Tuesday, December 26, 2017

End of the year news

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With Christmas barely behind us, we are fastly approaching the new year. For me, 2017 has been a stressful year. Not so much personally, but just because of world events. I am hoping 2018 might be just a tiny bit quieter. Thank goodness for Hope and Faith to keep a calm perspective. And, of course our friends, family and quilting do their part to keep us focused.

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First off is the Open Sew schedule for January 2018

Sundays include the 14th and 28th....(11-4)

Mondays include the 8th, 22nd and 29th  (10-4)

Wednesdays include the 10th and 31st (10-4)

Thursdays include the 4th and 18th  (10-4)

Saturday the 27th  (10-4)


Now for some project pictures

Either way this is so cute.  by Susan P





Susan P

You are welcome to come join us in our Open Sew days.

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Out my kitchen window. It is a beautiful but cold morning.

The next two Loren took earlier when the sun shone pink through the trees.


Do you have a motto? I don't do resolutions because I fail! This is one motto I've seen that I like.

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Seems like pretty good words of wisdom.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Autumnal November

by Clyde Watson

"November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."


November calendar

Thursday 11/2 and 11/16 Come and Sew 10-4

Sunday 11/12 and 11/26  Open Sew  11-4

Monday  11/13 and 11/27 Open Sew 10-4

Wednesday 11/22 and  11/29 Open Sew 10-4

Saturday 11/25  Open Sew  10-4

Come and Sew with us


We had our first Very Merry Unbirthday Party on Monday. 14 of us crowded into my studio and ate some very delicious food and laughed and stitched all day. 

Really healthy!!! Until we got to dessert! Oh my word....excellent offerings.

A few of our projects

As you can see, we did accomplish more than just eating. Thanks to all who came for making the day so much fun.


A few more pictures from then week before.



And three pictures of Susan's fun Halloween work


Fun days to celebrate in November

11/2 Deviled egg
day.....get those eggs in to boil!!

11/4 Book Lovers Day

11/16 Button Day

11/27  Pins and Needle day


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Thanks for reading my blog. I do appreciate it. Any questions?


Friday, September 22, 2017

My favorite time of the year!

Let's get the calendar for October taken care of first.

It will be a little different this month because Loren and I are going to go for a little trip in our Motorhome.

Monday October 2  Open Sew   10-4

Wednesday October 4 Slow Stitch Class  10-4
Please let me know soon if you are coming to this class. I will be making a few surprises for those who register.  $10.00


Friday Oct. 6   10-4

Sunday Oct. 8   11-4

Thur Oct 19   10-4

Sunday Oct 22   11-4

Wed Oct 25  10-4

Sat. Oct 28  10-4

Monday Oct 30.....10-4  Spooky Day
We will celebrate everyone's  birthday on this day!!!!


Now for some pictures

Diana has been working on this Buttermilk Basin BOM and it is turning our so cute.

Renee and her sheep! Aren't they grand!!!

Susan has put BOO on toweling with a wool border. I love the broom.

A Maggi B design

I love this cross stitch design

Bonus day! Nancy bought home made Apple Pie and Loren baked us cookies!

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Wool and cross stitch. Susan is so inventive!

Susan just finished this and I can't wait to begin. Fall is everywhere.

Several of us are making this and Loren is making us tombstones to attach it to. Soooo cool.


It has been a long summer in my opinion and I am very happy to see rain and cool days!!! I hope you are too.

If there is a class you would like to take or a subject you would liked to explore, I'd love to hear from you. I'm open to new ideas and new projects so please share. This is the time of year when a lot of us like to hibernate and stitch.... let's do it together.


I did read the new Louise Penny book Glass Houses and I love it. Have you read it?????

What is your favorite book that you read this summer?


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Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Please send me any comments. I enjoy hearing from you.  Betty

Monday, September 4, 2017

Yohoo it's September

But where is the cooler weather!!!!

I am so ready for sweater weather. Anyone else?

My family from
The Netherlands are here until Friday and then they go home. I will miss them, especially Nora.

We built a house with Tinker Toys.

Diggers digging in Farro...Birds like all the ones that fall to the ground.


Recap of Sept class dates.

Sun   9/10

Mon  9/11

Mon 9/18

Wed  9/20

Thur  9/21

Sat  9/23

Sun  9/24

Mon 9/25

Wed  9/27


Picture of Julie Altman's quilt at the Clackamas Co. Fair

She did a  beautiful job.

Shadows during the Eclipse

Pretty interesting how the moon shadows played on the patio.


Class pictures

One of Susan's newest creations

Sandra's Civil War quilt

A different Susan...she is getting ready for then holidays

Susan P finished her wonderful quilt and Heidi quilted it. Perfect.


One of my beautiful roses before the hot weather returned

Peace rose, my favorite.


Louise Penney's new book  Glass Houses is out. I highly recommend her books. She is a great suspense writer and Inspector Gamache is pretty intriguing, smart and I'm pretty sure, handsome.


Thanks to our daughter, Ginny, we got to go to Cirque du Soleil.

Thanks, Ginny, it was great.


First of October classes
We will probably be camping some of the month so I'll only put the first few days and then add more later.

Wednesday 10/4 will be Slow Stitch revisited.  If you couldn't come to the first class, here is your chance to come and stitch with us.

I'm starting to do a monthly slow stitch project.  I had started this a while back and decided to use this as my stitch by month. I'll try to stitch some each day and begin anew each month.

Slow Stitching is just that. Taking time to slow down and even if it's just 5 minutes, try to mindfully stitch something each day. It could be a particular project that you want to spend a little time on or something new or just playing around with stitches.

Join us and learn more about Slow Stitching. Bring hand sewing supplies and I will have samples and fabric and threads to share to get you started. If you came before, bring whatever you have  been working on. 10-4 includes lunch...$10.00


Friday Oct. 6  Open Sew  10-4

Sunday Oct. 8  Open Sew   11-4

That's all I'll put for now.


Fall, fall, glorious fall.

Thanks for reading my blog. I appreciate you.

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