Wednesday, April 24, 2019


After our Easter dinner, DS Dan said he wanted a picture of the 3 generations of men since 2 of them had suits on.  DH put on a jacket and we took pictures in the front yard.  BTW, Dan played the piano at our church service and Jakob played the organ at the First Baptist Church in town.  We had a beautiful day!!  Of course, we missed the other men and women in the family that live far away.

DH Rich, DS#1 Dan and DGS#1 Jakob
I forgot to add this to my trip post.  When I saw this on the kitchen wall from a distance at our DS#3's home, it looked like a quilt.  Closer up I could see that it was lizards colored and glued onto construction paper.

Here's a closer look at it.  They all fit together without any spaces between them my 10 year old grandson made it.  I wonder if this would be hard to make as a quilt?

Yay!  I found the unicorn pattern!  I plan to make the one with the rainbow mane.

I got the new AQS magazine and love this bird wall hanging.  I'm thinking about making it, but having 2nd thoughts.  After "Skill Level" it says "Easy!"  After reading through the instructions, it doesn't look easy to me.  Plus it will take many trips to various shops (this is the good part) to find the
pieces of fabrics for it - 6" to 12" squares of 16 to 18 cuttable fabrics for the bird!!! as an example.

What do you think?  Do you think it would be fun or a chore?

I'm quilting a patriotic round robin which will be donated at the May guild meeting.  I'm about half way done.

I'm also quilting the Quirky little quilt from the Temecula quilt-along.  This was a fun little project.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 19, 2019


We were out of town for about 10 days and I have gotten behind in my blog posting and reading.  But now we're back and we have recuperated from the long drive.  DH used to be a truck driver and he loves to drive, so we drove to Kansas City, Kansas area and back.  3 days each way.  It's about 1800 miles.  On the way, we drove through Sister, Oregon (and on the way back)  so I stopped to see if they had the Unicorn pattern that I had seen there last year.  I want to make the pillow for my DGD.

They did have it, and I bought it, but right now I don't know what I did with it!  I'm sure it must be here someplace and I will find it when I'm not looking for it.  As many of you know, it is the Stitchin' Post that started the outdoors quilt show in Sisters many years ago.  

I also bought some unicorn fabric by Tula Pink.

We went to Kansas to visit DS#3 and his family.  There are 2 boys, ages 8 and 10.  They are both on baseball teams and we saw 4 games that the 10 year old played in.  The picture below has him in it, but you can't really see what he looks like.  Out of the 4 games, they won one game.  But, they also won a game after we left and DGS pitched for part of it.

This is the decoration on my son & DIL's front door.

Three days there and three days home, we saw lots of mountains and in fact most of the trip we either could see mountains or we were traveling in them.  Some beautiful scenery such as the photo below, which was taken from the car with my cell phone.  You can't see it very clearly, but there are snow capped mountains in the distance.  We saw lots of snow capped peaks on the trip.

DH told me that I could fly if I wanted to, but I didn't see the point of spending more money to fly when he was driving.  I didn't mind most of the trip except the day that he drove over 1,000 miles (because we left late on the first day and we wanted to get there in time for a baseball game on the 3rd day).  We did make it in time, by the way.

Here are the 3 blocks for the Quirky Little Quilt Along.  I went to my HST collection, which I have divided into baggies for each different size and found some that I could use so all I had to do is sew them together.

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 8, 2019


I took a couple pictures of my design wall to prove that I'm working on some things.  This first one is the blocks for Temecula's Quirky Little Quilt Along.  I thought the blocks were so cute, and decided to make them.  I made the first three and the second set of 5 9-patches were from a block trade that I participated in a couple years ago.  I still haven't used them!  (Shame on me).

The top 2 blocks in this second picture are BOMs for my quilt guild (meeting this morning) and are 9 1/2" blocks.  We will keep the blocks for ourselves and then make something with them.

The string blocks, of course, are for Lori's String A-Long.  These are 6 1/2" blocks.  

Saturday, I was a vendor at Farm Fest held at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville, OR (my town).  This is half of the booth.  It turned out to be pretty successful for me.  Yea!

The main event for Farm Fest is the plowing competition using horses.  In fact, it was the 53rd annual plowing competition and I wish you all could have seen it.  The horses are amazing and it was very muddy.  It had been raining a lot last week and also rained most of the morning on Saturday.  But that didn't deter anyone.  After all, this is Oregon!  You can't cancel anything due to a little or a lot of rain.

You can see the mud puddles in the pictures.

I think it probably rains for this event every year.  This was my second year to be a vendor (indoors, thankfully) and it was raining and hailing last year.

Have a wonderful week!