Friday, May 10, 2019

Sew'n Wild Oaks Class Was In Session

Hello Everyone,
I had two wonderful days with my Sew'n Wild Oaks girls in Livermore this week.  We haven't been together for two months, so there was a lot of catching up to do, and a lot of quilt tops and completed quilts filled the room.
Gail has her Zinnie's Choice together just in time for the summer holidays.

Kristi is also seeing stars in her future.

Now we go to Christmas with Pat's beautiful quilt.

Pat is doing her own machine quilting!  Well done.

Laurie has been working hard on her quilt.

Everything about this one is wonderful.

Vicky finished her Spoken For.  Just a little more stitching on the binding and this one goes in the finished column.

Both Barbara and Melody had completely finished Row-Mancing Alaska quilts which they started on board our quilting cruise to Alaska.  They were in a friendly competition to see who could finish first.

Barbara has a hospital ship on her quilt since she spend a bit of time in "sick bay".  All is well and she's good to go.

Irene and Karen are also working on their Row-Mancing Alaska quilts.

Karen is going to fly away with her geese.

Paula is working on her Lucy Boston block.  Notice the glass of wine?  It is very relaxing to sit, sip, and stitch.

 Wendy is working on her Crabapple Hill quilt for Halloween. 

Patty is working on Buttonwood.  I love the little flange!

Lynette has her Heritage quilt together.  We found a couple of oopsies when she put it on the design wall. Better to find them now when they are easily fixed, than later after it's quilted.

So this is what we do.  We gather together in love and friendship once a month.  We share food, lots of laughter, support, and our quilting projects.  This week we met at the Purple Orchid in Livermore.  We usually meet at In Between Stitches, but the shop is in the process of moving to a new location. We were very spoiled!


I hit the road again next week with a 4-day retreat in Susanville.  I'm teaching one class and doing a trunk show at the retreat.  Then I head over to Red Bluff for a lecture/trunk show and workshop.  I'll be busily preparing over the next few days for my trip.
On another note, poor Mazey came face to hind end with a skunk the other night.  We've had a place in the mountains for the last 20 years and this has never happened.  Five baths later, she still stinks.  Poor baby isn't getting as many lovies from us as usual.  We now have a super-duper bottle of skunk smell remover.  Either the odor is dissipating on Mazey and in the cabin......or we are getting used to it.  When we went to the grocery store yesterday, I was sure the other shoppers detected our charming eu-du-skunk fragrance.
P.S. The sale ends in my Etsy shop on Monday, May 13th.  All of my patterns, many of them shown in this post, are all 15% off.  Click HERE to be redirected to my shop.



  1. FYI, tomato juice takes away skunk smell.

  2. Gail, your Zinnie's Choice looks wonderful! And I love the Two different Rowmancing Alaska quilts. It's fun to see how they put them together differently even though they had the same blocks. Love the hospital ship: so clever!!! Hugs, H