Saturday, November 22, 2014

Top Soccer Shoot Out Ever

Mr. Cactus received two degrees from Brigham Young University.
That is one reason I love to watch 
Our Son-In-Law was a top Soccer player.
Now our Grandchildren, even at their young ages, are playing soccer too.
Top Soccer Shoot Out Ever
Scott Sterling, Face of Steel
Make sure to especially watch the very last play.
To watch more 
Studio C 
*I especially like their Hunger Games The Musical clips

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sew Kind of Wonderful Poinsettia Table Runner

 If you live here in the Phoenix Metro
we have a wonderful opportunity coming up
December 5th
Helen Robinson
Sew Kind of Wonderful 
fame will be teaching a class
on their
Poinsettia Table Runner 
Perfect project for the holidays.
Helen lives here in the area
and we feel privileged to 
have her teach at the store.
I heard that Sew Kind of Wonderful
really rocked recently at 
Pacific International and Houston
as they demoed their ruler and patterns.
 Kathy Pope 
put together this store sample
and she said the ruler
made the curves very easy to do.
I will be working on the day of
Helen's class and I'm excited to learn her techniques.
Mad B's Quilt and Sew

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Do You Know How To Use A Typewriter?

I know this will date me,
but, did any of you own a typewriter?
Do you know what they are?
Do you know how they work?
I never would have guessed that 
Typewriter quilt fabric
 could possibly be a mystery 
to the next generation.
Kids React To Typewriters
actually made me feel a little better.
This will probably be my one and only opportunity
to actually know more about 
how to use a device
than they do.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Kevrey's Signature Wedding Quilt

A few weeks ago I showed you the 
Signature Wedding Quilt
I made for our daughter Aubrey and 
her husband Kevin
Aubrey requested a quilt that could be signed instead of a guest book.
We decided upon a scrappy
X Plus Block pattern
We placed the quilt on a table right at the entrance
of the yard where the reception was held.
With nieces and nephews taking various shifts
to watch over the quilt
we encouraged the guests to leave 
their happy thoughts and congratulations.
For each block, I made a blue "Plus" center
as a nice spot for the messages
Micron pens
with permanent ink
were available on the table.
The pens do not bleed
are archival quality
and worked perfectly.
I've now touched them up with a hot iron,
which also helps set the ink.
These messages will bring such happy memories
in years to come.
The couple has received such love and support
as they begin their lives together.
Now they have a preserved memory
of children's signatures
from an age when they were learning to write their names.
And signatures of an older generation
who will someday pass on.
Aubrey and Kevin were very appreciative
of family and friends 
who traveled from long distances to attend their wedding.
Both sides of the family
came together in support of this marriage.
We like to call him "Kevin Heaven"
they adore our Aubrey, too.
Now when they walk in the door, we call them
by their blended nickname
Last night after a family dinner
and with the help of nephews
we placed the quilt over a chair
so Aubrey and Kevin could read their messages.
The top will now be sent off, along with the backing 
to the long arm quilter 
as the next step in
preserving these treasured memories.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mad B's Quilt and Sew

I have a new job 
I'm having fun!
I now work for Mad B's Quilt and Sew
in Mesa, Arizona
I have mainly been hired to help with Marketing
which will cover multiple tasks.
Owner MaDonna Baker opened the store
in January and has done so much already!
 There is a great selection from Traditional to Modern 
with over 2000 bolts of fabric.
A beautiful array of Batiks
A bright and happy store :)
Also a Bernina Dealer!
 In the last few weeks I have been working the floor
learning about products and classes.
One of my first assignments has been to post for their Facebook page
Please "Like" us and follow along at
Mad B's also has some terrific classes
I really enjoyed watching the ladies create
Art After Dark
recently taught by Jo Brickwell 
 On December 5th 
there will be a class with 
Helen Robinson
of Sew Kind of Wonderful fame.
She will be teaching this beautiful 
Poinsettia Table Runner
using her Quick Curve Ruler

So many fun things going on!
I will be sharing with you as I learn and experience 
all the happenings.
Come in and say hello if you are in the Phoenix Metro!