Thursday, March 21, 2019

BB = Blog Break

Hello all you beautiful stitchers out I am taking a blog break.  Yesterday when we arrived back home after a long 3 day haul...and let me tell there are some crazy #$%! drivers on the road! The street in front of our house had too much snow so we couldn't park the trailer over night.  So after an 8+ hour drive we had to unload the entire trailer and then drive it over to the next town for storage.  Needless to say all I would have to talk about is the fact that my house looks like a bomb went off in it!  

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...I plan on getting some grandson loving in to fill my heartwell.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Enzo & Brim

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Our grief is good as our love was endless and we are comforted by the huge outpouring of support.  Know that G & I read each comment here, on Instagram, Facebook and the Quilt Roadies and we are so grateful that this funny dog touched so many lives.

Enzo and Brim are now running together❤️

Robin's dog Brim went chasing the pot of doggy treats last year and I am comforted knowing that Enzo is chasing after him.  Like Robin these 2 dogs were all about unconditional love.  It was part of this love that I felt every day because the leash I used for Enzo actually had Addie's name written on it which was Robin's dog before Brim.  Ahhhhh that circle of life can sometimes be so challenging.  I want to scream and yell...I DON'T want to play this game.

As we make our way back to The Bee Hive there is an empty spot in the truck but OMG are our hearts so full of memories as we talk and cry our way home.  And, we are so happy that if he had to leave us it was on another grand adventure!  If you have not read the book The Art of Racing in the must!  It is the dog in this book which made me first dream of my Enzo and then, he came into our lives. The book is from the perspective of the dog Enzo and I loved it so much I bought Robin a copy and knew if I ever got a dog his name would be Enzo.  

And now I hear his bark and it is saying,

J'ai aimé la vie, j'accepte la mort
et je serai toujours avec toi

I loved life, I accept death
and I will always be with you.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Life is a Chair of Bowlies...

I always loved that saying by Mary Engelbreit...somehow it resonated with me about how unpredictable life can be.

Todays blog is a short one...lots going on as we load up and hit the road.  Enzo is back in the pack...we still don't have a clue what was going on or what happened at the other vets office to cause him to limp and be in pain. But what I do know is I am no longer a retired nurse!!!  I am now back at work with a canine patient of one.  Although we don't have a clue what is wrong with him what we do know is his lab work is normal, he has no tic or flea born diseases, no giardia, no valley fever...I think he just picked up some illness at the groomers maybe??? 

He is a sweeties and we are all grateful for the positive thoughts and wishes from all his friends!  I will keep you posted as we bump along down the road!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


As I was reorganizing my projects, thread and sewing supplies I started to feel stressed at all the projects I had prepped and hadn't touched.  Then I stopped myself and said...I should focus on what I accomplished and not what I didn't.  I think there is a good message for us all!  It is so easy to complain and do negative brain talk.  But, it is more important to embrace what is positive in our lives.  

My list of projects I have either finished or started include...

Buttermilk Basin camper mat
Buttermilk Basin blocks for the Autumn Harvest BOM (4)
Buttermilk Basin Bee Mats (2)
Camper Mat
Sashiko  table runner
Primitive Gatherings Apple Mat
Crabapple Hill Mason Jars

...and now I am mixing it up and starting an embroidery by Gail Pan!  I believe mixing it up inspires!

Please keep Enzo in your thoughts and hopes...he has not been feeling well lately...makes me so sad...our buddy is having a hard time.

Thank you for being out there for me :)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hanging Out At Olde World Quilt Shoppe


Opps!  What can I say...I forgot to write a blog today!  The sun came out and we have been taking advantage since it is still snowing in our hometown.  What is it with Mother Nature...her tantrums have been long and hard.  I feel so awful for the people down South who are dealing with the tornados.  In this neck of the woods people are trying to figure out how they are going to make their way home...and some are extending their stays by a month so they can avoid having to shovel when they get home!

I guess this is a good time to share that we decided to create a little home base for ourselves in Tucson.  Whether you call it a Park Model, Casita, Tiny Home (which is what we call it) or Resort Cottage as the industry now calls it so they can charge more, LOL...we are now going to extend our Quilt Roadie reach with a break in Tucson.  Why Tucson...well, it is an amazing old town filled with Cultural events and outdoor activities.  What is funny is that one of the iconic restauranteurs and bakers for over 20 years in Bend...Han's Bakery is a neighbor in Tucson and has been coming here for 8 years!  The quilting community is large so I think there will be lots to share.

Just to be clear though, my little town of Sisters/Portland is my first love and you all know why!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

How Old Is That Fabric

I had a wonderful quilt break yesterday.  I was contacted through The Quilt Show by a fellow quilter who wanted to meet up while I was in Tucson.  Through a couple of starts we were finally able to meet.  Kathy invited me to attend her local guild meeting and it was fun to meet such a generous group of stitchers.  They all live in the same community and have a common sewing room where not only are they able to free sew and take classes but also a large amount of charity quilts are created. There will be more about Quilter's2 so stay tuned on The Daily Blog, Anna & G On The Road.

The quilting world is amazingly connected...Kathy who lived outside Colorado Springs was showing me a quilt she finished and said that the cat fabric was purchased at the The Stitchin Post in 1994!!!  I was encouraged to know that eventually I would make something out of the fabric in my closet, LOL  I think I might have a piece or two that is even older!

Have a great stitch day and I let me know 
what the oldest piece of fabric is in your stash, LOL