Thursday, August 28, 2014

Leader & Ender Lozenge Challenge Update!

There is a lot of Leader & Ender Lozenge-ing happening in between the seams at Quilt Villa!

It occurred to me that we haven’t had an update for a while…how are yours coming?

I know several fell so head over heels with this project that they dove right in and finished it within weeks.

((That is NOT a Leader & Ender project at that point, so I hope they had something ELSE they were using on the side!))

You will find all the details of the Leader & Ender Lozenges challenge under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.  Just scroll down to L!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday on the Porch!

I had very busy legs today as you can see!

I pulled the treadle out onto the front porch, and Sadie and I spent about 8 hours just loving the beautiful day. 

Did it get warm?

Yes, but the porch is shaded, and the ceiling fans add a nice breeze.  Our humidity is way down today, so it was very pleasant.

Having all the blocks cut out meant that I could just sit and sew to my heart’s ((And feet’s!)) content!

What a perfect August day.  Balm for my soul!

Quilt Show, the BOARD GAME!! GIVE-AWAY!

If you want a really FUN game for your retreat or small group gathering….you have GOT to pick up  QUILT SHOW, a board game by the wonderful Judy Martin and her hubby Steve Bennett!

When they sent me a sample game to try, I knew that bringing it up here for my cabin time with friends would be the perfect time to try it out.

You can have 2 to 4 players, and the game can last anywhere from about 35 minutes to an hour depending on how you play and how many players there are.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 26th–National Dog Day!

Photo: Loving some front porch tome with #sadiejaner. #quilt #quilting #patchwork #quiltville #bonniekhunter #quiltvilla

 I just NOW found out that today, August 26th is NATIONAL DOG DAY.

I guess that explains why Sadie was so disgusted with us…we didn’t heap praises and gifts of adoration ((And people food)) on her ---


Well, TONYA sewed.  On a secret project.  That I am sworn not to divulge.  So I won’t.

But it is fabulous!

As for me….I was bitten by the cutting bug.  And when the cutting bug hits it must be obeyed.

Sewing Box Kite Blocks!

This was last night’s LAST BLOCK sewn before heading to bed.

I’m loving these little gems.  Each one so quirky and fun!

FUN is the main thing here….maybe I’ve sewn my share of stuffy straight-laced quilts during my life time as a quilter, or maybe in my 50’s this is my version of MID LIFE CRISIS ---

But sewing funny blocks out of ridiculous fabrics and strange combos just makes me feel SO ALIVE!

Hello Kitty with Cheddar ((Of course!)) And red batik!  Heck YEAH!

Monday, August 25, 2014

And Lisa Came to Play!

Photo: Shared to my facebook from my friend @bearhugquiltworks Lisa!  So fun to have her stop by on her way home from Boone!  And---She brought FABRIC!  #quilt #quilting #patchwork #quiltville #bonniekhunter #quiltvilla

Lisa came over to play this morning!

She had to be in Boone anyway, and we are right off the highway and up the mountain so it took no arm twisting at all to get her to make a stop and spend some time.

This is the photo she posted to Facebook…not too flattering, but here is Tonya and I hard at work on our STUFF.

Not only did she bring a gorgeous quilt to bind, but she brought a HUGE bag of fabric scraps for us to paw through!  I don’t think there has EVER been as much fabric at the cabin as there is this week!

GF Retreat, Day 3!

Sadie Behind Bars.  LOL!

It’s so funny to watch her come down spiral stairs.

It’s almost a bunny hop….hop the front feet down a step, hop the back feet down a step. Repeat as needed.  She’s got it down to a system!

But this is her look at me as I went immediately to the kitchen breakfast bar turned cutting station and started playing with the fabric…..MOM!  I need a walk!

Okay.  Fabric can wait.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rainy Days for Retreating!

The living room looks like a fabric-filled bomb went off…full of good things!

I brought up several boxes and bags of random scraps that had not been sorted yet on request from Tonya to “Bring me things to dig into!”  And dig in she has!

There are piles everywhere….things being sorted.

One box for crumbs, one for strings,

Another pile of large-ish hunks and chunks destined to be stripped down via Accuquilt studio when we get around to it.

There isn't a whole lot of sewing going on with her yet, but she is happy as a clam to be digging in the scraps and gleaning pieces that are going to be just right for the projects she has in the works!

Questions and Answers on a Rainy Morning!

With all of the getting ready to come back up to the cabin to retreat with friends this week, I forgot to mention the Winston Salem Open tennis tourney!

I’ve had a couple of emails and comments saying “Waiting to hear!”  “How’d it go”"?”  “Did you take hexies?!”

No, I decided to be a good “normal” spectator and spend my time with eyes honestly on the court instead of in my lap.

But by hour 3.5 I was wishing I had relented and brought them!