I want to wish all of my QWU friends a very happy and prosperous 2019. I don't do resolutions per se, but I do hope to continue making a dent in my UFOs, WIPS and HSSYS (haven't started yet). Time will tell how successful I am.
It's been kind of quiet around our house this evening. I hope it stays that way. I do have to get up and go to work in the morning. Yes I am the greedy one. How can I resist making nearly triple the wages I normally get for holiday pay. I can't! I told everyone how my sweet other half set up my sewing machines for me last week. Well I have yet to sew anything worth while. I did get to test out my new quilting machine and it seems to work just fine although it's going to take a while…Continue
Four of the grands and their parents came for Christmas. This is what they found in the living room.…Continue
I hope everyone is having a very merry Christmas. Normally I would have been on here early this morning before going to work but for some reason I just never got here. Yes I do work on holidays. I get paid too much not to work! It has been an interesting few months around here. We are still trying to get our house fixed up and ready to sell. This has been an extremely slow process for us so we have decided to hold out till spring and sell the house. Most of the major work has been…Continue
I find it hard to believe this year is close to the end. I have always heard that time flies when you're having fun. I didn't get as much accomplished as I had hoped for but work came before pleasure and it supports my fabric addiction.
Tomorrow I will be taking down my decorations. They have been out since the day after Thanksgiving. I have some alterations to complete and then I hope I can get back to my own projects. I enjoy the three sewing groups I belong too.
If you look carefully, you can see the wreath on my front door.
I want to take a minute to wish all of my Quilt With Us friends a very Merry Christmas. Ours is going to be quiet since we won't be celebrating with our family until Sunday.
My "Peggy's Sistine Chapel" is finally on the wall.…Continue
A very Merry Christmas from our home to yours.
Wishing you a year ahead of making happy memories with family and friends,
a year of good health, and a year packed with many creative
hours at your sewing machines. …Continue
We just returned from a fantastic trip. We flew to Phoenix on Thanksgiving day to spend with dear friends. After three days we traveled to Santa Fe, stopping at the National Petrified forest. The beauty of the scenery in New Mexico and Az was awesome. Every ten miles , it seemed to change. We were in heaven shopping in Santa Fe. We collect American Indian art. After blowing our budget, we continued on to northern NM to the Navajo Dam. My father worked on the building of…Continue
We're almost done with the fiber studio. Here's a look at the Billy Bookcases and the loom.
(Still some work to do on the loom, but I need help…Continue
The first of the big wall quilts is up!…Continue
It's time for another update. On Friday my husband transitioned from palliative care to hospice care. The second tumor (the one inoperable) was affected little, if at all, with the chemo and radiation and is growing. He has chosen to not do more chemo, which I go along with. With not pursuing any other treatment (no treatment will cure, only possibly buy a little time) it was time for hospice. He was fine with going this route and is enjoying having a good hospital bed…Continue
By the end of last week, we had too many pairs of shoes to fit in the shoe bench.
It was a week of putting…Continue
I'm sure many of us are busy getting ready for turkey day! We are heading out to Phoenix at 6am! Spending the holiday with friends for a few days, then onto Santa Fe, NM. We are touring NM and onto the Grand Canyon ending in Las Vegas for a conference. While we are there, we're renewing our vows at the Elvis Wedding Chapel! Friends are participating...pictures will be posted!
Have a great Thanksgiving...we have a lot to be thankful for.
I saw this cute embroidery design on Sweet Pea's website & thought it would make a cute table topper for my daughter's new table.
Wow! What a week! I had hoped to get the loom put together, but it was too busy. I did get all the heddles loaded onto the rods in the shafts. Here it is with just two shafts loaded, and there are four, but I did finish that part. There are enough heddles (those things that look like wires hanging down in the middle) to weave something with more than 400 warp threads.…Continue
Hey! I've just been recognized by the South African Quilters Guild as one of their Recommended Teachers! How about that?Continue