Thursday, July 19, 2018

What if....

What if time didn't matter....what if there was no risk...what if life was perfect...it would be...BORING.  And, I believe living a boring life is a slow painful death.  Yesterday I saw a tattoo on a young woman's shoulder and it said, Live Wild And Free. Oh how I wish when I was young I could have known you could choose to live like that!!!   For several years I lived in an anxiety filled world where I behaved in a way that looked like I was happy and I can honestly tell you...it was horrible!!!  Now, I don't look back...I try embrace the now and believe in the future.  When Valori Wells talked about this stack of cards sold in The Stitchin' Post  I knew I wanted to challenge myself...The Curiosity Experiment.  You shuffle them and then randomly pull one out and see....



Life could be filled with new possibilities 


Before parting with the Twisted Sisters I picked out a fabric from my stash to challenge them to make something before the 2019 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show..  The piece was divided into equal pieces for each of us...stuck mine on the design wall to remind me I have to make something before next July, LOL  Such possibilities with this piece :)


oh how the grands are growing...
this little munchkin is starting to look like a kid!!!


Hope you are allowing possibilities to bloom in your life and that each and every day includes a stitch or two :) 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Party is Over...


We are a bit worse for the wear but it is a happy tired!  I enjoyed every second, met fabulous quilters from all over the world...new friends and old friends.  I realized that this disorder Sewciopath which was shared by a fellow quilter is one that most of us quilters are infected with...but..we don't want a vaccination for, LOL...we embraced this condition!!!


The week wrapped up with the Save It For Sunday event at 5 Pines and it was a beautiful day!!!  I will be sharing more of that day on future posts...Be sure to keep checking in with Quilt Roadies where we are posting the weeks adventures :)


I love my Twisted Sisters and at Sunday's Happy Hour we relaxed and reminisced...reliving the weeks and catching up on our life events.  As Mary Englebriet has said, "Life is a Chair of Bowlies" and good friends are a necessity for our journey.  Have a wonderful week and send loving thoughts to my ex-DIL and her family as they help a dear family member leave this life for the next.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

In The Bee Hive with Joe Cunningham

Quilter's Affair 2018

What an incredible first day of teaching for me at the 2018 Quilters Affair!  I had a class filled with quilters who just wanted to have fun and that is all an instructor can ask for!!!  Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin designed this truck mat exclusively for the Quilter's Affair but, now it is available at the Stitchin' Post So you can call them up and order your kit or pattern :) 


It was a day filled with stories and laughter and 
a wonderful surprise! 
 One of my students, Donna brought me the sweetest gift!


She sewed the sweetest Bee themed bag and inside the bag was an adorable pin cushion!  Donna, you are a sweetheart and thank you from the bottom of my thread box!!!


Off to another day at Quilter's Affair and today and tomorrow I get to give support and opinions at the Sit 'n Stitch...sounds like a great day to me!!  Hope you also have a fun day stitching :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The British Are Here!!! + Winners!!!



Yesterday was a fun filled day!  A tour group of British Quilters who are spending the week in Sisters, Oregon stopped by to visit The Bee Hive!!!  I swear it is the cleanest it has been in months, LOL!!!

The group numbered 40 plus and so we divided them into 2 groups with half the group starting at Jean Wells and June Jaegers house and the other half at my house.  After an hour the groups switched homes.  I asked my neighbor Suzanne to help me with "Vanna White" duties while Dale (a Fabric Stalker) did a little quilt show of her fabulous quilts!  It was so fun to watch these quilters from across the pond have the same reactions to Dale's quilts that I have!!!  Once we were all done the group made their way to the clubhouse for a delicious coffee/pastries by Fika Coffee and more quilts to enjoy by neighbors  Deni & Hal and friends.



Yes, it was the perfect way to start the best week of the quilting life!

And now...the moment you have been waiting for...be sure if you are a winner to contact me with a mailing address :)  The winners of the charm pack is Elizabeth Mears...how funny, she is from the UK!!!  I wonder if any of these visiting quilters knows her?  The winner of the Men Behind The Quilt Calendar is Deb Anderson!!!  And, the final winner of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Poster is Sandi H.!!!  Congratulations and stay tuned for more giveaways and all the fun on the Quilt Roadies!

And, this sweet gift from one of the British Quilters
 has a great message for us all!