Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bits of vacation

Pollo Loco

Our Minnesota buddies, Deb and JoAnn brought a mystery project to work on at the Shipshe Retreat. We were barely through with the first couple of steps when JoAnn blurted out "my chicken is puffy". You can read JoAnn's guest blogger report here.
The mystery turned out to be this cute little chicken made from the pattern "Pollo Loco" (Miss Rosie's)

LuAnn has some great photos from Shipshewana on her blog.

There's a wonderful overview of Paducah and the AQS Show here. The AQS Show winners are shown here. I can't imagine being a judge!

fabric flower made on bus

Each person on our bus to Paducah was given a kit from our tour leader, Sandie, to make a cute flower corsage. They only took about 20 minutes to do. You need one strip of fabric cut 2 1/2" by 16" and another cut 1 1/2" by 10". Sandie said she folded the strips into quarters and then using a pinking shears, cut a scallop. Next, you gather both strips tightly and sew together along with a circle cut from a one inch square of fabric and a button. Add a safely pin on the back and you're ready to wear your flower. We received many compliments on these during the show.

We were fortunate to meet "Quiltman" this year and he graciously posed with us for a photo. Here you'll see my DSIL, Lori, (first trip) me, Quiltman, sister, Connie, and cousin, Mary (first trip).

Lori, me, Quiltman, Connie and Mary in Paducah

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Loot Report

What a wonderful two weeks of adventure! Shipshewana was the best and the AQS Show
in Paducah awesome, as always. I really need to catch up on life in general, but here are a couple of photos of my loot. The fabric hasn't been counted yet for my stash report, but it will be. The last photo shows the flyer from a great exhibit at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. If you are in the area, I highly recommend it. More soon.... It's great to be home.

Paducah loot
Shipshewana loot
Goshen quilt exhibit flyer

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stash Report 15 & Giveaway

Stash Report - Week 15

Fabric added during this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 35.25 yards

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 74.25 yards

Net fabric busted 2009: 39 yards

Nothing in or out last week, but the numbers should change for this week and next. Unfortunately, not in the busting stash direction. I'll be in Shipshewana, IN for the spring Dear Jane Retreat and the following week is Paducah! I'll try, though.

Renae is having a giveaway on her blog. The drawing will be April 20th.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

First Flower & Kitty Fabrics

four kitty fabrics won in a giveaway
purple crocus along the fence flower patch

Here are four cute and wonderful kitty fabrics that were sent to me by Phyllis Dobbs. I was remiss is posting them sooner. Thanks, Phyllis. I love the kitty fabrics.

The second pic shows my one and lonely flower outside. I hope a few more will brave the temps and pop up soon.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Would you like to add 30 fat quarters to your stash? Thearica is celebrating her daughter's 30th birthday by having a fabric giveaway. Click here to join.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wisconsin Week-end

Abby in church with three Pastors

Kari, Abby Craig at church<br />

Jim, Abby and me at church

We left Friday for Wisconsin to attend our granddaughter, Abigail's confirmation on Palm Sunday. Twenty one young adults reaffirmed the faith that was spoken for them at their baptism. Our 'little' granddaughter is so grown-up. She looked beautiful and did a wonderful job speaking her chosen Bible verse in front of the large congregation. The pictures show Abby with her three Pastors, Kari, Abby and Craig and the third one is Jim, Abby and me.

We left for home around 5:30 hoping to beat the storm that was headed our way. Although it snowed and rained through Chicago and Indiana, it wasn't until we hit Kalamazoo that the roads deteriorated to the point where we couldn't see the lanes so we had to stop. After dropping JJ off at his home, we checked into the motel for a much needed rest. This is what we saw in the morning. Thankfully, the roads were clear.

trees covered with snow outside the motel

snow along the sides of the expressway and trees on our drive home

Stash Report 14

Stash Report - Week 14

Fabric added during this week: 3 yards
Fabric added year to date: 35.25 yards

Fabric used this week: 3.5 yards
Fabric used year to date: 74.25 yards

Net fabric busted 2009: 39 yards

Monday, April 6, 2009

Go Get 'em Tigers!

Oh, it's going to be some night! First we have the first game of the year for the Detroit Tigers in Toronto. Then a couple of hours later it's Michigan State University in the NCAA Basketball Final! Nick and Connie are having the second annual Opening Day/Night Party. It should be a blast.