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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Its Isnt Just About The Sewing

I know I know I talk all the time about the quilts the quilting etc etc etc.  But in the back of my mind and until  just the other day it really came to me.

Quilting and sewing isn't just about making pretty things.

Its also about socializing!!!!   We humans need and search out companionship.  Either as couples, family or friends.

Its in our every fiber of our being, its as needed as breathing.

For some people its getting together once a month to play cards, or out for drinks.  There are boaters, snowmobilers, cyclists, runners, birds watchers, and the list goes on. It doesn't matter, if we enjoy any activity we search out others who enjoy that same activity.

History shows quilting wasn't just about one woman making "blankets" for warmth  No it would be a group of women working together for a common cause, to sew, eat and enjoy each others company.  To discuss their lives, husbands, children, world events.

Its really no different now.  Put a few quilters together and yes we are talking about quilts, but before its over we have solved the worlds problems and cured cancer.

We are a very social group of people, and one of our most enjoyable events is
Shop Hopping with friends.

I did that just the other day with 3 of my good friends.  We went to Barrington IL, thanks to Candy Schroeder (who is always designated driver it seems)

She took us to her old stopping grounds where we met up with yet another friend Ruth Borck.

3 quilts shops and a good restaurant and you have, for us quilters, a perfect day. And yes we did solve the worlds problems, if only some one would listen.

















Thursday, July 28, 2016

Take A Break

I find myself getting farther and farther behind in updating you all  of my daily/weekly, even monthly posts.

So I have decided to take a break from "blogging"  so frequently -  I will continue to post my pictures on Facebook and most of you follow me there too - so never fear you will still see my quilts, Gus and family and flowers.  

If I have something really important ( to me or you) to post I will give you a shout out post, but for a few weeks, months I will just post my pictures openly on FB.


Now that said, I will finish this post with pictures of one I forgot to post about and another done by Annette Vance.

Marge Pulcine made this quilt and I did a custom quilting for her.





Then there is Annette Vance cute cute Zebra wall hanging




Thats enough for now -  the others, and there are a few, will be seen on FB.


IM hoping my next post will be all about the Quilt Expo in Madison - Im going Sept 10 - and fingers crossed I have entered one, not to say it will be shown, but its been  entered for approval and I wont hear until first part of August as to whether it will be shown or not.  Actually I entered 2 but we will see if either one will be shown.





Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quick Run

Speeding up the month to catch up   -  Retreat at Prairie Star Lodge Browntown WI - to sum it up - Fabulous - will I go back you betcha




while we were there I gave each a pattern and showed some how to make the tool caddy





Obviously more went on than just this -









 

Not to mention time spent at the pool and hot tub





Saturday, July 16, 2016

July Flying By

Gosh before I know it July will be behind us and its been a pretty active July for me

July 4 celebrated with son Toby and his family -  now I know you have had to put up with pictures of my flowers and yard - well the apple doesn't fall far from the tree -  Wayne has always been a "yard" nut he worked outside in every yard of every house we lived in - even the homes we rented.

Toby is not much different than his dad -so is his wife Sarah, and btw - our daughter Stacy is the same way.

For example - went to cookout at their home, like I said on the 4th, couldn't resist taking pictures of their back yard.








weeding at their house would be a breeze compared to the size of the beds where I live
but.......  the flowers are all beautiful even with the work,  Just dont know how long a 70 and getting older woman can keep doing it.  I will continue as long as I can and maybe LOL cut back a little each year.





I had to laugh at Kylee because she not only helps me with My weeding but she also has to work in their yard too.  She tells me when she gets her own place she is not planting any flowers - well we will see about that.  I can almost guarantee she will have as many if not more flower beds.  Its in the blood and there is no getting away from it.

So much has gone on since the 4th but that will be for another day to write about - today I'm headed off to Belleville for a quilt show.  And yes there will be pictures