Monday, August 31, 2009

Quilt show

Here are pictures of just a few of the quilts that especially appealed to me at our local quilt show over the weekend. I helped set up on Thursday afternoon, and then worked the morning on Friday. There was a nice turnout, and lots of inspiration. Now, if I could just get this business of needing more than 24 hours in a day figured out, it would help so much in getting things done!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Oregon coast

Have you ever visited the Oregon coast? It is spectacular beyond words. DH and I spent a couple days there last week, and had a marvelous time. The weather even cooperated. We walked on the beach in shirt sleeves the first day, and I wore a light jacket the second day. The first picture is of DH and I at Pacific City. The tide was out, and we were exploring some great tide pools. The other two pictures were taken at Cape Mears.

On this trip I got to visit four quilt shops. DH is so tolerant. If he can sit and read his book while I check out the shops, he is happy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mariner's Compass and Project Linus

In between distractions of different types, I have finally completed my Mariner's Compass quilt. I am quite pleased with the end result. It is by far the most challenging of any project I have done to date, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed making it. Paper piecing and I have become great friends. It went together with less difficulty than I had thought.

I also finished another Project Linus quilt. I am quite hooked on making the quilts for those little (and not so little ones) in need of comfort.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Quilt Qua

I just added a graphic that links to a great site - Quilt Qua. There is so much there-articles, how-to links, quilt shop links. teacher links. blog links, etc.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Camping trips

Well, we have returned from our two fairly short camping trips - one with our two grandsons and one with our two granddaughters. We had a fun time with both of them, and thanks to our son and daughter-in-law for the use of their motor home. We went to a state campground that had full hook-ups, so it was not exactly roughing it, but that's the only camping I am interested in at this point in my life!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bunny Hill Giveaway at Mama Sparks World

There is a very nice giveaway at Mama Spark's World. Bunny Hill is giving away a $50 gift certificate, and I, for one, would love to win. They have the cutest patterns!


I just realized that I hadn't written about meeting Linda and Don in Kearney. Some of my family live not too far from there, so it seemed like a good meeting place. It was sooo nice to see them again, and we had a nice visit at Perkins and a delicious lunch. After lunch we went to the quilt shop in Kearney and, of course, each of us just had to make some purchases.

I have been wanting to make a flag quilt of some type, so I bought a couple pieces of fabric to use in that. Linda and I each bought an embroidery pattern with pieced blocks around it - Over the River and Through the Woods (Crabapple Tree pattern ). I really loved making the Winter Wonderland pattern, so someday I hope to complete this one also.
The picture is of Linda and I in that wonderful quilt shop in Kearney, The Quilter's Cottage.

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