Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Conair Travel Iron

 Sometimes you just have to have
a quilt notion 
because it's
cute
Then when you discover
it's 
practical
you smile even more.
My friend Denise brought her

EZ Press 
Hand Held Steam Iron
by Conair

to class 
and I knew I wanted to order one, too.
Love the Aqua color
(*I admit, that is what sold me first :)
and Travel Size
Just perfect for taking to classes
with my small 
8 3/4" X 11 3/4" Fold Away
Cutting and Pressing Station
by Omnigrid
As you know, often at quilt classes you do not have
a lot of room at your table.
These nest snugly right next to my machine
and are convenient for working on blocks.
The Conair Iron
was $23.95 with free shipping 
from Amazon.com
The Omnigrid Mat
can also be ordered from Amazon.com

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sew A Modern Home Quilt Book

 As I have mentioned in previous posts,
I have had an opportunity to get to know
Melissa Lunden 
this last year 
through working with her on a few quilt projects.
Melissa just published her first book
Quilts and More for Every Room
and asked me to participate in her Blog Tour
and Give Away
(which I was very happy to do)
Yesterday as I opened my mail
I received my very own copy
as a gift.
Thank You Melissa!
 There are so many fun projects in this book
I almost don't know which one I would like to make first.
But, probably my favorite,
which was chosen for the cover 
is
Dancing Chevrons
It looks fairly easy to construct
and could be made in any color pallet
to match a room.
Now on my To-Do list.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Kitschy Scissors

"Kitschy Scissors"
as opposed to 
"Kitchen Scissors"
*Austin, Texas
Definition of Kitschy (noun)
"Things (such as movies or works of art)
that are of low quality
and that many people
find amusing and enjoyable."
Well, If the scissors fit, 
wear them :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Those Mesa Ladies/ August

 Yesterday was my favorite day of the month
A day to quilt 
with 
Those Mesa Ladies
Amanda brought her latest Work In Progress
This month we met in the cultural hall of the church
while electrical work was being done
through out the building.
We each bring our own projects to work on.
Most bring
Show and Tell
Peg just got her Block of The Month quilt
back from the quilter.
Right away she threw it into the washer and dryer
making it nice and soft and cuddly.
Peg also just finished her
Quilty Fun Sampler
designed by Lori Holt/ Bee In My Bonnet
The back is as cute as the front.
Christine worked on binding her latest.
 The back is a soft Minky
Peg and Christine
I feel so honored to be part of this Mesa Quilt group.
The ladies are very generous and giving.
Peg brought us each a gift
of homemade 
"Blessing Bread"

 The message was so sweet
that it brought tears to our eyes.
We all have our challenges
and could use an extra Blessing.
A lot more than quilting 
goes on when we meet together.
 Each year on this day
As a family tradition,
Peg makes bread in honor of her mother's birthday.
A gift to offer
comfort, peace, love and hope 
to those who receive it.
Thank you Peg for always knowing how to 
be a friend.
And, as always
the luncheon was absolutely delicious.
Steph and Karen
provided
Hawaiian sliders * recipe HERE
Veggies and Dip
Watermelon
Homemade Salsa and Chips
Carmelitas (dessert)
and Lemonade.
The 11 (yes 11!) Electricians in the building came by
and mentioned how good the kitchen smelled.
Stephanie in her generosity
fed them all Hawaiian Sliders.
Can you see why I admire these ladies so much?