Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm Back!

Minnesota was wonderful (warm and LOTS of sunshine!) Had a fabulous time with my sister, niece, nephew and their friends. Spent lots of time on the beach on Silver Lake and just relaxing....and did NO quilting even tho I took some hexies to English paper piece. This is unheard of!! I took a vest class yesterday with Barb--very fun! When the project is complete photos will be taken. This is what I left on my design wall when I took off 3 weeks ago:
I've had this in my PIG (Project In Grocery bag) pile a loooong time. It is destined to be completed!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


This is what my flowers looked like this summer:
The peonies with the exception of the scarlet single are now done blooming and looking ugly and the one in the shoe is 10 times larger and covered in blooms. And the pansies have gone nuts!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

All Good

The studio is ship-shape! (I did throw alot of fabric that needs cutting into "Bonnie " strips in the scrap buckets for later!) But it's not laying around looking at me any more. I feel so much better about myself!!
And I started a baby boy quilt top--hooray!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day 2

of cleaning up the studio. When the boys were little and I got cranky, they would look at me and say "Just clean, Mom". Your kids know you so well! My brain was having trouble being creative and settling down to something--anything! so cleaning it is. Here are a few pics of my mess.
Today should see a new room!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quilt #6

is at the shop. DH likes this one--Indian Motorcycle fabric and Michelle's pattern.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quilt #5

is hanging at the shop--I named it 'LBD in Beijing" since it has fabric from the Little Black Dress line from Moda and an Asian print.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quilt done last December

Just realized I hadn't posted this one cuz it was at the shop and I hadn't taken a photo of it! Oh, well, better late than never! It is a baby quilt and already has a new home--just waiting for the arrival of the baby boy.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Quilt #4

This was on my design wall post of March 3rd--all pertinent info is there, so I won't do the older person thing and repeat myself!! (i have told the girls in church we are not old ladies, we are "older"!) And on my design wall is another Lake Clark top in purples and teals. DH likes that one better.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Quilt #3

is made using fat quarters with a scrappy binding.
Spring is trying to arrive--we cleaned up the flower beds and the peonies, trollius and rhubarb are making an appearance- and the moose have already chomped and spit out my lilacs and peonies--dumb things! They do it every year--doesn't mama tell them anything?!??

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quilt #2

The 43 Ugly Fat Quarter Quilt is done! Remember I had to change it to a scrappy trip around the world using Bonnie Hunter's instructions cuz the directions I was using made no sense to me?! Well here it is and even my DH doesn't think it's ugly!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Will be at our church camp this week visiting, quilting, laughing, sharing and eating. Hooray! This is my favorite camp retreat--some of the ladies I see once a year here. The ugly 46 Fat Quarter quilt will be shown---the looks I got last year while working on it were priceless---but it turned out not so ugly! The challenge blocks were shown at the Fiber Festival last weekend, so will share a photo of the "Awesome 12somes"'s:
I think they are awesome!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Here's where I've been....

and came home to snow!! (It has melted) On the third day there my Kindle and I were swamped by a rogue wave on Waimea beach...and I hadn't taken any actual books. So four embroidered flower basket blocks were finished, but I was having major book withdrawals! Amazon is replacing my Kindle but in the meantime I'm re-reading some paperbacks. I will be getting photos of the quilts finished shortly, watering plants, cleaning house (or maybe not) and QUILTING!! Was at work this weekend getting fabric and friend fixes. And so real life resumes.

Monday, March 24, 2014

My 12 inch quilt

for the Alaska Fiber Festival to take place in April, is this pair of owls. DH liked it so much, he wants me to duplicate it...hmmm, wonder when that will be accomplished since it's not on a deadline.....

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Quilt #1

I really have been quilting this year--but more tops than finishes are being done. This one is now hanging in the shop.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday

More Hunter Star blocks on the wall--the blue centers are painter's tape with position notations!
Henrietta is bare--the quilt that was on her is done as is a shop sample. Don't know why I waited to re tension her--probably cuz I thought i wouldn't be able to do it! The initial problem was a bad prewound bobbin, so it has left the building. I'm looking forward to hand binding the sample and watching (listening) to a couple of movies tonight. Haven't decided what I'm in the mood for.