Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Eleanor Burns has surgery

On September 14 Eleanor Burns had heart surgery.

A movement to send get well cards has started.
Her address is:  Eleanor Burns, c/o Quilt in a Day, 1955 Diamond Street, San Marcos, CA 92078.

Please join us in urging Eleanor to work for recovery.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I found a pincushion on the Moda Bake Shop website called the Prairie Flower Pincushion. It has been calling to me. I started hand piecing it from a charm pack. I have completed the top and bottom, folded the prairie points and am working on the sides.

It is such fun.

Have a great day.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

I finally got back into blogger.

Sorry for abandoning you. I lost my ID and Password for my blog.

I have been recovering from major surgery and not doing much.

Last week I started a table topper with pre cut hexies. I stitched it by hand. The top is finished. Need to dig out my iron and board to iron before making the sandwich and basting.

My annual retreat is 19 days away. I have to figure out what to take. Minimum projects. Minimum tools.

Have a great day.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Quilt staging completed

I have all my supplies for the three classes I am taking at the Pigeon Forge, TN Mountain Quiltfest put together.  The fabric is in a carry bag that fits on my sewing machine trolley.  I also have another carry bag that contains all the UFO quilt blocks for my Marti Michell Patchwork Party and Stonehenge top.  All sewing and quilting notions are in with the sewing machine.  I am traveling lightly this year!

There are three classes from Bonnie Goolsby:  "The Finished Quilt", "Cutwork for A Quilt" and "Learn to Paper Piece" that I am taking.  Strangely some of the classes that were full are now open for registration.  My DH would have me tied up to my sewing machine if I was to sign up for another class.  Oh, well, next year.

This is the fifth year I have attended the Quiltfest and I am ready to leave right now.

Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Eight days until the Annual Mountain Quiltfest

I have started staging various things for our trip to Pigeon Forge, TN.  Clothing and not quilting staging area is the floor next to our bed.  Sewing and quilting staging area is a chair in the studio.
Today will be getting all the things for my three classes into the studio staging area and getting all the clothes and toiletries into the bedroom staging area.
Tomorrow will be a wrap up and packing of the staging areas.
Then I have to figure out what I have forgotten.
We are leaving after the Quiltfest to go to Orlando.  Our daughter and grandson will be coming down the weekend that we will be leaving and we will celebrate my birthday on Saturday before we leave.  They will be staying an additional 7 days with their best friends Lorrie, Jim and their son Scott.
I have one full day at Discovery Cove for myself to celebrate my 66th birthday.  What a present.  It isn't coming fast enough.
Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It is almost March and I am going to the Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN

I have started gathering my equipment and supplies for the quilt fest.  19 days until we travel to Gatlinburg for our vacation/sewing classes.  I am so excited!

I am taking my computer and Kindle and will try to post my daily accomplishment while I am there.

Currently I am taking one BOM series through one of our Local Quilt Shops.  It is a Marti Michell pattern.  I picked up the finishing kit last week.

Also, last week I found all the other quilt top BOM from her collections that I have underway.  They will be the only non quilt fest projects that I will be taking with me.  There are two that I found.  That is 24 blocks to cut and finish.  Since we are also traveling to Orland for one week after Gatlinburg I think I will have time to do this.  There are about 16 days in the trip, minus traveling days.  That makes 12 sewing days.  If I can finish two block each day I will be very pleased.

Have a blessed day

Monday, November 4, 2013


I haven't pieced anything since my last BOM class at Bella Quilts in Hamilton, Ohio.  I have two blocks that need to be cut out for the class this Saturday.  Hope I can get both sewn during the class and pick up the next block for December.

Have a blessed day.