Thursday, August 27, 2009

Can't think of a better way to have spent my Thursday than to be at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe with my very special class!!! Today we met to work on finishing up our Gingerbread & Gumdrop Pillow!! I am not sure how much we actually got done in class today......but what I do know is that we sure had a good time!!! Lots of laughter going on for sure!! It was just what I needed today!! Thanks Susan, Candy, Carol, and Nicolle!!!
Sue was trying to hide behind her project... but I made her peek around so we could see her sweet smile!!!
Carol's project was closest to being finished.....amazing since it took her the longest to get her needle threaded......!!! She is going to get a self threading needle!!!
I have never used one but I am going to try them out!! Candy did a great job....and was trying to swap hers for mine!!!
Nicolle has gotten hooked on the hand stitching......I can't wait to see what she will make next!!!
Don't ask what we were all doing here but for sure you can see we were having a GREAT time!!! And we can't forget BRIAN.....
He joined us for a bit and added to the fun, cut some fabric for us and took time to take our picture!!!

Thanks class for making my day so fun!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gingerbread, Gumdrops, Girls, and Giggles!!

Today I had the privilege of spending the day with 4 amazing women!! We got together to make the Gingerbread House Pillow from my new pattern Gingerbread and Gumdrops. It is so amazing how a needle and thread can bring different women together and create a bond!! WE had a GREAT time working with wool, sharing about our lives, laughing at life and creating our pillows. We will meet again next week to finish our projects and have more fun!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's been a busy week while Sharon has been here....we have been trying to get as much use of our time together as possible!! Of course like always when you are having fun the time just goes by way too fast!! Sharon leaves in the morning for home...way across to the east coast!! Sunday evening we went to dinner with the family and afterwards visited the Pittock Mansion and The Rose Garden in Downtown Portland. We decided that we need to go to these places more often than just when company comes!!

Saturday morning we got early and went to the Barn House sale in Battleground, WA!! It was tons of fun and I am never dissappointed in the talented people who put on this unique Barn Sale!! We found some fun treasures that we brought home and the cake they served was SO SO GOOD!!!

Friday evening we attended a wonderful Trunk Show with Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts put on by Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn, Oregon!
It was a fun evening with more yummy food made by
Priscilla Koczian
Dinner Is Served Catering Service!

Local shopping in Downtown Troutdale......
And of course lots of stitching in my sewing room!!!
Pictures from the midnight giggles not allowed here!!

Thanks for visiting Sharon!! We loved it!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

East Coast Friend

My friend Miss Sharon Stewart of Liberty Rose Patterns is here visiting me all the way from North Carolina!! Isn't she so sweet!! Wish ya'll could just be here having fun with us!!!
Our outings have been steady.....lots to see and do. We have been antiquing, visiting quilt shops, stitching together, and just having some down right fun!! This thread cabinet was a special find that just had to come home with us!! It is such a great addition to my sewing room!!

Hollyhill Quilt shop in West Linn Oregon is a favorite and sure make Sharon happy!!!! The week is going by way too fast......They say time flys with you are having TRUE!!! Ya'll come back and see what we get to do tomorrow!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A picture is worth a thousand words!!

Thought I would share some of our August in pictures: Happy Birthday to Ivo!!
Pool Party!! Sunday afternoon sandwiches!! Baby Girls!!! Content in a bucket of water!!!

A new house for Karah!!

Painting with Nana!!

Praying ??

Actually she was playing in a mole hill dirt pile!!!