Friday, May 26, 2017


Hops vines, anyone?  This pic was taken several days ago.  Now all the vines are up to the top and trailing.  All the light green you see at the base of the shed are new runners (i.e., volunteer plants).  I usually just trim them back with the mower, but haven't gotten there yet this year.

The summit has been reached!

 This is just too funny!  I was sitting at the kitchen table recently and heard a lot of chattering going on outside.  I thought it was a disgruntled bird, but when it continued I got up to find out the cause.  Imagine my surprise to find the chipmunk clinging to the rabbit's ear!  The pic is dark because I was inside the house, taking the picture through the window, and it was really sunny in the background.  He stayed there for quite a while, chattering all the time.

I wonder what the rabbit thought about being used as a perch!  (Before anyone asks, it is plastic!)

I've been busy teaching and doing all kinds of needlework.  Things to show should be appearing in the next few days.

Blissful hugs,

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blah, blah, blah

Last time you got just a picture; this time you get all words! 

What I found out is that I can post from my smartphone if I don't put in a lot of text.  So there may be more wordless posts in the future!

The piece on the last post was hand pieced using 1.5 inch sixty degree diamonds.  It's not very big but I have been testing the best way to set tumbling blocks together into a top.  I think I have it finally figured out--stay tuned!

The plan is to trim the seams, baste, and hand quilt this little cutie.  And I have another laid out using 2 inch finished diamonds.  It's a departure in color for me--soft teals, tans, browns, corals.

I had the best time riding Pompera today.  Outside in the cool breeze, birds singing, just a great day!

Also:  Many thanks to those of you who commented on the last post.  Arlene, you could send me a picture of your Dresden by email and I will put it up on the blog for all to enjoy.  Jocelyn, nice to hear from you again.  As for the other six of you--thanks for being "frequent reply-ers"!  Makes my day.

That's enough blah, blah for now.  But, you have to admit, it was truth in advertising for the header!

Blissful hugs,

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Great Quilt Show--This Weekend

Today was spent touching quilts, lots and lots of quilts!!!!  I had the great privilege of judging the Common Threads Quilters Guild Show.  Trust me, there are so many wonderful quilts you don't want to miss it.

And the raffle quilt is even more impressive in person than shown on the postcard.  It's supposed to be a wet, rainy weekend--perfect for a drive and a tour of the quilt show.  

Blissful hugs,