Thursday, January 4, 2018

Precious Cargo

Ok I admit it...what is precious to me may not be precious to someone else...I get it!  We had a very smooth trip without a hiccup except initially at the Portland Airport G had TSA precheck and I did my bag had to be examined.  Of course it may have looked suspicious to anyone but another stitcher.  I have been told that you pack your carry on bag with the stuff you can't live without.  Which meant my bag was packed with my stitching projects, my threads and stitching supplies!!!...and of course my stitching pillow.  

I again am grateful for being alive during this time where I can receive photos via text of my grandson and also of Enzo who is comfortable at home with a friend who is house sitting :)  I know Enzo is having a blast but I am sure Silas is bereft at not seeing his nana and G!!!

Let the adventure begin!!!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year! Announcements

2017 was a E-Ticket Ride for you oldies...E-Tickets were the most impressive rides at Disneyland when I was a kid :) other words is was a wild ride!!!  Weather wise, Politics, business and socially...I have not heard of one person who said they want to go through 2017 again.  But, for us we had some wonderful Quilt Roadie adventures, the birth of our latest grandson and some substantial finishes on the UFO front!

But, I do have to say...I am hoping for a less volatile 2018.  My word for the year is Mindfulness.  I think with Mindfulness will come peace and maybe some more finishes out of the Bee Hive!!!  You can read more about my word for 2018 on The Quilt Show Daily Blog tomorrow if you are interested.

I am going to continue with the Instagram hashtag boards so if you want to join me when you post a photo to Instagram and it fits the specific board...just # it :)  So here are the 2018 hashtag boards.

I plan on making 2018 a homemade Christmas and my goal is to make gift items each month of the year so as to not be paniced come November, LOL  Each time I finish a gift item I will post it to #beehivechristmaschallenge this board will serve as a "hope chest" of Christmas gifts!

The second Instagram board will be #2018UFOquiltchallenge on this board you can post quilt progress on any "UFO" you are working on...thus we will encourage each other with some block progress!

The third Instagram board is #2018beehivequiltchallenge This board will include any finished top whether it is quilted or not!!!

I think it will be a great way to encourage each other and to see our own progress :)

I am tickled that I have lost 102 yards of fabric on my continued quest in my journey towards a healthier life and plan on to just continue on this path through 2018.

The Woolie Blog will have sporadic postings during the first 3 weeks of January.  And Quilt Roadies will most likely be offline until the last week of January but then you will be in for some wonderful videos!  We will be posting on Instagram and Facebook throughout January so that is a way to see what we are up too! Also be sure to check in on The Daily Blog on Wednesday for regular postings of Anna & G On The Road!

 The 2017 slideshow recap is not a complete one...there were some photos I couldn't find (oh brother) and if I included every highlight you would need lots of coffee, vitamins and rations to watch it....soooo here is the short version of the year!  Know that you are all an important and cherish part of our lives and we appreciate the company on this journey.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

BJ's Quilt Basket Bend Oregon


How can it be???? This year flew by!! And, it is already time to choose another word to live by in 2018.  Choosing a word brings focus to your life and lifts the burden of all those resolutions that just add drama to your life, LOL.  Last years word was Detox...and boy did it brighten my life.  Detoxing the negativity out of my life.  Now to decide on a new word for 2018....Check back here on Jan. 2nd for the reveal :)

I loved this photo of the stitchers at Homespun & Holly a wonderful holiday event put on by Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe.  We had a blast and I will be adding this event to my 2018 calendar!!!

Today is the day!!!  you can go on the Quilters Affair site to download the 2018 Quilter's Affair class offering!! Online registration starts at 10:00 am on January 4th!!  Sign Up and come play with me this summer!!!

Check back on January 2nd for a slide show
 wrapping up 2017 and the hashtag links 
on Instagram for the 2018 quilting goals!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Count Down....

oh yes...4 more days for those who celebrate...for those that don't it is 11 days till the New Year...OMG...I find that shocking!  The Woolie gang is going to take a break from the blog and we'll see you back here on the 28th of December for the 2017 wrap up and the 2018 plan!!!  So start thinking about your word for 2018!!!  

I had to share a couple of photos from this week...Robin's Christmas Pup is so darn cute.  She embellished an Elizabeth Hartman pattern!  Clever Girl!

Lori's Bring Home the Trees by Buttermilk Basin 
is all ready for quilting!  

The holiday season in not only one of joy and celebration but can accentuate our losses and sadness.  In all the hustle and bustle of this week take a moment to remember what we are celebrating and to hug someone.  I so appreciate the friendships near and far.  I put this little slide show together of the wonderful stitching celebrations this season.  Be will be inspired and I do not know the names of any of the creations that have been made but I do want to make them all!

Merry Christmas!  
And we will see you on December 28th!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017


We are at the end of the 12 Day of Christmas Give Away and
 I am happy to announce the winner of Day 12!

Carol B.!
email or message me you mailing address!

I have been busily prepping my various wool blocks because you all know I need to have something ready to stitch at every moment, LOL  It seems this time of year a minute doesn't last a minute but maybe only 30 seconds and I have been running around like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland...screaming...I'm late, I'm late for a very important date...but, I don't know what that date is, LOL  Anyhoo...I am just about ready.

Some girlfriends had a wonderful little gathering in Bend.  We were asked to bring some show 'n tell that was a UFO...of course in all the chaos I left mine folded on the dining fact a few of us forgot our show 'n tell but the ones who remembered...well they were spectacular!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! 

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Pioneer Quilts 2017

Give Away Day 12!!!! (winner day 11)

This video has been my all time favorite Christmas video!  It has been a pleasure to have the Woolie 12 Days of Christmas Give Away.  I can't tell you how much you all bring joy to my life as fellow stitch sisters and this is my way of saying thank you!  You are going to want me encourage me to finish more projects in the new year because that will mean fun Give Aways during the Woolie 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Give Away...can you believe that I am even typing 2018!

The winner of the Day 11 Give Away is...

email or Facebook message me you mailing address :)

I am MISSING 2 winner addresses,  Vangie Brake Day 2 and Sandy with a Y Day 10. My email address is at the top of the blog or you can message me on Facebook.  If I haven't heard from you by the time I make the last trip to the post office the Day 12 winner will get it all....WOW...all others have been sent so keep a look out!

Now...drum roll please...
the Day 12 Give Away is a Quilt Kit!!
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Have a wonderful Monday and we'll see you back here tomorrow!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Give Away Day 11!!! (winner of Day 10)

I have to say this is on or my favorite videos...
always makes me laugh and giggle!

Let's get to it...the Day 10 Winner is...

Sandy "with a Y"

please email or msg me your mailing address :)

I can't believe how fast this  12 Days of Christmas Give Away has been going! I apologize for not answering all your comments...I have a crazy lack of time but I read each and every one and want to thank you for all the lovely comments, especially those that include my dear little grandson!  I cherish all the good will!

And, now the Day 11 Give Away!!! An adorable pillow combo which the winner will receive with more than enough time for summer!  Depending on what country you are in the flag could be switch out.  Best wishes to you all and please register to keep up with the Woolie Blog and subscribe to Quilt Roadies!

Safe travels for those on the roads or in the skies...
And if you are home, make some time for yourself!