Thursday, March 23, 2017

Quilt-Cam 3/22/2017

Last night was a Quilt-Cam night via Facebook Live!

This morning is a re-cap to get it posted up here to the blog, and listed in the archives so you can enjoy it any time you want.

I adore seeing what you are up to while we sew together.  We had hand quilters, machine piecers, appliquers and groups on retreat all joining in for some evening fun.

And no one seemed to mind my “Allergy Voice”  Thanks to everything that is blooming here in North Carolina.  Oh, how I adore the pink trees – but they don’t adore me!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

All of the Quilty Comfort!

I find that my first moment of happiness and contentment in the morning is found at the sight of a well made quilt-covered bed.

And the one thing that makes a new house feel like a home is choosing which quilt is going on each bed.  This one?  Or maybe THAT one?

One of the things I love about log cabin walls is that I can change the feel of a room just by changing the color theme of the quilt on top of the bed.

This is the smaller 3rd bedroom.  It’s perfect for a sleep-over when guests come.  It fits the queen size metal famed bed, with room for a couple of night stands (Yet to be found, but maybe today!) and has an ample enough closet that the dresser fits inside.

On the bed: Florabunda and a miniature block log cabin.

Once the bed was together, and clean sheets and quilts were added, this room was DONE!  There may be some quilts hung on the walls in the near future, I just haven’t decided which yet.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Save the Trees!

We first crossed the border from North Carolina into Virginia in search of a new cabin location on December 11th.

It was cold and windy, and we didn’t take much time to wander the property because we were just beginning our search.

Now that the papers are signed and it’s a done-deal, it’s time to get acquainted with this land.

I spotted this tree at the far side of the yard – some how I had missed it before, but it made me laugh.

“Hello, tree.  I guess we are now neighbors. We are going to be good friends, and I plan on talking to you a lot. I am sure you will be a good listener.”

This tree is going to need a name.  It will come to me.

However, there won’t be naming of ALL the trees on this property – because it goes like this:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Spring, 2017!

I took many photos during the course of our moving weekend.

And now it’s several days later and I don’t know where to start to post them!

That’s the problem of not blogging daily --- there is too much content to then post all in one update.

At any rate – good morning!  And happy 1st day of spring from Mouth of Wilson, Virginia!

I’m attempting to post this using the hotspot on my phone which has a measly 1 bar of cell service and it comes in and goes out, so this post, with just a few photos is a test to see what we can get by with.

This first photo is of me, following The Hubster to our closing in West Jefferson, NC. His pickup truck is loaded, the trailer is loaded, and my van is packed to the gills with all the necessary first trip items.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Celebrate Quilting Weekend!

It’s that time!

Time to what?

Time to celebrate our love of quilting for International Quilting Day, and whoop it up in a big big way with TheQuiltShow.com!

I am happy to be joining hands with Ricky & Alex, Jinny, Gyleen and Eleanor to bring you a plethora of prizes and a weekend of fun.

On TheQuiltshow.com website you’ll be finding over 220 episodes with your favorite instructors and designers that you can watch for FREE – ALL WEEKEND LONG! 

Learn those techniques you’ve been wanting to try.

Get a sneek peek into the lives of your favorite folks.

And let’s not forget the prizes – Oh yes!  THE PRIZES!

Check it out:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Show & Share, Grand Haven Style!

Meet my youngest presentation attendee!!

Heather braved the weather (okay, I just had to say it that way so that it would rhyme!) to attend my presentation in Grand Haven on Monday evening, with little 2 month old Zelda in tow.

They sat in the front row!  Right in front of the book signing table.  So during a lull in the flurry of activity, I begged for a snuggle.  I couldn’t help myself!

Baby snuggles are the best, especially when they grunt into your neck, all squishy and warm.  And PINK baby snuggles?  Oh, the icing on the cake!

Zelda is well on her way to becoming a quilter – we are planting the seeds early!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors!

How cute are these sisters who sew together?

From what I understand, each one AND their mother all decided to dig into our En Provence Mystery without telling the other, and then found they were all doing it!

I just love the stories of how relationships are strengthened, problems are worked through, new skills are learned, along with a good solid dose of laughter and good times making memories while we stitch on through the holidays.

I just loved this pair in our Scrappy Mountain Majesties workshop in Grand Haven, Michigan yesterday.  And getting to spend the day with these ladies was a bonus.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Chunky Churn Dash Snow Day Sew Day Monday!

Time to circle up the Featherweights!

Round them up, quilters –it’s time to show our stuff!

Vroom vroom vroom!

They may not have “all” the bells and whistles but these vintage beauties were a number to be reckoned with at our Chunky Churn Dash workshop with the Lighthouse Quilters & Friends in Grand Haven Michigan.

Just look at the loveliness pictured here:

Monday, March 13, 2017

All is Grand in Grand Haven, MI!


This was my view as we descended into Detroit yesterday. 

Blue blue skies, the world starting to turn green.

Spring on the way.

And a huge snow storm on the horizon yet to arrive.

It’s March in Michigan.  Snow happens.  But not on this blue skied sun-shiny day.  Not yet.  It was SUNday with high emphasis on SUN.

But don’t let the sunshine fool you, it was a crisp 27 degrees in Grand Haven when we landed!