Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Hello Everyone,
I'm back to blogging.  Most of the moving is finished and we are starting day #5 of our life in the mountains.  After I finished organizing my sewing room, I worked on the front porch.
We brought up this old, heavy headboard from the other house and hung it up.  I felt like I needed Popeye's muscles to suspend this thing in the air while Mr. Joe drilled the holes.  I always get an "ouchy" when drilling into these logs.  It can't be covered up with putty if you change your mind.

I'll take more pictures of the inside once I get it all settled and arranged just the way I want it.  Almost all of the quilts are here since I'm getting ready for shows and lectures.  I'll place them around the house until it's time to pack them up.

I stopped unpacking long enough to drive over to Sutter Creek for a guild lecture last week.  What a nice group of quilters!  This day was the start of our horrendous heat wave.  It was 110 degrees on the drive over and probably 85 degrees inside the meeting room.  The fans were flying.


I placed an order with Paper Pieces for my 1" templates for Grammy Square.  They even personalized them!

I'm preparing for my Grammy Squares class at Alden Lane Nursery for Quilting in the Garden on September 21st. I still have a couple of openings in the class.  I discovered a new way to make the hexagons which I think is a bit easier.  I'll be posting a tutorial soon.

I can make three blocks out of the little fabric packets that my sister Gail has been making for me.  We now have hundreds of them!

My sister Gail is coming up today to help me get kits together for the next two shows and the retreats.  The next 8 weeks are going to be very busy!
Yesterday I joined the Independence Hall Quilt Guild here in Arnold.  When I parked at the Community Center, I found a track at the Elementary School.  This was the perfect place to take Mazey for a walk last night.

Mazey is hiding from the bear that we saw in the meadow.  That was a little bit of extra excitement that we didn't plan on.

Our city neighbor John, pointed out to me how the lyrics to The Jefferson's sitcom applies to us. 

 "Well we're movin' on up, to the East side. To the deluxe apartment in the sky. Movin' on up to the East side.  We finally got a piece of the pie."

With that eye worm is swirling around your head, I'm going to leave you.




  1. I love the bed frame for hanging quilts. What a clever idea. I wish you every happiness in your new permanent surroundings!

  2. That headboard showcases your quilt beautifully! You & Mazey be careful out there on your walks! Don't want you to startle any bears!

  3. Oh, I have never seen a headboard used to display a quilt . . . I am in love with that idea:) It is gorgeous!
    Keep Smiling,
    Connie :)

  4. Wishing you all the best with your upcoming quilt shows and classes. Love that headboard idea...awesome!

  5. I love that headboard for a quilt hanger! What a great idea!

  6. I think you may have started a new trend, Lynn - the headboard is perfect! So happy to hear you're finally settled - just think of all the new and interesting things you and Joe will have to talk about - bear sightings, fish jumping, counting squirrels, etc!

  7. That headboard is THE perfect way to display a quilt! Love it! No need to regret holes in the logs... lol! :-)

  8. I wish you much happiness living in the mountains. We lived in Greenwood, CA (between Georgetown and Cool) over 20 years as we had built our cabin there. How I miss it!! But, not, Sliger Mine Road during the "bus run". lol I first started quilting while living in the cabin and when I finished a quilt I would hang it over the loft area for all to see. So proud was I!! I belonged to a quilt guild that was located in Auburn, CA. We have now moved to a new home in Southern Illinois. Beautiful area, too! And, only 55 minutes to Paducah, KY. A quilter's dream. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!