weekend at anchor point…

Well I’ve been home a whole week…still moving “stuff” from the old house to the new…little by little…we are living at Anchor Point…but we still have about 40% of our stuff to move out of the old house…I spent some time sewing in my new studio…I am “functional”, but not “pretty” yet…I want to live in the space before I decide to decorate it…My space is amazing…I have everything from the old home studio plus what I had at the lakehouse, so 2 sewing stations, 2 pressing stations…3 cutting tables and a sitting area…plus a bunch of built in storage…I do not have a fabric vault..but you can’t have it all!  Why does one need all of this?…I plan on working at home Mondays and Fridays and Amy my assistant may be with me some of that time. I plan on going into the work studio tues-thursdays working 12 hour days…so thats the plan…wonder if it will work?

This made be laugh so I thought I would share…Jeter (who is my dog, he was really supposed to be Nick’s but they really choose us) who spends time with me when I stitch…was checking out all the “new” spots in his new studio…IMG_5952IMG_5949IMG_5947

So far I have nothing in any of these cabinets….hmmm I know I have lots of things to put in them…but what should I really put in there???  I promise to show real pics again when it’s decorated.

I am stitching on a quilt from my fabric line…The Farmer’s Son..Wool & Needle Flannels IV.  Does this ever happen to you? IMG_5941 It happens because I layer 4-5 fabrics when cutting…but here is my solution…I may not even need this one as I always have extras but just in case…IMG_5942IMG_5943I have a wonderful selection of permanent Sharpies…IMG_5944I use them when needed…I sometimes have to “fix” things…so I’m prepared…Now you know we will only see a little bit of this right?  Have you ever done this?

Well really there is a lot going on here in my world.  I have the pieced SBOW figured out..we are also doing an EPP(English Paper pieced SBOW too, and I think I might have settled on the wool appliqué one……just thought I would touch base and let you know I’m working hard and will be sharing soon!

I also got to hang out with “little man” today…he was so much fun…he’s gonna be a little dare-devil…IMG_5963gee I don’t know where any of that comes from!!! IMG_5961Happy Sunday!!!


PS…If you have read this to the end…It’s National Quilting Day…Leave me a comment at the end of this post on what you are stitching on and I will pick some winners!  I will pick tomorrow night when I’m in my hotel room in MI for a workshop and guild meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday…they will be mystery packages!  So fun!

655 responses to “weekend at anchor point…”

  1. Kathy h Avatar
    Kathy h

    I have used the sharpie methods a few times too. I am working on a baby quilt for my new nephew. Lots of bright colors.

    1. Karen Carr Avatar
      Karen Carr

      Love your storage space in new studio. It is beautiful. I am working on a sunbonnet sue – recreating a quilt my grandmother did in the 40’s or 50’s for a family reunion.

  2. Beth T. Avatar
    Beth T.

    I’m stitching a couple of orange peel mini quilts–one for me, one for my cousin.

    Your stash of Sharpies made me laugh. I have similar Ball jars filled with sharpened pencils and my favorite black ball point pens “just in case”.

  3. Karen Seitz Avatar
    Karen Seitz

    I had to start a new quilt on National Quilt Day in spite of the many projects underway all around me. I did finish binding a mini quilt on Friday night, so at least one project can be called complete this weekend! The new quilt uses a Jolly Bar — the first time I have used that particular precut.

  4. Pamela Schmitt Avatar
    Pamela Schmitt

    I am working in my winter crazy table mat and my daughters wedding quilt

  5. Elaine Hoffarth Avatar
    Elaine Hoffarth

    Putting a hanging sleeve on an Easter quilt that has been hung with pins for several years.

  6. Melanie Avatar

    Working on a poppy applique for our opportunity quilt and a PG table mat

  7. Chrissy Altelaar Avatar
    Chrissy Altelaar

    I am stitching your summer sampler. I found this beautiful pattern inseptember/October 2012 Fons &Porter magazine.

  8. Linda Pickenpaugh Avatar
    Linda Pickenpaugh

    I am working on the borders of my Wool Vases of Flowers BOM. Just received the March packet yesterday and still trying to wrap my head around all the pieces of wool that came. Wow! Thus far I am up to date. That is an accomplishment.

  9. Jean Gerretsen Avatar
    Jean Gerretsen

    I am working on a summer pennies table mat and also a spring crazy table mat.

  10. Cheryl Onelius Avatar
    Cheryl Onelius

    Your studio is outstanding…a great place for you to continue to create!

  11. Sharon Sabins Avatar
    Sharon Sabins

    Nice to know you are enjoying your new home and a beautiful,Mary one it is. Your sewing room looks so comfy and your dog validates that. I just finished hand quilting a wool on primitive gatherings background. What fun.

