Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pets on Quilts 2016

I know, I know--I said earlier this year that there would be no link-ups...but come on, Pets on Quilts? How can anyone resist that?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Birthday fun!

The middle of April was my birthday--my golden birthday to be exact--and the Hubster asked me a couple of weeks prior what I wanted to do. At first I said I didn't want to do anything special and ... POOF! ... the light bulb clicked on.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Change is constant

There’s been a lot of buzz over the last few weeks in the quilting universe. Three major organizations announced huge decisions: (1) F + W Media will cease publishing Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine following their next issue; (2) American Quilters Society will cease publishing books in 2017, and (3) International Machine Quilting Association, host of the Machine Quilters’ Showcase, will fold.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Girl Gang Retreat Recap

It was a fabulous time...and also bittersweet. This was our last gathering at this particular venue.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


I am so excited (can you tell?)--the annual Girl Gang retreat is less than two short weeks away. And I just found out this past week that I could go--we're short-handed on staff at the moment at work and the boss wasn't too happy about both paralegals being away. But he knew how important it was to me and told me, "You have to go."


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

We typically don't do much for Valentine's Day; a few years ago we started a tradition of eating in instead of fighting for reservations at a swanky fine dining establishment. We get to dress in whatever fashion we choose (usually sweat pants and t-shirts), we can eat and drink as much as we want (!), and the food is always fabulous. This is what we had for dinner:
Tuscan Ribeye, baked potatoes (white for Hubster, sweet for me), roasted cauliflower
Recipe for the steak is at We were supposed to have roasted Brussel sprouts, but Hubster forgot to pick them up at the store this morning. We're having roasted cauliflower instead. (I LOVE roasted vegetables.)

What the Hubster did pick up today was this lovely:
Notice the quilt books in the background...
The color is gorgeous. He wants me to take it to the office because it's so blah and needs a shot of color. I am happy to oblige.

And this is what I made for him - a mug rug for work (I guess office was the theme this year?):
My hot red chili pepper heart!
It's not perfect; this is my first attempt at improvisational piecing. I have to tell you that when I was working on it yesterday, the euphoria settled in and it was a wonderful afternoon. I'll be doing that again soon! Everything came out of my fabric cave for this one. Here's a couple of shots from when I remembered to take photos while I was working on it:
Whacking away...
Ready for quilting
Hope you're having a wonderful day, and if you're able to, GO QUILT!