Saturday, September 17, 2016

Strawberry Season

Strawberries are ready!! I give you my finished bee block.  Adding to Cynthia's fall harvest of these big beautiful berries!!!  Happy jamming, snacking...or quilting!

What a fun block!

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Friday, September 9, 2016

September's Bee Block

Hi friends!
I'm so excited that it's my month!!!
Which block to choose...
You all have the Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt, so my block is going to be the strawberry.

I've cut all the pieces...

Packaged them and mailed them to you.
You should be receiving them tomorrow :)
I've been wanting to make this quilt for a while!
Thanks for helping me get it done :)

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Queen Bee for August

It's no surprise that as we get older time seems to move faster!! Right now, it feels like time is moving at hyper speed and I can't keep up without feeling tired!! Anyway, I'm grateful to be able to get up each day. Most days I SEW!! I continue to have very long lists of projects that I'm working on. I never seem to run out of projects and I can't seem to stop adding new ones. I think I may have a problem but, it's a HAPPY problem, Lol. I'm sure many of you can relate to my excitement over having lots of fun projects that keep me busy!! I LOVE this CREATIVE Community that WE GET to ENJOY and that I can't seem to get enough of!!

Here's a little bit about me. I chose this picture because it's my husbands favorite. It was taken 3 years ago right around the time my husband lost his job of 20 years. We had just sold our home of 15 years and we were living in temporary housing while building a small townhouse. That's when we received this unsettling news. Long story short, we took a job in Florida and lived there for 22 months before taking a promotion with the same company to Texas. We are trying to move closer to our family in Utah and California. We love being here in Texas and it makes it's more drive-able and the flights take half as long and cost us less. We have loved every minute of the 7 months we've been here and look forward to being here until my husband retires then we hope to move back to Utah to be near our loved ones.

15 Things you may or may not KNOW about ME:

1. Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
2. One of four siblings. (Tim, Kim, Leah, Robbie)
3. Moved to Utah with my Family in 1970
4. Lived in New Zealand with my mom's sister's family during Junior year of High School
5. Graduated from Orem High School in 1979
6. Worked as a Travel Agent for 10 years
7. Married my sweetheart, Mark in 1982
8. 1st child born on my birthday in December of 1983
9. Mark graduated BYU and we moved to Fremont, California in August 1985
10. We had two more children while living in California for 13 years
11. Moved back to Utah in August of 1998
12. Spring of 1999 we welcomed our 4th child
13. Moved to Windermere, Florida in March of 2014
14. Moved to Texas January of 2016
15. I have Maori & Scottish heritage on my mother's side, English & German on my Father's side

Fun Accomplishments Over the Years:

I've hesitated posting this because I'm embarrassed to share these accomplishments with you but it serves as a reminder to me that I've had opportunities to share (sometimes I forget) and I've made an efforts (here and there) to contribute to "Our Creative Community" which I LOVE SO VERY MUCH!!

I admire ALL of you for what you've accomplished and for the many hours
with which you TEACH, and SERVE, and GIVE BACK to OTHERS.

Keep it Up Ladies!!
I See (and ENJOY) Your Many Gifts and TALENTS!

Also, let this serve as a REMINDER to EACH OF US!!
It's ONE of my MANY favorite quotes and it's helped me over the years.

Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
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Let the Embarrassment Begin... Lol...

Designed 5 Tole Painting Books for Provo Craft 1992-1997

Designed 9 projects for Moda Bakeshop
Starting from 2009



Designed 2 Projects in "Fresh Fabric Treats" May 2011

Designed 1 Block for "Modern Block" November 2011

Designed Quilt for
American Patchwork and Quilting December 2011
I was surprised and excited when I was told that my quilt had been chosen as a shared cover Which means that half of the published magazines had my quilt on the cover and the other half would have another quilt on the cover. I don't think they've done that before or since, at least that I know of.

Thanks for humoring me and I hope you still like me. Lol.
You can tell I'm over thinking this, Right?

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better!!

A Little Gift to You from Me!

I've sent each of you an email for a pattern I designed for the Pincushion of the Month Class I taught while working at Just Sew in Highland, Utah before we moved to Florida. I hope you enjoy it and I would love to see pictures if you ever decide to make it.

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