Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Working on a new Santa pillow and a framed wall hanging pattern.  Love stitching up holiday stuff.  Will likely be a class end of October.  
What is on your stitching table?


Lost Coast Interpretive Association's Quilt - County Fair Winner!

Our local group, Lost Coast Interpretive Association displayed their quilt in the county fair.   A group of artists, not necessarily quilters,  designed and pieced together this incredible quilt.   It was huge and of course this photo does not do it justice.
This group's main focus is on education: "education about the landscape, the geology, the plants and animals, and the cultures of the Lost Coast region."
They travel with their quilts to schools and organizations to teach  about the environment and to light a spark in young inquisitive minds  They do this . . and so much more.   Such an asset to our community.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


I had forgotten how much fun teaching wool appliqué is.   Thought you might like to see some photos from our Saturday and Sunday classes at Bolt Fabric and Home in Cloverdale.
You can tell they are fun ladies.
Lindy won Saturday's free Wickedy Jig

Sharon stitches away!

Like the red-headed angel

Cathy got right busy

 Bolt Cloverdale not only has lots of fun fabrics but also a great collection of home goods.
Kate was a very welcoming and accommodating host.
Will look forward to returning to this great shop.
Cloverdale has become a wonderful little town too.  Just off 101 north of Santa Rosa.
Be there - you'll love it!

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Saltbox Angel Class
The van is packed and ready to head to my Woolie Weekend teaching Saltbox Angel at Bolt in Cloverdale.  I'm so looking forward to stitching wool with others again.   Since the class filled up we added a second day.   Which means I get to stay an extra night with my daughter, SIL and granddaughter! 

Perhaps she will teach me to bake.
And then there is the Friday's In Forestville event.  I may need to drop in on my SIL's wine tasting shop!  Have you ever tasted Joseph Jewell Wine? 

Friday Night in Forestville
Missed this event - 1st Annual Wine Makers Dinner
With Joseph Jewell at Starscape Vineyard.

Yep .  missed this one too but i don't think i could have gotten in.

Joseph Jewell wines being served at State Dept. Dinners!
So i guess that i will be happy with just Friday's in Forestville .  and hope that i get to that workshop on Saturday!  Drop by if you are in Cloverdale Saturday or Sunday.

Sunday, August 7, 2016


Our new Wickedy Jig Pattern winner plus the packet of chenille needles was randomly chosen . . . Since i'm a bit scared of that little Witch Queen (don't be fooled by the sweet face) .  I feared i had better pick TWO winners.
So the two random winners are . . .

KAM - Kristen Freeman
Linda of Barneynme

Please read all of the comments as they are very entertaining.   I loved every one of them . . discovered even MORE reasons to love Halloween and Fall!   I sincerely thank you all for joining the fun.   Woolbert and i are working on another little contest either here or on Facebook . . 
or why not both.
A little note on my Saltbox Angel Class at Bolt in Cloverdale.  It filled up and has a waiting list so we have decided to add a second class the next day, August 14 .  next Sunday.  There are a few spaces left.   All of the information is on Bolt Fabric and Home's website > Classes page.

I hope that you are all finding some time to stitch and be happy.
Thanks again for spending some time here,

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


 Wickedy Jig Pattern is now available on Reets Website
available for you to win here on the blog.  We want to toss in a 6 pack of our
#22 Chenille Needles too!  Love these needles . . made in Copenhagen.

Just leave a short note telling everyone your favorite thing about Halloween.
By the end of the day, Saturday, August 6
I'll draw a totally random name from the
comments left on this post.
I'll announce the winner right here Sunday/Monday . .  I may not have your contact information if you post anonymously so be sure to check back then.

Plenty of time for you to get this whimsical project completed.
Wool applique on woven cotton.
Good Luck !!