  12. Joni Everson Avatar
    Joni Everson

    Lol! Somewhere in time SBOW block 11 & how does your garden grow block 14 is finished
    Tavern on Green is all put together with the first border ready to stitch down … I just might have 1 more square of something else to stitch on also!!!

  13. Nicole Avatar

    The partially completed sewing room looks amazing!! I am currently working on a small wall hanging to be framed to give to my mom for Mother’s Day. Enjoy the new set up!!

  14. Cindy gooding Avatar
    Cindy gooding

    Mini Amish quilt

  15. Carolyn Avatar

    I am in the moving process, too. I am so excited to get settled and get to arrange my ‘quilting’ room.

  16. Janice Akin Avatar
    Janice Akin

    Working on a mini quilt and wool applique. Really enjoy hand stitching. Aren’t grandkids the best?!?

    1. Caroly6n Hechel Avatar

      Finishing a 9 inch block called ODD fellows Chain. Not the easiest block to do.

  17. Linda Rowe Avatar
    Linda Rowe

    I’m just starting the long sashing from last Summer’s SBOW. Reading your comments about this summer’s is motivating me to get stitching!

  18. Caroly6n Hechel Avatar

    I use colors to fill in sometimes . With 96 colors you can always find a match. After I color it in I iron the fabric and it sets the color into the fabric. Have a good week

  19. Cheryl Onelius Avatar
    Cheryl Onelius

    Oh! And I am working on a friendship quilt!

  20. Ramona Schreiber Avatar
    Ramona Schreiber

    I am stitching on my SBOW, Somewhere In Time and really love the design.

  21. Patty Archuleta Avatar
    Patty Archuleta

    I’m working on an EPP project, Mrs. Billings. It is a long term project.

  22. Rebecca Avatar

    I am stitching on a couple projects for an upcoming quilt show. See you in MI!

  23. sherynlewis Avatar

    I am finally stitching the backing on my Flower Garden Crazy Tablemat. I have had the embroidery for a couple of years. Can’t wait until it’s done! Thanks for all you do for us!

  24. Kay Harmon Avatar
    Kay Harmon

    I’m way behind. Stitching on the SBOW. But loving every minute of stitching on it.

  25. Marlene Avatar

    I’m making place mats from my saved-for-years selvedges. First one ready for quilting! And, of, course a little wool going on too. I got out my tree skirt wool (your primitive Christmas book) and am drawing holly leaves. :). Blessings, marlene

  26. Debbie G Avatar
    Debbie G

    Find it hard not to read your posts to the end! I am working on an applique piece right now to frame and hang in our living room. Slowly but surely we are getting decorated in our new home. I know what you mean about living in it before you decorate it. Can’t wait to be able to order another of Al’s frames when I finish!

  27. artisticsharon Avatar

    I’ve been working on a memory quilt made of men’s shirts…and I finished the top Friday night!! I’ve been working on the backing this weekend. I’ve also been keeping up with the Splendid Sampler blocks. Safe travels!

  28. Kathleen Avatar

    I am working on several wool pieces and just finished a two fabric Bargello in cotton!

  29. Krissy Avatar

    Sharpies can’t be a quilters best friend!! They have come to my rescue many times. I am currently on being held down by two of my dogs, but when I am not a comfy nap spot for them I’ve been working on the Beauty All Around BOM 🙂

  30. Lori Sherman Avatar
    Lori Sherman

    Grandson Essex, age 1 has 1 quilt from grandma. Sister Avery, age 2 has 6. Got to catch him up!

    Sent from my iPhone


  31. Denise Avatar

    I am working on a small quilt, using civil war fabric! I really enjoy making small quilts! The doggie is in the best room of the house!

  32. jonnie nottingham Avatar
    jonnie nottingham

    Love the studio! Looks like Jeter found some comfy rugs to sleep on. I’m working on a wedding quilt for my newly-married son. I didnt get it finished in time…

  33. Nina Christman Avatar
    Nina Christman

    I am anxious to see this summer’s projects. Of course, I am not finished with last year’s or the year before. I am working on them though.

  34. Carol Gouveia Avatar
    Carol Gouveia

    I am working on a small penny rug. Love your new sewing studio.

  35. Katie Harland Avatar
    Katie Harland

    I am stitching on one of the Frivols from Moda. Working my way up to yours 🙂 Love the pics you shared of your studio….it’s awesome. What fun you’ll have deciding what to put where as well as decorating it. Wish I had that kind of space.

  36. Shirley Rutledge Avatar

    I have been stitching a tumbler quilt which will be a table cloth. My tumblers are smaller than the ones I did from your kit. I also finished binding my Colfax County quilt. Love it.

  37. Ginger Weber Avatar

    Love the pictures of your new home…you must be so please.
    I am having the Grand Bend Ontario Canada Quilters tomorrow morning to my home for a quilting day!
    We enjoyed being at your retreat house this past fall….but are still working on the Stitch a long Project..LOL
    Have a great day tomorrow, we will!

