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.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Everyday happenings....

No photos yet, but the hunter star blocks are happening--LOVE the look of them and this method is so easy (and foolproof!) The bathroom renovation is s l o w l y moving forward. You have no idea how many times I've looked at flooring--it's not happening again, so it has to be perfect!!! But we've narrowed it down to two choices--same kind, different color. The shower base and panels will be ordered hopefully today; measuring etc. is done. Thank goodness we will NEVER do this again! (But it will be fabulous.) Am being urged to go get my Breakfast Bomb--peanut butter and banana--yum!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hunter Star Class

was wonderful--here is my first block surrounded by others from the class.
Hopefully soon there will be others!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Well, it's only been a month....!! Went to our guild retreat in Homer and actually did some sewing (unlike some others I won't mention by name!). This was our mystery--Lake Clark by Grace L. I love it and will be doing more of the pattern, which if you know me is not a common occurrence. There are too many wonderful patterns to try out and sew little time!
I did mine with Asian, batiks and Jinny Beyer fabrics. There were kids, brights, florals, and everything else you could think of and they all looked great. Just have the borders to do--and I am about a quarter yard short of the last border fabric, so it won't be a wide as called for---have to make do. And will bind it in the red. Still have to re-tension Henrietta---I am very good at procrastination!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday

This is on my wall:
And this is on Henrietta:
However, they may both be there awhile--I am working on a group challenge for the Alaska Fiber Festival---fun, fun, fun!!!! And back out I go!

Monday, December 30, 2013


This is a shop sample using a gorgeous piece of peacock fabric and it's friends.
And since it is blue, I don't know where it will eventually live, but the fabric is really pretty!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


is a wedding gift--not my idea of a wedding quilt, but what the happy couple like, and after all, that's what it's all about---THEM, not me!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013


This is a Dear Jane Spring Fling 2004 swap that I finally put together. This is my first attempt at a scalloped border and it came out perfectly! This one is for me!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013


I know...#s 18 and 19 are not photographed yet, so... But here's #20...! It's now in the shop.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


These were delivered yesterday--DH is working and he always gets me flowers on my birthday! I had to email this photo to him so he could see how good he did!
I am going to friends for Thanksgiving dinner. I hope your day is good and you take time to thank God for all His blessings!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Quilt finish #17

This has been a completed top since March 2012....but I have a few tops waiting to be completed!! Usually it is piecing the backs that derails the process, but sometimes it's not knowing what pattern to quilt. This fabric was gifted to me by my friend and employer and is from the book 6 halves make a whole. As you can tell by the title, there are 6 different half yard fabrics in this one plus the border.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quilt finish # 16

This is the Dancing 9 patch on Bonnie Hunter's blog under the free pattern tab. I have been making 9 patches as leaders and enders and still have enough for at least 2 more quilts this size!