Thursday, June 23, 2011

I took a break

I did some catching up, the longarm machine is running great and I love the new one
I have even had time to quilt a few for the store what a good feeling

Now we are crazy busy getting ready for the big day here in Raymond, our town does its big celebration on
July 1st
It's a great time for all, there is at least two or three class reunions going on this weekend, the Harlan Taylor 10K, i run this every year NOT, Parade at 10 am, rodeo all afternoon, and a back yard party at every house
they say our little town triples in size for that one day

Since I have been MIA for the last two weeks  I have a few things to share with you
 Nancy Halversen's Christmas prints are in and I still have a couple of her new books in store and the best part is she signed them at market for me

it's a little fuzzy but you get the idea

and the cute fabrics from strawberry field aka fig tree quilts and moda

 Ruby and Curio layer, charms and jellys have arrived

fabric to follow in September and October
you can see full collections at

now I am going to share with you things that make me happy

1. my back deck on my house is sCreened in and we can sit on it at any time with no Misquito's coming to our party

this is my favorite space ever
2. My 22 almost 23 year old daughter came to the store and made

 She left for Boise Idaho yesterday her niece is getting baptised this weekend and she made her a scripture bag, all by herself
I want to cry, she actually wanted to sew

she came over tuesday night late to get the button and cute flower put on, she chose this cute fabric by Kate Spain for her bag
Love it
3. Grandkids they do the crazyes things that make you laugh, I was making supper the other night and #1 was over, I poured the milk in set down the huge measuring cup and when I tured around the sly little fox was drinking from that big cup
and when I said davey I got this look
these are the moments you don't want to miss

Then we moved on to trimming the trees not just any tree's, the neighbors trees I could not stand them another minute it looks so much better now
oh my could this blog be more messed up, probably

just so you know we are working on our fall classes ya I know how rediculouse
so stay tuned for a preview

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Show is OVER

The last 30 days have been crazy
first we had the Shop Hop three days of fun
Second QUILT MARKET Salt Lake City just a little tired
Third the Quilters Guild show in Lethbridge
I am going to share with you my friends from the show
due to upload problems I will descibe the pictures and then upload tomorrow
this is Karen from Fabric Addict
she always has a big smile

here is my friend Deann from Chicken feeds out in Coaldale
her and her daughter and mother ran the booth the last two days

Karen from Fabric Junction 

Tannell from well the fabric shop that sports her name
and there in the background is her daughter

Here is Monica from Sewing Lane, I just think she might sell this lady a machine
wait thats Karen from the Junction

friday and saturday I did a demo on the dresden square
Benny my right hand gal took a couple of pictures
they are a bit dark  but you get the gist

I wanted to show you a couple of my favorite quilts
this is a bargello ( hope I spelled that right)
this to me is the most amazing form of quilting
I love it and hope one day to own one but I won't be the one sewing it I will be buying it

The master quilter of this creation has only been quilting for two year, I have been quilting for twenty and I will have to buy one.

and then this one what a lot of piecing I don't know the person who sewed this but what a lot of piecing

I love the color variation in this quilt and all those small squares
I am sure there is a method to this piecing that makes it easier,
but then again maybe not
love it anyway

Friday, June 3, 2011


The one at the end of the tunnel
Day one of the Guild show done

If you live close you should check it out there are some amazing quilts on display
Here are a few pictures from today, by the way I am so tired
Here is Benny trying to escape the camera but she is so tired she can barely move, and a peak at the booth

Here is a wide angle of the booth
do you recognize the two screen doors
mr. sugar fixed up for me
full of patterns and looking great
things were busy today and I am greatful for those
of you that like the things we create at
STQCo. and support us the way that they do

I would also like to thank Mary B for all the help and support she has given to me this last week
I have never meet anyone that can keep any crazy
situation so calm

Tomorrow I will share all the fun booths at the show
and the newest store to the area
Chicken Feeds (formerly Hop Scotch)
remember this cause I am not doing this ( ) agian
she stand on her own from today forward

See ya tomorrow or Sunday

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Moving Forward

Cause I don't like whats behind me
a broken longarm (fixed but not back)
non quilted quilts for the quild show
one employee in the hospital for the last 10 days
shipments going to the wrong place
every wholesaler in the US and Canada out of the Dresden ruler
I am not going with my original planned booth
last but not least it is going to Rain for the next two days

So moving forward
I am running to the city to do the last of my printing
Cutting the last of my kits
packing everything
running over my booth in my head not much left in there
drive to the border and pick up the last of my patterns and fabric
get Bentley in to her grade 10 classes today
my list goes on and on

Last night Mr. Sugar fixed the two screen doors for the display, I love how they turned out
he did and excellent job they will be the best thing in the booth
his best friend by his side
notice its not me honest that is not me

and then our little hosser came over to visit
You have just got to love that touque that she refuses to leave the house with and it is hot and sunny
and then she had a little time in the lake house Mr. Sugar is building for the grandkids
She hung her touque on the hook inside 
the deck is going on next week

Stay tuned for reports from the guild show tomorrow
I will show you setup

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

getting organized

June 1st
so much to talk about
we are just 3 days from the guild show at the
Lethbridge Collage aka LCC
Insert picture if I had one

The show was great two years ago and can only get better
this is there second show
a few of my friends won't be there but I was able to see them at
Market so not maybe next time

We have been busy  getting all the patterns in and organized that we bought or ordered at market and cutting kits for
alot of fun things
My longarm is not back yet so alot of unfinished business will be shown friday and saturday
but the piecing will be just fine
this one sadly will be one of them
the other is my square me up that would be twice the quilt quilted

but when life hands you lemons go make
this quilt
by Gigis Thimble,  I will have this and more of her pattern at the show, she makes cute things
stay tuned for show updates
and our madness getting ready