Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Trying trying again

Back to blogging after a very long hiatus. My studio remodel is finished and I'm back to work. I love the warm, light, airy space. Perfect environment for creativity.
Yes that is my completed Thistle Pods quilt top a Judy Niemeyer pattern. I can't wait to quilt it. But I'll have to wait because I have to catch up on some quilts for my customers FIRST. In addition to the new studio we have a new grand daughter! We welcomed Selah Mable Bush to the world on Mach 22. She weighs in at 6lbs. 7 oz. She is the apple of grandma's eye. She was 3 weeks early so I'm glad I didn't procrastinate on finishing her quilt.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ready or not here it comes!!

Doing the final count down until Christmas, no big surprise right? Every year it come,s and every year these last few days just kinda sneak up on me. I am for the most part ready. This year we are going to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village on Friday night (Dec. 23). I am very excited to go. The historical village is decked out in Christmas finery all lit by candle and gas lamps. There are performers caroling, and going about the village in 1800's period costume. It will be fun, but it has cut my time short to get ready for the BIG Christmas eve party at our house, forcing me to be more organized this year, not a bad thing. 

And the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, 

Even with all of the goings on there is still quilting! Next up (drum roll please), a beautiful William Morris inspired applique. Feast your eyes on this beauty. I will have fun with this one.

I have been practicing some Arts and Crafts inspired quilting designs 

I wish for everyone to have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New year, full of love, laughter, and joy. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Seeing stars

Okay first thing is first, I have been a bad bad blogger. It has been too long since my last post. So now that I have that off my chest *whew* I feel better now. I have been selfishly busy with family, friends and my own quilting. Check it out, just look at all those perfect points.

This is the Judy Niemeyer I have been working on. My first paper piecing EVER, and I am really liking it. Her patterns come with very detailed instructions. I am amazed that I can make these pointy stars, and it's addicting!! You can check out her patterns at http://www.quiltworx.com/ they are all so yummy.

In these parts today was the opening day of gun season for deer hunters. It's a big deal in our house, both of our sons are here to hunt and of course hubby wouldn't miss it either. So my job is to make a big pot of chili, and keep the piles of hunting cloths and boots IN the mud room. I like the tradition of the hunt, but there's a little too much testosterone around here for me. This was the view from hubby's blind on this foggy opening morning.

And here is a peek at the next quilt up .....

A nicely pieced log cabin with patriotic fabrics. Stars and stripes for this one, I'll have fun with it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A new day, a new blog ....

So here I am a new blogger. I will have to work hard to have witty and interesting things to say. Mostly I wanted to share my love of quilting, and my quilting adventures, the good the bad and the ugly. Honestly there are no bad or ugly quilts, so it's all GOOD. And that's the truth about quilting, it's all good. I have met so many wonderful and amazingly talented people through quilting they inspire me everyday.

Please bear with me as I construct my blog, I know I will get better as I go.

This is a red work piece I am quilting today for one of my amazingly talented customers. This picture doesn't show the intricate detail but trust me it is AMAZING. I wish it were mine, but then the red work wouldn't be as good *sigh*.