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

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My SLOW stitching for January


Something I finished


Another something I finished

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Class schedule for February

February 9 10-3
15.00

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

Mondays
4 and 11

Wednesdays
20

Saturdays
16

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some fun pictures


Sharon



some of us feel compelled to make lots of baskets


Cindy


MaryAnn


Susan


MaryAnn

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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.

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A couple of instagram recommendations

https://www.instagram.com/hakujitu_

https://www.instagram.com/loveoflinen

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and lastly... a Haiku

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

or two

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

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

thequiltingb1947@gmail.com








Monday, December 24, 2018











I hope you have all your preparations finished!! There always seems to be some things to be done at the last moment.

I wish you all a happy Christmas.

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January Class schedule

Saturdays in January
5....10-3 Slow Stitch + Pojagi


Korean quilts featuring pojagi stitching are traditionally a single panel of fabric rather than a quilt sandwich layered with batting and backing fabrics. This means that pojagi is a great method for decorative stitching, lending itself to pretty table runners, window sheers, wall quilts, place mats, bed runners and more.

We will work on a small sample of this art. I'll supply all you need. $15.00. Please email me to sign up.
thequiltingb1947@gmail.com

Regular Saturday class on January 19

Sundays in January 
13 and 27 @ 11:00

Mondays
7, 14 and 28

Wednesday
23
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Class Pictures










So much work goes into all our projects. Thanks for sharing your work with me this year. I have enjoyed being with you.

Here's to a New Year filled with new projects and lots of laughter.

This year has brought a lot of unpleasant challenges to many of us. I hope 2019 brings more happy times. Thank your for spending your time with me. It means more to me than you will ever know.

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Hope you scatter joy and happiness wherever you go all 365 days of the upcoming year and get the same in return. Happy New Year to you!

May God bless you and keep you protected and in good health so that you can witness many more such new years’! But first of all, enjoy this one and stay happy!

Betty....thequiltingb1947@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Feeling Chilly









Chilly nights, loads of leaves and turkey on its way. Yum.

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Class schedule through December

Saturday November 24
Sunday November 25

Monday December 3
Wednesday December 5
Sunday December 9
Monday December 10
Saturday December 15
Wednesday December 19

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Loren and I went on a few days' trip in the Motorhome. We went down the Washington side of the Columbia to Maryhill Museum.




If you haven't been there for a long time you might consider going. It's beautiful and filled with many treasures and a great video on how it all came to be.

In the Kirkman House is in Walla Walla. They have done a great job renovating this great house.


Just a few sights along the way. We crossed back into Oregon and went to Wallowa Lake.

It was really cold and snowed a little bit the second night. This is a Real deer!! 


The last two nights we spent in the park at Umatilla There was a wonderful view. The river and the bridge and the train across the river and lots of geese.

Then home. Nice trip.

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Sat. Nov.10 was our slow stitch class. We also did some French mending and made a Zokin cleaning cloth.

French Mending





Zokin cloths

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In January I'm planning a class to learn the art of 
Pojabi.  Hope you'll take a chance and learn about this craft.  Korean hand stitched wrapping cloths.

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Enjoy your wonderful day of Thanksgiving.














Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fall is in the air




Even though we are having such warm beautiful weather, I can feel fall approaching. I am very happy about that.

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First of all I would like to reschedule the Slow Stitch class. It will be Saturday Nov. 10. 
Please let me know if you will be attending. I will have kits for you. 10-3, $15.00.

In addition to the French mending kit, I will also have a kit for you to do a Japanese dust cloth. It should be informative and fun.

Slow Stitching around the world

All the stitching we do around the table qualifies as "slow stitching". We visit, we connect, we eat and we form friendships. We are away from daily chores and distractions.

To compliment this practice I'd like to offer a day a month to expand on the idea of Slow Stitching. 

You can work on any hand work project and in addition, I will give you some stitch examples from a class I took. You can try these out as a stitch sampler. Some who begin slow stitching like to start with a blank piece of fabric and just do some stitching each day. The stitches I share might be inspiring.

Also we will explore stitch practices in different countries. The first one will be French mending. Mostly done on household linens, ladies would mend over and over as they did not own very many towels or sheets.

I will provide a linen sample to mend and we will explore some of their way of life.

Classes in the future will include Egyptian applique, Scandinavian stitchery and more. I think it will add richness to what we sew and connect us with other cultures.

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Classes for the rest of October

Mondays
10/8 and 10/22
Wednesday
10/10
Saturday
10/27
Sunday
10/14
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Our Boro Collage class was a great success. Here are a few pictures









They are so pretty...let the stitching begin
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I finally finished this! Only took me several years to get it completed but at least it is at the right season.
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Quilt Show at Expo
Our own Denise had a prize winning entry




There were so many beautiful quilts. Hard to just pick a few.






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What are your favorite Fall things to do? Do you start baking?



Thanks for reading the blog. I do appreciate it.  Betty