Friday, September 30, 2011

HELP!!! What's wrong with my plant???

This is a hydrangea that Dennis bought for me when I retired. I've kept it alive for over a year--a record for me! But look at it now...the leaves have white on them. What does this mean? What do I do??

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Double-Duty Bed Runner

This bed runner was made by a a new customer, Donna. She's taking a class and this was one of their projects. The double-duty part comes from the fabrics use.

The top is Christmassy (yes, that is a word!)

And the back fits in with her Americana decorating scheme the rest of the year. (If you want to see the quilting on the back, click on the picture. When you're done, just click the back button to come back here)

And this is a photo of the whole thing. When its finished, there will be prairie points on each end.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Sneak Peak

This is a sneak peak of my beautiful step-daughter's wedding quilt. She hasn't seen it, but she does know its coming. In fact, if I could only read and follow directions, it would be done. However, twice now, I've put the four-patch units that go in the outer border together backwards! Okay, well not backwards, exactly. The first time I used the wrong fabric, the second time it was backwards.

I'm excited to finish this one!!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I got a present!!

Remember the Machinations quilt I did for Marei? Remember the backing fabric she used and how I was trying to figure out if she'd notice if I switched it? I love red and I loved that red fabric so much!!!

Our Guild meeting was just the other night and guess what Marei brought me???? My very own bit of that fabric!! She went back to the store and bought what was left on the bolt for me...I have almost 2 yards now to call my own.

Its all pre-washed now and proudly added to my stash. I'm thinking of making a log cabin in blues and reds...this will be in there! Isn't it pretty??

Thanks, Marei!!!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Too Much Fun...

I think someone has been having way too much fun!!


Saturday, September 17, 2011


This was on a fence board at the Dungeness Spit in Washington. Quilt designs can be found anywhere!!

And this was a most frustrating discovery when I looked at the back of a quilt recently.  The bad thing: all those stitches had to come out, probably a bobbin's worth; the good thing: these are the easiest type of stitches to pull and I'm pretty sure I know what caused it.  Mostly operator usual.

And a short trip down memory lane. This was my first paying quilt that was done for a charity. It was so scary putting the first stitch in. Turned out fine though.

Today is Dennis' daughter's wedding of that tomorrow, hopefully.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

And More Vacation

Yep...still on vacation and loving it. We won't head for home until oh-dark-thirty on Monday.  So's you don't think I fell off the face of the earth, here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.  This is my view every morning just before sunrise.  We enjoy it on the porch with our coffee.

And while we drink coffee, the boys are enjoying their vacation, too.

I think these birds are Cormorants, but I'm really not sure. This was just a cool picture of them on the dock in front of the house next door.

This one is of a house by our friends, Don and Annie.  I love this house!!

Another view shot. Often these mountains aren't in view because of the clouds. When they are, they're gorgeous.

This was a photo I took while we were up at Hurricane Ridge. On a clear day up there, you can see across the Strait of San Juan de Fuca and into Canada.

I've been working on Rachel's wedding quilt while we've been here. I'm almost ready to put it together; she may actually have a wedding gift on time!!


Friday, September 2, 2011


This is my little sewing corner in the most adorable cabin overlooking Sequim Bay in Washington State. We're out on the peninsula staying at a friend's cabin, since we still haven't erected the yurt on ours. And now we may not...but that's for another post.

I'm working on Rachel's wedding quilt and admiring the view. It's so lovely here!!

I have no idea what the Coast Guard was doing with the buoy, but it was fun watching them work

Bye from Washington!!