Wednesday, October 9, 2019

My favorite month

I know there are those who favor this month above all others! Nice days and cool evenings. Sweater weather. I love the leaves and all the acorns. We just returned from a camping trip to Eastern Oregon with two of our favorite Long time friends. Over by Burns we stayed two nights on our daughter and son-in-laws property. The darkness of the night gave us the most brilliant star show I've seen in a long time. In the morning the waves of geese and Cranes flying in to a nearby field was spectacular. It was amazingly quiet except for all the conversation going on with the geese.

Very cute tiny the parking meter!!

We had a wonderful lunch at this hotel. If you haven't should go.

Great museum with a very helpful host.

The last night of our trip was spent at Cottonwood Canyon camp ground. It was full so we parked in the parking lot. Still there was a lot to see and you can go down to the river where there are rocks to want and lovely dried old weeds.


I have listed some things on my Etsy shop. I think this is the way to get there!


October Classes

Sundays  begin at 11

10/13 and   10/27


10/14 and  10/28








Our class on making collages was very creative!!

Such fun. Let's do it again!


Thanks for taking the time to come by.

I have added some things to my Etsy shop if you care to look!!!



Friday, August 23, 2019

Summer is Winding Down

I am so glad that this summer hasn't been so hot. Pretty enjoyable and now we can have fall. Best season of all in my opinion.

First of all...the Sept. schedule

Sunday classes in Sept.  8 and 22
Sunday classes begin at 11-4.  All other days classes begin at 10.
Classes are $10. and include lunch.

Monday classes are on 9 and 30

Wednesday the 25

Saturday class on the 21

***************Thursday the 19 is a special class....

Playing with collage
Paper, shipping tags and library pockets.

This class will have an added fee of $5.00 for lots of supplies.
If you would like more information or would like to sign up, please email me @


I am going to put in an order with Valdani thread mainly for Perle Cotton. Take a look at the website and pick what you would like me to order for yourself and send your choices to

by Sept 9th. I will let you know when your order is available for pick up at my studio. They are $5.50 each.

this next site is for the perle cotton


Now for some class pictures

Nancy had this framed. I think it is a treasure.

MaryAnn finished this little jewel

Gail's Cutie

MaryAnn is into stitching these wonderful little pillows

Isn't this so dang cute?? Susan, I love it.

Karla and her wonderful hexies!!!


Welcome to the 19th Annual Northwest Quilting Festival! 

September 26, 27 and 28, 2019 Portland, Oregon





in Canby,Ore.

I've always wanted to go to this and I think this year I'm going to make it!!

Thanks for reading my blog. Please send any comments to

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Here we are at the end of July. I enjoyed every day of this month. Started out camping at South Beach and ended the rest of the month with a visit from my kids who live in The Netherlands. They left yesterday and I miss them so much. Nora was so fun to have here. She is almost always happy and fun.

The dress I made her 

Birthday at Enchanted Forest

Library fun

Sunny Days

Firefighters are our friends!!

I could go on and on about the visit but I won't! It was wonderful and I miss them terribly.


Revised August Calendar

The only real change is in the Sat. Class. It will be on the 24th instead of the 17th

The rest are the same.

Sunday's  11 and 25
Mondays  5  12  26
Wednesday         28
Thursday       Doll Class  22
Saturday  24

Mondays will be salad days for August!!


Hope to see you soon. More project and class pictures next time.
New class coming in Sept.

Thanks for stopping by.  Betty

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