If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Monday, October 12, 2015

What's Up Oct 12

Here it is Monday already and "The Man of The Place" had to go back to work and life for me is back to the usual.
After a morning of taking care of the plants and animals. Then a few phone calls to take care getting the propane tank filled and towing a truck to the shop, I can now write about what is up on the design wall.  
Seeing how "The Man of The Place" was home all week, I have up the same thing I did the week before. 

Two baby quilts started.

Both are patterns by Sew Kind of Wonderful using the Quick Curve Ruler.

Did locate some brown fabric for this months color for RSC15

Started cutting today and the intentions are to get whats up on the wall and the blocks for this months color finished by then of the week. I think that's doable.

Linking up with
.patchwork times

love laugh quilt

what a hoot quilts


cooking up quilts

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Peaceful Sunday

Yesterday was our anniversary and "The Man of The Place" had taken last week off so he could do a few things around here and spend time celebrating. We had taken a couple days to get away and relax. We went to Mount Magazine State Park and spent the night in the lodge and the 2 days of hiking some of the trails there. It is a beautiful spot and the lodge was too.

Being the highest spot in Arkansas, the views were spectacular. 

This is me sitting on one of the many bluffs, enjoying the view. 
One can see at least 50 miles away and on a clearer day I wouldn't doubt a 100 miles or more.
We went out to dinner Friday evening at the same place we had our first date, that was pretty cool.
So needless to say I haven't done much sewing or gardening this past week.
Today was a nice peaceful day spent with a close friend and stitching. I have been preoccupied with stuff on the farm and going to and fro to California that our visits have been far and few between.
So it was good to spend time catching up with each others lives.

I am stitching on the last of the 12" blocks for the Words to Live By quilt.

I have the 4 corner blocks prepped

but have the large center block left to prep. Then it's making the HST. If I counted right there is 704 HST.
Just a few don't you think.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Monday, October 5, 2015

Part 2

After a good night sleep and a little coffee and eats we were ready for the last 2 shops,
then home.

We drove from Overland Park KS. to Lamar MO. 

Big place with loads of fabric and nice people. 

I found some great deals

After they served us a yummy lunch we were off to our last stop.

The Rabbit's Lair in Rogers, Arkansas.
Located in the historic part of Rogers in what was originally a drug

I have been to this shop many times over the years and Mary, the owner is a friend of mine. 

You never know what you will find in her shop, it's a wonderful surprise and I never fail to come home with a bag of goodies. 

Like this time I found this beautiful line of blue and grey fabric.
Plan on making it up in a orange peel pattern.

After that it was head home.
Just a wonderful 3 days and can't wait till the next time.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

All Great things Come to an End

Part 1

Friday I was unable to get on to the internet at the hotel and then last night I was just too worn out to write this.
Friday was a great day in so many ways.... the weather, being in the company of so many great quilters and the wonderful shops we got to visit today. 

The first shop we went to was Sew Simple Quilt Shoppe in Ozark, MO.. 

The owner Amber has been in business for 13 years and 8 of them in her current location. Here at this shop I purchase the fabric to make this quilt which I fell in love with.

                      Fabric collection of Jen Kingswell and the pattern by Moda.        

 2nd Shop

Then we were off to Meadows Quilting and Sewing in Leavenworth KS. 

Very cool shop full of wonderful modern fabric.   
And racks of Aurifil and Presencia thread.
It's like looking at a rainbow.

The owners Rocky and Christian are a sweet couple and were very gracious. Their shop has only been open for a year now but its full of goodies.

Last shop and I forgot to get a picture of the front.

The last shop of the day was Leave Quilting Bits and Pieces in Eudora, KS  
This wasn't the first time I've been to the shop. The bus trips through out the years have made this shop one the stops each year. 

This shop is full of everything and I found so many goodies.

These two are some of the owners. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round

We're off and ready
What a great group of ladies  

There is 25 of us and we are ready for 3 days of travel and shopping
Our first stop is Mama's Log House in Huntington Ar.  It is an amazing place in the middle of nowhere. Miles off the main highway among rural country homes and livestock.
A treasure. 

Kay has been here for 33 years. 

Next stop was Quilting Corner in Harrison Ar.
And I totally forgot to take pictures. Very nice shop with tons of fabric. 

Then the last stop was the Quilted Cow in West Branson Mo.

This is the first time to this shop and love the decor inside.

This is the sitting area to enjoy a refreshment. 
By the time we were done here it was a little after 7 pm and boy am tired. 
The WiFi sucks here so I need to make this short but hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to show more, including what I purchased.
Till tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2nd Finish

This is the fraternal twin to the other Flying Geese Quilt I finished last month and is also one of my my finishes for

 2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

They both turned out better than I thought and they will make great present this Christmas.

Had an audience while taking these shots. Believe these young heifers wanted to have their picture taken.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What's Up

Had intended to post this yesterday like normal but I spent the day in Tulsa. That was not my plan, so I didn't get one lick of sewing in.
Wanted to show the progress made on the 2 baby quilts. 

The first is done in turquoise and gray with the Twisted Blossom pattern that was a QAL by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I just love their Quick Curve Ruler, it's a lot of fun to use.
Actually  enjoy it so much that it's also the tool I'm using for our stitch groups paint chip challenge.

I'm going to use their pattern Urban Nine Patch.
Now if you haven't heard the paint chip challenge this is our stitch group spin on it.
  We take the first letter of our first name, our middle name, and our last name.
Our twist is we added the first letter to our maiden name that makes now 4 choices.
From those letters that you have in your name you are to find a paint chip color that name starts with that letter
Here are mine.

My initials; K L B C

Then you're allowed to use a neutral which can be white, black or gray..... your choice
I chose grey.
Total now it's five colors.

We decided for the pattern it will be a nine patch.....
 any type of nine patch....
no limitation on what kind.

We also decided that it would be the size of a baby quilt so when we are completed we will donate our quilts.

This is what I have so far.

Lousy picture.
I had all these pinks that match one of the color chips nut not enough fabric. 

I have to look for some on the shop hop this weekend. Taking a bus to 3 states and 9 shops. 
Going to be fun.

love laugh quilt
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