Thursday, October 19, 2017

Chit Chat Thursday

The Fabric Stalkers Fall retreat is in full swing and I am making steady progress.  Laughter makes stitching go faster, LOL.  Black Butte Ranch is only a hop, skip and a jump down the road so there is less traveling and more sewing.  Although being only 5 miles down the road didn't prevent us from stopping for coffee at the Sisters Coffee Co. nor shopping at the Stitchin Post...some things never change!!!




I am also looking ahead to the Homespun and Holly event at Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe.  I saw on Brian's blog post that there are a few seats left so if you are in the area and want a day of fun and pampering with Kathy Cardiff give them a call!  I am signed up with a friend for the all day Saturday extravaganza :)


OK...that's it for today...
it is back to stitching in the Fabric Stalker Sweat Shop!!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lickety Stitch Quilts in Lusk, Wyoming

Tickled Pink!

I am tickled pink over my find at the Dakota Quilt Company !!!  Dave, who's wife owns the quilt shop is a real Buttermilk Basin fan and asked him to build a frame for the Stacy's mini truck mat patterns.  Since I am also a fan of those mini mats I had to have one.  They are made of a white washed wood that can either stand on a shelf or hang on a wall.


I decided to see if I could use sticky foam core board to mount my mats and then just be able to switch out these cute seasonal mats.  I took the template that arrived in the frame and used it to cut my foam core board.


Then I peeled the paper off the sticky side.


I then pressed my mat to the sticky side and voila!  We live in dry climate so I am not sure how long my wool mat will stick to the foam core but if it does let loose I will just use some command stickers which work great in our area!  I love the look and the option to display some of my work in a different way!  He'll mail order a frame if you want one too!!!  I think it would also look beautiful with an applique project :)


I am all packed and ready to head out to quilt camp
...can't wait to dive in and get some of my projects done!!  
Hope your Tuesday has a stitch or two in it!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Embrace the Season

It is definitely Fall and although we didn't have much of a summer around here due to fires we are not complaining about the cooler weather.  It is the only thing that will damp down the fire and we are loving the clear air.  G and I decided to get one more camp trip on the book before winterizing.   In this area you have to winterize your trailer unless you plan on going south.  The next couple of month the Quilt Roadies will be traveling by plane :)

I love being on the road because I get so much stitching done!  The last block for my Giving Thanks by Buttermilk Basin  I have just about finished all the basic wool stitching and then a little fun stitching will begin!  Although I won't have it hanging up this November the top will be done!!! Alleluia!!!


We had a great time at the beach and were able to meet up with Grammiecrew and her husband for a little happy hour dinner :)  Plus, I fit in some time to visit Center Diamond Quilt Shop.  We decided to head home a day early because it rained all night and the next day forecasted more, along with thunderstorms.  We're glad to have made the trek over the mountain because we were surprised by snow on the ground!  It looked like it came down with a fierce wind because all the road signs were caked with ice and snow.  We could tell that they had drop lava rock on road for traction.


It is beautiful...but snow??? I am ok to wait another month or so...


So much has challenged our lives and hearts lately...
take some time to sit and stitch...
it is good for the soul.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dakota Quilts in Spearfish, South Dakota

Celebrating + A Winner!!!

My favorite month of the year is October!  Celebrating a birthday all month allows for so many blessings and opportunities!  My sweet grandson accompanied me out to dinner...and, yes his parents and G came along, LOL.  It was ok that he was the center of attention instead of the birthday girl because he keeps us in a constant state of the giggles :)  


Robin made this adorable wall hanging for the Bee Hive!!! 
 I couldn't wait to get home and hang it up!


I was also blessed with a birthday celebration 
at a stitch day...
oh...it made the stitch day even more fun!!


Look at this adorable pillow made by Grammiecrew :)
 it is perfect on my stitching chair!


...and she found this vintage embroidery pattern!  
Be sure to click on the photo
 and take a closer look at the pattern.  
It is going to be so much fun to make, lol




Enjoy the slide show of the Halloween decorations at Robin and Leslie's houses...made me want to run home and start making some Halloween Vignettes...some people just have the knack!

But before you watch the slide show lets see who the dog dish coughed up....

Bjlinks!!

you have till Sunday 
to send me your mailing address before we redraw...
hope we hear from you :)


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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fabric Junction Sturgis, South Dakota

Reconnecting...

Even though I LOVE camping...traveling and meeting new people it is so important for my soul to reconnect with friends.   I live in a community where everyone is on the go and this summer was extra busy.  So it was wonderful to get together with some friends for a bit of stitching.  It was a perfect Fall day on the farm with some relaxing catch up time.  


Nala was in heaven...so many laps to choose from, LOL



I had a request to see the progress I have made on my cross stitch.  For those who might not know about this project...it was discovered on a trip with friends to France.  We were in the most fabulous vendor mall where one of the booths had this stunning cross stitch on display.  Lori and I were hooked and so we split the cost of the pattern.  It is huge!!!  I have only completed 1/4th...as in a quarter of the project!!!  I do love it and know I will someday get it done.  My goal is  to finish 1 tree a month, at that pace it will be done by December 2018...Oye Vey.  The pattern is called La Foresta di Fanes



I am in the progress of organizing some stitching for a road trip...choices choices...Have a great day...weekend and enjoy some stitching time!  Don't forget the Give Away!!! click the link, leave a comment and be a registered follower of the Woolie blog and Quilt Roadies :)