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Showing posts from January, 2014

2014 Road 2 California Quilt Show

I came, I saw, I shopped and I am pooped!

We (me, Debbie VF, Kathy M and Pam L) left early Thursday morning and stopped at several quilt stores on our way south to Ontario.  Our first stop was Candy's Quilt store in Northridge.  We love this store.  Tons of fabrics - all different styles.

The next few stores we never visited before so it was a real treat.  The first was Quilt' 'n Things in Montrose.  What a cute little downtown and store.  We found a great candy store that had the most beautiful looking French macaroons so we bought a dozen and gave them to our friend Anna who we were having dinner with that night and it happened to be her birthday.  We also had a nice lunch at the Montrose Cafe (which has a GREAT bakery).  The next shop was New Moon Textiles in Pasadena.  Loved that store - had a lot of Kona cotton colors and some other great fabrics and deals.  The next was the Calico House in Placentia which we liked too and then we were going to go to Quilters Cocoon …

Block of the Month Queen

Don't know why I do this to myself but I am currently working on 4 block of the month programs and one block of the year program (and still working on Celtic Soltice Mystery).  First BOM I've been participating in is Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Block of the month program using Fig Tree Avalon fabrics.  Here's the latest block #7.

The next one I'm doing is a fall one with some friends.  We are using the Shabby Quilts pattern from their Christmas BOM that I finished last year.  And instead of the poinsettia's in the middle we each got the new cornucopia pattern that they are selling.  They also have it all as a BOM on their site, but since most of us had the blocks all we needed was the center and we all had our own fall fabrics to use so we decided to do our own.  Should be fun to see how different they will all look.  Here are the 1st 2 blocks.  (We plan on doing 2 blocks a month so we can have it done by fall. Mine will be a little more scrappy - will use the …

2013 Ornaments and 2014 Quilt Resolutions (Picture heavy)

Each year my sibling and I exchange hand made ornaments.  I also make them for the older nephews since they don't get toys or cash anymore.  I couldn't decide on just one type of ornament to make this year so everyone got a different one.  Here is what I made.

And from my talented family...

 And each year my husband gets me the annual Danbury Mint Doxie ornament.  This year he put Duchess' dog tags on it as this was the year she passed away.  I have one from several years ago with Sparky's tag on it too.  Always makes me cry when I pull it out.
It was a tough year.  Started out good with the birth of my sweet Granddaughter.  Here she is at Christmas helping open presents.  Yes, she's gonna be a red head!   And to keep it fair - here's little Jack (in the box)!  
And this year my mother passed away on October 6 from Multiple Myeloma.  She was diagnosed about 3 years ago and starting this April, she started going down hill fairly fast.  She dropped a lot of wei…