Thursday, June 18, 2009

Off again.....

I am off again to my other June retreat.... this will be the last until winter time.... I did manage to get a small quilt done in between. This is a commissioned baby quilt that will be quilted when I return.... I just love the fabrics.
I have been extremely busy this Spring with customer quilts.... which is a good thing, I guess - LOL
Thought for the Day
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Home from Retreat........

I had a lovely weekend and got lots accomplished.... AND I have finished my Baltimore Bunnies. Finally, this quilt can be crossed off my UFO list.

I finished a bag, a bright pink and green quilt and a horse quilt for my sister. The bag and two quilts WERE NOT on my UFO list - LOL. I just can't keep up with everything that I want to do!

There was a great Mystery Quilt provided at the retreat - I didn't do it... but I want to, so I have the instructions.... each one looked so different.

We all signed signature blocks for the coordinator of the retreat - a couple of the ladies whipped it together one evening and we presented it to her yesterday evening. It's home with me now, as I will quilt it and send it back to her. We left a few blank squares so she can bring it back next year and have the new ladies sign it.

This is a shot of our sewing area - we have a huge gym and it's great to have "sew" much space. I had a great time.... My next retreat is in two weeks!

Thought for the Day
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you will land among the stars.
Les Brown

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Well, I am off to the first of my June retreats.... lots of UFO's to be accomplished.... AND seeing some great friends - who I haven't seen since last year when we moved. I CANNOT believe it has been a year since we moved North.....
Please stop by the Wacky Pack Quilters blog and see a couple of my vintage quilts that I have quilted. I just love quilting old tops - I figure that since they have been lying around for years in boxes (usually) - it is great to quilt them up and use them.

Thought for the Day
And finally, I want to acknowledge that making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually, you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin.
Stephen Cherniske, M.S

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Where did May go???

I have no idea where May went - and now it's June... and I can see a busy month ahead so I won't know where June is going to go, either.... this month I have two quilt retreats to attend (one this coming weekend), a quilt show at work, and a few customer quilts to get done before the end of the month!

My first quilt retreat is being held at Olds College and there are about 35 ladies atttending. These ladies are from all over North America and we enjoy getting together each year to renew friendships and of course, sew, sew, sew. I am just about finished my Baltimore Bunnies quilt - it will be done this weekend!!!! You can see my efforts from last year here. So.... think good thoughts... I MUST get this quilt done - LOL. This year it's all about finishing up - and these are quilts I haven't even put on my UFO list... these are new UFO's.

Thought for the Day
Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Ingrid Bengis