Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chilly February

Just went out to get my mail and wished I had put on my coat. It is just a cold wintery day.

I am putting in an order to Valdani Thread and will wait until Monday to call it in. If you meant to place an order with me, you still have a little time. Look at


I mostly order size 8 or 12 in the varigated. you can ask for any of the Perle Cotton colors. I need the color number and the size. Please email me with your order soon.



Classes for the rest of February include tomorrow

Wed. Feb 22
Saturday Feb 25
Sunday Feb 26 
Monday Feb 27

I still have a few spots left in the Boro Collage class scheduled 

Monday March 13 from 10-4
$15.00 includes lunch.

If you look up


My Pinterest page and look for Boro or Boro Collages
you can get some ideas for your own collage. I will have fabric and needles and other items that you can use to get started. It will be fun sharing ideas about this craft. Please ask any questions you might have.


A few pictures and then the March schedule.

Susan cross stitched this wonderful whisk broom cover. I have to do one to put in my Motor home!

Susan has been quite busy!!

Susan started this in the Sashiko class and the bag turned out awesome!

March Classes

Thur Mar 2 Open Sew

Wed. Mar 8 Open Sew

Sunday Mar 12 Open Sew  11-4

Monday Mar 13 Boro Collage Class  10-4

Thur Mar 16 Open Sew

Monday Mar 20 Open Sew

Saturday Mar 25 Open Sew/ Spargonians

Sunday Mar 26 Open Sew 11-4

Monday Mar 27 Open Sew

Wed March 29 Open Sew...
Week day classes are 10-4....$10.00 inc lunch

Consider yourself invited!!


Few more pictures

Judy's sunflower

A long time ago our neighbors planted crocus in their yard. Every year the lawn is covered more and more by sweet little flowers blooming in the sun.

I love MaryAnn's Sashiko pincushion....and one of my cat's sits in the background...beginning of a quilt for Nora.

Cindy took a pattern from Reets Rags to Stitches and made it her own. It is spectacular.

Judy is giving thanks already!


Sandra's wool bowl is warm and wonderful.

These are the things we work on in our classes. You can hand piece, do wool applique, cross stitch, share pattern ideas, so many fun things. If you haven't ever come or it's been a while, I hope you will consider coming again. We welcome you.

   A Little Wisdom for a ....oh my, the sun is peaking out!!!!

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Thanks for spending a little time reading my blog. I appreciate you.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February Morning

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." 
Hans Hofmann 

i wish I would live more by these words! I have a lot of unnecessary stuff....but my stitching things should not be included!


We had a great time in our Sashiko class in January. 

My friend MaryAnn, organized a birthday lunch for me and my friends brought all kinds of Japanese style dishes for lunch....it also celebrated my High Number birthday!! Nancy made a most decadent chocolate cake. It was a huge fun day for me and we worked on some lovely Sashiko stitches.


After working on some Sashiko projects I am now finding that Boro Collages are another way to use the Sashiko craft.

Boro (Japanese: ぼろ) are a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together.[1] The term is derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired.

Definition of collage

  1. 1a :  an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface <cut pictures from magazines to make a collage>b :  a creative work that resembles such a composition in incorporating various materials or elements <the album is a collageof several musical styles>

This is one I made and one I'm working on

It is fun to take bits of fabric and arrange them in a pleasing way and then stitch them down to a background.

I will host a class on Boro Collage on Monday March 13. It will be from 10-4 and I will make you lunch. I will provide needles and thread and lots of fabric. If you have a color way or fabrics that you'd like to include, bring them. It can be interesting to add charms or keys or buttons or whatever. 

The class will be $15.00. Please email  thequiltingb1947@gmail.com or call 503.680.7436 to sign up. Limited amount of space. Thanks.

Here is a list of the classes for the rest of Feb.

Tomorrow Feb 8   10-4 Open Sew

Sunday Feb 12  11-4  Open Sew

Monday Feb 13  10-4 Open Sew

Thur Feb 16  10-4 Open Sew

Monday  Feb 20  10-4  Open Sew

Wed  Feb 22  Open Sew  10-4

Saturday  Feb 25  10-4 Open Sew/ Spargonians

Sunday Feb 26  11-4  Open Sew

All classes are $10.00 and include lunch.


Classes for the first couple weeks of March include

Thursday  March 2  10-4  Open Sew

Wed. March 8  10-4  Open Sew

Sunday March 12  11-4  Open Sew

Monday March 13  10-4   BORO COLLAGE

Thursday March 16  10-4 Open Sew

My family conspired to bring my kids from The Netherlands to surprise me for my birthday. Best surprise ever!!!! They stayed for two weeks and I was blessed to spend a lot of time with Nora. It was so fun. She is the sweetest little girl and I loved every minute. Thank you to all my family for doing this for me. 

Jennifer and Nora

Hugo and Nora


Wisdom Thoughts 
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