Sunday, April 24, 2022


Things are somewhat back to a normal pace at last.  My guild's quilt show was very successful and I nearly have the finances of it closed down and can turn the treasury position over to the next lady.  I have had several great days in the sewing room catching up with a couple projects.

I finished my BOM Garden Party Down Under April instructions upper two blocks.  I am very pleased with how it came out as well as the lower March blocks. 

My Teddy Bear quilt came back from the quilter.  I got him bound and got his smiling mouth sewn on.

Last year I desperately looking for a quilter's ironing board.  I found one, but the reviews were really poor.  They are pricey and I sure didn't want to invest in something that had issues.  At the quilt show I purchased some bobbins for my two Bernina sewing machines and discovered they gave me the wrong size.  So I called them and they agreed to exchange them, so we took off for a 40 minute trip to their store.  Got the bobbins exchanged but eyed this ironing board in the shop.  It is made by Singer and did not have the issues that the previous brand had with all the complaints.  They also gave me a 20% discount on it for having to travel 40 minute each way to exchange the bobbins.  I am really happy, already tried it out and love it.    

Loki our oldest daughter's new puppy has discovered the wonderful world of toys.  This one didn't last very long, back to the pet store. 



Sunday, April 17, 2022


The quilt show is over, and it was a roaring success.  I spent a good part of last week getting the quilt show finances and report to the guild together.  Then my house had to be put to right.  So a couple days were spent getting at least the kitchen, living room, and dining rooms cleaned up.  Things had been let go.  Dust bunnies had become full grown dust rabbits.

My March BOM instructions of Garden Party Down Under had not been started so I did get busy and begin working on it.  I have a ways to go to finish this block up. 

I also am working on a neutral quilt project with Alex Anderson's class on line.  I need 32 of these little guys.  

I am trying to get the 7th block started on the Camden Station piece.  Have some work to do on this one.  But it is a start.

So I managed to get all 32 of the neutral blocks done and now working on getting them laid out in 4 rows.  Lots of moving them here and there to find a nice lay out.  As you can see the design wall is one jumble of Bits and Pieces. 

Taking a break this Sunday with a family BBQ to celebrate our grandson Noah's 16th birthday.






Monday, April 11, 2022


A day late getting back to my blog, but back to a normal life as well.  The quilt show is over and it was a roaring success.  
The Opportunity Quilt raffle at the end of the very busy Saturday and Sunday show.  Someone won this beautiful quilt.
This is just half of our boutique.  There was a great variety of runners, quilts, and other hand made items for sale.  Guild members over the last couple years contributed to over 100 table runners and numerous other quilted items.
The basket raffle was a huge success.  There were 39 baskets with all sorts of handmade items.  The gift card tree basket overflowed with raffle tickets.
Alex Anderson was our featured guest along with her husband representing The Quilt Show and Alex also has been doing online quilt shows by Facebook and U-tube three times a week.  
This is my current project that Alex Anderson is offering.  I started this project with her on Monday the 4th of this month.  
I was able to get my little 4 patch pieces complete all 64 of them before the craziness of the quilt show engaphed me.
Now on to this weeks 64 half square triangles that will be joined with all those little 4 patches.  Alex will be giving instructions on these this Monday the 11th. 
Life truly is going to be back to normal.  The landscape project also is over.  That green lawn is artificial turf.  No watering required.  Maintenance for the most part free.  Just have to blow the leaves off the rocks and lawn now and again.  This is the front yard of our home. 
And the side yard done as well.  In another week we will be able to park the cars on the driveway again.  I can breathe again now and get back to a nice steady pace and a lot more time in the sewing room.



Sunday, April 3, 2022


It would be nice if things could slow down a bit around here.  Alas until after next week that is not going to happen.  My guild's quilt show is the 9th and 10th of this month.  I am the treasurer, so have a lot of prep to do for the show of the cash boxes and banking of the proceeds.  It seems I run from one meeting to another almost daily.
We still have a major landscape remodel in our front and side yards on top of everything else needing attention.
I finished up my Teddy Bear quilt top this past week.  It is off at the quilter's, but when I put this picture up this morning I realized he doesn't have a mouth.  Will have to quilt that on when I get him back.  I chickened out doing the blue and green borders using 4 patches finished at 4 inches square.  So ended up cutting the strips instead.  
Alex Anderson has a new project going on this week.  I love neutral quilts and her classes on U-Tube or Facebook are fun.  I ordered the kit from The Quilt Show rather than trying to pick through my stash.
The fabric arrived last week.  It was so pretty in its little bag and bow I have not pulled out the pieces to look at them yet.  

An update on our landscape progress.  We have a driveway and walkway this past week.  All should be finished with the landscape portion this week too.
And an update on my daughter's new puppy Loki.  Here he is with his big sister Liza.  She says they are getting along really nicely, and enjoy laying out in the sun on the deck in the afternoons together.