Thursday, October 17, 2019

Quilt Basket in Tucson AZ

Lots of Love...

It was a day filled with lots of love :)  I started off with this adorable photo text  by my DIL...This little guy sure pulls at the nana heartstrings,


The we headed over to The West which is a Non-Profit retail stitching and gift shop.  Because it is a non profit there is no sales tax!  I will have a video up on my Stitch Roadie site sometime this week.  It is thread heaven.


After lunch we made a trip through the Saguaro National Park.  Such beauty is humbling! This formation is called Havalina Rock.


It is different from Sisters but it's beauty is no less stunning,


Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend...I hope it includes some stitching!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October Blessings


October is my favorite month for obvious reasons, LOL...but, when I saw this poster of October blessings it really spoke to me and I wanted to share it with you.

I love that we decided to take some time...to make our lives a bit quieter.  We sure have been missing Enzo...as we recognize different places we stopped with him. He was such a great camping buddy :) It has been fun reconnecting with some of our winter gang.  Loving my regular water exercise class!  The old joints are getting loosened up.

I have been working on both my wool stitching and my cross stitch.  One of the more interesting things I have noticed is on the Instagram #neverravensal is how may different ways we cross stitchers approach the same project.  I like to stitch the entire border first...some like to start in the center...some from the bottom up or top down.  I love that although we have different processes we all love stitching!

I hope you are taking time for yourself...listen to your needs and stitch as much as you want!!


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Quilting ~ Stitching for the Soul

I stopped by the The Stitchin Post yesterday and was surprised to run into some Quilt Roadie friends from North Carolina and Connecticut.  It reminded me of how blessed I am to have friends all over the world.  This is like the modern day Quilting Bee!

I am a firm believer that quilting brings the best out in most people.  The sharing, the giving and the creating feeds the soul like none other.

After spending the last week in Minnesota I know that we humans have more in common than not and opening ones heart may be a risk but most of the time you will find goodness at the door.  I will forever cherish the time, the laughter and the camaraderie.


When I came home I jumped right into finishing my Halloween decorating and came across a quilt that screamed my grandson's name.  Why keep quilts folded up in the closet when it might make someone's day.  My DIL said when he woke up from his nap he came out and said...Whoa, Cool...LOL

The quilt is called Sew Spooky by The Quilt Company

Have a wonderful Fall Day and I hope your needle is moving :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Back In The Saddle...

Although yesterday was the official birthday I will continue to enjoy my favorite month of the year.  I woke up and started unpacking all the Stitchville and Woolstock goodies...Robin and I flew together and luckily were able to fit everything in our bags although they were so heavy we checked them in rather than be responsible for back injuries caused by trying to lift them over head, lol.  Dale on the other hand had to hand carry 4 yards of flannel because it made her suitcase weigh to much, lol...it is serve as a blanket during the flight!

All the birthday wishes were amazing and I think each and everyone of you for your kindness.  One of the highlights was a phone call from my grandson Wyatt!  

I spent the morning decorating the house for Halloween when a knock at the door revealed the most amazing flowers.  The vase is wonderful and they look perfect on my wool mat.  My lil man has the best taste because I am sure he picked it out all by himself, LOL


As requested G was already to make me some birthday tacos when there was a knock at the door.  I was in the Bee Hive petting my new wool pile, lol...and the most amazing surprise...my older son.  Which meant birthday dinner at the local Rancho Viejo!


I am grateful for what life has gifted me today...for one never knows what tomorrow may bring.  And, just think there is still 3 weeks left to celebrate! LOL  I shall leave you with a photo of the front of my birthday card from G...he totally gets me...my gift from him...an expandable stainless steel straw with an expandable brush to clean it with...in it's own little plastic case!!!