Monday, July 17, 2006

Fun little quiz

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."

This is so true!!!! Take this quiz and see what comes up for you!

Need to go and take my brownies out of the oven. I have the sheetrockers working in the house today and I like to bribe the workers with sweets!

Happy quilting!


Sunday, July 16, 2006

Some more UFO's for your enjoyment

Here are a couple more projects I just have not got around to finishing. I have this real cute table runner that I decided to do patriotic. I absolutely loved the backing fabric I found for it! It has a bunch of things that symbolize America. The tulip quilt is the product of a mystery class that took place over a month. I did not get to finish it like I was supposed to because we had a large wildland fire that I had to go work on. So I missed the last class. I did learn however that I really do not like checkerboards as they never some out even for me. I chose the colors to match a pillow that my daughter had made me for Christmas back in 2001. I loved the pillow colors and wanted to make something to kind of go with it. I have the pillow packed or I would have added a picture of it too.

I am very anxious to get into the new house with my very own studio and 2 (!) huge design walls. I bought a book about designing your studio space and different ideas for storage. I have a feeling that Dave is going to be busy making me some shelving units!

While working at the Stitchin' Post I bought some wonderful fabrics and also a real neat pattern called Memories of Sisters. It is all paper pieced which I do not know how to do correctly. My friend Teresa is going to help me with it. She also got the pattern. We are making a trip to a new quilt store in Bend that specializes in batik fabrics to get everything we need for it. I am excited.

I currently am working on some cross-stitched bibs for my niece. They are patterns of Eyore from Winnie the Pooh. They are so cute! She is due in October so hopefully I will have them done by then. With all the house stuff it may be close.

Anyway, just wanted to add something to this blog so people can hopefully inspire me to actually FINISH something!!!!!

Happy quilting!


Friday, July 07, 2006

Almost Quilt Show Day!!!!!

Well, I have been working my butt off at The Stitchin' Post!!!! Talk about a ton of ladies that truely love quilting. If you ever get a chance to come to Sisters, DO! It is something like you have never seen before! An amazing experience. My last day will be Sunday and then I will require a few days of sewing to recouperate!!!!

I attended the Camp Sherman Pine Needlers quilt show today. Also, another show you do not want to miss. It is very cute and held in a historic building. Maybe you can find something on the web about them???? Give it a try. I am actually a member of the Pine Needlers Quilt Guild since I lived in Camp Sherman for 5 years. They are a fantastic group of ladies that use funds from the shows they do and the sale of pot holders to fund scholarships for local students going onto college. Very cool!!!!

I am adding some photos of a few of my favorite quilts that I saw at the Camp Sherman show. I did not write down who made them. There were so many cute things. I will add pictures as time goes on.

I also added a picture of some fabric postcards. I joined a swap through a yahoo group called Quilt-Europe. There was a flower swap and a heart swap. It was a lot of fun and I hope to do more of these.

Well, need to go to work!!!! Poor me. Having to cut all that fabric and talk to all those quilter from all over the world. **SIGH** I will just have to sacrifice and muddle through it...LOL

Hugs all around!!!!!


Sunday, July 02, 2006

My coming week

Good morning to all of you!
Yesterday was my first day working at The Stitchin' Post here in beautiful Sisters, Oregon! Check out their web site at I was hired as extra help during quilt show week. What an exciting opportunity for any quilter! Yesterday was real busy and thankfully I had a short (3 hour) shift! It was crazy! A lot of ladies (and some men) have already arrived to partake in the classes being offered all week long as part of "A Quilters Affair". Seriously, ladies, if you get a chance to come to Sisters for quilt show DO IT!!!! It is an awesome and inspiring time.

I will post some photos when I have a little bit more time and let you see what I have been working on.

Hugs to all!!!!!