Help!!!!

I’m at the Indiana State Quilt Guild and one of my jobs is to pick a winner of the “decorate your space” contest… the theme of the retreat is Candy Land… oh boy am I in trouble…there were some good bribes offered…

We are 180 strong in one room…

Vote by number here are the finalists…

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

So help me out… just leave a comment with a simple #

The winner will win this quilt!!!!

Thank you!!!

Daytona Quilt Week!

Who is coming to Daytona in February??? If you are come take a workshop from me!!!

I am teaching four of them!!! Three of them still have a few openings…here are the days and projects.

It’s about a month away so there is still time to plan!

I would love to have all my classes full…I’m taking 2020 off from teaching anywhere else but WI and CA shops so come have some fun!

What are you reading/listening to…

Just thought I would start sharing what I am listening to while stitching, of course…I love it when I get some good reads… this one was from Jennifer …

Just finished… loved it!!!

Then listened to this… which is now on Bravo … this one was by the quilting wiz herself… Linda

http://podcast.app/dirty-john-p367263/?share=ios

Going to now start…this one suggested by Traci

I am on the road… I’ll keep in touch! Stitch away!!!

Moda Block Heads 2- Block 40 & 39

I am writing this in the Doc’s office…I am going for a 6 month mammogram check up…I have a 2mm something that they are watching…it has not grown…he tells me not to worry but they will be watching it for a year or more…so good new for me…but PLEASE everyone get your Mammies checked every year if you are supposed to!! Oh…and I had the new 3D mammogram…thought it was going to be something (easier) same situation… I didn’t even know the difference, just an FYI.

Now after that small but important message…back to the blocks…

Block 40 from Lynne…Kansas Trouble Quilters…click for pattern

no lie…this one almost did me in…I turned those hst corners the wrong way, then I noticed my center was wrong…and so on…so I’m glad this one is over…lol

moda bh 40

Block 40 was the easy one…this is one huge block!!! those squares are 4″…

block 39

Not caught up yet, but not given up…keep on it with me!

Hope you are all staying warm! LB

Domestic Bliss…

I know some of you might find this weird…but I find much satisfaction in getting things in order…One of the things on my list was eating better this year…I live in a rural community….so pretty much everyday on my way into work I drive past many farms…and this is one…

In the summer they have strawberries for sale…so I asked If I could get on the list for part of a grass fed steer…I got a call last week that it was ready…I don’t really eat a lot of beef because of the conditions and the antibiotics…but if you know where they come from it is much different story…

I have not ordered beef since I had three sons at home to feed…So off I went Saturday morning to pick up my meat…here is the load.

Five boxes total…one is already in the freezer…I was so fortunate that it all fit!!!

Along with the deer meat on the top shelf that Nick got hunting and in our smaller freezer this should last a year…I love supporting the local farmers…by buying their fruits and vegetables and now I also can trust that my beef is safe as well…then I saw this…

So I guess it is catching on? Do you know Decor Steals? Sign up to get their emails…its a lot of fun…hard to control yourself sometimes…

Next on the days agenda was taking Jeter for a walk…we went back to our favorite spot…

There were lots of dogs and their people’s there…it was 30 degrees and that is warm for January in WI…we did 1 hour and almost 3 miles….and I was hot and cold both at the same time!

We arrived home to spend the next two days hanging out with Nick who is trying to get over being sick…pretty much almost pneumonia …he gets it every year and this time we tried to get it quicker but it still is lingering…tomorrow will be a week…he’s miserable.

I had three things to work on this weekend…one, was I needed to stitch the cover of my new “Wool how to”…book…yeah…you heard me…I stitched the cover…it turned out pretty good…can’t wait til you get to see it…

second…I wanted to work on finishing the quilt I have had on the quilt frame for way too long…I managed to get a whole row done during the Cheif/Colts game…

Here is a close-up…Quilt is called Full-time Part-time…made with Homespun Gathering Fabrics.

Now the next row is marked and ready for Sunday’s stitching…when Hand Quilting you cannot do too much in one day…until you have the callus on your under finger…so…we are all marked and then I threaded 15 needles also…see them all lined up?

I promise do a video on hand quilting and all the tools involved…so look for that some time in February…

During the Dallas/Ram game I hand stitched the wool embroidery on three pillows…which is the third and last thing on the the accomplish list…

Today…it was off to Yoga class and then I made breakfast for Nick and we then watched the football games as well…I made the five pillows into pillows and stuffed in the forms…and then finished that second row of hand quilting…

Quilt on bed is called Heritage Star

S seeing this all done….I am so excited to announce that my next flannel line just arrived on Friday…so it is time to start making the projects….I have designed 6 quilts and 7 pillow projects for a book called Farmhouse Flannels…the fabric line has the same name!!! As soon as I can start showing the fabrics and projects I will! These photos are kind of what will be going on in the new book…quilts for the bed or couch and lots of pillow options! It’s also about feathering the nest…and making home as comfortable as possible.

I hope you have a great week…I will keep in touch…LB