Quilter Kay England

Kay England is a world famous quilter and fabric and pattern designer. She is a good friend of Brian’s and she invited us to see her house, pool and gardens. (We couldn’t see the sheep and llamas. They were inside the cool barn.) She was a delight to be with and graciously opened her home for us to tour , see her studio and her quilts. It was a very big treat. I can’t put a picture of her on my blog. I promised her I wouldn’t because she was in the pool cleaning it when we arrived.

 

 

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I went to Indianapolis, Indiana

I went to the wedding in Indianapolis, Indiana. Karin drove and I didn’t even see the Mississippi River when we went over. I really hadn’t looked at a map yet. But I want to see where we went. I was busy in the car doing stuff. LOL! But, two days after the wedding we got to go downtown to a couple of antique stores. The town is amazingly clean and the people were nice. We really had a good time getting the tour from Brian.

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Hand-made Wedding Presents

photo[1] (12)I never know what to get for wedding presents for those who don’t have a list at a store. Well,. For the wedding reception I was going to , I decided to wood burn some kitchen wooden spoons and utensils with  a wooden container with a handle. I, also, did a frame for a wedding picture. And, I found a cut glass big biscuit jar and put peanut M&Ms in it. I really think they enjoyed the surprises.

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Mr. and Mrs. Haggard’s Home

The day after the wedding Brian’s parents invited us to see their new home. It was a beautiful, wonderfully laid-out home. It had charm and personality in each room. I loved her work areas and her pin cushion collecting and making. it was such a treat to see.

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A Very Unusual House with beautiful Stuff – Part 2

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A Very Unusual House with beautiful Stuff – Part 1

One of the most unique and different homes I have ever been in is the home of Kevin and Brian. The live in the back wing of an antique store/flea market. Sound weird but if you’d ever see it, it is a wonderful place. Lots of big rooms and a great layout. Spaces to work and play. Simply great. But, the neatest thing is the decorating. Brian is a decorator and boy does he know his stuff. I was amazed at how so many collections and so many items could be displayed in such a wonderful manner. It was really breath-taking. Their home has been featured in magazines. So, I wanted to share some pictures.

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I Went to Indiana to a Wedding

20882987_10210023426408573_6492844320303199810_n[1]photo[1] (8)photo[1] (9)photo[2] (2)In August my friend Karin, drove me to Indiana to a quilt friend’s wedding reception. Brian Haggard was marrying his partner, Kevin Head. I met Brian through a quilt friend years ago and we have been friends since. They had a small family wedding at Kay England’s house by the pool. Her gardens were where the group pictures were taken. That evening there was a big reception at Brian and Kevin’s home. Karin and I were invited to attend. The place was beautiful and the cake was impressive. Brian made all of the paper decorations on the cake. Friends and family helped in the celebrating. And  we even had a string orchestra and live entertainment. It was one of the best times in my life. Such a wonderful loving group of elegant people. So friendly and so nice. They called me “Jim From Arkansas.”

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