Monday, June 1, 2020

Monday, Monday...♪♪ So good to me.....♫ ♫

Today is kind of the Good, The Bad and the Ugly. 


 The good is these amazing dresses were made by Kevin's Scrap club for my mission trip! I love how he has them displayed.  Thank you all! I made them a video Thank you  but love seeing this photo on my blog.
The bad is I was due to go to MO this month to visit 3 guilds, including Kevin's Scrap Club and we had to cancel. Oh it has been so sad to cross so many things off my calendar, especially this trip!
We are looking at is being postponed, not canceled.
My mission trip to Dominican Republic has not officially been cancelled yet, but this month they will make a decision. If we do cancel, I'll be saving all the dresses for the next trip. There will be another mission trip!! Blessings to all who have participated!!

Now, the ugly:
A storm was due on Saturday afternoon. It has been hot and this photo was taken near my hometown on Saturday. We don't get tornadoes in my neck of the woods, but I'd say it is obvious that is what this is. Two little towns near us took the brunt of the wind and damage- up to 80 mph gusts.

I took this out my front window. 

The building on the right is our business. The water in the road is the main highway through Central Oregon.  I was home sewing when I got a message "We are flooding". I threw on my rain boots and took off right away. Thankfully there isn't a huge amount of merchandise that is low and can be ruined by getting wet. 


Cory snapped this one really fast. 

We got most of the water out and left fans going to finish drying it out. It is way more of an inconvenience and hard work getting the water out. 

I did get a bit of sewing done on Sunday... but I'll wait to share that.

If you have't entered yet for the little quilt, please look on Friday's post and enter!

Much love




Friday, May 29, 2020

Little Quilt Giveaway!

But first....

I haven't sewn a stitch this week! It was only a 4 day week, but to add to that my hubby had cataract surgery, so I was the designated driver.  All went well- so far. He only had his surgery yesterday.

I made my first trip to Costco, which is less than a mile from the surgery center. They've got it working like a well oiled machine, don't they? They were one of the first businesses in Central Oregon to require masks and because of the amount of people, it really is impossible to stay 6 feet away from people while shopping. Because everyone is wearing a mask it is a level field. Nobody judging for wearing a mask, or not wearing a mask. We need to offer grace to each other. We have no clue what another person is going through. 

Now for a couple of funnies:
I was prepared with an organized list. Haha, can you tell it has been awhile since I've been out of town!!??

I completely stocked up on my regular items. I don't want to go back anytime soon! I've always been pretty good at cooking meals at home, but I think we've only gotten take out 3x.

After hubby's surgery he wanted lunch and a beer. It was our first time eating out together since restaurants have opened up on a limited schedule and spacing.

So that's my exciting world this week. 

Ready for an amazing giveaway?!

I admit I was disappointed when Lizzy, Gone to the Beach, said she would not be able to participate in the Humble Quilt swap this year.  I told her I wanted me to be her partner. (I don't  generally beat around the bush much!) She told me she had 2 quilts she would send me. I could keep both or do a giveaway on my blog. 
I thought this virus was going to be 2 weeks in, then done. I told her, yeah, maybe when we are through this quarantine I'll have a giveaway! 
Well, we are still under quarantine, but life is slowly adjusting out of complete lockdown. 

ITS TIME FOR A GIVEaWAY!

 I looked for my email about this quilt and couldn't find it. Lizzy, correct me if I'm wrong. Antique blocks and fabric, put together by Lizzy, machine quilted by her quilter with terrific fans, This quilt has not been washed as the red likely will not be stable. It is charming as ever!
Here's the gorgeous backing!! 

Thank you Lizzy for your generosity.
Please go give her some bloggy love HERE

Please leave a comment and if you aren't sure if you are a no reply blogger or not, please leave your email address so I can contact you.  I'll draw next Friday.

Sewing is on my weekend agenda!!



Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Kickoff to Summer

I had a few hours at home yesterday and made the quilt transition to summer/patriotic. 
I know you all see these every year, so feel free to skip. But for any new readers here's my 
"I love America house"


This is my eclipse quilt but reminds me of fireworks too.
It was really bright when I was snapping photos so these aren't the best. 

The guest room....waiting for a guest!

Another spare bed.



 This was a round robin with friends. It is pretty special to me.
The little quilt made by a friend. 



We had plans to go a short ways from home for Memorial weekend. We NEVER travel on busy weekends, but we thought it may not be that busy since people are supposed to be staying close to home. Yea, right!  Traffic started on Wednesday and by Friday it was crazy. We changed our minds a few times and finally we talked to a customer and they let us camp on private property about 1 hour from home- in the desert. 
 Here is an old sheep shed. 


Hopefully this video will work. We were camped near the John Day River. Spring time causes it to be a bit muddy, but we weren't swimming anyway. It was nice to hear the river at night. We really had a relaxing time. 


And because we had both dogs they weren't at home protecting the property from hungry deer. Our poor newly planted apple tree was almost nibbled to death. 

I hope ya'll are doing well. I feel like life is looking up!

Much love


Friday, May 22, 2020

Fun on a Friday!

I've only got a little sewing done this week so I thought I'd share a few fun things happening around the web

First, my friend Diane is selling some of her amazing quilts! Check it out HERE.  They are priced to sell!

Jean Wells who started The Stitchin' Post in Sisters Oregon has been quilting for many years. Her latest are art quilts. Although that isn't my forte, she is super talented and I am happy to see they are offering classes online with Jean! Here's the first one- HERE.  Dreaming in Color.
With so many quilt shows cancelled and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show being one of them, maybe we'll see more lectures via zoom. Not the best but a good alternative. Check out their website HERE for more online classes with Jean. 

Gay Bomers of Sentimental Stitches is super talented and puts out some amazing and accurate patterns. She's starting a new one called 3030 Quilt. Get the details HERE


Last year we did the Humble Quilts Stringalong. I love both of the quilts I made! Although they are super fun to make, I get bored.... 
My friend Sharon is sharing some string quilts and techniques.
This is her graphic zig zag string quilt and then HERE for a tutorial!


And I've got a few tutorials at Pinterest. Check them out HERE


Work has been busier than ever which means I am falling behind on responding to emails and even my blog reading and commenting. Forgive me now, okay?

I had my yearly mammogram done this week. If your appointment was missed because of closures, please take this time to reschedule. You are important! After my appointment I made a package delivery to my son and we went out to lunch!! First time dining in for many weeks. It was nice. 

One more note, I've gained weight and am not excited to go to my regular yearly appointment!! Can anybody else relate? Please let me know I'm not alone in this!! 



Much love!