Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I had a wonderful day today!!! 
Started off here.
Picked up an Americana for Kathleen and a Pumpkin Spice (excellent) for me.

Then I headed over to Kathleen's for some great conversation and a little sewing. Kathleen is such a great friend, we can talk about so many different things. When I ask her which color/fabric would work best she is honest and gives me her opinion and not what I want to hear. I value this in a friend.
She is not called the "Gadget Girl" for nothing.

Fabrics that Kathleen had on her sewing table.
I joined One Flower Wednesday All I need to do is make one Grandma's Flower a week. I can sure do this.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Fall is all about cooler weather and the smell of drying leaves and wood burning in fireplaces.

Fall is about canning peaches, lots of peaches. 2 cases to be precise!

Oh but so worth the trouble come January to have wonderful Colorado peaches!

I know these are not fall colors to be sewing in September, but sewing is so relaxing and so FALL to me. I think these blocks will become another small class for me to teach.

I'm thinking to lay them out something like this with a fun border.
A border with a twist, will let you know when I am done.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This is the most amazing book!! It is what happened in the skies on 9/11.
Our unsung heroes: air traffic controllers, pilots and the Air National Guard.

A BIG THANK YOU to them and what they do everyday!!
Trust me read this book.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


It's quilted and binding sewn on this afternoon. I think I am ready for the class I am going to teach.

My first quilting class. Oh I have taught nurses OR nursing but never taught a quilting class before.
Hope it meets everyone's expectations.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I made this quilt 10 years ago in my machine piecing/ hand quilting days. I love hand quilting but realized that I piece quilt tops together very quickly and it takes me a very long time to hand quilt them. So I got over myself and found a great machine quilter. That was the year I made 13 quilt tops for my siblings and a couple of other family members. To say the least I kept the machine quilter very busy and me very broke.

Two years ago I took a machine quilting class from a fantastic lady and now I machine most of my own quilts. This quilt will be easy to quilt! It will all be done with straight lines and a walking foot.

I will be teaching a class on the construction and machine quilting of this quilt with my method of "just run it through"
in early October.

More quilts from the Bozeman Quilt show in August.

Love the simplicity of how this House quilt was quilted.

Hoping all have a wonderful week!


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