Monday, January 19, 2015

A moment on Monday with Nancy January 19



Hello everyone!  It's hard to believe it's been a week since I last chatted.  It's been a busy week.  I've been trying to get everything caught up before Bob and I leave next week for Texas.  And I have been able to get a lot done, but...."it" hit me!  Ideas and inspiration for a new project!  Of all times...I really don't have time to start a new project but when "it" hits you, there is no other choice but to go with "it"!  Plus,  I LOVE starting new projects. :) I can't wait to share pictures with you.  It's black, white and peacock.  All solids.  I usually don't work much with solids but I do like the way they look with the right project. :)

I've been busy working on "the bag" and writing down instructions.  Hopefully we will be offering a class for "the bag" this spring.  We got in the cutest fabric and I just had to use it.  The colors are so bright and cheerful. I love it!



Another project I've been wrapping up is a Sandy Gervais layer cake pattern, The Same But Different, using Rambling Rose Layer Cake and yardage.  Really cute and it just happens to be one of my favorite fabric lines.  


So many new things going on at Stitchin Tree and The Quilters Cottage.  I hate to leave with so many exciting things happening! Like I said, Bob and I are leaving for Texas next week and won't be back until March!  There is no telling what Teresa will be up to while I'm gone.  But I will be sure and let you all know what I'm doing while in Texas. :)  I plan on taking hand projects to keep me busy.  Who knows, maybe I can get closer to finishing a project.  : /  

My very best to you all,
Happy Quilting,
Nancy


Monday, January 12, 2015

Moments on Monday January 12, 2015



Happy Birthday Teresa!!!!  Happy Birthday Teresa

Today, January 12, is Teresa's birthday.  Try and stop by anytime this week to wish her Happy Birthday.  This afternoon we should have cake but it probably won't last long. :)




Happy New Year everyone!!! It's amazing how fast time passes.  I haven't shared anything with y'all since last year!  (teeheehee)  Bob and I had a quiet time at home wishing in the New Year this year.  But we did manage to stay awake until midnight. :)

So many things going on I don't know where to start.....hmmm....oh yeah, Teresa had us (the girls) out to the cottage for a little one day retreat.  We always have such fun. We all had an assignment for a
new quilt design that Teresa is working on.





I can't wait to see what Teresa is going to do with this. :)

I finally got my laundry room project done.  My laundry room is upstairs and is really a nice size room. Over time it became a real mess, as it was used as my closet that just happened to have a washer and dryer in it.  Oh yeah...it also had a clothes rack that kept falling over, a chair and an ironing board.  Well, you all knows what happens when you have a chair handy....yep, everything gets tossed on and over that as well  as the ironing board. I didn't think to take a picture until I had it halfway cleared out 




Of course in this picture you don't get to see how really bad is was. And now......











It sure makes me feel a lot better. :)

Now that is done I must concentrate on my sewing room.  I was really surprised how easy those shelves were to put up...hmmm....maybe I need some in my sewing room.  Speaking of sewing room... I just finished the cutest new baby quilt for the shop.  You are actually  getting a sneak peak. We will be kitting this quilt and did I say, it's a real cutie?  See for yourself



I'm working on another bag with the cutest fabric. Just in time for spring/summer. I'll share that next time.   I am working on the pattern to share.  

Wishing you all the best,
Happy Quilting,

Nancy











Monday, December 22, 2014

A moment on Monday with Nancy

My oh my!  Where has the time gone?  I've been so busy getting things ready for Christmas I haven't even had a chance to check in with all of you.  But then y'all may not have had a chance to check in with me either.  I truly do love this time of year.  More so this year than in times past.  Must be that getting older helps you to look at things a lot differently.  There are times when I actually believe I know whats really important and let everything else go.  Which brings me to my next paragraph!

You all know what the holidays are like.  You have a room (or two) thats falling down around you and you are oblivious to it because you are focussed on what is really important.....Like making your first ever....wait for it....SOCK MONKEY! I have had so much fun making this one that I am convinced that the next ones will even be better because I won't have such a time restraint.



Ready to wrap up for grandson in Colorado. :)





I know that sock monkeys aren't the most important thing in life, but yesterday for me it was. The time I spent making that monkey brought me real joy. :)

Here's to hoping you all the Merriest of Christmas's!!!! 

