Monday, September 16, 2013


Baaaah . . I have missed you all.  Reets is so slow with those new patterns and free drawings.   I might have to take back that wool quilt I gave her.    Our random drawing resulted in this lucky stitcher - 
RORI . . Congratulations Rori
Please email me with your mailing address and the new
Three Little Woolies ornament pattern will be on its way.
Reets promises to get it up on the website as soon as she returns from Portland.

I hope that  everyone read all of the comments.  I read and appreciated . . and chuckled at . . every one.  You are a humorous bunch!
Thanks once again for joining us.  Get those needles and pins clicking.

Friday, September 13, 2013

QUIZ . .

Have you figured this one out yet?
What comes first . .  The chicken or the egg??
I know . .
It's the CHICKEN COOP !!
Isn't it sweet? 
Daughter's birthday gift from her Hub.

Woolbert wants one . . he loves to watch over living creatures.  Leave a comment to this post.
Just create an answer to that big question above - Which comes first? . . 
Woolbert will draw a RANDOM WINNER from the egg basket.  And we will send you our new, 
You saw parts of this pattern in some recent posts.
Leaving for the NW Expo in Portland Tuesday so will have to end the drawing by
12 noon, MONDAY, 9.16.13.
Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


A couple of weeks ago my friend Marilee asked if I would care to go with her to the  Laytonville quilt show.  Had I ever gone to a quilt show and NOT set up a booth?  I could not remember doing that. 
 I was delighted, I accepted, and I eagerly awaited the day out of the studio and on the road!  Laytonville is a small town along 101.  Population just over 1200.  If you love historic information like I do, Laytonville was founded in 1874 by a Nova Scotian, Frank Layton, who built a blacksmithy and house at the site.  First post office - 1879.    ok.  
Less than an hour away from home.  A beautiful day.  I can't tell you how much fun it was to leisurely saunter about, chatting, exclaiming, laughing, and taking LOTS of photos.  The Fat Quail, which hosted this little outdoor show is a gem of a shop.  Debbie, the owner, is endlessly providing her customers with new samples, new products and mountains of new fabrics.
Inspiring . .  always. 
We were overwhelmed by what we saw at this "little town" show.
Incredible quilts came out of those hills.  A memorable day.  
I hope you enjoy the slideshow I made for you.  As with all Smilebox slideshows, when the first picture pops up, hit pause for some seconds so the first caption and music catch up to the first image.  Enjoy!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Maybe you remember.  This Midnight Blue background lost out last time.  It was all up to the little snowguy . . and he said Black!

Lovey Dovey was much kinder to this nighty shade of blue.
You can tell they like each other right?
See them fly?
They are on their way to NW Expo in Portland.  They hope that you can come.
September 19, 20, 21.   Love this show.
So . . years ago I started dashing bits of glitter . . which became LOTS of glitter . . on just about everything.  Including almost all of my holiday ornaments.  These new ones will sparkle too, but this time I'm relying on just my stash of flashy flosses.  A little less mess, but just as much fun.
Not all of you can come to Portland.  Woolbert knows that.  So as soon as the finishing touches are completed, he will be giving away a free copy of this new pattern . .  and you can have some fun too.  So stay with us!

Tomorrow or the next day i'll have the Fat Quail Quilt Show up.  A fun slideshow.
See ya then.