  38. Linda Wilkinson Avatar

    Glad to see and hear you are slowly getting your new studio put together, and are enjoying some sewing time. I am working on a couple of baby quilts; one for my grand nephew, and another for the baby that a former coworker is having later this spring.

  39. ronda926 Avatar

    i’m working on my somewhere in “life” time! but it is all good! hugs!

  40. Nancy Avatar

    We’re on the road traveling home to Ct having gone down to the Mountain Quiltfest in TN this past week. So I brought along 2 woolie candlemats to work on. Almost done!! Your grandson is getting to be a big boy quickly!

  41. Michele T Avatar
    Michele T

    You have a beautiful new home!! I just finished a table runner and baby quilt. Next up is basting a quilt for my DIL and then to think about how I’ll hand quilt it.

  42. Stephanie Kluk Avatar
    Stephanie Kluk

    I am working on a mixed medium block of the month using silk dupioni, wool, cotton, home dec and silk matka! The center mosaic consists of one inch silk squares!

  43. Marilyn Avatar

    working on a “quilted” Easter basket for my younger grand-daughter. She never had one. The home looks wonderful and sure you guys are enjoying it. Jeter looks real happy. The little guy is so cute. Enjoy it all!

  44. Carol Avatar

    I am working on 16 patches using Laundry Basket batiks, and am eagerly awaiting Tuxedo block of the month! Will April never come??!!

  45. Carolyn Boutilier Avatar
    Carolyn Boutilier

    love all your cabinets. I am working on a Kindred Spirits class little quilt. thanks for opportunity to win. I am a hooker and love combining wool & cotton fabrics.

  46. Paula Hammer Avatar
    Paula Hammer

    I’m working on three different wool stitch along projects and quilting some tops that I’ve made in the past 10 years – goal of the year to get these finished! Just finished three donation quilts for my guild’s annual project to the children’s hospital.

  47. Sharon Z. Avatar
    Sharon Z.

    Stitching, with friends, at a retreat in Michigan. Finishing up our projects from the wool applique cruise! What a great way to ring in #60!

  48. Diane V Avatar

    Your new house is absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to see once all moved in and “decorated”.
    Due to recent knee replacement I’ve been working on a couple of wool stitching projects. They are for fall and I’m really enjoying them.

  49. Sheila Avatar

    What an amazing space! Would love it and the little one is so precious! Hope to win but won’t have email till Saturday so I won’t be able to collect my prize till then……don’t I wish!

  50. Jody Randall Avatar
    Jody Randall

    I’m working on a red and white school house quilt!

  51. Sue Avatar

    Working on the mystery quilt that we are doing in Scrappy Club. Fun project to use up all those little pieces that seem to multiply when put into bins!

    1. Clair Becker Avatar
      Clair Becker

      Spent the week end cutting out blocks and made 12 pillow cases for mastectomy patients. Wish I didn’t have to make these but they are so appricated. Get to use my stash. Your home is so beautiful and little man is so cute

  52. lyndoring Avatar

    Im working on the second border of my Primitive Garden quilt.

  53. Cindy Moores Avatar
    Cindy Moores

    What a fun read!!! Love the furniture color in your new studio!!! But your grandson stole the whole article!! Adorable little man!!! Thanks for sharing some of your life!!

  54. Peggy Hostetler Avatar
    Peggy Hostetler

    Your new home is beautiful. Your grandson is a beautiful child and I know some if the happiest moments are what you share with him.
    I love your work-you work so hard but your
    designs are wonderful. Happy Spring and safe travels.

  55. Edie Avatar

    I just finished a little wall hanging for my sewing room. I know you will enjoy that new home. Congratulation . I am still working on the Summer Block of the week – way behind….

  56. Beth Beltz Avatar
    Beth Beltz

    Working on one of your block of the month from several years back!!

  57. msziti48Jan Geiser Avatar

    I am putting the binding on my grandson’s I Spy quilt. I have made one for each of my grandson’s.

  58. Carol Carriveau Avatar
    Carol Carriveau

    I’m working on a house quilt, got the houses done, now working on the connecting blocks. Can’t wait to get the connecting blocks done to construct the top. Need more time to sew!!

  59. lbosma Avatar

    Your Anchor Point Studio is/is going to be awesome! Jeeter is a hoot. I am stitching up a shop sample for our LQS.

  60. Debby Avatar

    I’m working on a wall hanging with Dresden plate flowers and as always, working on hexies for a quilt for our bed, instead of a gift. What an adorable little guy. Grandkids are so fun.

  61. Lisa Lehmann Avatar
    Lisa Lehmann

    Easter baskets. My daughter in law tore a page out of a magazine, handed it to me and asked if I could make these Easter baskets for all the kids. Sure, anything for those cuties.

