Friday, March 27, 2020

Staying at Home means...

...lots of sewing is going on!

Like most of you, 
my husband and I are social distancing,
which means no gatherings at my LQS!
So, I will do my show and sharing here.
Picking Poppies by Shawn Williams
My Clothesline Bunny and 
Seashore Clothesline project,
both designed by Heart to Hand.
Little White Pumpkins, another design by Heart to Hand.
Blooming Poppies by Crane Designs. 
Love this one because I dyed the wools for it.

We recently traveled to Patagonia.
What a fabulous trip it was!
The first portion included a cruise on an expedition boat 
along the Chilean side of the Darwin Ice Field.
There were only 95 passengers and the seas were calm enough to land on Cape Horn.
The second portion was spent hiking for 8 days on the Argentinian side.
We were blessed with gorgeous weather
and no wind (a rarity in Patagonia!)
We saw everything from icebergs, penguins, Darwin's ostriches, 
condors, fossils, and even 3 Pumas (a very rare sighting, indeed.)
I must say it was one of my favorite, all-time trips.
However, we had to fly through JFK in NY on our way home,
hence the self imposed 14 day isolation we are under.

So far, we are well and hope all of you are healthy too!
Thank you for stopping by to read my blog
and stay home, stay healthy and stay sane!
This, too, will pass.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A Whirlwind of a Summer!

Summer seemed to be over in a blink of an eye this year.
My daughter and her girls spent June and part of July with us at the cabin. 
Always a wonderful time for all of us, although I don't get much sewing done.
Hometown, by Sweetwater, 
was the first project I completed.
It will be a Christmas gift for my son's family.

My daughter helped me finish In the Woods by McKenna Ryan. 
Both flimsies need their borders added to them, 
but I will have to do that when I return home.
Not enough room here to cut accurate borders.

Autumn Abundance bedrunner by Kim Diehl.
This one is ready to head to the quilter.
Next year, it will adorn my bed here at the cabin! 

Roadrunner by Alison Lang.
This will be made into a pillow.

On a personal note,
we joined my son and his family in Coronado for the 4th of July.

Then in August, we traveled to the Baltic Sea to do some bike riding.
I loved Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm.
St. Petersburg, Russia was fascinating to visit,
but I am thankful I live in the USA.
For most of the trip I rode an E-bike (wonderful invention for the aging rider,)
but on our tour of the summer palaces of Catherine the Great,
we rode these cute little Russian bikes.

We are packing up now to head back to the heat!
I look forward to reuniting with my quilting bee friends!
Thank you for reading, Cheryl.

Monday, April 1, 2019

A March to Remember!

My son got married!
And what a wedding it was.
Full of love and fun times!
I am in the eggplant dress
(someone should have reminded me NOT to hunch over!)
The lovely lady on the right inspired me to quilt and taught me all I know about 
color and fabric selection.

And I am back at my machine.
Joined Quirky Little Quilts QAL,
a Temecula Quilt Co. project.
Super excited!
Alison Lang brought me her newest design in her 
Flock of Many Colors series.
I will make my sample and write the pattern this summer.
Her other patterns have been a huge success.

And finally,
The Olde World Quilt Shoppe was going to close at the end of March;
but one of the Woolie Bees, 
a group that stitch together at the shoppe on Fridays,
decided to buy it.
Hooray, my LQS will be around a while longer.
Like I said, this was a March to remember.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

New Year, New Projects

Funny title for this post since it is already February!
Geez, how time flies these days.
With Love
First finish of the year is this sweet wall hanging by Wooden Spools Designs.

Then next on the list to finish is this project from Crane Designs.
Just needs an eye button and made into a pillow.
And here is the bottom half of the sample I am making for The Olde World Quilt Shoppe's new BOM program, Harvest Moon, by Heart to Hand.
Enjoying using large threads for the embroidery embellishing.

I have to share photos of my family from the holidays.

Seemed like forever before I became a grandmother
and now look at all those precious faces!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Flock of Many Colors

Finished up my bird pillows designed by Alison Lang.
Red Cardinals

Gila Woodpecker

Gambel's Quail

Also finished the Chickadees, but I want to frame it instead of making a pillow.

Fall is here! 
A lovely thunderstorm issued in cooler temps last night.
Time for jeans!!! Sweaters is pushing it though. 
Not that cool yet.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Travelling Day

My bags are packed, 
but instead of leaving on a jet plane,
I have a 9 hour car trip ahead of me today.
This last week in the mountains I managed to fit in one more project...
Sue Spargo Roadrunner Needle Roll.
Lots of fun stitches on this!

After returning to blogging,
I have noticed a marked increase in spam emails, 
some of it fairly inappropriate.
Therefore, like others such as Temecula Quilt Co.,
I am turning off the comment section.
Hopefully, I will continue to share my projects,
 but will miss the comradarie of exchanging comments.

Happy Fall!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The End of Summer!

As our summer in the mountains draws to a close, 
I am satisfied with the progress I have made on the projects I brought up to finish. 
First is the inner portion of my Solstice Dreams quilt, 
designed by Kerry Green.
I am excited to finish this one because she is releasing a new design soon!

Then there is my Crimson Tweed wall hanging,
designed by Sue Spargo.
They both need their borders,
so I guess I cannot really call them finishes just yet;
but getting them to this point was my summer goal.

Now this one is a real finish,
 A Sign of Christmas, designed by Cricket Street Wool.
That plaited wool border was a real challenge!

I am also current on my Vases of Flowers quilt by Yoko Saito.
Even September's block is already appliqued down. 
Just need to do the embroidery work.

This coming weekend we will be packing up and heading back home to AZ...
Not looking forward to that part,
but I cannot wait to hug my babies.
A new baby is due Oct. 2nd! 
I used to lament my lack of grandchildren 
and now I will have 5.
Since I am celebrating my Medicare birthday this year, 
 I hope I will have the energy for them all.