My best to you all,
Happy Quilting,
Nancy




Monday, December 1, 2014

A Moment on Monday with Nancy

Whew!!!  What a whirlwind Thanksgiving!  We made a big circle visiting kids, grandkids and even a sister!  And boy did I have fun!  I even got to visit a quilt store in Albuquerque!  So much fun but it went way too quick!  My mother used to say that her kids are catching up to her......well I now really know what she meant.  How in the heck did my kids get so old?  heheheheh

While in Oklahoma I was able to visit with a sister.  That doesn't happen often at all.
Here we are....me my sister and one of my daughters
(even captured my two year old grandson)
How fun it was to see everything through the eyes of a two year old for a day!  He gets around at top speed and reminded me why a momma needs to be young!

I sure am anxious to get back to the shop tomorrow. Teresa is back and I can't wait to hear about her travels.  Plus, it's always like Christmas there after I've been away for a while. So many new things to look at.  I'm working on a new project at the store and I love the layer cake I'm using.  It shouldn't take me too much longer before I'm far enough on it to share pictures.

You know, as much fun as it is to go and visit relatives, it always feels so good to get back home and back to a routine. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  

My very best to you all,
Happy Quilting,
Nancy


Monday, November 24, 2014

A moment on Monday With Nancy

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Bob and I are on our way to New Mexico to spend with family. Yay! We get to see a grandchild!
Of course Bob's way to New Mexico is through Denver so we can go to a Bronco game. And boy what a game it was too! Just a little cold but such an exciting game.
While driving I did get a project finished. A gift for a new baby.

Before we left I was able to finish a little disappearing 4 patch from a Marmalade charm pack by
Moda.

How cute is that? ( I think it's now time to find a new pattern.)

We've been busy at the shop. Teresa should be back next week. We've been busy finding room for all the new fabric that has been coming in. I'm anxious to hear all the things Teresa has been up to in Australia. My mind is going all over the place with new projects and I have to use so much self control reminding myself of things I really need to finish before I can start something new. (well a couple anyway)

One thing I have always wanted to do was a Cathedral Window quilt.  I saw a few at Festival and it managed to stir that longing again.But can you blame me?

All done by hand
Its so colorful. I actually have a collection of fabrics 
I've started for this quilt. The colors aren't exactly the same...( It's in my closet.:)

Here's hoping you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful. I know I do. :) If you are traveling, safe travels. My very best to you all!

Happy Quilting,
Nancy









Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We made it to Houston and closed 2014 Market. Now we are organizing and getting things ready for Festival.  We had a great trip down.

That was last Monday.  We were so tired and that's all I wrote before falling asleep.  We had a great Market and a wonderful time at festival.  We are traveling right now as I write and we are now in Oklahoma. (my home state.  We were able to stop on the way down and have lunch with my daughter Amy.


Then it was back on the road to Houston. Made it with minimal stops and on of those stops just had to be at Quilts on Main in Holton, Kansas.  (Of course nobody was there because it was at 10:30 p.m.)


Quilt market and Festival is always great. I was able to make lots of new friends and get lots of new ideas.  I'll be sharing some of those ideas with you in the next few weeks.  Teresa and I made it back home safely and was able to fit (don't ask me how) everything in the car and then some.


As you can see we had very little room or anything else.  

I'm looking forward to sharing all my "finds" with you all.  Until next week, Happy Quilting!

My very best to you all,
Nancy


Monday, October 20, 2014

Moments on Monday with Nancy

Hello there.  What a week!  And.....it's here.....time for Fall Market and Festival in Houston.  Teresa and I will leave tomorrow after we close up the store.  We've been busy getting everything ready to go.


This is one of the kits we're taking with us. The kit has two yards of fabric cut into 3" squares
I love how she packaged it, complete with pattern.  We will be playing our traders dice again which is always a lot of fun.

Well this past week was Mardi and Me club.  They worked with drunkards path templates and Teresa demonstrated the coolest presser foot for curved piecing.  I just had to get one myself and am anxious to use it.  (I have a pickle dish kit in my closet)

This is the project Teresa demonstrated for Mardi and Me Club using that special presser foot.  How cool is that!

Tonight I'm getting a lasagne ready for Bob to bake while I'm gone. (That should last him a few days while I'm gone) The next time you hear from me will be from Texas.  I hope to have some really neat pictures to share with you. Until then....my very best to you all.

Happy Quilting,
Nanc