July 28, 2013

Just a Thought!

Life is like a yo yo, full of ups and downs!

July 21, 2013

Just a Thought!

Woman cannot live by chocolate alone... she must quilt!
(A birthday gift last year from my good friend, Emily. I love my vintage placemats.)

July 14, 2013

Just a Thought!

Love what you have. Need what you want.  Accept what you recieve.  Give what you can.  Always remember what goes around, comes around...

July 10, 2013

Monoply Madness!

Total craziness all weekend.  Lots of new faces in the shop for the annual Wasatch Shop Hop.  The theme this year was Let's Play.  Each shop was to choose a game board and run with it.  Our's of course was over the moon and back.  We did have lots of comments on it.  It's a busy weekend  but sure is alot of fun being in amongest the crazy quilt ladies!
Through out the store we had different stops on the game board.  This first one is the Short Line Railroad stop.  Isn't that a cute quilt representing it?
The Underground railroad was part of that display to.
Here we have the jail where customers had to do a little community service,(tying quilts),  And then a photo opp behind bars.
The water works station was our refreshment area.

The famous Park Place all decked out in it's fancy, smancy attire.

Officer Mallory aka MaryAnn and one of the jail birds aka Lindsy making sure no one steals the Monoply money (coupons).
These were our favors, the employees made 1400 yo yo's, yes I said 1400 for money clips to hold their monoply money. 
This was our shop hop quilt put together by the very talented Marrianne Michaels.  It's called Penny Neighors.  Most of the quilt is hand dyed wool.  There will soon be more kits available for this if you are interested.  Call the shop to get your name on the list.  They will go fast and once they are gone there will be no more. 
And here's trouble that I ran into down stairs, hum, what were they doing in the basement?  I wonder about these two sometimes.  What a pair aren't they?  It's Officer Mallory and Uncle Rich Penny Back aka Marsha.  Well as you can see it was another sucessfull shop hop.  Yippee skippy what will next year bring!  It just keeps getting better and better doesn't it?

July 7, 2013

Just a Thought!

Above all else, go with a sense of humor.  It is needed armor.  Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
                                                                                         - Hugh Sidey

July 5, 2013

Panguitch Get Away!

I have had the honor of being a teacher at the Panguitch Quilt Walk for three years now.  This event takes place the first weekend in June.  I was scheduled to teach 2 classes this year but unfortunately my bag class was canceled.  I went ahead and taught my Tea Party Quilt on Friday.  I was demonstrating on these cute black, whites and teal fabrics.  (Now completed, by the way).
My students were very easy to handle as there were only two of them and they both had the same name of Ann.  So this is Ann 1.
And this is Ann 2.
It was fun getting to know these two.  It was their first time visiting the Quilt Walk.  I hope they had an enjoyable time while they were there. 
Friday's trunk show was a local gal I know. The one and only Francine Barrett does the most amazing things.  She really is a go getter.  Her show was full of wonderful things.
Then on Saturday Stuart and I took a little jaunt in the side by side over to Byrce Canyon for some sight seeing.

Our little machine is street legal so we can ride it on the highway and people just don't know what to think when they see us coming.  We get all kind of looks passing by.
My favorite place is going through the Red Canyon.  It is always so beautiful.

After our ride over to Bryce and a quick pit stop at the trailer we packed our lunch and headed out to Panguitch Lake.  We enjoyed watching the baby ducks trying to stay a float in the windy water.

What a fun quick get away.  The love of the outdoors and sewing, life is great!

July 4, 2013


Happy Birthday America!
Hope you have a fun, hot, but a safe 4th of July

July 1, 2013

The Traveling Quilt!

I usually don't spent alot a time on a quilt but for some reason this quilt took me foreeever to do.  It's made from a jelly roll I got on my trip to PA almost 3 years ago from a booth at the AQS.  It's civil war fabrics, which was a first for me and totally out of the ordinary.  Anyway it's been on a couple of quilting retreats with me, St. George and back home again only to get left in the sewing bag.

Well I finished it up in February and had Ramona work her magic on it, quilting it with an all over paisley design.  The backing is a Diamond Textile woven in dark brown.  The binding is quite similar to one of fabrics in the quilt.  I got it prepared and ready to take on our trip back in April so I could work on the binding.  It came out of the bag once! 

After we made it home from our trip I guess I had forgotten all about her.  When I was looking for something to take with me to the hospital to work on the day Kord was born I spotted the pink bag she was in.  Perfect, I'll take this and get her done.  I worked on it and got a few stitches done but I was just too excited to stitch.  So once again back in the bag she went.  I can finally say I finished up last month.
She's hung and lookin purdy in the family room downstairs at the White house.  "Whew", I thought she never get there!  She;s been on quite the journey.