Thursday, February 25, 2010

Still too busy.....!!

Hi all....well, I have not written for some time again. I had a couple classes I taught in the past couple was the Kaffe Fassett Hat Boxes from his book Passionate Patchwork. It is lots of fun and gives people a great chance to use up some fun fabric. It looks good in many different styles. Be sure to check Kaffe's book. His newest one just came out as well...can't think of the title, but it is posted on Amazon for a good price. The photos were all taken near his home in London....fabulous as usual.

Freddy Moran's new string quilt book is still in process, but the quilts are all fun ones, and should be great in another book.

We have had some fabulous weather...except today is cloudy and colder. We had quite a few sunny days in the past week. The koi are looking for lunch, but I am not feeding till the warm weather is really here, and the water temp stays up. They all look healthy and one looks like she if full of eggs...maybe we will have babies this year.

Alpacas and goats seem to have made their peace, and get along pretty well. Now we have two stray cats...a grey tiger and little siamese type one.

Well, guess I will try to post a couple pix, and get ready to go out.....Liz is coming by for a trip to Pacific Fabric in Everett, and then lunch.

I am working on my tulip challenge which will be donated to the museum. I should finish it today, except the binding. Will post it on the blog when finished. I really like it and decided I really love to do collage on the longarm. It is almost like painting in thread. Well, have a great day all, and I hope none of you are still caught in the storms back east....judy

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Toooooo Busy to Blog!

Barbara Shapel and her spiral and fabulous owls......what a wonder!

Front of the quilt.

My brightly colored koi pond...plan to quilt it really neat with koi, lillies, and lilly pads.

Back of the owl quilt. Great use of thread of both sides.
Haystack Rock on the beach in Cannon Beach, OR. A fabulous quilt shop there, too. It is Center Diamond Quilt Shop. Be sure to stop by if you can!

Hi all....well, guess life just gets too, too busy to get to the computer to blog. Since my last lone star posted, I have made 4 more....notice the operative word....made, not quilted!! I am really smitten with the lone star pattern in every shape and size. Then, last weekend I went to Oregon for a mystery quilt workshop with Barbara Shapel. If ever you get to see her work or take her, don't walk, and treat yourself to some beautiful quilts and fun times. We made a type of spiral...I did mine different from all the rest...mine represents my koi pond and the fish swimming in a circle for food. I don't think I have ever experienced nicer Oregon beach weather, either. I remember a beach trip there with my hubby....I thought I would water color on the beach....I spent the whole time chasing paper up and down the beach, and trying to keep warm. I was young and spry in those days!
Today was my bone density test....I have come back to above normal with the test....for several years I took Fosamax....I only share this as an ecouragement to prod all you gals to watch for osteoporosis. My mom had a horrible case, and and could barely hold herself up in in last years...her bones were like corkscrews. So, please, even you young sure to be aware of this insidious creeps up and does you in before you know it. It could sure cut into your quilting energies and stamina.

Well, girls, a big paper-pieced quilt is calling, but I just wanted to check in and post a few pix from our big Oregon adventure.....have a great day. Judy