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Family time...

It doesn't matter if your family is like this...

 or this...

 or this...

or maybe this...

Whatever your family looks like from my family  to yours...


Happy Thanksgiving...
Kelly Ann & Andrew

A Need...

It wasn't enough for the eastern coast of the US to be hit with a late hurricane but now another storm is right on top of them.  People in New York, New Jersey and I'm sure further up the coast are still without electric which means they are without heat.   Quilters are a giving group and at Kelly Ann's Quilting we routinely have sew-ins and collections for various organizations in our area but this time I'm putting the call out for our far-flung friends...
My friend, Pat Sloan, did a great job posting on her blog about the quilt/blanket collection.  Pat mentions our friend Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Victoria's efforts in collecting not only quilts but store bought blankets.
Here is what Victoria has to say on her blog SANDY hits our area SUPER STORM SANDY has devastated much of our area. QUILTS AND BLANKETS are needed ASAP. Homemade or Store Bought, ANY SIZE. Quilts will accepted, and handed out as quickly as they come in. We have 150 quilts being delivered Thursda…

The Enemy of Breakfast

I am often called the enemy of breakfast in our house... it's not that I don't like breakfast I'm just not a fan of eating in the morning... give me some coffee... a small piece of cheese... and a piece or two of fruit and I'm good till lunch.
Sunday is the one day that I'll make breakfast in the house  for the two of us... Andrew likes his eggs scrambled he  actually prefers them the Gordon Ramsey way this method doesn't happen often because they take forever...and I mean forever. I on the other hand am good with a hard boiled egg or maybe every once in a while I'll do poached.
Grits is a must for breakfast...nothing instant for us.. I want to stir those babies then let them set up to  get a little firm, add butter, salt & pepper and they  are ready to eat.
Bread...we can do toast, hard crust bread or biscuits, I'd rather have biscuits but I still haven't gotten my mothers recipe down.
Now this is where we agree.. BACON... I've cooked BACON…

Hurricane Sandy..

There's not much to be said about the monster storm that is being called Hurricane Sandy.... there are people all along the east coast without electric water gas homes
As quilters we often spend time after a weather event trying to figure out how we can help... my friend, Victoria, who lives in New York City is still in Houston but is already organizing a quilt drive to try to find some way to provide comfort to so many that have lost so much.
As soon as Victoria returns home and comes up with a plan I'll be sharing here on my blog and on my Facebook page so if you would like to help and have a new quilt or would like  to make a quick and easy quilt we would be happy to be a drop off point at Kelly Ann's Quilting and make sure those quilts make it to New York/New Jersey.
Until Next Time Be Kind

Kelly Ann

Quilt Market Update...

As most of you know I had full intentions of posting everyday of Quilt Market...well a little thing called Hurricane Sandy got  in the way.  Flying out on Thursday I was full of hope and excitement, wondering what I would see, hear, touch...but the conversation  in the car on the way to the airport went something like this..."if it gets bad we'll rebook your flight".
I woke up early Friday morning in Houston ready to take the short walk over to the convention center to add my extra seminars to my schedule but before that I turned on the TV and it became clear that Hurricane Sandy was heading towards the east coast and looked like our area might be in for a rough time.   I picked up the phone right then and there and changed my ticket, so instead of returning Monday night I was now coming home on Sunday night.  I would miss the last, and my favorite, day of market but I could get home before the storm hit. 
Friday is our Schoolhouse Day...spending seven hours moving from…