Come Cruise and Quilt with me!

Join me in March 7-17, 2012 while we have a blast seeing the beautiful Southern Caribbean and sewing while we are at sea!  I am so excited to be offered this opportunity for an 11 day cruise.  All the details are located in the Blogroll on the right side bar…click to view on WORLD OF QUILT CRUISES  …We will leave from Ft. Lauderdale FL and visit…Princess Cays, Bahamas, St. Thomas US Virgin Islands, Dominca, Granada, Bonaire, Aruba and then cruise on back to Ft. Lauderdale.  We will have 3 sewing days while we are at Sea…but other than that we will be partying!  Bring your husbands and I’ll bring mine…the fun will be endless…

I have so much to blog about..but first…I have to do the laundry, unpack all the stuff…get some groceries and oh…I almost forgot…look what I  brought home with me from California!  I will be full of posts for awhile…so much to let you know about…but really…think about the cruise thing…

daddy holding the boys
the boys in their carry-on kennel....coming home

new photos of “the gathering”

here are a few updated photos for you to see…I still need to decorate  few of the bedrooms a little more, but I like to find treasures and not just hang stuff on the walls…so this will take a bit to find just the right things…but here is what is done so far…i realize i missed a few things…but will get them on when I get home…I am in Nebraska having a blast with these great girls/quilters.  Today is my last lecture/trunkshow and then I am on myway to CA….Road to CA that is…see you there….

Part of the "Crow's Nest"
The Crow's Nest
shower room#1 in the Crow's Nest
shower room #2 in the Crow's Nest
sewing room
veiw from sewing rm #1 into sitting room...
sitting room
the toilet room off the sitting room
Liberty Star Suite
Prairie Star Suite
Prairie Star Suite
Prairie Star Suite
Log Cabin Suite
Log Cabin Suite
Log Cabin Suite...the bed in the "old" walkin closet


from the sitting room looking into the kitchenMom's kitchenmor of the kitchen

behind on my posts…

Ok…I know I am a little behind so I want to post a few things that happened a week or so ago already….The weekend of Jan-7-9 we, meaning some of the shop girls and a special guest, my buddy, Stacy West from Buttermilk Basin test drove The Gathering…meaning we stayed there and made sure everything worked properly and had a sampling of Mom’s menue…which included homemade soups for lunch…Stacy was given a “workshop” on how to make noodles from scratch.  I know she loved it so much she made her own at home this last weekend.  Stacy is a very talented designer, which includes wools, stitcheries, punchneedle and hooked rugs, but she never really had a quilting lesson so I had the honor of showing her a few things…here is her creation!   She even quilted it herself…she loved the sewing machine she worked on so much she had to take one home with her…Got to love those Juki’s.  So enough about Stacy…here are a few of the other girls and their projects from the weekend….I didn’t get everyone who was there…but we all had a great time and slep like rocks and we didn’t want to get out of bed!  Just how I wanted it to be….

Norma;s new shop sample Praire something???
Peggy's Old Hickory....King sized of course
my hand piecing project
Jules…and her project

For the love of wool weekend….project

Hey girls…for those of you coming Feb 10th for the wool weekend here is a quick peak at your project…it will have tongues on the ends and the flowers will have centers…I am going to call it…Patiently waiting…I will probably finish it tomorrow…I have it all stitched and just have to do the tongues and sides…been busy getting stuff ready for my upcoming trips…can’t wait to see everyone in NE and CA…I am teaching a total of 5 workshops on this trip so their is lots to get ready and then a booth to put together too! But we are almost ready…talk to you soon..LB

PS- I think there is a couple of openings in this weekend…come on over and spend the weekend with us…