"Antique Quilts are hugs from the past" They are my passion, fact is I AM A QUILT-A-HOLIC AND PROUD OF IT. If you want to e-mail me it is quiltladyIII@aol.com and please do leave a comment. Also check out my Flickr account - http://www.flickr.com/photos/delainegatelyquilts/

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Day 2011

A table set for royal quests
Joel did the honors

Laura supervised everthing to a T

Elizabeth Jerry  and Delaine

Host and Hostess with the mostes

Lorretta Sam and Melissa, we missed Ethel Lorretta and Ethel had become friends over the years they could really chit chat.  It was a very good day at the Arnolds

The turkey did not think so

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The talk at the Kitsap guild went very well

The guild is a wonderful group of ladies and gents, they are very productive and have many avenues for their members to do charity work the library is extensive and they are very friendly.  It was a pleasure visiting them and they were very attentive and friendly....Oh and by the way if you love fabric beautiful fabrics of many types drop into the local quilt shop, Heirloom Quilts; oh my gosh what a selection of wonderful colors and prints a ventral candy store for a quilters eye...Well done ladies well done.  Of course I dropped a bundle and I have already started a new quilt from my booty a special one for one of my deer hunting sons... 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Well my quilts are packed and ready to tavel

We are going to the Kitsap Quilters the 15th and I get to share my collection with kindred spirits what a great life I have.  I will be showing thirty quilts and then for fun I will show some of my own creations...Then on Saturday the 19th we will be at the Gig Harbor History Museum for a short talk at 1pm if you are in town please drop by.  After my talk I will be selling raffle tickets for the Gig Harbor Quilters Guild they have made the most beautiful quilt this year and I plan one winning this one for sure...Well I am not lucky so your chances are really good to win so come on down and buy a ticket you know it only takes one to win, but I will sell you as many as you want.  I hope to see many friends Saturday until then Be Happy.    The picture above is my last finished quilt I call it "Sunset on the Hood"  It has a green velvet binding and a row of beads on the botton.  The picture does not do it justice.

Friday, November 4, 2011


I was there when he was born C-section delivery, I was the first to see him and the first to hold him, he was a beautiful ten pound boy his mother was so happy he was finally there, she had a rough time what with a frank breach and trying to pass a kidney stone at the same time she was exhausted, but her voice sang when she saw him she reached for him we rested him on her chest so that she could touch him, but there was to much going on and she needed to be closed up.  I held the honor  of showing him to our waiting little family we all touched and greeted him.  He came into a loving family, we all stood by him as he grew, we all loved him because to us he was very special he was our  Jamers.We all thanked God for his good health and strong cry--Later I held him up to the Lord and dedicated him to the world praying that he would be of strong spirit and grow to be a man of integrity.  That was twenty-nine years ago and today was his birthday he is a strong young man looking to the future ready to begin a new life and I am proud of him.  Happy Birthday James

Edmonds Ferry to Kingston

Edmonds Ferry to Kingston