Wednesday, June 19, 2019

June is beautiful

We have been camping at the beautiful Prineville Res. We spent about a week enjoying the sun and blue sky. Ginny and Darren came for a few days with their boat and fishing was done. Good little fishes to eat. 

On the way

Museum in Prineville


Class schedule for the rest of June

This Sat June 22  10-4

Sunday June 23  11-4

Wednesday June 26   10-4

Thursday June 27 is our Doll Quilt class 10-4


No classes in July. We will be camping and our Netherlands kids will be here.


August class schedule

Sundays are August 11 and 25  11-4

Mondays   5, 12, 26

Wednesday the  28th

Thursday Doll Class  the 22nd

Saturday  the 17th    


Some class pictures

My computer and I aren't getting along at present so this is all I'm going to be able to show you today. 

Hope you are enjoying your summer. I also hope you can join us to stitch. Thanks for sharing my love of quilting. Betty

Monday, April 15, 2019

April Showers is Right

We just returned from a Motorhome trip. We went down 99 as far as we could to avoid I5. We were headed to Indian Mary campground on the Rogue River.

There weren't many people camping and it was nice to have the place to ourselves. It did rain a bit!!

grape vines and wild turkeys and a picnic by the river.

We traveled over hwy 138 and 38 to the coast. Trees were down on both sides of the highway . It was amazing.

We stayed a couple of  nights at Beverly Beach. We like this park. They were taking down several trees and that was interesting to watch.

It looks just like it did when I went there with my family years ago.  Cool swamp cabbage and weird old shaped trees.

Barview Jetty.....we stocked up on Shrimp, Scallops and Clam Chowder before arriving. We ate well. This campground has a Lot of driftwood. There was a very high tide one day and we had to scamper up a hill to avoid getting wet.

Oscar sunning himself.

Lastly we went to Nehalem Bay. A lot of rain!!

We have been here several times and it is a great place to stay, especially when there are hardly anyone else around!!


Not many pictures this time. Only had one class since coming home. More next time.

Renee with her current block from the Sleepy Hollow series.

This I found on Pinterest and like it a lot.


Class reminders for the rest of April

This coming Sat. April 20

Monday April 22 and 29

Wed April 24

Thursday April 25 is a Doll Quilt class.
Two spots left if you'd like to join us. Let me know.   Bring doll quilt patterns and ideas for making some fun small quilts.

Sunday April 28  11-4



Sunday May 26 11-4

Monday May 6 and 13 10-4

Wed May 8 and 22

Thur May 30
Doll class #2  please sign up

Sat May 18
Marcie is a wonderful card maker and she is going to show us some ideas during the first part of day.  
I'll have a list later. Just bring your hand sewing too.


Wisdom Words

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
John Lennon

Monday, March 18, 2019

Various activities

Since my last visit we have been to the beach, although not how we thought we would be going because of the snow in Southern Oregon. We were going to Indian Mary campground down sort of by Roseburg but we couldn't get through so they kindly changed our reservation to this month and we will go there next Tuesday.

We went instead to Lincoln City and stayed one night at Devil's Lake. Of course we had to have shrimp from Barnacle Bill's. Excellent.

Next we moved on to Cape Lookout State Park

There were the most interesting trees all twisted and gnarly. I couldn't get enough of looking at them. 

We left this nearly empty campground and stopped in Tillamook for a cup of ice cream....naturally. Tillamook Creamery has completed a beautiful new building and there are so many tempting things to look at and maybe to buy!!

Next stop was Barview Jetty. This is a county park and I really like it. Easy access to the beach and a huge sand dune to climb if you would choose to do so.

We left the next morning and continued on to Nehalem Bay where we stayed several nights. They have a nice trail around the area and it passes a small airport. A plane was landing and it flew really low over our heads.



Now for some quilty pictures.

But first...The calendar.....

This Wednesday, the 20th, Sunday the 24th and Monday the 25th.


Sundays.. 14 and 28

Mondays.. 22 and 29

Wed... 24

Sat... 20


On Thursday April 25

Doll quilt class. Please let me know if you would like to come.

If you are on Instagram or Pinterest, you see huge amounts of the cutest little doll size quilts. Who can have toooo many? Apparently many of us cannot. If you would like to come and sew that day, bring along your books and patterns for little quilts and we will pick ones that we want to make. We do Not have to all make the same ones, just drool over all the ones we want to start. 

If you have one if progress, bring that too. Show and tell?? Please.
$10.00 includes lunch and great conversation. Questions??email or call 503 680 7436


Now for the pictures

Nancy's dolly quilt in progress

this is also Nancy's. I showed it before but it's finished now. Beautiful

Susan's wonderful Maggie B pattern. 
check out the background. Amazing.

Sandra's blocks in progress....many more to come.

That Nancy...again, she is doing this wonderful basket quilt

another section

Cindy finished this beauty.


Thanks for reading my blog. I always appreciate it. If you have any comments or questions, please let me know. Thanks, Betty


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Almost March

 I know it's not Spring yet but I have 

daffodils coming here's to Spring!!!

Here are a couple of blogs you might enjoy. The first is my daughters' who lives in The Netherlands


I'm a natural dyer from the UK, a writer, a mother to two young children and an all-round plant lover.



For the rest of Feb. There is a Class tomorrow, Wed. the 20th and Sunday the 24th

March Classes

Sunday Mar. 10 and 24 (begins at 11)
Mondays Mar 11 and 25
Wed the 20th
Sat. the 16th



So happy this is gone!!

Nancy E.. little houses are being added. So cute.

These next ones are done by Karla. She has the magic touch with these picture quilts.

Amazing stitching

Our neighbor, Addie, wanted to earn money to go to a special camp this summer. Her mom made beautiful cookies for Valentines Day that we could purchase. These were ours!!! So delicious and festive. She is a master baker.


Winter Wisdom

I love the scents of winter! For me, it's all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce."
--Taylor Swift

"I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape--the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. "
--Andrew Wyeth
"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"--Percy Bysshe Shelley

"One kind word can warm three winter months. "
--Japanese Proverb

Friday, January 25, 2019

the day after my birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. I like to get it out of the way at the beginning of the year and be done with it. Carrie and Sylvia took me to the Japanese Garden and we had lunch there. The day was overcast but not cold and the color of the day was perfect for pictures and enjoying. 

Close to the entrance

There are many waterfalls to listen to.

Delicious lunch with cute girls.

Interesting pathways  

Spring is slowly coming

Love these trees


My SLOW stitching for January

Something I finished

Another something I finished


Class schedule for February

February 9 10-3

what can you do with a running stitch?
Part of the Slow Stitch Practice

In this session we will explore all kinds of ways we utilize the common but fantastic running stitch. We  use it in Sashiko and Boro and quilting OR??? come and find out what else we can do with it. When you sign up, I'll send you a supply list.

Lunch included, of course.

Sundays in February  11-4
10 and 24

4 and 11




some fun pictures


some of us feel compelled to make lots of baskets






Mary Oliver

sept 10, 1935- jan 17,2019

described as far and away this country's best-selling poet

From New and Selected Poems Vol two

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields 
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety--

best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens  
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light--
good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.


A couple of instagram recommendations


and lastly... a Haiku

On a withered bough
A crow alone is perching,
Autumn evening now.

or two

Sitting silently,
Doing nothing,
Spring comes,
And the grass grows by itself.


Thanks again for reading my blog. I am grateful that you spend some of your time with me. Any questions?