Half Way Through April Already!!

It’s been too long since I caught up… I was going to get to it and then I got a cold… The cold is now gone and I’ve run out of excuses…

So here goes!

The Wooly Bee in Batavia (postponed from February) was a lot of fun. The ladies produced a list of embellishment stitches they wanted to brush up on and we worked our way throughout them… from drizzle stitches to turkey work, with all sorts of challenges in between.

Some of them kept talking while they had their pictures taken,

DSC07662 and some posed ever so nicely.

DSC07664 DSC07665 The ladies treated me very well. I hope I will be seeing them again before too long.

The segments on QATV series 1300 are continuing to be aired. Here I am making yo-yos while Pokey watches carefully.



Then I was off to Morris to the Pieces From the Heart Quilt Guild. It was easy to find my way south to Morris but once there…? I’m not sure who decided that pretty street signs were the way to go but they are impossible to read while keeping up with the flow of traffic… After a while I just turned right and lo and behold I’d chosen the right street! NO judgement involved I assure you.

The ladies gathered ready to listen(?),

DSC07679 I set my goodies out,

DSC07680 and we all learnt a  little about The Language of Flowers.

Here are the quilters examining the quilts after my talk.

DSC07682 There was some colorful show and tell to enjoy.

DSC07692 Getting home was easy peasy! I had a lovely note from the program chair afterwards. The quilts are all now relaxing on a spare bed before I take them to Sandwich on Monday!


Next up was Riverwalk‘s philanthropy sew-in. I took a few minutes off from stitching pillowcase seams to snap a few pictures. This is Sandy, smiling at her machine.

DSC07746 We completed well over 100 pillowcases for donation. Here are just a few.

DSC07749 PAQA was the next day. As usual there was lots to inspire and instruct. Roberta had taken a fancy to my table runner design at the retreat and made a similar one in her own color palette.



Meanwhile, back at home I have been working on all sorts of things that I have to keep to myself at the moment. It is very difficult for me to keep my own secrets secret. If you tell me yours that is one thing, but mine… Oh well. For now this will have to suffice to show you that my sewing machine has been humming and my rotary cutter trimming…



I entered my quilt The Long Winter in a quilt show last night, 45 minutes before the deadline… but I think Spring is finally here!


The daffodils survived the snow last Monday. A promise of things to come?

Happy Easter!