Saturday, December 20, 2014

California,HERE WE COME…

A sure sign that we have arrived in SUNNY California is getting to PICK a bag of oranges!!  We always stay at the Orange Grove in Bakersfield and man, do they have oranges!  BIG, FAT, juicy, delicious oranges…you can pick a bag to take with you and eat all you want!  And are they ever good…you know, where the juice runs down your arms and you need to take a shower when you are finished eating one!IMG_2904

And another way to tell that we have been on the road for several days is that projects are starting to come together…like ‘Home for the Holidays’ by Primitive Gatherings….


Ooops…need to fix the candy canes!


All the appliques are now stitched down… I have to check and make sure that all the ‘special effects’ are done before I start stitching the printing…I will do that tomorrow during our LAST day of travel! (insert happy dance!!)


I’m sure glad we are traveling by truck and RV…and not by one of these things!  Where would I pack my sewing machine?

Have a Super Saturday and Happy stitching!~P

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Something To Crow About…

…is the name of this lovely quilt shop…and YES, they have lots to Crow about!  Thought you’d like to see inside this sweet  shop that is located in Springfield, Oregon…just off the I-5…IMG_2872 - Copy

I’m going to let you wander…!

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I LOVE this stocking quilt…they were sold out of patterns last Christmas and they STILL don’t have the pattern for it!  I stopped here on my way home in March because they assured me the pattern would be in by then…and it wasn’t!  It’s still not in…I think it’s time to take this baby down!



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On Sale…everything that is Patriotic…wouldn’t you know it!

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Stuff even on the roof!

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I was lucky enough to catch Joyce Dean Gieszle’s Trunk Show…

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She was promoting her latest book….Then and Now Quilts!


So there you have it…the FIRST Quilt Show of the Season!!  Let the good times roll!!  Thanks for traveling along with us!

Tomorrow we are heading to Corning, CA!  Be there or be square!  Happy Stitching!~P

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What to TAKE?!



Sewing tools in the tool kit, a small stash of wool, my quilting hoop, new projects and old…Yup, once again I am taking WAY TOO much ‘stuff’ as we ‘Snowbird’ south for our ‘Winter’ in Desert Hot Springs.  (DHS is just one of the many Desert Cities located in the Palm Springs area.)  In all fairness, as I told hubby…it’s ONLY the three towers of totes…the fourth tower in the background, on the right, stays home!  As I said… you can’t be sight seeing ALL the time…and you don’t want Mama with idle hands!

Time of arrival will be SUNDAY, December 21…to SUNNY SKIES and 22C!!  Sounds perfect, right?…yikes…that’s 72F…when in Rome do as the Romans do!  :o)

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Stitching!~P