Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Grand Oaks Retreat Day 4

Yesterday I worked on Klaudeen's Version of the Daybreak pattern called Southwest Sunset.  Again, I only made 6 blocks.  I want to do something special with the border but still working it out in my head.

We headed home this morning after breakfast.  Good bye Grand Oaks until next time.

The Ya-Ya's

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Retreat Day 3

Today I put together six blocks of Klaudeen Hansen's pattern, Stepping Stones. I already had the pieces cut and I have to find more of the background fabric before proceeding. I'm very pleased with  the fabrics I selected.

I'll post another photo when I finish the top.

Retreat Day 2

I see that my photo from yesterday's post has not posted. I'm doing this from my iPad and will try to redo when I get home. But I'm going to keep plugging away.  I have since gone back and added the photos.  Check it out.

In 2014 I took a class from Bonnie Hunter at Mountain Quiltfest called Jamestown Landing.  I've worked on it off an on since then. Last May I finished all the broken dishes blocks while here at Grand Oaks. 

It's time to get the string blocks done. So I pulled out the strings and sewed away most of the day.  

These are untrimmed and will measure 4 1/2" square

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Grand Oaks Retreat Day 1

Arrived at Grand Oak Retreat around 2:00 yesterday afternoon.  After unloading, unpacking and setting up my sewing station I started working on sewing stack-a-posey blocks.

to surround the Fiesta Star Wall Quilt I made from one of Klaudeen Hansen's classes taught at Mountain Quiltfest in March.  I'm adding blocks around the center to make a larger quilt.

I have a ways to go yet, but it's a start.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

National Quilt Museum

Last week was the AQS Quiltweek in Paducah, KY. While there, I was available to participate in a book signing for the New Quilts from an Old Favorite Flying Geese. Getting to see the 18 quilts hanging in the Museum's special exhibit was breathtaking.

Colleen, the quilter and Judy, the piecer. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas and Mystery Update!

My Jim Shore Collection

Our Christmas was very quiet and relaxing.  Our tradition is to go next door to see what Santa brought three of our granddaughters, Leah, Rachel and Marlee.  (Now 24, 20, and 11!)  And we get a delicious breakfast, too!  Thanks to our daughter, Laurie.

This year we went to church.  One service, and the sanctuary was packed with families worshiping together on the morning of our Savior's birth.  

Then our second Christmas morning tradition, to visit our daughter-in-law and three more grandchildren. (Mary Claire - 15, Grey - 11 and Cooper - 7)  Then it was back home.

January 1, 2009

This was the last time all of the grandchildren were here at one time.  We now have two college graduates, five in college, a senior...and the youngest wasn't even born yet!  (and yes, I know what grade they all are in plus their birthdays, and their names!)

En Provence Clue #5

I have stayed caught up with Bonnie Hunter's Mystery this year!  Guess being retired does have it's perks!  Today is the Mystery Link-up where you can go visit the others who are participating and see what progress they are making.  The next clue will be on Friday!  Wonder if we'll finally get to the green and gold fabrics?

Until next time....