Monday, November 24, 2014

AAARRRGGG It's Almost Here!!

First things first. More pictures of baby Nora. I have been remiss in sending you pictures of my favorite baby.

Nora and Sophie the giraffe!

Lady of Leisure

Nora is 4 months old.

I must say she is pretty cute. I talked to Jennifer this morning and Nora was is evening in The Netherlands. Nora is doing great and learning to imitate her mother. We will miss them this holiday season but I look forward to seeing them in the spring.


I have so many pictures to share with you. First I will list the upcoming classes.

Thursday December 4   10-4 Maggie B class

Friday December 5    10-4   First Friday class

Monday December 8  10-4  Girl Gang

Thursday December 11   10-4  Reets Day

Sunday December 14  11-4  Open Sew

Saturday December 27  10-11 Prairie Women
Saturday December 27   11:30-4  Spargonains

Sunday December 28  11-4  Open Sew

Wow, that does it for 2014. If you have questions about any of the classes, please call me at 503.680.7436 or email at   

Would any of you be interested in having a class during which we would make Quiet Books for babies? I want to make one for Nora and I think I need the inspiration of others to get me going. I have some supplies gathered and even have a video of some suggestions for pages. Let me know you thoughts.

And now the pictures.

Sorry we didn't hold this up for a better view. This is Leigh's doggie quilt. Oh so cute.

Mary Ann's Reets pin cushion.

I love Sharon's faces.....not Sharon's face!

We love Reets Rags to Stitches patterns.

You can tell we are smitten.

We love things in progress. I am amazed at how much we get done on our sewing days.

If you aren't familiar with this ladies' site, check out

This pattern was a new find at N W Quilters Expo in Reets booth.


I think this is a Maggie 
B pattern



Isn't it beautiful!

You may have seen Mr Turkey in progress before, here he is in his glory!

There is no end to what we want to create.

Between Maggie Bononami and Reets, we have been very busy.

Here are just some of what we worked on in our Pin Cushion Class. You are welcome to join us.


OK, I don't want to tire you with too many pictures. I hope your plans for Thursday are going well. My grocery list is getting longer and longer. Lots of fun to plan and nice to gather with friends and family. We have so much to be thankful for.

At Grandma's House
I like the taste of turkey
Any time throughout the year
But it never
seems to taste as good
As when Thanksgiving's here.

Could be it's all the trimmings
That are cooked with it to eat-
But I think it's
eating at Grandma's house
That makes it such a treat!

~Author Unknown 


A Turkey Speaks
I have never understood
why anyone would
roast the turkey
and shuck the clams
and crisp the croutons
and shell the peas
and candy the sweets
and compote the cranberries
and bake the pies
and clear the table
and wash the dishes
and fall into bed
when they could sit back
and enjoy a hamburger.

~Author Unknown 


  1. Nora is adorable! Isn't being a grandma great! Love seeing all the pictures! Especially Reet's projects - they are doing a wonderful job on them. Love her wool colors!

  2. OOOOH! Love seeing all the Reets patterns you all are doing! Inspiring me to get out my Reets projects!