Wednesday, May 25, 2022


 or Hot-lanta which is what my husband calls it.  I visited the Bullock Hall Quilting Guild and I stayed with my friend, Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting.  We had a such a good time.

Being an Olympics fan, it was fun to see the Torch in city on the way to Diane's home.
Diane had a beautiful room for  me which was a quiet retreat and so pretty.  Complete with beautiful quilts - of course!
This one was on my bed - so fresh and pretty.
I love Diane's color sense and her use of different blocks.
My room came with treats and snacks.  It was Heaven.  Thank you Diane!  I made best friends with Rumi her new golden puppy.  It was love at first sight (don't tell coco!)
I taught my Liberated Houses Workshop and we had a great day.  So many great ideas and everyone caught right on.
It was wonderful to meet the guild members and get to know them.  What a lovely group of women!
One student, Helga, brought a line drawing she created of her house and was making great progress on a special house quilt. Wow!
After my lecture and a wonderful lunch Diane took me to Thread  Bare Fabrics.  Let's just say, if you want it....they have it......somewhere.
If your guild is meeting in person again, they can find my info at:  

For my nature walking friends, Barbara S. and Gladi P. I spotted several Jack in the Pulpits a couple of weeks ago.
I also found this beautiful nest that had fallen out of a tree after a windy storm.  It was so small and sweet.
For  my Foodie friends, near and far I made Polish Stuffed Cabbage and it was fabulous!
Here is the recipe I used:  Grandma's Golumpki  The only changes I made to the recipe was that I used Campbell's Tomato Soup and no water along with the large can crushed tomatoes for the sauce. I did not add lemon zest to the meat.
Dill?  what the heck? no thanks.

I'll be back before you know it.  I actually mean it this time.
Hope you are all staying well and happy.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Hey Hey It's May

It's Not Pie!
  When my friend Nancy Strife first said this expression I didn't really get it.   The concept is so simple and clear.   I really changed the way I thought about things.  It is a sentiment that I wish would take deeper root here in America (again).

I machine quilted it with variegated thread.
When finish I felt it fought a little with the liberated lettering, so I filled in all spaces, essentially doubling the quilting.   I like it better, what do you think?
I used this large bright floral on the back.
I decided to finish it with a facing.  I tried this method with triangles in the corners that I found on YouTube.  It was okay.  If you have a good method please share a link with me.  I want to get better at this technique.

Crazy photo of my cat, Nutmeg.
She likes to go out my sewing room window and watch the birds.  Yikes.   I'm always afraid she'll get picked off by a hawk or fall.  The yard is like 3 stories down.  I've put the screens back in.
I hit a milestone playing Wordle.   My stats will never look like this again.  I hope I haven't jinxed myself.
I'm off to Atlanta to stay with Diane of Butterfly Threads Quilting and do a program and teach in person for her guild later this week!   It is so nice to be getting together with guilds again.
I wish you a happy week.