Monday, April 23, 2018

Time for a Little Hand Sewing!!

My energy is not up to speed yet so I spent some time this weekend getting my April Hexagon Flowers done for Carol down in Australia.


And I worked on my Studio some on Saturday but not enough to show new pictures!!  Right now I am at the stage of moving it from one side of the room to the other before I can put the stuff where it really belongs!!  Stay tuned!!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Yikes!! What a Mess!!

By making our goal last month to have the storage unit emptied so we could stop throwing away money, I had to put some of the stuff from the storage unit into my Studio and the rest in the house.

So this is what my Studio looks like now ~







Needless to say, I can hardly walk around in there and quite frankly I think the reason I have been so sick this past week is because I am sick and tired of looking at this mess and trying to work in it.

So onward and outward to get a bit of this cleaned up today.  I am also going to re-arrange the furniture because it is not working for me the way it sits now!!  Wish me luck!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Had a Great Time at the Blackfoot Quilt Fest . . .

and thought I would show you some of my favorite quilts!!  Every year I am amazed at the gorgeous quilts these local quilters create -

This one was my very favorite one and it must have been everyone else's favorite because it won the Viewer's Choice Award!!  It was spectacular!!


This little tiny quilt made me smile and I included it to honor my cute friend Janet O. over at Rogue Quilter because she creates gorgeous little minis and this one made my think of her - although she would would have considered this one huge!!!!


This one was absolutely incredible and it was pieced and appliquéd and hand-quilted by a 90+ year old lady!!  Wow, I hope I am still able to feed myself at her age, let alone create something this amazing!!


Close-up of the ruching on the quilt above!!











There were so many fabulous quilts but these were some of my favorites!!  And this is my most favorite show to be a vendor at!!  It was so much fun that so many gals were excited to see me come from Bandon, OR over 817 miles away!!  Hoo! Hoo!!  I am invited back next year!!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I Thought Life Was Supposed to Slow Down . . .

when we were old enough to retire!!  NOT!!  Life just keeps me busy, busy, busy and oh how I love it!!

I did get a bit of hand sewing done between hammering nails ~


These are Hexie Flowers for Lynne T. up in Chilliwack, BC Canada for the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap I am in.

And while I was at retreat a couple of weeks ago, one of the gals has a Quilt-a-long on Facebook and so I decided it would be fun to join.  They were already on block # 5 when I joined and we are to make two of each block.  So, here are my #5 blocks ~



It always amazes me how the same block can look sooooooooo different with different fabrics.  I like the top block but I am thinking the bottom block needs a little help!!

At the retreat, Kim, the gal who runs the Quilt-a-long had everyone at the retreat who had finished one of her quilts from the previous year show their quilts (or tops) and here are some of the quilts ~



This is Kim, the Pirate








Some of these pictures are not the greatest, you know how it is when we do show and tell - everyone shows the quilt quickly and then pulls it away even more quickly!!  Aren't we funny!!

But, seeing all 9 quilts and how different they all are even though they all did the exact same Quilt-a-long quilt with Kim just fascinates me!!

Finally, I wanted to show the picture I took the other night when the moon was full.  The skies here in Bandon are so clean and clear, I was able to take this shot with my I-Pad!!


Well, I am off to Blackfoot, Idaho tomorrow morning for the Blackfoot Fest next weekend and then I get to run down to Logan (Utah) and go to Church in my old Ward - it's a surprise, so if you read this post, mum's the word!!

Professionally packed by my brother, Kelly!!  Thanks, Kel!!

See you next week, hopefully with fun pictures from the quilt show!!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pirate Retreat . . .

I have not been to a retreat in over 12 years and I have been waiting for this one since last June!!  When I first got to Bandon and joined the Bandon Quilt Guild, I heard about the retreat that happened this past week.  I was told in June that I probably would not get to go for at least 2 years, maybe three.  BUT, about a month before the retreat several women could not go and YAY!!  I did!!

This year's theme was pirates and the committee for this retreat really goes ALL out!!





 This one was located as you walked into the bathroom!!



There were a couple of classes one could take but I chose to work on some of the many UFOs I have accumulated ~


This one was some 2 inch red and blue strips that I had cut oh maybe 5 years ago for what reason??  I have no idea.  So I added some white strips and did a strippity-do-dah quilt.  But because the strips were 2 inches instead of 2-1/2 inches the size was goofy.  The girls assured me that it would be a great quilt for a Vet over at the Roseburg VA Hospital.


This one was a charm pack and brown dot squares I had cut for a baby quilt oh maybe 5 years ago.  This one is going to be a baby quilt for our cute young neighbors who just had a baby girl a few weeks ago.


This one was some super ugly fabric that I bought on sale and then hated it, so I cut it up into 2-1/2 inch strips for a strippity-do-dah quilt.  Turned out better than I could have hoped.

I also got the binding machine sewn and partially hand-sewn on my Dad's 2007 90th birthday quilt.  I showed this quilt a long time ago on a post talking about how important it is to put labels on our quilts.  My sweet Dad was under this quilt when he passed through the veil.  What sweet memories of taking care of him as I finally bind this quilt and put a label on it.

Saturday, March 17, 2018