Welcome to my blog. Besides my normal everyday life, I quilt, work in a quilt shop,and love to read quilt blogs. I embroider, do counted cross stitching, tat, crochet, knit and want to learn anything that requires the use of needles and thread. Come back often to see what new project I am working on or to read a tip or two.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Is it Summer?

The weather is finally a little nicer after all the cold and rain. I hope the sunshine will be with us for a while now.

I am Queen Bee for June in Stash Bee. It is a fun group. Each person in the hive makes a block for the Queen Bee every month and the Queen Bee has enough blocks to make a quilt. This will be my fourth month. It will be so fun to have all the blocks come to me and when I get them sewn together, I will have a fun birthday present. That's why I chose the month of June. You should check out all the fun projects at and maybe even join hive #5. This is my block:

I made this table runner. I need to get a back so I can finish it. It is called Spicy Spiral. You can order the tool and see other patterns at phillipsfiberarts.com.

Today I am going to my granddaughter's high school graduation. Guess what I gave her for a present?

Isn't she cute? She had such a hard time choosing from my finished quilts stash. I hope it will be a reminder to Heather of how much Grandma loves her.

Keep quilting and stay happy.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thanks Suppose

What a great party at Suppose Quilt Boutique last night. Thanks Jo and Kathy for all your hard work. There were games, food, prizes, favors and lots of friends on hand to celebrate the Quilt Sampler magazine article about Suppose. What fun. I feel so lucky to work there!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Suppose guild's closing social was Thursday. We ate tacos, elected new officers, drew for prizes, played quilt bingo and had a great evening. This is the show and tell I should have had finished, but didn't get done until Friday. Its Spaghetti Junction from "Livin' Large 2". I love it.

Here is my May Stash Bee block. Its in the mail to a new home.

I'm the queen bee in June, so I need to make a block and write a tutorial for the group.

I've started a new thing--a postage stamp quilt charm swap. I swapped 2" squares of fabric with 10 people and will be making blocks that look like this:

It was a lot of cutting, but I sent charms to and will be getting some from Sweden, Australia and Wales plus lots of states in the US. I already have some from Pocatello and Illinois. Its so fun to see what people send and to visit with them online.

So much sewing and so little time. Isn't it great? Keep quilting and stay happy.