Monday, April 25, 2022
Retreat Day 1
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Lovey Dovey is Now Available
I'll be teaching this 45" x 43" wall hanging at my Sew'n Wild Oaks Retreat which starts tomorrow at Snowflake Lodge. It is going to be so much fun to have this wall hanging on display throughout the Spring and Summer months.
You may have heard on the news that Etsy has upped their transaction fees to sellers by 1.5%. I am NOT passing this additional outrageous charge on to the customers in my shop. I will absorb this fee and write it off my taxes. The Etsy community of sellers is in an uproar and some sellers have suspended their shops. I am not suspending my shop, but I did let the CEO and CFO know my thoughts about the increase. I'll get off of my soapbox now.
On another note, the cabin was surrounded on two sides by a family of bears night before last. Here are their tracks leading up to our deck.
This is a good comparison showing you the size of the prints. Mazey was in 7th heaven tracking the prints with her nose. She looked like she was part Bloodhound and I expected her to "tree" a bear when she went out for her morning visit to the powder room.
We think the mama and two cubs were the owners of the tracks. The Goldilocks story continues at Wilder's Last Resort. The bears put the "wild" into the name of the cabin, and my company name of "Sew'n Wild Oaks". The air horn is at the ready.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
This and That
I was so happy when Justin Hancock, the owner of Hancock's of Paducah asked if they could display A Ribbon Runs Through It in their shop during American Quilter's Society (AQS) show in Paducah this month.
Monday, April 11, 2022
Vinyl Project Bags
I only have time for a quick post this morning to show you the kits I've been putting together for the vinyl project bags. This is one of the projects I'm offering at my Sew'n Wild Oaks Retreat at the end of the month. It is the first of four retreats for this year.
My friend Candace made the three bags on the right. I made the one on the left. They are so much fun to make, and they are so easy to make. I love mine for storing my specialized quilting rulers and other tools. They measure 13" x 13", and they hold a lot!
Each kit includes the batting, vinyl, directions, a yard of fabric and an adorable little matching zipper pull.
Sunday, April 10, 2022
The Sashing Tutorial is Posted
The tutorial for the sashing is now up and running on my blog for A Ribbon Runs Through It.
Friday, April 8, 2022
Lovey Dovey is a Wrap
Hello my quilting friends,
I haven't posted in a week because I've been at my long-arm quilting Lovey Dovey. The binding is on and she's in the finish column.
I hung the wall hanging briefly outside to take a picture on the front porch. The squirrels have been known to gnaw on my quilts and steal the batting to make their little nests comfy. That isn't going to happen to this one!
I'm teaching this quilt at my Sew'n Wild Oaks Retreat which starts on the 24th of April. Yesterday, I worked on the pattern and all of the tutorials for my class. This is a fun wall hanging to make. The churn dash blocks are easy-peasy. The checkerboard is easy. The applique takes a bit of thought.