I haven't posted for a while, new job, a cruise to Alaska, a quilting retreat where I shared my thoughts with a very good friend, thanks, you know who you are! While all this has happened over the past few months, tonight my thoughts are with those on the east coast who are making their way out of a terrible storm. As I sit hear listening to the Country Music Awards, they mention contributing what you can to the American Red…Continue
Well, didn't know what to expect, but let me tell you, it was a whole lot of fun! There were face painters, bouncy houses, wonderful food vendors, as wel as a great small town feeling of family fun. Friday was set up day. My cousin, her daughter, my husband, my sister and me got to the city park around noon or a little before, found our spot (marked on the grass was our numbers, #2 and #3. Funny thing is, when we did the dry run at my cousins house I was on the left and she on the…Continue
For all of my QWU family in the Washington state area, if you would like something fun to do, come on down to Pacific, Washington for Pacific Days! I have started a small craft business, Benybun Hollow. All things quilted and some things knitted! This is a lovely "small town" craft fair, complete with bouncy houses the the kids, food vendors (and an expresso cart) for the adults, a face painter and live or recorded music. About 50 craft vendors and some of the nicest folks I have ever…Continue
To my Quilt with Us family. As you celebrate today, please take a moment to remember those men and women who are not able to join their families as they are protecting our freedom.
Please say a silent thank you! And if while you are out and about getting final ingredients and such (and we never have to do that, do we?) if you see a veteran, please take a moment and say thank you!
If you have family members serving, I want to say thank you to you for your support of those…Continue
What can I say! Time flies. Just came home from a two week vacation, haven't done one of those for quite a while. Road trip from Washington to California to Nevada! I don't do photos very well, so I won't include any. The countryside was fabulous, the mountain covered with snow and yes we did see snow on several occasions over several passes. June, can you believe it? Snow in June.
First major stop was, no wait, first important stop was Yreka and a little quilt shop there, we…Continue
Happy New Year to my QWU family! By now, you all have your resolutions firmly in place, right? For sure going to clear out the UFOs, right? Oh and maybe do more charity work, right? Oh, and let's not forget the special quilt for that someone special, right. Oh, and the numerous other "last minute" projects that pop up! Are you laughing with me now or groaning? I challenge you to create to your hearts content, donate to your favorite charity and attend as many retreats as…Continue
To all of my friends that I have met over the past few years on this site and to all of you that I am still to meet, may you celebrate your holiday with your family, create beautiful memories and be thankful for all that we have received.
During the next few days, please take a moment of your time to say a prayer for those families who are not as…Continue
Good morning all and Happy Thanksgiving week. I wanted to pass along that I am thankful for each and every one of you, some I know well, some I wish I knew better, and some that I am still destined to meet. I love this site, the inspiration it provides, the laughter and yes the sadness that comes with laughter as well. Be thankful for your blessings, share them with everyone you know, remember those who are no longer here and keep in your thoughts those who are…Continue
Well, I haven't posted in a while and am asking for your help again. I spent this weekend with my cousin and her daughter at a local craft fair, Pacific Days, and am seriously thinking of having a booth next year.
My question to you is, do any of you know of quick and easy quilt patterns for pot holders, place mats, table runners, napkins that you could…Continue
Well, it is over for another year! But for me, this was my first Shop Hop! And I can't wait for next year. I was fortunate enough to have my cousin, Leanne (who is a veteran shop hopper) and her daughter, Stacey (first shop hop as well) to go along with.
We all live pretty much in the middle of the west side of the state of Washington, so we hit…Continue