Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Back in the Saddle

How terrifying to not be able to blog, LOL...G was able to fix me up and I am back in the saddle!  Last week was truly amazing...so much so that I have already signed up for the 2020 Sue Spargo workshop in Santa Fe!

I had a wonderful time with all my classmates from all over the place and am grateful for the inspiration that surrounded me.  My table mates were the best!

The workshop was amazing but it was also wonderful to get back to G and go out hiking.  The country side around here is amazing!

With the government shutdown it was quiet but there were volunteers helping out.  And, we wanted to take advantage of the sunshine.  The weather has been somewhat crazy.  I have been enjoying the stitching time that Mother Nature  has provided.  Our little trailer looks so cute with some new additions from my roomie Karen! Adorable little pillows for the mobile Bee Hive!

The camping life is so special and I look forward to maybe seeing some of you on the road!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

We have...

...technical difficulties...for some reason blogger on my lap top isn’t working!...so no blog post today :(

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

As G said...

All I can say is save your pennies because attending a workshop through the Madeline School of the Arts at Tanque Verde is worth every penny!  I have been enjoying the company of my roomie Karen as we have our senior citizen slumber/stitch party and I have been making some headway on my project!

We are wined and dined 
or should I say Prickly Pear Margarita and dined
 like the Queens of Stitching that we are!

And as G said when he dropped me off...
I don't think you'll be suffering!

Hope you have as good a day of stitching as I am!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2019


I have been told over and over again this last week that Arizonians have never experienced a January this cold!  As i sat in a hot tub in Tucson snow flakes were drifting down.  Our camper is cozy but I can't wait till I can open the door and leave it open!  I have been stitch away but started to have a bit of anxiety that I might run out of projects if I kept up at this pace!

I am looking forward to warmer weather and for the government to be back to work...so many places we want to hike are closed or rather the bathrooms are locked :(  so we hang around here enjoying our cozy spot.

I was shocked to see that there is a huge sewing room when we are staying!  Which is great because I forgot to bring my favorite iron!!!  Today I am heading over to the Sewing Room and use their iron and board!

Have a wonderful first week of 2019...I am on count down to my class with Sue Spargo!  Can't wait to share the adventure at Tanque Verde with you!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Starting The Journey 2019

Word of the Year

Before we get on to discussing our Word of the Year I want to thank you for all your kind support in reading the Woolie blog and those who cheer us on in our Quilt Roadies travels.  I feel like I have a wonderful group of friends cheering us along and when I get homesick I only have to turn here to know I have stitchers right here with me.  Happy New Year!

Have you chosen???  My word kept showing up in my life during the last half of 2018.  And, when I saw this TED talk that took place in my own "hometown" of Portland I was humbled.  I try to live my life without all the wants, wants, wants... but, after all I have grown up in the land of plenty and we are the land of "want".  Because of "work your fingers to the bone" parents I learned, worked and created a comfortable life and want is a verb that was a normal part of life.  But, let me tell you falling on the streets of Portland and sitting down there with others where the want consisted of a dry place with food was humbling.  And so, my word for 2019 is ENOUGH.