  62. Shari Avatar

    Working Folk Art Album and Somewhere in time. I will post on FB my Sunflower Gatherings that just won Viewers Choice at the Bulloch Hall Quilt Show! Love your designs!

  63. Pam Thorne Avatar
    Pam Thorne

    I just love your beautiful new home! I finished up a baby quilt for my great-nephew and gave it to him. I also worked on sewing units for a pinwheel half square triangle swap that I am doing with five other friends.

  64. Janet maly Avatar
    Janet maly

    I am working on a clover for St Pat’s day !! Mimi quilt 2 of them and of course I miss the holiday ! I am either late or early for next year !! I have been blessed with 12 grandkids !!

  65. Gayle Troccoli Avatar
    Gayle Troccoli

    I am working on a pink and brown Stars of the West, an applique table runner and getting projects together for a week of quilting with my sisters in the east Tennessee mountains. I have so many UFOs I want to finish that it is hard to choose what to take! Maybe I should start something new…hmmm…

  66. Sandy Avatar

    I am working on a cathedral windows quilt.

  67. Pat Martin Avatar
    Pat Martin

    I am working on a log cabin quilt for my granddaughter and her fiancé. Also working on some wool stitch alongside.

  68. Diane Mickel Avatar
    Diane Mickel

    I am working on the mystery quilt from quiltmania today. Also picking fabrics for my new Grandsons quilt that his three year old big brother picked out the pattern for, which is airplanes. I’m thinking I might try to use some family cotton shirts in it to make it more special.

  69. jeaner0910 Avatar

    Lisa love your new sewing room! I worked today on a t-shirt quilt for a graduating hs senior. I always say not again but here we go!

  70. Lori Breit Avatar
    Lori Breit

    I am working on the Folk Art Album. I have the blocks and inside border on and am now working on the outside border. Just love it.

  71. Bonnie reed Avatar

    I’m stitching on Erica Kaprow’s Summertime.

  72. Tory West Avatar
    Tory West

    I am having the same trouble you are. Its so hard moving your sewing room Its bin 2 months now and I am still lost cant find a thing……But its such a nice room 🙂 .. working on my wool.

  73. Sharon k Avatar
    Sharon k

    Love the sewing room. Wish i had all that space

  74. Tracy Petrykowski Avatar
    Tracy Petrykowski

    What a fantastic sewing studio

  75. Diane Avatar

    I am planning a baby girl quilt in my head and working on a wool on cotton applique for hand work!! Too fun. Just finishing up the hearts pincushion from your Christmas event and then will stuff it!!!! Love it!

  76. De de Benson Avatar
    De de Benson

    I spent the weekend working on my daughter’s graduation quilt. She didn’t think I’d be done on time, idk why she’d say such a thing…

  77. Darcy Avatar

    I can’t wait to see the final studio tour! What a beautiful space (and dog and grand baby) I am stitching my WIPs this year! Thank you very much for having a giveaway.

  78. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    First the last photo of lil man is adorable!!! His look is like “yep I stuffed most of this snack in my mouth and there’s no way I’m taking smaller bites”. Yes, I have put the selvage in a couple of my quilts I figure only God is perfect so I left it I never thought of coloring it so I’m filing that idea away for when I need it. Now on to your sewing studio: I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! You have an awesome space to work! I especially LOVE the cabinet that has Frivols 7 sitting on it, reminds me of 1/2 pie safe/ buffet and 1/2 bookcase. The flooring is perfect, is it reclaimed barn wood or is it those tiles that look like wood? BTW before I forget this evening I’m working on my Primitive Blooms I’ve just about finished all the flower blocks. LOL in addition to National Quilting day it’s also the first day of Spring!

  79. Nancy Koch Avatar
    Nancy Koch

    Your new space is wonderful. I am on the downside of my primitive garden BOM. feel sad it is over was so much fun getting my block in the mail.

  80. Pat Briggeman Avatar
    Pat Briggeman

    I am working on a quilt for my granddaughter’s wedding in June

  81. Theresa Avatar

    I’m been sewing my next block for the Saturday Sampler class that I am taking. These blocks are teaching me new blocks that I have never sewn before because I was always so afraid to try them. I’ve enjoyed my own little National Quilting Day! I can’t wait to see your room when you are all settled in.

  82. Carol Caraccia Avatar
    Carol Caraccia

    Love your amazing studio! I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to see you in MI and take your classes. See you Tuesday!

  83. Marie McDonald Avatar
    Marie McDonald

    Thanks for sharing your pictures. I worked on a block for Evelyn’s sampler wool quilt today. We are looking forward to your program on Tuesday for our Guild!

  84. birdlooker Avatar

    I think Jeter has the right idea. Love your new space.

