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I love.... God, hubby, my posse of kids, wool, jelly beans, quilting, my Canon 50d, watermelon, fabric, Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, TastyCakes, my Bunco girls, laughing, my chickens, antique quilts, buttons, sewing, photography, freshly bathed babies, camping, the sound of snow falling at night, Fiestaware, Elm Creek Quilt books, and a whole lot more! I am a Pastor's wife,a homeschooling mom, a proud Navy mom, and am just downright busy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Little Blue House Quilt Camp

Chicklet and I drove out to the West End last week for some R & R, quilt-style.  We went to Montrose on Friday, for Friday Night Sew-In with Dinner!  We had a great time visiting with the gals at Ladybugz Quilt Company, our FAV store!

We spent the night quilting away.... Chicklet made a bag and I worked on a quilt I started last year.  We hung out at Kristi's house overnight, and then back to Ladybugz on Saturday for coffee and visiting.  We went for a fabulous walk along the Uncompagre River.  We hurried back to the quilt store to meet Carol H, who was bringing us Bear Dog.  If you haven't been privy to our dog saga this summer, count your blessings!  And I'll spare you the gory details now!
 Chicklet poses, one more time!

Hello, I am BearDog!

Autumn Stars at Night

Me, Lori, and Krist at the Little Blue House

Autumn Stars at Night, Bed Runner, This 'n That

Kristi and her Paris Bag

Kristi drove back to the West End with us late afternoon, and Lori joined us later on for 2 nights/days of sewing/quilting/eating/seussjuce/laughing, etc, at the Little Blue House and we had a blast. I finished the quilt mentioned above... it will be for Hunk #2's 18th bday coming up.  I finally got the binding on the Colorado Kaleidescope too!  I layered Hunk #4's quilt and quilted it. All I need to do is add the binding and that's done!

Chicket and I are hanging out at Auntie & Uncle's big white house tonight.... our plumbing is totally messed up at the Little Blue House. The plumbers come early in the morning, woo hoo!  It's back to the desert on Thursday! We're missing our Hunks!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Antique Mall Find!

My girlfriend Tami tool me out the other day for a belated b-day celebration! We had lunch and shopped at the Antique Mall, not too far away. I found this beautiful, vintage Yo Yo Quilt / Table Runner for $15. Fabrics dated to the 60's & early 70's.

I felt it was my duty to 'rescue' this top!
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Our Sailor came home on July 22 for a few weeks. He headed back to Annapolis this morning, while hunks # 2 & #3 started school.  Hunk #4 and Chicklet are blessed to be homeschooled, and double-blessed because I don't have my act together quite yet, as far as that goes!  I am working on it though.

Here's 2 pictures from last night... had the camera on timer. It's not great, photography-wise, but it's great because we're all in it!

Here's more of the clan!

That's all, folks!