Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Orca Bay Mystery Part 1 & 2!!

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame has started a new mystery, Orca Bay and I've joined in the fun. I've finished parts 1&2. Part 1 are the black and white quarter square triangles and part 2 are the blue string blocks.
Now these blocks are playing nicely together waiting for their friends to come and join them. The new clues come out on Fridays and all of us that are doing the mystery wait all week with baited breath to see what the new clue will bring.

See you soon.


Long Time No Post!

Wow! Has it been awhile since I've posted or what? Well, life has been a little busy around here. July and August were quiet, but then it was September and that did it. I was home only about 12 day in the month. First was a trip to the beach for a week with all my guys, my daughter and my BFF. We had a great time!! Lots of day trips for the guys and lots of sewing time for Lauretta my bestest friend and I.

Then it was come home and get ready for a trip to Montana for a week's retreat with Judy Neimeyer. I had a great time the food and accommodations were fantastic.
This is the view that I got to wake up to every morning. Beautiful!!! This was also the view from the sewing room! So inspiring.

This was the last class I needed with Judy for my certified instructors application to become one of Judy's instructors. Here's the quilt top that I got done while I was there. It's the Hawaiian/Prairie Star pattern. It was a lot of work, but so worth it. Now to figure out how I'm going to quilt it.

After getting back from Montana, I had 3 days to get the last of things ready for my quilt guild, Nite Owl Quilters, annual retreat, of which I am the chairperson. Luckily, I had pretty much everything ready before I left for Montana and just had to make a few phone calls to confirm a few things. The retreat was a hit as always and the ladies are asking when the next one will be.

Then we had to get ready for a big event for my family. My step-daughter was getting married the middle of October in Boise, ID. So I had 2 weeks to get things ready for that. The biggest task that I had was to find a dress. Luckily I was able to find one at the mall at Nordstroms, then I had to find shoes, which is not easy for this girl with size 11 feet. UGH!

The happy couple, Jenny and Brett.

Now things have settled down to what is so-called normal at my house. Thanksgiving was quiet and it's time to get ready for Christmas.