  85. dtabbert Avatar

    Way to go, Lisa. I love it when hard work pays off! Enjoy your space!

  86. Laura Avatar

    I’m making breast cancer pillows and a child’s quilt to donate to local hospitals.

  87. Kathy Vetter Avatar
    Kathy Vetter

    I am working on several projects. One is “Lost Mittens” for piecing and the other is applique “Auntie Green’s Garden” which will take me forever to complete. Your studio is beautiful!!!

    1. Geri Sherwood Avatar
      Geri Sherwood

      I am working in tumblers all sizes. !!

  88. causeisaidsew Avatar

    Wool appliqueing flower baskets for spring

  89. amycofer Avatar

    Stitching on The Splendid Sampler block. Embroidering the center block makes me think about my Grandmother & all the crocheted doilies she used to make.

  90. Shirley Cook Avatar
    Shirley Cook

    I’m sewing First Holy Communion veils. I make lots of them and sell them on Etsy. The money I earn from this work provides a way for me be able to afford the beautiful quilting fabrics and supplies. You can see my work on my Etsy shoppe, Joyous Illusions. I love sewing on all the pretty bridal fabrics and creating new designs that seem to sell as soon as I get them listed.

  91. Kit Tillotson Avatar
    Kit Tillotson

    I am getting caught up on 2015 designer mystery block of the month. Was finally caught up and received another in the mail. Sort of feel like I am building a house, too! No, a village.

  92. Brenda Peplinskie Avatar
    Brenda Peplinskie

    What am I working on ….. More things at once than I should be lol!! But actually right now I am making some table toppers for my end tables from Primitive Gatherings fabric. I’m making these from the triangles I cut off and discarded from making flying geese for a queen size quilt I made for my sister-in-law. I love a challenge and waste not, want not!!

  93. Paula Bish Avatar
    Paula Bish

    What a beautiful new work space. I am busy hand quilting a baby quilt for a new great niece or nephew we will be welcoming in June. Lots of appliqué with a giraffe, zebra, monkey and lion, such fun!

  94. Jo Anne Hawks Avatar
    Jo Anne Hawks

    I am quilting a couple of table runners, supposedly for St. Patricks’s Day. Can’t seem to get them finished. I don’t like the quilting, so I am “unstitching.”

  95. Cindy Witheft Avatar

    Working on a quilt I got at your shop several years ago from a designer from Australia and mission quilts!! Love seeing pictures of your new home and work stud io!!!!!!

  96. Joni Avatar

    It’s not a sewing room with the company of a dog.

  97. Linda Smith Avatar
    Linda Smith

    Awesome space! Adorable grandson!! Cute pup.

  98. Christie Walker Avatar
    Christie Walker

    The new studio looks wonderful! Have fun filling all the spaces with all the things you “need” to have. I’m currently working on a quilt with half inch squares and strips. I have plenty of yardage to work bigger but love the little pieces and hate to throw away the scraps so this is perfect. I meant to work it in as leaders and enders while working on another quilt but have found it addictive and now the other quilt is being worked in, instead! Visited your booth at Lancaster and as usual there were many people looking to see your latest!


  99. Christel Powell Avatar

    I’m working on the corner pieces of my Words to Live By quilt. Can’t wait until it is finished!

  100. Carol Nasser Avatar
    Carol Nasser

    Yes, I’ve used Sharpies or Pigma pens to disguise a little oops. I’m stitching on the Yoko Sato Vases BOM and finishing up a McKenna Ryan.

  101. Sally Parrish Avatar
    Sally Parrish

    Well there are three going right now. A group piece for the San Diego Quilt Show. An Art Quilt for Visions Art Museum and a kids quilt for Royal Family Kids Camp. And tax preperation is getting in the way. Bad Taxes!
    Sally Parrish

  102. marie Avatar

    I am doing a pumpkin wool applique, stitching a flannel quilt and rug hooking.

  103. Bobbie Hunley Avatar

    I’m working on a section a month (similar to BOM) and can’t wait till I get to the wool part. I’m going way beyond my comfort zone using silks, cottons, batiks, wool, and textiles. So ex!citing yet so intimidating In between the blocks I’m about to start on some Itty Bitties!

  104. Rose Burkett Avatar
    Rose Burkett

    I’m working on a mystery quilt of Bonnie Hunter’s design. I am only a a a year behind in finishing it. It feels good to be working on it again.

  105. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    I am working on Melissa’s locket and a wool mat- circle of santa faces.

  106. Linda Avatar

    Oh my gosh, your studio is to die for. I’m actually rug hooking while watching basketball games. Jeter looks very contented in the new digs as well!

  107. Gale C. Avatar
    Gale C.

    Working on an Almost Free Quilt Block of the month from my local quilt shop. Also have two of your projects close around me to finish up the stitching – all the wool is on!

