but the bowls fell over. What a mess to clean up. Check back later to see some of the other wedding photos from the summer.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Princess & Pea Block

This is my stater block for the Crazy Quilting International. The quilting round robin group is called FFT #2 { Sampler Round Robin }.
The block is made of assorted shades of pink sections in the block. It has different types of Princesses in each of the 4 corners and the center. I made a little book for everyone in the round robin to sign and write a little note as well. I am thinking about making a block like this for each one of my nieces that are under the age of 10 and make a quilt that works around this center block. I may also do one with Dora, Hannah Montana and Hello Kitty to make a quilt of little girl who is into princess and southern belle style. She is my little girlie's girl and is all about making sure everything is going together.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Romance Block

Sorry, that it has been so long since I have written in my log. The pictures below are of a quilt group that I belong to the Crazy for Quilting group. This is Sue's block from England. She wanted her block to be done in all shades of reds and pinks. I have written a different quote from the Romance Block that the group is working on for me. Te Quote on this block is One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life that word is love. I also made red beaded flowers to go on the bottom of the section of the block. I hope that the block looks well made to all.