Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Little Piecing or Piecing Little

Today I played with little 'waste triangles' or those chunks you cut off when making a half-square triangle from a square. The first top measures about 12" x 14" and was started this past summer. It just needed to be a bit longer and have a border. The second one is made from HSTs that my sister, Connie, gave me years ago from a charity quilt she had made. It measures about 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". I have an idea how I will use it, but that will be another post.

Step Two

So far, so good! I'm up to date and happy with my results for the Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll Mystery.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cotton Boll Mystery Part One

The first step in Bonnie Hunter's Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll Mystery is finished and the strips are cut for the next step. I wonder what's coming in the next clue?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Take time to count your blessings and then eat pie.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cinnamon rolls & quilting

Last Friday, we were able to spend a couple of hours at the home of an Amish family in Shipshewana. Elaine greeted us at the door with a warm cinnamon roll. Two rows of tables were set for us to enjoy a coffee or tea while we watched the cinnamon roll- making process. After the rolls went into the oven, we entered the next room which had three quilting frames set up for us. We were told to sign our names on the quilt as previous quilters had done. There was a large box in the corner for us to put slips with our names, in hopes of winning one of the three quilts. In the last photo, you'll see Pat from Pat's Patter. It was wonderful to meet her. Check out more photos from Shipshewana on her blog. As we left Elaine's, we were given a fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon roll to take back to The Farmstead Inn. Mmmmmmmmm.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Home again!

Connie and I returned home yesterday afternoon after spending a wonderful time in Shipshewana with about 100 other retreaters. Upon arrival into town on Tuesday, we went straight to Lolly's. It's always great to see Chris and her family. (and the fabrics) Then we went to The Farmstead Inn to check into our room. Priorities.


Can you believe this is the end result of a round robin? It could be a block of the month! It was simply gorgeous and belongs to Claire. I'll show the others in my next post.


Yoder's had a run all week on these colorful and comfy shoes! The stock was almost depleted by the time the retreat ended.


A couple of Hitty gals came to the retreat with their 'moms'. I think these belong to Susan and Carolyn.


After Show & Tell on Friday evening, LuAnn from Loose Threads enjoys the chocolate fountain. Be sure to check for more pictures on her blog.

Darlene buys the Dear Jane book and has Brenda Papadakis sign it for her.


Connie, me, Helen and Darlene pose under the Dear Jane letters at Lolly's.


More soon......

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Heading to Shipshewana!

Jasper begged and pleaded. He used his cutest poses, but eventually I was able to get my clothes inside the suitcase instead of a cat. I have enough projects packed to last me the rest of the year. Wonder if it will all fit in the car?

I participated in Paula's 3-2-1 Tote Bag swap. Laura made me a really cute tote where the lining pulls out to give extra height. She included lots of goodies, too. Thank you to Paula and Laura! When I get home, I'll be able to show what I made for my swap partner.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Retreat to Retreat

What a fun time at The Quilted Cottage "Sleep At Home Retreat" this past Wednesday through Saturday! As I unpack the tote bags, I am re-packing for my trip tomorrow for another retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana with the Dear Jane group. My sister and I call this our 'fall tour'. We'll be home the rest of the year. (so far) I hope you enjoy seeing some of the wonderful projects that were finished or worked on at the retreat.

I was, also, the lucky winner of 30s scraps from Jane's Fabrics and Quilts. Isn't it a nice selection!

Bobbi with her Santa
Bobbi's collection of holiday patchwork
Connie's wave tote
Winter Redwork
Helen's wave tote

Deann's applique

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

333 Winner

I found three items to send to Kathie who is the winner of my 333 Giveaway. If you send me your snail mail address, I'll get them in the mail to you. I used a random number generator and it chose 8. Thank you to everyone who played along.

Friday, November 5, 2010


If I'm counting correctly, this is my 333rd posting. To celebrate that and the fact that Bloglines is still here, I'll have a giveaway. Not sure yet what to give away, but I'll come up with something. Leave a comment with a way to reach you on this post and I'll draw a winner on Tuesday, November 9th.

I waited until the last day to export my blog list to Google Reader. Each day after, I would check and Bloglines was still there with my blogs. Today I read they are not closing. I am thrilled!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Month 11

It still needs to be pressed, but I have finished sewing the block for month 11 of The Civil War Tribute Quilt. This block measures 36 1/2" square which is like a whole quilt for me. Our club meets Saturday.

We had one knock on the door for Halloween. This is my nephew, Jeremy, his wife, Andi and their adorable girls.