A bit of this and a bit of the other!!

Time just keeps marching on… Fall is in the air. It’s super to be able to have the windows open and not need the air conditioning on!

Can it be only three weeks ago I was in Dallas with temperatures over 100 degrees every day?

I spent four days in Irving for the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo. I was back in my hotel room after a busy first day when I realized I hadn’t taken any pictures. I didn’t do too much better the other days. Here’s Marcia giving us the run down on our Pfaff sewing machines in one class!

My sewing machine classses were all full with someone sat at every machine!I taught a couple of walking foot classes and a free motion class. These students were working on their free motion stitches…Everyone always like to get a close look at the class samples! It was an action packed few days. I’m looking forward to joining the OSQE folks again in November in Novi for another full schedule of classes. If you are going to be in the Detroit area you can find the details here.


I returned home and got to work in my sewing room, something I don’t always make time to do. I have a deadline but I can’t show you what I have been working on, other than this one bad picture of the back of one small project!!


And then I went shopping for some very important visitors. Emily refers to me as “grandma with the treats” so I didn’t want to let her down. What do you think? Joanne and the children were only in the house for two days. The children don’t stay still for long 🙂

Here’s Teddy trying on my cat ears…While Bonnie and Emily strung beads.It was very quiet when they left.


I have some Sue Spargo wool kits in my pop up shop and I decided to stitch a sample this week. It said it was a pincushion but I decided the little Circle Play piece would look good on a Yazzii pouch. I didn’t follow the embellishment instructions exactly but I was very happy with how it came out. (that’s a lot of bullion stitches!)


I taught at the Creative Spark Finishing Fest on Thursday. There were 700 students signed up for the extravaganza. My contribution was half an hour of Walking Foot Fun. Thursday evening I zoomed with the members of the Evening Star Quilters of Mineola, New York! Tomorrow I have a full day of Walking Foot Quilting with the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. My Zoom Studio is all set up, ready to go.


If you have been thinking you want to try some walking foot quilting I do have an opportunity to share with you. My Quilting Daily online workshop is going live next week. It’s $60 for over three hours of recorded instruction. It was taped while I still had braces back in 2017 but it’s all good stuff. I answer questions and comments for the month the class is running and then you can continue to watch for ever! If you want to find out more the link is here.


And that’s me, more or less up to date for now. This time of year I seem very scattered. It really is a bit of this AND a bit of the other!!