  108. Mary Sue Avatar
    Mary Sue

    Love the studio! I’m finishing the round wool table mat (black) with the leaves and small flowers around the edge. I can’t remember it’s name but I’ve had it for a couple of years. It’s turning out very nice.

  109. Joan Blum Avatar
    Joan Blum

    I’m trying to keep up with three block of the month quilts and also a couple others just for fun!!

  110. Gretchen Greiner Avatar
    Gretchen Greiner

    Have several projects going right now but the one I have been working in lately is the Sbow2015. Switch to Maggie Walker’s Fox Chase or Hat Creek Quilts Campania when I need a change of pace. Love your new space – and Jeter’s search for the perfect spot!

  111. Patricia Ann Sparks Avatar

    I’m working on last years mystery from buttermilk basin getting them fused because my friend and I have been going to panera to stitch, have lunch and stitch some more. Excited for the block of the week even tho I don’t have the others years done.

  112. Marsha Avatar

    I love your new space! Right now I’m working on a wool applique piece. Tomorrow I’m binding….I can never get ahead!

  113. Therese Hoehn Avatar
    Therese Hoehn

    In celebration of National Quilting Day I spent the day working on several projects. I added a label to a bed quilt that I recently completed. Then I pieced the # 11 of the Splendid Sampler. Then I finished the quilt top for a Lone Star Pattern that I started 20 years ago for my family room wall. So happy that I finally completed it. I also worked in the 2014 BOW block # 7 while watching NCAA. As you can see- I am always behind with my projects!

  114. Julie Letvin Avatar

    Your new space is looking great! I’ve been going to call you – am starting a list of things I want to tell and/or ask you! Talk soon hopefully!

  115. Wendy Avatar

    I’m working on some stitching on a paper pieced winnie the pooh quilt from fandom in stitches.

  116. Marcia Jacobs Avatar
    Marcia Jacobs

    Working on spring flower wool table mat. Tis the season!

  117. Jane Hansen Avatar
    Jane Hansen

    Making progress on stitching the first border of SBOW. Hope you’ll be able to stay home a bit more to enjoy your lovely new home & of course, ” little man “.

  118. Laurie Avatar

    Working on a sewing machine cover.

  119. Kathy Avatar

    That little boy could not be cuter. Great cuddly age. I have been working on a quilt called Blue Moon Over Kentucky. The new studio looks amazing. Since it has two work stations, I would be happy to occupy the second spot. Cannot wait for the SBOW’s.

  120. Lori Calvin Avatar
    Lori Calvin

    I’m still working on my Silent Night, I’m embarrassed to say!

  121. Marianne Avatar

    I am working on a pumpkin table mat in wool, your pattern. I’m also working on my son and daughter in law’s signature quilt from their wedding. I plan to give it to them for their first anniversary in May.

  122. Debbie Peterson Avatar
    Debbie Peterson

    Your new space looks fantastic. I’ve been working on some hand sewing. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed it. I’m actually working on a pieced quilt as well. I never get bored this way. 😉

  123. Karen McMahon Avatar
    Karen McMahon

    I love your workroom! I am currently working on some little quilts to give for Easter.

  124. Joan Blum Avatar
    Joan Blum

    I’m trying to keep ahead of three block of the month quilts and a couple others that I’ve started!!

  125. Rachel Applegate Avatar
    Rachel Applegate

    I am cutting T-shirts to make memory quiltsfor 5 grandchildren.. Hopefully they will be able to wrap themselves in LOVE from their Grandmother, hopefully by fall when it starts turning cool. CUDDLE TIME with memories . . I am their aunt and their ages 3-9. Possible will make Quillows or … … small wrap size. The label will include a picture of Grandma and the specific child A fun project, a pleasure to do for them. Rachel

  126. Mary Avatar

    I’m working on a couple of spring inspired tablerunners, one for me and one for my daughter. Loved seeing the sewing space and the grandson!

  127. Tamara Williams Avatar
    Tamara Williams

    One of the Frivolas in the fall was a block made from ‘geese’ units. Loved it. In the process of making 30 blocks, good thing I didn’t figure out the number of units needed before I started! Using 9 different charms, really scrappy!

  128. Rose Bullen Avatar
    Rose Bullen

    Your black hutch cabinets are gorgeous! Primitive all the way. My “little”house is primitive and black is my favorite color for lots of furniture, It is also a favorite quilting color and of course a wool background! Just finished my “Ball ” jar rug mat from Hampton and am cutting out Christmas ornies! The “little man” is adorable!

  129. Patty Fowl Avatar
    Patty Fowl

    OMG!,, Gorgeous space!! Well, I am working on a few things… Several paper pieced BOMs , the Farmers Wife QAL, and in between the BOMs, a fall-ish 9 patch throw.

