Friday, July 20, 2018

Fantastic Fun on a Friday!

It's been a very busy week but also a fun one. Super busy at work. 
Farmers are at the peak of "farming season". Silly I don't know exactly what's going on around me. I do know the garlic is getting flamed, the bees are pollinating the carrot plants, hay and alfalfa are being harvested. Many farmers work in the cool of evening, meaning they work on their bale wagons, water trucks, combines, during the day. 

Anyway...... fun cause they weather has been fantastic! Sunny skies as far as the forecast will let me look. 
I love summer!

Here is a cute mail bag I made designed by Pink Chalk Studio. I should have followed the instructions and added interfacing to make it a bit more sturdy. It was simple to make and I see more on my horizon. I used it last week at the Sisters Quilt Show!

Kim B sent me some cute dresses for my next mission trip. When I hang them on the line I think of the little girls who will eventually wear them. Thank you Kim.

I signed up for my Houston classes and so can you! You can do it online, which makes it so easy! Check it out HERE. So, I signed up for the tour on Tuesday,
#201 Texas Quilt Museum, Painted church, and quilt shops tour.
And a 1/2 day class on Wednesday  #363 - Color, It's Relative with Maria Shell.
Looking forward to my classes and a week of work/fun/seeing old friends and making new friends.

Elsa and Porter have a little swimming pool to cool off in, but they really need to take turns.

Right at this moment I am enjoying the Oregon Coast! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sisters Show- Part 2

House quilts seemed to be popular this year and they were all so charming! My photos and labels got a bit scrambled so if there isn't a label shown here, then I do not have more info.

One of my favorite teachers is Tonye Belinda Phillips and her quilts really make me smile!
 This is one of them!

This is another one of hers too.

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I'm not sure who made the rest of these.

 Can you believe this one was a round robin?!
The 2 quilts below were found as vintage tops and the owner finished them. 

Love, love, loved this one!

If you look carefully you can see the 4 footed visitor looking for a handout at the farm stand!

You never know what you'll find in Sisters, Oregon!! 

Take care. I hope you all are having a fantastic week. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

I look forward to the quilt show every year. When I volunteer it helps get me ready to see all the great quilts and "Many Hands make light work".  Sisters has many big events all through the year and this is one of the top events. The whole community gets involved.
The first 4 photos are ones I get of the town every year. They are trying to spread the quilts out and I don't think it is as effective as having many hanging close together

It's a darling town and we've been coming here for years. When we lived in Seattle and would come and visit my mom in Central Oregon we would make a day of visiting Sisters. It seems kind of funny now, but for a city kid this was a western town highlight!

Next are a few of my favorite quilts from the show.

 The quilting was phenomenal on this quilt!

This was perfectly pieced! I was blown away by it! You can see this one in the video I posted on my facebook group

 I'm not sure what drew me into this one.

This was made by Lawry Thorn who happened to teach the 2nd quilt class I ever took over 25 years ago!

I'll show a few more later this week.  Have a wonderful day.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fun on a Friday!

It would be way more fun if I would have had a chance to sew this week, but I am grateful our business is staying busy and putting food on the table for several families.
 I've been enjoying the outside more too now that the weather is summery!! I may switch to posting 2x week for the next couple of months.
 Little bits and pieces of the Sweet Land of Liberty quilt. 

This is a quilt by Country Threads I made in 2001 and was quilted by Bonnie Hunter (when she still quilted as a business) It is a favorite quilt of mine. And I found the book the other day and it will be for sale next week, right here on my blog. with some others.

Here is a generous stack of goodies that  Donna sent to me for my next mission trip. It won't be until 2019 but I'll be ready! That is also why I'm starting early with the book sale as a fundraiser. Thank you so much Donna!!
See what I mean by summery weather? The one thing I appreciate is we have very low humidity in Central Oregon. The Sisters show will be a hot one, but that is pretty normal for mid July. Most of the time it is in the 90's. Just need to cover up and drink lots of water. I'm so excited!

Here's my Instagram feed for this week. It's been a good week!

And here is my son in Alaska showing us a biggy king salmon. He is working setting nets for Kenai Cannery until the end of the month. 

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friends!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Garments and Hiking

Here is one of the fabrics I chose to make my education dept garment. I'm making a shift dress, more like a tunic. Do I pre-wash garment fabric? I'm assuming I would since my whole dress will shrink if I don't! Thoughts?

Another adventurous weekend for me. 
 We did our first backpacking trip. It was supposed to be a somewhat "easy" loop that would give us a chance to check our equipment and test out packs/sleeping bags/ bodies.
 Our packs were about 30-35 pounds- we hiked about 6.7 miles the first day, set up camp.

And hiked about 7.6 yesterday including hiking through this barren hot burn area from a fire last year. 

It was amazing, but the trail wasn't an "easy" loop by any means!

No sewing was done this weekend as I didn't bring anything that wasn't completely necessary. 

Stay cool and have a great week!



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