Friday, November 14, 2014

The beginning of the week brought a couple of cold and windy days. 
Warm enough to go outside and
 kick around the blanket of leaves that was covering the ground. 

Then.....Winter decided to arrive a bit early!! 
WE where hit with strong winds 
depleting the trees of the
 remainder of their golden leaves
swirling and tossing them
 into drifts of leaves in every corner. 

The clouds came and as the temperatures
 dropped we are now having a
 very cold, windy and wintry mix of snow and ice. 

Now its hard to keep our outdated drafty house warm when the winds blow....
so a good place to be
is in the dye room
 with the pots heating,
 the wool mixing,
 and the colors changing!!! 

The best job.....
taking the OHHH  SO WARM  piles of wool
 out of the dryer and folding them!!

Sure to warm anyone up!! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Coming Soon to a blog near you!!!! 

Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin 
presents another Christmas Blog Hop you won't want to miss!!

A primitive
handwork blog hop 
will begin
 December 1st and continue until December 14th!!!!
Each day a different designer will post a blog post 
with a FREE Holiday Project, 
and favorite recipe!! 
Mark your calendars so you can follow along!  

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


I LOVE the month of October 
it just went by way too fast!!!

 Even though I started the month out with a nasty cold,
 I was able to pull it together in time for a weekend trip to
San Diego to teach a workshop at
 The Country Loft in La Mesa, California,
What a great time I had and met so many wonderful new friends
 plus got a good dose of sunshine!!!

If you live in the area I suggest you get out and visit the shop this Satuday!!
 I believe they will be all decked out for Christmas!!!

Next it was off to teach a workshop at
 Terri Staats' 
Sweet Treasures Studio
 in Keizer Oregon,
More fun and new friends!!!

Lynne, Diane, Linda, Terri, Loretta, Laura, Cynthia, Sue, and Amber!!

A quick trip up to Puyallup, WA to speak and have a trunk show
 at the Comforters Quilt Guild......
these ladies were so wonderful to me!!
We were so busy we didn't get a photo!! :(

Then I was able to sneak in a couple of 24 hour quick trips to the Oregon coast with the kids,

 and to top it off we had a couple of birthday celebrations,

 overnights with NANA,

and of course another cold!!!

Whew!!! That was a lot!!! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

The clouds are rolling in,
 the temps are dropping,
 the first day of Autumn 
is on the calendar this week!!!

I am so ready for the season change this year!!
I have always loved Fall!! I love the colors, the coolness, pumpkin patches, 
cider, the first wood-stove fire, time for a pot roast again, socks, 
and WOOL!!!! 
It's a great time for more wool applique!! 

 Check out my Etsy Page for
available kits for purchase. 

Penny Pummpkin

Thanksgiving Pumpkin

Friday, September 12, 2014

Simply Vintage Autumn 2014

 Its a gorgeous late summer day here in Oregon!!
The skys are blue 
and the wind is whipping around,
 making the leaves whirl, 
the walnuts fall from the trees,
 and cleaning all the dust out of the trees!!

The new issue of Simply Vintage
 is out and you will love it!!! 
See that little acorn needle keeper in the top left corner.....
yep....a project from me!! 
There are some great projects in the book from some of my friends too!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall is approaching and the days are getting shorter.....
well.....the outside days are getting shorter.

 Most of us love summer
are sad to see it go
the "shorter darker days"
 longer stitching days!!! 

It's the perfect time to get some projects started
 and be ready for those cooler
 evenings ahead!! 

Here are some things that I will be up to: 

September 24th 
 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
From Acorn to Oak $40.00
Wednesday Wool Workshop

October 10th and 11th
The Country Loft Quilt Shop
in La Mesa, CA
The Country Loft

October 17th and 18th
October 22nd
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday Wool Workshop
(project yet to be announced)

October 28th
 11:00 am
Pierce County Library
Comforters Quilt Guild in Puyallup, WA

November 8th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Christmas Workshop at

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hey check it out....Monday September 8th I have the privilege of being on 
American Patchwork & Quilting Radio Hosted by Pat Sloan