    Keep those Lakehouse pictures coming!,,

  130. Kathy Baker Avatar
    Kathy Baker

    Your studio looks amazing – even undecorated. Looking forward to sneak peeks at the 2016
    summer block of the week. Jeter seems to have found several comfy spots in your studio. Our basset hound Buford enjoys snoozing on the mat in front of our wood stove.

  131. Sheri Lesh Avatar
    Sheri Lesh

    I am long arm quilting a high school graduation quilt for a customer.

  132. Caryn Bravos Avatar
    Caryn Bravos

    I am currently working my April Pillow Talk from PG. I have enjoyed working on these monthly designs. Your new home is beautiful!!! I’m so happy for you and your family, you started a wonderful business , built it into a huge success, even opened a second store, this new home is the fruit of your labors!! Enjoy!!!!

  133. Betsy Avatar

    Today I fused the last round of flowers and vines to last years Freebie, “To plant a flower”. It’s so pretty. I’m anxious to finish this now! Happy National Quilting Day!

  134. Pam Watts Avatar
    Pam Watts

    I just started working on Where the Cows Come Home! So fun to start this project

  135. Mary Clemens Avatar
    Mary Clemens

    Your new studio is just stunning. Looking forward to more pics as you get more settled in there.

  136. Sharon Ernst Avatar
    Sharon Ernst

    Hi Lisa! I’m working on quilting a couple of small quilts for Spring. LOVE you new sewing/quilting studio! It’s a beautiful space with room for everything ! Your Little Man is a cutie-pie! 😊

  137. Bonnie Avatar

    After church, I’ve been catching up on “The Splendid Sampler” blocks today.

  138. linda melz Avatar

    Like you i have just moved and unpacking so its cross stitch and wool stitching right now since its handy till i get it together Love your sewing area

  139. Sharron Avatar

    Just finished putting borders on, cutting backing and batting. Getting our
    Guild Raffle Quilt ready for hand quilting. Next, finish a Memory Quilt for a wedding gift.

  140. Patti Gagliardi Avatar

    On National Quilt Day a few friends and I shop hopped some not so local shops 🙂 Now I’m finishing up an original wool runner for a silent auction donation for our church. Love how Jeter is getting the lay of the land 😉
    Blessings, Patti

  141. Jean Hoerr Avatar
    Jean Hoerr

    I just finished up 112 five inch blue and cream nine patches for a swap. Now to cut out a fishy quilt for my soon to be born grandson. Our first and we’re so excited after having the joy of two little granddaughters. Love the progress you have made on the lake house. Just stunning.

  142. Mary Salvato Avatar
    Mary Salvato

    I have spent most of my day working on a couple of projects and important ones! First, a pillowcase and quilt for grandson’s room in his new house – Texas flag theme. And auditioned fabric and patterns for baby quilt for new granddaughter due in June. 🙂

  143. Deb Tener Avatar
    Deb Tener

    I am working on the mini bow ties that came every month. I love them!

  144. Anne thste Avatar
    Anne thste

    Awesome sewing studio;) very jealous, I am still in the basement😀

  145. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    Our quilt guild had a sewing day on Saturday from 9 til 6. Everyone won a door prize donated from our local quilt shops. We had all kinds of projects to work on like comfort quilts, preemie blankets, pillow cases and quilts of valour. All to be donated. We also had a 1600 jelly roll contest and I came in 2nd. It was a great day with fellow quilters.

  146. Kathy Dinsley Avatar
    Kathy Dinsley

    I’m working on Bali Sea Star with Christmas jellyroll fabric with my strip club.

  147. Terri ayers Avatar

    Little man is so sweet. Your work space is wonderful, you deserve it!

  148. Pam Avatar

    I am busy making potholders for my Guild’s quilt show boutique.

  149. Nancy Yardley Avatar
    Nancy Yardley

    Love the dark furniture in your sewing space. I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures again when you get everything in. I am working on a couple of freebie wool projects and trying to not spaz out when have to change colors, my mind just can’t get it. I have to blanket stitch upside down, lol. I am also trying to get my sewing space in order, yours looks tons better than mine. I have a closet that could pass for a fabric vault-too much fabric! But I could always take some more if it is your wool and needle flannet, love that stuff,,can’t get enough!

  150. Jackie P Avatar
    Jackie P

    I’m glad you were able to spend time at the Lakehouse. I love your new studio space and it will fill up quickly. I got to spend some time with my own little man this weekend too. They are so wonderful.

  151. Terri Agan Avatar
    Terri Agan

    Love your work space. I brought a yard of fabric back from Hawaii….That print was only available in that quilt shop! Brought some back for my friends also. Today I pieced a travel pillow to use while doing my handwork…just like you taught me in a class I took of yours in Bloomington, Indiana last year.

