Thursday, June 22, 2017

My New Home . . .

Well, we made it safely to Bandon and here is our new home ~

The 2-foot tall grass is beautiful blowing in the cool ocean breezes but little by little it will be whacked down.  The house is on a quarter of an acre so that might take me awhile!!  :-))

I have decided that I am going to keep this blog as my quilting and Saturday's Smile blog and I have created a new blog called Bandon-by-the-Sea Renovation.  If you are interested in seeing my progress on the house reno, I am going to post the above picture and by clicking on the picture it will take you to the new blog.  I hope you will join me in my fun new Oregon coast adventure!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

We're Getting Close . . .

It's been going on for weeks but tomorrow is U-Haul day and so the past couple of days we have been in high gear!!

Now I just have to get some of this stuff out of the house and into the truck so I can 1. think and 2. see what is left to pack!!

These are my fabric bricks ~

A full living room!!


It's everywhere, it's everywhere!!

Done for the day and with a good night's sleep we will be up again tomorrow morning to pack the truck and say goodbyes!!  Janet, if you are in town, drop by for a hug, will ya?

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

East Window Works Too!

I have always been told that you need to put African Violets in a northern window so that they will bloom.  Well, I have no northern window where I can put any plants, so I put this gorgeous violet that a friend gave me a slip of several months ago in my office window that faces east.

Plus, there is no drainage in this pot!!  Love it!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Another Flower Surrounded by Love . . .

Another darling Flower for my garden is finished.  The inside flower is from Cathy Thorgrimson from Kenora, Canada and I received it in August, 2014.  The outer row is from Simone Smith from Australia and they were received October, 2015.  I got two outer row sets from Simone, so I look forward to making another flower with the other set she sent to me.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitchin' . . .

In about the 2011 - 2012 time frame, I was taking care of my sweet Father in St. George, UT.  Across the street from us lived this really cool lady.  She was an archeolgist or something to do with old cultures.  When she would go away on an expedition, I would watch her house and bring in the mail and newspapers.

One day she was showing me some of her quilting projects.  All of a sudden she asked me if I would like this one top because she had made it years and years ago and she said she would probably never finish it.   Well, I said YES!!  I would love it!!

I finally got around to having it quilted about a month ago and I just got the binding completed this afternoon and WOW!!

It turned out gorgeous!! I used Kaffe Fassett's Roman Glass in Byzantine on the back and for the binding!!

And my sweet friend Tammy quilted it for me and used a pattern at has Aztec suns on it.  Hopefully, if you click on the picture below to make it larger you can see the fabulous quilting.

I will be linking up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come see all the great handwork everyone is doing!!  My favorite handwork is binding!!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Hi everyone!!

Now that it is official and I am moving in a few weeks, I have decided to have a big moving sale in my Etsy shop for the next couple of weeks!!  I am going to be putting new lower prices on differnet items several times a day.

If you would like some REALLY good prices come on over!!  And if you see something you like that is not on sale, convo me and I can set up a Special Order with reduced shipping with the sale prices!! Click on the flower below to go to my Etsy shop!!

Thank you all so much and if you would be kind enough to share this post with your friends on social media  and/or through your blog, I would be eternally grateful!!  I really don't want to move all this fabric!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Well, It Finally Happened!!

We signed the closing papers on our new little house in Bandon, Oregon that we bought sight unseen except for pictures on!!  It's a little fixer-upper!!  Joanna Gaines here I come!!

Here is a little sneekie peek!!

It is really a plain Jane, but that is what is going to make it such a fun project!! I have started packing boxes and the plan is to load the moving truck on May 27th.

Bandon by the Sea here we come!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching . . .

Yesterday I received my March 2017 second row hexies from Mary Gearheart in Grove City, OH and so here I am withh the completed flower and her gorgeous hexies sewn together ~

 The Taupey brown polka-dotted flower was from Bev Kirk, September, 2014.  I really love these two together!!  What do you think?

Linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts.  Lots of fun things going on over there!!