Monday, October 29, 2018

Cute as a Button and Quilting Digest

Hello Everyone,
I was surprised and delighted this morning when I opened my dashboard on Blogger.  There was a lot of activity coming from the Quilting Digest site.......and it was their link to my Cute as a Button pattern.

Click HERE to access Quilting Digest.  I really appreciate the fact they thought enough of my little project to feature it on their site.

Since my shows and retreats are finished for the year, I am now offering the leftover kits for sale, so you can make a Cute as a Button with the same look and feel as mine.

Each kit contains (32) 2-1/2" strips and (9) different lights to make a table topper or wall hanging.  Each kit is $49.95 + shipping.  The pattern sells separately for $7.95.  The shipping will be approximately $12.00.

Over the past several weeks, I cut over 1,600 2-1/2" strips.

I have 4 different bundles, all with the same look and feel as my original.  I may be down to 3 different bundles.  It is too dark outside to venture up to my storage area in the garage and see exactly what I have left.  Call me a big chicken, but I'm afraid of the bears!  The bears are hungry this time of year as they prepare for their long winters nap.

After my quilt guild meeting this morning, I will put the kit out on my Etsy site.  If you don't have an Etsy account, you can always send an email to:

I'm working on another little pattern for my Sweet Sapling pattern line.  It's adorable! 


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Photographs and Memories

 Hello Everyone,

This is a picture heavy post this morning.  I have so many more photos to show you how productive "my girls" were at my Sew'n Wild Oaks Retreat.  Many of their projects made it into the finished column.  Melody finished her borders to a round of well-deserved applause.

It is so hard to find enough words and adjectives to describe our time together.  We laughed so hard we ached.


We talked, we shared, we helped each other with a quilting issue.  We had a great four days.

Enjoy the quilt show.


There was so much beauty in the room, it took your breath away.


Everywhere you looked, there were beautiful creations.


Lynette put a wonderful binding tutorial together and shared it with the group.  Many of the girls shared valuable information to make our quilting journey easier.


Lynnette made Grammy Squares fun by making me a gorgeous Grammy Squares ensemble, which nearly brought the house down!  It floored me!  I also discovered that I can wear it as ear muffs.

There was a performance by the "Plaidettes" with choreography by Barbara.  If there is a video of our little show, I think it needs to stay under wraps.  We all discovered we have two left feet!

This group of talented, funny, compassionate, artistic women with good hearts and souls, filled us with so many memorable moments.  I am so happy and proud to call them friends, and "my girls".

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe........
We said goodbye to each other and Snowflake Lake until next year......sigh.