Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nora is here

Welcome to Fall! My favorite time of the year. The only thing that makes my days better is having Hugo, Jennifer and Nora here. They arrived and we have been blessed by lots of baby smiles. Nothing can warm a grandparents heart like those sweet smiles when you know she is recognizing you.


We had a family barbecue on Sunday and here is Grandpa holding Nora. We had a gathering of the cousins. It was really nice seeing everyone again.


My girls Ginny, Carrie and Jennifer and their two cousins Tammy and Alicia and the cousins kids.

Sylvia has moved into the dorm at PSU and Nora was taking a nap.

Nice memory making day.
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BE SURE TO READ TO THE END OF THE POST.....NEWS ON THE NEW BLOCK OF THE MONTH!!!

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The NW Quilting Expo starts this Thursday. There are always so many beautiful quilts and fun vendors.

The Quilt Show in Aurora begins October 10-19. I have dollar off coupons is you would like one.

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This Saturday, the 27th is the beginning of the new Prairie Women Sewing Circle. If you have signed up, I have your patterns all ready for you. We have a surprise project provided by Mary Ann. Class begins at 10:00 at my Studio. If you need directions, let me know.

thequiltingb1947@gmail.com

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Right after Prairie Women, at 11:30, is our Spargonian class! I have some new threads for you to check out and I'm so looking forward to having you here at my studio. You are welcome to stay until 4:00 to work on your projects. The cost is $10.00.

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This Sunday, the 29th is Open Sew here B's Studio!!!11-4, lunch included, $10.00.
Bring your stitching and you show and tells!

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And then it will be October. Amazing.
First Friday is October 3 and you are welcome to come at 10:00 and stay until 4:00 sewing on whatever project you choose. I will have lunch for you. Also $10.00

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In case you are Tom Selleck fans and have enjoyed him as Jesse Stone, a new movie is scheduled for 9:00pm  Sunday October 5th on the Hallmark Movie Channel.!!! Just saying!!

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My friend Dorothy and I went to the Portland Art Museum on the 12th to see the special exhibit of The Art of the Louvres Tuileries Gardens. It was wonderful. We went to Paris a few years ago and walked in the Tuileries and visited the Louvre. Seeing the exhibit made us feel a pull to go back but a sweet reminder of some really special days. I loved everything we saw in France. I left my heart in Paris!

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I want to thank all of you who have come to the studio and stitched with me. I feel very privileged to spend time with you, learn from you and be encouraged by you. Having you in my favorite space is a huge blessing. Thank you so very much.

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The block of the month is almost ready. Leigh's quilt is finished and ready for viewing. My blocks are in progress and are ready to be packaged up. Here is picture of another of the blocks.


During the Open Sew class on October 12 you will have an opportunity to view the finished quilt. Please come by between 11-4 to see the quilt and maybe decide to sign up. I will have some kits available to take away that day.

The first month will include the background fabric for the first two blocks, the wool for both blocks and two balls of perle cotton for stitching. The cost for the first month is $32.00. There after you will receive two blocks with the wool and the background and the cost will be $22.00 per month. They will be ready by the second Sunday of each month. I will let you know the cost of the border soon. I think it will be fun and it is certainly good for a beginning project in wool. While you are doing the BOM, you are welcome to come to the First Friday class each month at no charge to work on your blocks.

Any Questions? thequltingb1947@gmail.com or call me 503.680.7436


I think that's it for now!

Wisdom Words:

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 
What! You too? I thought I was the only one." C.S. Lewis 

"True friendship comes when 
the silence between two people is comfortable." David Tyson Gentry 













Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Quick Blog on a Sunny Afternoon

I love these beautiful fall days with a touch of coolness. I hear hot days are coming again. I hope not for long.

Just a quick reminder of the events coming up in the next week or so.

This Friday September 5 is our First Friday Class. This is a group of ladies who like to sew together. Some have been coming since we met at Quilters Corner, some have just begun coming. You are most welcome. We will begin at 10:00 and I'll serve you lunch. We will sew on what ever you like. I have some wool projects that I want to finish and look forward to seeing what you bring. Class is $10.00.

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I was blessed with lunch with a great friend yesterday at one of my favorite places.

The Original Taco House Banner

Yum. I have been going to the one on 82nd Ave. since High School.

Lunch was good, friendship is the best. Thanks, Mary Ann.

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Another place I like to go for coffee and sweet treats is Crema.

A wonderful assortment of tasty baked pastries

2728 SE ANKENY STREET PORTLAND, OREGON 97214 MAP 503 234 0206 OPEN EVERY DAY 7 AM - 6 PM

What is your favorite treat place? I must admit that I am pretty loyal to Starbucks. I love the Iced Decaf Grande Soy Latte! I finally learned to say it like they do.

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Monday is our first Girl Gang that will meet at my house. I have written about this class before so you can scroll down or you can ask me questions. We meet the second Monday of each month at 10:00 and you  are welcome to stay until 4:00. Class is $10.00

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My granddaughter, Sylvia, left for Korea yesterday to visit her other grandparents. She will be gone about a week. I look forward to hearing about all her new sights and sounds and tastes! What a great opportunity. She will start at PSU later this month. Hard to believe she is old enough for that.

My new granddaughter, Nora will be eight weeks old tomorrow! They are coming for a visit in a couple of weeks so new pictures will be forthcoming! She is smiling now! Can't wait to get one of those smiles in my direction!

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I get to go to the Portland Art Museum this coming Thurs. to see



THE ART OF THE LOUVRE’S TUILERIES GARDEN

JUN 14 – SEP 21, 2014


I am really looking forward to seeing this exhibit. I love Paris!!!

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A special invitation to come and sew together this Sunday afternoon. Beginning at 11:00 we will spend our time snacking and stitching. Bring your favorite project and show and tell and let's get our needles warmed up. The second and forth Sunday afternoons are reserved for you to come and sew with friends.

11-4    $10.00

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I am ordering Sea Grass and Silken Perle and Silken Chenille this week. It should be here soon and for sure by the time we meet for Spargonians. If you haven't used these threads, I will have some for you to try.

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Here are my pincushions from our last class.

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Sneak preview!

 My good friend, Leigh Prentice has been making many beautiful quilts lately and I think her latest one is wonderful. She is having it quilted at present and I am making blocks that will be a Block of the Month later in September. I think you will like it. Here is a peak at blocks one and two. What are your thoughts??


I hope this day is a blessing for you and that you are a blessing for others.

If you have any questions, please write

thequiltingb1947@gmail.com or you can call my home 503.761.3772 or my cell 503.680.7436

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One last thing!!! I came across this blog the other day   http://orangesink.blogspot.com/  You might enjoy it. Let me know. Thanks, Betty