Sunday, October 24, 2010


Okay... I feel my attempts at sewing and blogging have been meek lately.  I am working on yet, another NEW project!!! I am looking for quick gratification and I do believe this project fulfills that need.   This one is quick and fun and I am in LOVE with the rich fall colors.  You, ask what does MIGRATION have to do with this??? 

 Well, my flying geese are preparing for their migration south and here is a teaser of what is to come!  I use to live in the "migration flyway" while raising my children in North Dakota and every year I was in awe of this flight of nature.  How hundreds of thousands of water fowl birds would make the trip (actually twice a year).  On their way to nesting grounds up North in Canada and then make the same trip to winter down south.  It was truly a sign that the seasons were changing and an awesome sight.
 I still stop in my tracks when I see a flock of geese move across the sky.
So here, I share with you my migration of geese...

Stay tuned to see the formation these flying geese make...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


DD and I started this project last fall when she came to visit.  Keep in mind this is our first applique project.  Well, here we are a year later and just now, putting it together.  I am happy to say everything is in it's place! needs to be finished, quilted, etc.   We took it to a local long-arm "custom quilter" for her thoughts.  She, is truly an artist and her recommendations were: to use metallic threads, and add some other bling, etc.  I could see on my DD face this was not what she wanted, so we thanked her for her time and took the piece with us.  My DD had a great analogy:  "you don't hire an artist to paint your room red!"  WOW...  she nailed that one right on the head!!!   So, with that being said I am giving thought to finishing the piece myself.  I am petrified, to say the least!  Does anyone have advice for tackling this project?  We feel the piece needs to be kept somewhat simple.  It has a LOT of color and want to do it justice.  I would appreciate any input, advice, or recommendations you have.  Ohhh, by the way we also have another one in the making.  We each wanted one! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Come & Gone... but, not without REGRETS!!!

The AQS show in Des Moines has come and gone...  It was a good time had by all!  Pictures you say, well I did not take my camera into the show as I was told pictures were not allowed by most vendors, etc and I figured it was just another thing to carry.  I can respect that, so no camera in hand (regret that now!).  More often then not the vendors asked that you not take pictures but, some exceptions were made, for instance if you were buying the pattern/kit.   I did take a few pictures of us "hanging out" in the hotel in the evenings, more often than not with a project in hand.  Those pictures are on my DD camera, including the picture of me and the girls from Idaho.  These girls know how to turn out the projects, their combined knowledge is deep and I LOVED playing 20 questions with them!!!  We shopped , ate, and roamed the show for 3 days.  It was great;  lots of quilts admired,  many ideas gathered, and plenty of future projects bought.  Thank you to Lynn, Marilyn, & Julie for coming all that way and especially for sharing your expertise with DD, who started her first wool project with their guidance.  She has finished it and looks forward to another!!!