  152. Sheila Snyder Avatar
    Sheila Snyder

    Lucky you! What a wonderful sewing space! Oh my goodness-what am I working on-way too many projects! I am doing the Latimer Farms block of the month and still making Barbara Brackman’s stars from LAST year and then when I am not working on those, I am also working on a wool primitive quilt from Maggie that she designed several years ago. It may take awhile but I do finish ALL my projects! 🙂

  153. Carrie Avatar

    Fabulous work and design space!! I’m sure your plan will bring wonderful fruits of amazing quilts!! Pups are so much company as long as they don’t chew on the art!
    I’m stitching on a ️wool quilt, my favorite thing!

  154. Karen Avatar

    I have been sewing 1.5″ squares into 16 patch blocks. Now I am taking the 16 patch blocks and a solid square and turning them into a lap quilt.

  155. Bernice Avatar

    I am working on some Dear Jane blocks, and just (accidently–arghhh) trimmed off the seam allowances on a 2 3/4″ square that has 13 pieces of fabric in it. hmmmm-no amount of sharpie pens will fix that one for me!! Love your new studio.

  156. Barbara Smith Avatar

    I’m am making clutch bags for a show. 🙂

  157. Lynn Lahr Avatar
    Lynn Lahr

    Your new sewing space looks like a dream come true for you. Since today is National Quilting Day, I’ve spent some time hand quilting on my daughters wedding quilt. Their wedding is in July and I have lots to do, so back at it. Every minute I can get some stitching done gets me that much closer. Enjoy your day!

  158. Edith Avatar

    I got together today with some lovely ladies at Woolkeeper in Oswego and stitched some wool eggs by Susan Wojiechowski.

  159. Julie A. Avatar
    Julie A.

    I am working on a new BOM that started at our local shop. Love your studio 🙂

  160. Jean Hoerr Avatar
    Jean Hoerr

    Just finished up sewing 112 four and a half finished cream and blue nine patches for a swap. Now to cut a quilt for my soon to be born grandson. Our first and we’re so excited after having the joy of two wonderful granddaughters. Love the progress on the lake house. Just stunning.

  161. Lesa Avatar

    Stitching a Blueberry Backroad “Grandmas Backyard”

  162. Jennifer Adams Avatar
    Jennifer Adams

    Working on finishing the binding for a wedding quilt, a gift for my cousin!

  163. Jackie Avatar

    I’m working on a ladybug table runner that my bestie gave me for Christmas

  164. Nancy Avatar

    I am working on a BOM by Lynette Jensen on Craftsy called Garden Charm. Didn’t get any sewing done on National Quilting Day because I spent the day with my 4 year old granddaughter and her mom…we had a fabulous day shopping and out to lunch!!

  165. Donna B Avatar
    Donna B

    Love your space and your sewing buddy. Yesterday I stitched on the sbow 2013. Slowly finishing up some things.

  166. Sue Vollbrecht Avatar
    Sue Vollbrecht

    Oh were to begin. A very good friend just helped me organize my sewing room. It is beautiful, nothing falling out of the closet. Just finished the Moda Shuffle and gave away to a very deserving police officer. I had so much fun, I might start another one. You just never knows who will find comfort in a quilt.

  167. Katherine Avatar

    Since it was also my Bday – my daughter came over (with dinner!) and help me select some colors for a new quillt and work out a plan for a border on another.

  168. Betty Lawson Avatar
    Betty Lawson

    I am stitching on my completely pieced project in well over a year–everything has been wool applique or embroidery! Pattern is a Moda Bakeshop design using Fig Tree Farm House. It screams spring!

  169. ems535 Avatar

    Your new studio is beautiful. I am working on a group project of green tea and sweet beans.

  170. Chris Wright Avatar
    Chris Wright

    Love your new space, I am working on wool applique blocks for your Home For the Holidays quilt. We are having a sewalong on Instagram. I can’t wait to get this to the quilter, hopefully ready for this Christmas!

  171. Marilyn Avatar

    You are one busy lady! Your son is adorable 😄 Love your sewing room😄

  172. Terry Ruppke Avatar
    Terry Ruppke

    I am working on Lucy Boston block and a wool penny pillow. Your studio looks amazing, Lisa. Love the dog!!!

  173. Bev Crabb Avatar
    Bev Crabb

    Stitching on a moda shuffle quilt…..fun blocks. Hoping I can get up to the guild meeting on Tuesday night!

  174. Lewcrese Avatar

    Love those cabinets! Cant wait to see it when you are done with it, I know it will be awesome. Tonight I am taking a break from what I am supposed to be doing and working on Stacy West’s Let it snow BOM.

  175. Becky M Avatar
    Becky M

    Just finished a top for a baby quilt and now am working on a charity quilt.

  176. Mary Avatar

    I’m still working on the 2014 summer block of the week! I absolutely love it!
    Your studio is amazing – love that floor and those cabinets and……..