Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Part 2

Upcoming classes

On Thursday August 8 from 10-2 there will be a pincushion class at my studio. Here is a picture of the primitive doll pincushion.

Well, actually I can't show you! If you would like to see her, email me and I'll send you a picture. I am not being coy! I just can't get it to show up! Once again my skills are lacking. We will make a different pincushion every month. Sharon C has a great collection of pincushion patterns so we can go on for years!!


We have been working on

this project out of  the fall issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects. Our next class on Saturday August 31 from 10-2 we will tackle 

from the Anniversary issue Summer 2012. I'd love you to join us.  All classes at my house are $10.00 Includes a light lunch.


For the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle, this Sat. at 10 am, you will receive the pattern for our yoyo quilt. Here is  mine in progress.

I think an actual doll quilt with just yoyos would be very sweet. If you have any yoyo quilts or other projects, please bring them to class and share.


I have finished the basket quilt that I taught earlier in the spring. The pattern is by Nancy Friesen. She makes great patterns and it was very satisfying to make. Now to quilt it.


Starting in September I will be having a class making Buttermilk Basin's new patterns called Live Simply. There is a background to make and then monthly smaller quilts to add on. This is my first one. The crow part attaches on with small velcro dots.

They are fun to do and are a great little monthly project. Time will be announced a little later. I think it would be fun to start January in September so that by January, we will be ready to hang them up. Please let me know what you think. 

I thank all of you who come to the classes here and at Pioneer Quilts. I feel such happiness sharing stitching with kindred spirits.

Until next time,


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Part One of today's blog

Saturday we enjoyed the Sherwood Robin Hood Festival and Parade! It was fun to share in a day of Americana. nothing like a small town with advertisements from downtown businesses and dance teams, animals and girls working on their parade waves. Here are a few snapshots of the day.

Of course we have Ronald!

Can't tell but they had a bubble machine too.

We walked from Ginny and Darren's down to the town and on the way back we stopped and smelled a lot of roses. An example of the beauty of the day. I think this has been one of the nicest summers that we've had in a long time. So far, no days that are too hot and all the rest are perfect. We went on a long ride home after the festivities and bought fresh blueberries and some vegetables at stands out in the country. We live in a beautiful state with wonderful things to see and do. It was an outstanding day.


Upcoming classes

This Saturday is Prairie Women's Day and the Spargonian Fun Day. I hope all of you will be able to come. We will be getting our last pattern for this series in the Prairie Women's group. We hope to begin again in September with Journey number 2. In August we will be having a review day and a little party to celebrate our first journey . 

This is the cover of Journey number Two. Something to look forward to.


This is a picture of Imperial Blooms. Some of will be working on this quilt during the Spargo class. Not mandatory, just a suggestion!

This afternoon I will have part II of this blog with some pictures of upcoming classes at my Studio. I work at Pioneer Quilts today and must get on my way!

See you later in the day.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wedding and leaving

I have now spent another hour on the phone with Verizon trying to get at my pictures. They have amazing patience with people like me who do not understand. She finally showed me how to bi-pass the cloud and download my pictures onto my computer so that I can use them. I hope I don't have to call them again. 

Now on to more fun topics. The wedding was beautiful. Jennifer and Hugo looked wonderful. The weather could not have been any better. Everything went as planned and we had a great time. 

 We called "the big house" where most of the wedding guests stayed . It was full of light and Jennifer made all the decorations that were hung in the windows. 

She sewed garlands together to hang in doorways and in other windows.

A Dutch word and the date of the wedding.

There were lots of windows and she worked a long time to fill them with decor!

View out the upstairs bedroom.

Girls getting ready for the wedding hour!

Jennifer coming down the stairs before driving to Fishing Rock State Park where the wedding was held.

Jennifer's sister Carrie preformed the ceremony.

Our neighbor, Rachel, made the wedding cake and it was beautiful and delicious. She is great at any cakes needed for any event.

Lots of dancing girls. The guys were mostly over having toasts and watching the girls!  We had a great time. The next day was Saturday and the weather was still great. In the evening we carried lots of food and drink to the beach and had a bonfire. Smores were made and our new Dutch relatives had never eaten this sweet treat. Needless to say, they loved them.

On Sunday it was time to go home. This picture is at breakfast at the Pig n Pancake in Lincoln City. Hugo is on the left and next to him is his mother, Villy, and then me and then Hugo's father Ruud. They are wonderful people and I'm glad Jennifer has such a nice family to be a part of. It is such a comfort to know that she has people who will care for her in my absence.

The had a few days to themselves and then came to Portland and stayed with us. On Monday July 1st, they packed all they could of Jennifer's treasures and left for The Netherlands. This is my last picture before they went into the airport. They are a sweet couple and I am confident they will be happy and make a good life far far far away!!! He is a good guy and I trust they will be happy together.


And now, back to my regular life and a few upcoming classes.

Sunday July 14 from noon to 4 is our next Primitive Quilts and Projects day.
Come and sew with us. I'll have a light lunch for us.

Saturday July 27th is Prairie Women's Class and Spargonian class at Pioneer Quilts.

I am planning a Pincushion of the Month class and will let you know the dates soon. You could help by telling me what days work best for you.  

That's about it for now. It has been a really busy few weeks and I have enjoyed it all so very much. I have my granddaughter close by for the summer and Carrie is coming over more often. Nice memories. Make some of your own. It is good.   

Wisdom've heard it before in the moment. It goes so very fast.