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!

Fell Off the Wagon

 It was bound to happen. I had stuck to my guns until I saw Laundry Basket Quilts' pattern, Alaska Magic. I told myself,  "It is te...