Monday, July 28, 2014

Moments on Monday July 28, 2014

Hey there!  We just got back from Ragbrai late Saturday night and it's taking me a while to adjust to living like a normal person again. Sleeping in a tent for 6 nights is nothing I would like to make permanent. But it was a lot of fun and it's wonderful to be  back home.

Isn't this crazy?  There were so many people all week long. My three riders made it safe and sound.

Bob and I had a great time hanging out at the concert in Mason City Wednesday night. The crowd is amazing and it wasn't too hot.

Had a great time during the week but I only got to visit two quilt shops and didn't have a chance to work on any projects. Poor me!!! But I did manage to find two new projects to work on soon. :) 

I'm anxious to get to the quilt shop tomorrow and see what new things Teresa has added.  I would love to see what y'all have been working on. (or at least hear about it) 

Until next time...happy quilting,  Nancy 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Moments on Monday July 14, 2014

Hi everyone!  Hope everyone had a good week.  I know I did!  I had three projects  on my list of things I wanted to get done before RAGBRAI  next week and I got them all done.!!  Imagine that. Sounds like a reason to celebrate to me. ;)

Remember last week I told you I'd have pictures of my latest quilt....Well ..... I have it ready to put on the quilter. :) This quilt is from the same book as the Princess Quilt from last week, Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids by Janet Pittman. I had such a fun time putting this together with the different characters driving the vehicles.  This is for my grandson's second birthday.  (any excuse to make a quilt) Teresa and I will look for a cute themed motif for the quilter to quilt this.  I'm anxious to get it quilted.  He not only loves trucks (like most two year olds) but he LOVES Dora, so it should be fun to see his reaction. :)

Tomorrow I get to visit a grade school friend who is on her way from Oklahoma City to Sioux Falls.  She is an avid Snoopy collector and guess what I have in my stash?!!!....Yep...Snoopy fabric complete with a little Woodstock.  Teresa has the free pillowcase pattern on her web site and I thought that would be a perfect project to sew up in honor of our meeting! ;) 

I wish I would have taken some pictures of the beautiful new fabric Teresa has gotten in at the shop. All I can say is OMG!!! is it ever beautiful. She has some fun stuff in too!  Like this bicycle fabric that I made the cutest bag out of...(third project)

We are finally getting caught up with our quilting in the shop and actually have a quicker turn around time than we normally have.  That's good for you who have a project you need to have quilted soon.

Next week I will be driving the Sag Wagon on RAGBRAI.  For those of you who don't know what RAGBRAI is, it's a bicycle ride that a bunch of crazy people go on that takes them across the state of Iowa.  It usually starts in a town that is located on the Missouri on the West side of the state and ends up on a town that is on the Mississippi on the East side of the state. It lasts the entire week and I will be driving the support vehicle.  (I find the camp sight, yes I said camp complete with tents)  Hopefully I will be able to share some fun pictures with you at our next meeting.

Until next very best to you all,    Nancy

Monday, July 7, 2014

Moments on Monday

Hello everyone! Nancy here and I'm back! Actually I never left but crazy busy just like everyone else. I'm working on my fourth quilt since January and if that isn't enough to keep me busy, Teresa has upped and moved the shop! But I'm sure y'all know that already.

First I want to talk about me and what I have been doing at home. Like I said, I have finished some quillts and a table runner with matching napkins just in time for the Fourth of July! Imagine that!  I was able to put to good use Teresa's 60 degree angle table runner pattern. How cute is that?!!!

Last October at Quilt Market in Houston, I came across a book by Janet Pittman with the cutest patterns.  I couldn't resist the Paisley Princess quilt that I made for my two year old granddaughter Lola.  (she's such the diva)
I think it was a hit!

OK.....enough about me and what I've been up to at home, now let's get on to the good stuff.
If you haven't been to the new shop, you should really try and make it out.  It's such a beautiful drive and Teresa is always getting in new things.   I'm working one day a week and one Saturday a month which makes it like Christmas sometimes.  Last week we got in seven boxes!! There was some really gorgeous fabric.  I can't wait to see what we're going to do with it all.  What fun!

                                                The new Janice Vaine books are in!!!!!!!!

 I've been practicing my fans that Janice demonstrates by using the back basting method of appliqué for the Running Stitcher club.
 I'm looking forward to getting started on the embroidery stitches that Janice so clearly illustrates throughout her book.  We meet the first Tuesday of every month from 1:00 to whenever. (usually it's until 3:00 or 4:00) If you are at all interested in crazy quilting or are working on any hand work, come learn with us.  We would love to have you join us.  If you can make it, please give us a call so we'll know how many to expect.

Well....I'd better get busy here.  It was fun visiting with you. I just started another project, another appliqué. I'll have pictures next week. See you then!

                                                               My best to you all,    Nancy