Thursday, December 31, 2015

And a Happy New Year...

Still plugging away on #4 clue of the Bonnie Hunter Mystery.
I finished 1,2,3,and 5. 
               Tomorrow another clue....

Here we go into 2016! 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

HSTs after the Holiday

Last week we were in San Diego for Thanksgiving. 
We enjoyed our time with the family and grand pets.

        Hi Norman

      Bebe is a bit of a shy one

   And Gary.......always a happy pug.

       Here are the kids in the kitchen preparing our feast.

      We helped!

    The delicious Turkey that was brined. So good!

   The following day we drove out to Coronado. There is a dog beach there. 
     Gary enjoyed putting his toes in the waves. 

   I found some hexie Inspiration in the bathroom.

    A view of the iconic Coronado Resort. A bit stormy, 
       we get accused of always bringing the rain whenever we visit.....

    A few yummy cocktails .

   A visit to Jons studio to see his latest project.

   I must say we had a nice first part of our trip. I was sick on Saturday and Sunday and was coughing all the way home on Monday 😕😷

Last year I took fabric and started Bonnie Hunters Mystery quilt while we were still there. This year I left the fabric at home and so glad I did as I wouldn't have felt like sewing anyway. I decided to not buy any fabric and just make from stash this year. My grey is from the archives. It was in several strips that look like I used the length of it for borders. Hope there is enough. Tuesday I started cutting and today I am finishing 294 HSTs. Just about got the little buggers done. I even used the Easy Angle Ruler as she suggested. I must admit they are coming out quite accurate! 

   I will miss the start of the second clue tomorrow as I have to go back to work.....
     oh well there is always next week......

    How about you? Are you following the herd of Bonnie followers?

It is always so much fun!

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Today is Thanksgiving. I am up early ,just can't sleep anymore.
 I have so much to be thankful for. I am spending the day with my family in San Diego. 
I hope you have a great day. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday

Spending this Thanksgiving with my kids in San Diego. We are staying a few nights in this cut place on the outskirts of downtown

Rented an extremely small car

The sun is shining. Time to go out and play!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Another one that ends in a 0

So today is another Birthday for me. 
Another one that ends in a zero. 
Thank you for all the well wishes early and on the actual day.
 Where did those ten years go? 
Time to turn the page into a new chapter.
I'm going to try and slow this next 10 years down!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Queen size finish

I don't quilt very many queen sized quilts on the Gammil. Mostly because I have just barely enough to load them on my leaders. This is one that I finished today for a friend whose son is getting married in a few weeks. It took me a while to quilt but I am happy we chose a green thread and my Popcorn panto. If I were ever to buy another Gammil .......I would go to a larger throat and next size up on the table, but then I would need a new studio to accommodate. Guess I will be happy with what I have.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


This week I am in Spokane with my sisters. It was one year ago that my mom passed away. Last year at this time my DH and I were cruising the Caribbean. Flying home I found out about mom and I remember a long flight home beginning the grieving process. I turned around the next day and flew to Spokane to help take care of moms final wishes. I still have little snippets of memories every day. And I miss her so much. 

On a lighter note today is my baby's birthday. Would love to be with her to give her a birthday hug. I am looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with her. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Las Vegas

Spent the weekend in Vegas. So many people in one town! Nice weather, lots of walking, good food and company, ahhhhh some down time. And a little Michael Jackson.

    Crepes in The Paris

   The view of the pool out our window
    The Venetian

  Autumn in the Bellagio


   Just "clowning around"

  Ahhhh one of our favorite spots for dining.


   The Venetian shoppes.

Great getaway. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Seeing Starz

Making some wonky stars to put into a charity quilt for QuiltCon. These are what I have so far.....

        This one was paperpieced.
          Not my fav technique, 
            but I like the star.

      And today these were born

   And a couple of 9 1/2 " ones

Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Flimsy Finish

I have been working on this quilt a long time. And so now finally the top is done!

This is a shot of the blocks all assembled

Then the two borders were added.

Tumalo Trails is finally a flimsy!
From Bonnie Hunters book / Scraps & Shirttails II

And I love it!

Even made some words to put on the back.

Now on to piecing the back.....

Monday, October 5, 2015

Quilt Show

 This weekend Westside Quilt Guild held a  very successful quilt show.

          COLOR POWER

    Our banner above the Tuality    
              Health Ed building

We had some beautiful quilts...

And a great space to display them 

   I love this one of Patty's

      I had a few of mine there too!

     Quilts Quilts and more Quilts
    We are a talented prolific group

  This was Paula's display of antique sewing machines.

      This one was wooden!

Love the decals on this beauty!

       Our Vendors were great!
       Of course I took the
        opportunity to shop!

    Oh look another one of mine!

  Love this one made by Barbara

And then we had some special    
       Featured Quilters. 
   One of our own. Joyce Gieszler

   And Elizabeth 
(oh Fransson) Hartman. 

But our volunteers were the most special. Love this group!

   Always a smile on our faces

   Love our craft!

  And a chair for our beautiful Roni whose presence is and will always be sorely missed .

A most Successful show!