As you all know......
We all have busy lives!
I truly feel I cannot get things done I was able to get done a few years ago!
Surely, getting older has NOTHING to do with this????
Flying is really taking it's toll on me as of late. It's depressing.
The recent blogger woes of not being able to correspond with those who are directly
responsible for me being where I am today in the quilting world is really......well.....
aggravating! I am trying to fix the problem as prescribed by other bloggers. Please be patient with me as I enjoy communicating with you all.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7PM
Lecture / Trunk Show
Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild
Evans Recreation Center
1100 37th Street
Evans, CO 80620
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
String Star Workshop
Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild
Eaton Recreation Center
1675 3rd Street
Eaton, CO 80615
SO, what HAS been going on besides being on an airplane way too much as of late?
2018 Summer Session of
Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter
We are having a scrap block lotto each month
making a simple block that goes with that month's
birthstone color along with neutrals.
Above is a sampling of the double four patch blocks
quilters brought in for June.
This session of Scrap Club is focusing on the Lonestar Quilt.
It is time for me to play with some Kaffe Fassett
scraps and stash. Above and below
are some of my strips for making some
smaller Jelly Roll Lonestars.
We are using the free tutorials
from Jordan Fabrics as our inspiration.
The Jelly Roll Lonestar tutorial can be found
The regular Lonestar tutorial can be found
Father's Day with my Dad!
The entire Hee Haw gang came to the
Quilt Cave to celebrate Father's Day this year.
I made dinner for everyone, and we all had
a really nice visit. My niece is moving in order to
attend college, so a lot of shopping was dedicated to
buying her furnishings for her apartment.
A String Star Workshop with the Stitch'N'Time Quilt Guild
in Warrenton, Missouri.
These quilters worked really hard during this workshop.
It was a lot of fun getting to know them!
Thanks for hosting me!
I was also able to share my lecture/trunk show with the
Piecemaker's Quilt Club in St. Clair, Missouri.
What a crowd!
My friends Roxann and Mary Lee served as
I have to share this photo with you all.
During my lecture, I ask those quilters who
don't like or care to make scrap quilts, and this
quilter was adamant about that remark.
After I was finished speaking, she came up to me
and told me she couldn't wait to go home and make
a scrap quilt! Another convert! LOLOLOL
My friend, Priscilla in Connecticut has sent me many
friendship stars using chicken fabric!
I LOVE THESE!
Now, how shall I incorporate them into something?
I was able to visit briefly with my friend
as she visited the Kansas City area in June.
It is ALWAYS inspiring to see her work in person.
Talk about a busy person......I haven't a clue how she
gets done what she gets done!
Isn't this a lovely mess?
Sewing with abandon in the neutral strings....
ahhhhh.....how I wish I could just do this all day long
Scrap enhancements have come in from my friends
Linda and Cindy!
Lilly Mae and I thank you very much!
Lilly Mae was able to finish her first marathon with
my friend Mike. This was really special for him and her!
(For those of you who would actually think Lilly Mae
ran the entire marathon in the heat.....please understand she
only ran the last 50 yards across the finish line. LOL)
Mr. Valentino gave me the scare of my life recently.
As you may know, Valentino is at least 16 years old
and is diabetic.
His blood sugar is checked regularly.
However, the best made efforts for treatment don't always
ensure a crisis may not occur.
I had to rush him to the vet due to a
I can't thank my vet enough for taking
this situation under control, and helping
Valentino out so quickly.
Diabetes is so unpredictable at times.....especially in animals.
More monitored feedings and a different type of
insulin has made a wonderful difference for
my handsome boy.
My garden is doing well!
My tomato plants are almost as tall as me!
I am 6'1"!
I will be harvesting beans soon.
I have already been getting zucchini, squash,
These 2 beauties were pleasant surprises the other day
as I was tending to the garden.
I love Cherokee Purple tomatoes (on the left).
If you have never tried this variety, I encourage you to
do so. They have such a wonderful flavor, and the deep
purple color is enchanting!
Some new arrivals here at the Quilt Cave!
This little chick is so cute!
It stormed the day he/she hatched, so thus
it's name is Stormy. I hope it is a hen!
He/she has 5 brothers/sisters.
And here is the Chicken Pic for this post.....
Lucky is an Americauna mix rooster.
Look at his jaunty comb flounced over his head.
He sure is handsome, and is very......well.....Lucky!
He escaped the coop, and was gone for a few days.
I figured the worst......but, he reappeared!
It was quite a site recapturing him, but, all is well now.
He is very popular with the hens.
So now you know how he got his name!
Sorry again for the long time in between posts.....
Thanks for understanding......and...
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter