May 21, 2018

Portland Quilt Market Mystery

Whew, made it home. Hectic, fun and wonderful it was at Quilt Market. Instead of flying, I drove, visiting quilt shops along the way. 
Bonners Ferry ID - A Little Comfort Quilting
Coeur d'Alene ID - Bear Paw Quilting & Bernina
Richland WA - Quiltmania
Pasco WA - Janean's Bernina
Kennewick WA - Amelia's Quilt Shop

Quilt market was terrific. Check out some of the quilts in the newest fabrics.
Clair Turpin Design's ladybugs
Hoffman Fabrics
Northern Critters - Elizabeth Hartman
When out for some excellent ribs at Podnah's BBQ. Our waitress was excellent and so fun. After dinner we drove around the neighbourhood to view the rhododendron trees, not shrubs, actual 8 foot trees or higher, in all colours. Purple, red, pink and white. 

Isn't this star block just the cutest? Yes, it is only 6" square. It's for the 2018 Murder Mystery Quilt program. Ah new quilt idea.

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor." - Charles Dickens 

May 17, 2018

Asteroids space 6 may 15

Spent a few days in paradise, sewing room, working on some secret blocks for the sunny side up (yellow) quilt.

Elaine, from the Crazy Quilter on a Bike, found this article on convenience by Tim Wu, Columbia law professor. For me when it comes to convenience sometimes I think of it as being 'I want it done now'. Many times I've said 'if only I could twitch my nose and have it done, not now but right now'. Tim writes that we need to embrace inconvenience, such as hobbies. Hobbies define us and give us character. They give us time back, expose us to frustration and failure and teach us about us. "We must never forget the joy of doing something slow and something difficult, the satisfaction of not doing what is easiest." On that point I say go piece that one block that you've been dreading and looks extremely hard. You may find it easier that you think. (When in doubt have a glass of wine.)

Space block 6 is up. Did you know that what I thought was a meteor might actually be a comet or asteroid? Who da thought!

May 7, 2018

Claresholm Ninja Senior

It was so exciting to reconnect with the Claresholm and Calgary quilters at the Fibre Arts and Quilting show last Saturday. I was so glad to see many of you that participated in the 150 Canadian Women program stop by the booth to visit.

Here are a few of some of the wonderful quilts on display.

And now for the Ninja Senior. And I was heavy breathing hiking this morning.

As Arthur says, "You're never to old to be a Ninja!"