Thursday, November 7, 2013

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

I'm still plugging away on the Farmer's Wife blocks
 (in between several other projects I am working on).

However, it just dawned on me that Christmas is only a few weeks away and I haven't made one single gift this year!  OMG, I better get busy but I can't seem to find the time!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I took my camera to the market, but unfortunately I did not take many pictures.  I was only there for a few days, and I had an agenda to get completed.  It was a very successful market. I'm excited for the new fabrics to arrive and I purchased several different patterns to make and showcase.

I was able to meet up with some quilting friends.

Linda and I ran into the International Quilt Market Insta-cam.

Just prior to catching the shuttle back to the airport, I ran through the quilts on display and took a few photos of some of my favorites.... :-)  (Please keep in mind there are probably 100 or more quilts being showcased at the market, and I only had time to view about a quarter of them).

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I have been just too dog gone busy lately and my blogging responsibilities reflects my time away from the computer. Although, I have made sure to carry my camera with me at all times, so I won't miss any photo opportunities.  I have lots of photos, but I have failed to share them with you.

This last weekend was WSQ's annual quilt show held at the fairgrounds. I was very impressed with the variety of booths, displays, seminars and the overall size of the show.  I was even more surprised when I saw several signs banning any photographs. Don't worry, I didn't break any rules.  No photos ! 

I did make a small purchase.  I found some fabric I absolutely loved!  It was a RJR Fabric, and I just had to have me a few yards.  I didn't know what I was going to make with this fabric, but I just had to have it!
I didn't waste any time, and whipped up a few throw pillows for the 5th wheel, but loved them so much I'm keeping them in the house in our family room. I do believe I have enough fabric left over to make some more the trailer.  

Monday, October 21, 2013


I am personally intrigued by reality television.  Its only a few shows (true reality) that captures my attention.  I don't watch the Kardasian's.  I refuse to watch Honey Boo Boo.  The Housewives (of various cities) is ridiculous.  I'm talking true reality!  Here are a few of my all time favorites!!

What are some of your favorite reality shows?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


It only took me forever six months to complete this quilt top.  I started it while in Montana on a mini-quilting retreat in March, and I worked on it here and there over the next several months.  I finished putting the borders on this past weekend.  The pattern is called "Arizona Waltz" and I used Moda's Kansas Troubles Pheasant Hill.    
I think its really pretty, and I know the pattern will really stand out once its quilted.  I decided to put together a few quilt kits, and you can pick one up (in the very near future at  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I'm still plugging away and sewing on my Farmer's Wife quilt blocks.  I'm a third of the way done.  Its going to be a much longer project then I initially expected, but its going to be beautiful when is complete.

Friday, September 20, 2013


Fall is quickly approaching.  I thought I better sew a new wall quilt for my front porch.   I previously posted (here) in April about completing Kim Schaefer's Calendar Quilts.
Kim Schaefer's Calendar Quilts Booklet
Well, I just finished a new wall quilt for fall. I'm waiting to hang it up outside, as I want to get new cushions for my rocking chair and appropriately decorate the entire front porch for the change in the season.  It's still too early, as my hanging Fuchsia's are still blooming.
Since this new wall quilt is directed towards Halloween, I better get busy and sew a new calendar quilt for November and December!

Monday, September 16, 2013


Random, I know!  I love these little guys.

Friday, September 13, 2013


Fall!   Its just around the corner.  We have been breaking heat records here in the Northwest (i.e. it was 98 yesterday).  And, over the past few weeks, we've been averaging higher temperatures then normal, BUT, I know Fall is not far away.

I've been on line looking at different ways to start decorating the for season change; and I have been dabbling here and there with my sewing machine making things to display at home in the upcoming weeks.  

This is one of the projects I whipped up this past weekend...