Quilter's Life

Roses Are Red

RoseRoseThis summer has been especially busy.  We have been able to spend time with family, were invited to a couple of wedding showers and weddings, attended a few baby showers, completed a huge summer project for school and lots of wonderful quilting fun.

The start of school is just around the corner. I still have some unfinished items on my Summer To Do List and now I have added a new project!

Trip Around the World

PeachPeachCornerCornerI love the Trip Around the World quilt pattern and this one turned out especially beautiful.

One of my friends at work asked if I would make a quilt for her.  She gave me only two details: she wanted the color to be peach and the size to be king!  The rest was up to me.

Robots Take Five

QuiltQuiltMy daughter and grandson have moved into their new home.  They moved to be closer to my daughter's new job.  It is always exciting to start a new chapter in your life.  It can also be alot of work and a little scary.

On a recent fabric shopping trip, I found some wonderful robot fabric and purchased it to create a new quilt for my grandson's new bedroom.  I think having a new quilt to snuggle under helps you feel more comfortable while getting used to a new place.

While my grandson was here for a visit, he helped me quilt this new quilt.  I love making memories with my grandchildren and this is certainly a good one!


I had the pleasure of meeting, and being able to speak with, Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company while at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago last weekend.  She is a friendly, energetic, down-to-earth quilter who seems excited to share quilting with others.

Off and Running

School's out, school's out........and I am so glad!  I do love my job, !I just completed my thirty-fifth year of teaching elementary education and will be happy to go back in the fall but after a long, hard winter, I am delighted to have a break.

Our school year was long.  After making up our snow days and packing up my classroom, today is my first day of summer break.  Of course teachers don't really get the summer "off".  There is alot of work to do to prepare for the next school year but, for now, I am going to enjoy some time for me.  I have a terribly long list of things to do this summer and enjoyed jumping right in today!

Technical Oops

I apologize for my technical oops!  The last blog I wrote did not publish.  That happens when you don't push the correct buttons!!!

I hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day.  I did. Any day spent with my family is a good day. Smile 

This month we also celebrated our granddaughter's first birthday and another one for me!

Preparing for Spring Break

Finally, report cards are finished, parent contacts made, pilot testing of a new standardized test done, meetings attended and the final quarter of this school year is underway.  I have begun Spring Cleaning my classroom and organizing things to be packed for the summer and preparing for both the end of this school year and the beginning of the next.

Our weather is finally getting a little more pleasant and maybe I have "Spring Fever" but I have been Spring Cleaning my studio also.  I want everything shiny, clean and in order so I can spend my upcoming Spring Break quilting, not cleaning!!!

Out Like A Lamb

I think Spring might have finally arrived!!!  March came in like a lion and is going out like a lamb.  Our temperatures are warming up and the sun was shining all day long.  I felt better today than I have inn a long time.  Our winter, this year, was long and hard with many dark, cold, dreary days and record breaking amounts of snow.  I'm sooo glad it seems to be over. Smile

Happy Spring

For the BirdsFor the BirdsToday was the first full day of Spring.  The weather was the nicest we've had all year. Our temperature reached 61°F, the sun was shining and there was a nice breeze.

It's time, once again, to give the birds a helping hand.  They are coming back to the area and building nests.  I saved a large jar of thread and fabric scraps for the birds and bought a new feeder with quarter inch holes.  I fill the feeder with the scraps and hang it from a tree branch outside.  The birds will sometimes use these scraps to help build their nests and I like being able to recycle the scraps and keep them out of the landfill.

National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day is March 15th. That's tomorrow!!!

I can sure use an excuse to hide in my studio and get some work done!  Not that I need an excuse but after all of the schedule changes for State Testing at school, the horrible weather this week (yes, we had even more snow), the darned flu etc... I will welcome the opportunity to celebrate something wonderful. Wink  And we all know, quilting is wonderful!

I have several projects I am working on, I just have to decide which one to work on first. 


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