Sunday, March 19, 2017

I'm Sorry............

Quilters and friends...........
I can't say anything but, 


Life has intervened!

I promise you's just I haven't a spare 
moment anymore!

I am working to get things done around the 
Quilt Cave.
And, working towards things I want for the
Quilt Cave.

As you all know I am NOT 
tech savvy, nor do I really want to be,
 so I don't travel with a computer.

All I can do is apologize for not
blogging regularly.....however,
blogging should return more to normal
in a week or two.

Please forgive me, and we will pick up
where we left off when I get back from

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February......where did it go?????

Hey Everybody!

Am I lost?

Did we lose a month of the year this year?????

This can't be March already, right?

February.........I love it for so many reasons, and I also despise it for a multitude of reasons!

It is inevitable that I get swamped in February, and I owe you all a HUGE apology for not
keeping my blog running last month.  I had every good intention....however, intentions don't make up for being consumed with other duties.

What exactly have I been up to in February????

Let's take a looksie!

Most of my February was spent
I was usually in an airport, airplane, flight attendant lounge,
or car travelling to and from an airport!
The other free moments were spent behind a computer
doing flight attendant training modules that had to be accomplished
before I did an entire day of hands on flight attendant training.
This is a yearly thing and it has to happen during my hire month
which is February.

I have been flying for 16 years now!
How did that happen?

My Lil' Sugar Doll turned 19!!!!!
How did THAT happen?
As most of you know, February is full of 
birthdays for my family!
Family obligations will ALWAYS take precedence.

So I had flight attendant training......
I had family gatherings.......
I had.............

Some interesting new additions to the Quilt Cave!

Any guesses????

Are these little ducklings not the most adorable
creatures you have ever seen?
Or do you think baby chicks are?
I can't decide which is cuter?!?!?!
These Khaki Campbell ducklings will
be a welcomed addition here.
They will be added to help maintain my
vegetable garden this year!
Ducks are great at eating bugs in your garden,
and they don't scratch up the plants like a chicken will.
This, again, is an experiment, and we shall see how it goes?
I have 13 ducklings in all!
I drove 3 hours to get this particular breed
which are great egg layers as well!
Their pick up date was all built around their hatch date
as I picked them up at 1 day old.
I can't wait to keep you all up to date on these babies!

The 3 Amigos????

Oh, they are doing great!
Fully feathered, they have moved to a larger brooder in my detached garage.
I truly think these little ones are going to be roosters.
If this is true, they will still find their place here.
More chicken eggs will be incubated soon!

That must've hurt!
Look at the size of that egg!
I have a couple of ISA Brown hens that lay
these ginormous eggs from time to time.
The water on them is because I always wash my eggs.
Just like fabric pre-washing for's a choice,
and my choice is to always wash the eggs I consume.
Anyone want an omelet????

This is a WONDERFUL gift from Cheryl of 
When she visited me in early January she shared
that this was on it's way to me.
She and I share a love of vintage machines.
This is a 1/4" foot for one of my Featherweights!
Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much Cheryl!
How thoughtful of you!

This beautiful table runner was also in the package from Cheryl!
It is absolutely perfect for the Quilt Cave!

I LOVE the fabrics!
Look at those eggs and chickens!
She even shared that she used some scraps
in the making of it!

And before you all think I didn't get any sewing in....
I worked on these blocks during my overnights in my hotel room.
And, I was able to assemble the top half of the 
wedding quilt I am working on.
The bride's favorite color is green.....
the groom's is yellow.
This is Bonnie Hunter's
It is a free pattern on her blog.
I am making it in a barn raising setting.

So, are we gonna have Scrap Club on my blog?

Are we all gonna have to roll with the punches when it comes to my schedule?

I am in the process of finalizing everything for you all, and I apologize for that.
But, I want this to be great for all concerned parties!

So, the first thing............

How do you manage your scraps?
Do you organize them in a certain way?
By color?
By Size?
By intended project?
Do you store scraps and stash together?

Is the way you currently organize your
scraps and stash working for you?

If it is........GREAT!
But, I may have a few tips and tricks I do
for my scrap organization that may help you?

Take for instance..........

This organizational system would NEVER work for me!

But, this kind of organizing would!
Being able to VISUALLY SEE what you have
to work with helps greatly
for so many reasons!

Start thinking about being able to SEE
the potential in your scraps.
The colors!

That is what we will be exploring next time
on this blog edition of Scrap Club
hosted by your's truly!

Thanks for sticking with me!
Thanks for being a friend!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter