Monday, June 29, 2009

Ronda Beyer class

At the beautiful Pickford House B & B in Cambria, Ca on August 21st to the 23rd.
You can go to Gina Vickrey's blog at for more information.
When you aren't having tons of fun with Ronda and Gina (and Rudy and Ginger) you can spend some time at the beach close to the B & B. My husband and I just spent our anniversary there and it's a total hoot. Gina and her husband (sweetest guy in the world) Walt, are the managers of the Inn and they will definitely show you a fabulous time.
If anyone has the time and are close enough, this is a must do.

On a sad note, my 27 year old nephew passed away Saturday night. He and his wife of 3 years were sitting watching tv and he just stopped breathing. Paramedics couldn't revive him. An preliminary autopsy didn't find anything wrong with his heart. He was the only son/child of my youngest sister in law. I can't imagine the hell she is going through right now but my heart and all the prayers I can muster go out to her.

Friday, June 12, 2009

A big thank you

To Gina and Walt for the fabulous anniversary vacation last weekend. Our 36th anniversary was the 9th so we went over to the beautiful coastal town of Cambria on the 6th to stay in their fabulous B & B called the Pickford House. If you have the chance to go over to the coast, staying with Gina and Walt is a must do! I've known Gina for quite a few years but finally had the chance to meet Walt. He is kind, gracious and attentive.
We got to go to the beach a few miles from the Inn. I discovered I'm getting to old to walk in the sand. Then that evening we all went to Pismo Beach to watch the sun set and look for collectables......sand dollars and shells.
It's a vacation I will never forget. A big thank you and hugs all around to Gina and Walt.

My daughters step daughter in law called and asked if I would make quilts for her 2 little ones. The boy is 3 and the girl is 18 months. She wanted Tinkerbell for the girl and cammy for the little boy since their dad is in the Army (due home Saturday for a weeks stay from Iraq) So yesterday morning I enlarged Tink and designed a wholecloth for her and got it quilted. I used flannel backed satin for the top and flannel for the back. I think it came out pretty awesome. Now I have to go shopping for some cammy.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Finally a panto!!

I am so tired of custom quilts!! It feels so good to get a brainless panto once in a while. The only hard part for me is deciding which one to do.
Sorry, I should have added that this one is done. It's for this woman's friend, a woman, so I did an old panto that looks like a tulip.
This is the last quilt I have to do before going to visit my friend, Gina, who has graciously invited us to Cambria for our anniversary. We leave here first thing Saturday morning and come home Wednesday, the 10th. However, I have to deliver a quilt tomorrow and meet with a potential new customer.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Stands for block of the month. Our quilt guild has a BOM every month. There is a person in charge of what block we do and what fabrics. She makes up a kit for each block and cuts all or part of the block and any one that wants to make one, takes it home and brings it back the following month. Tickets are sold and a winner is picked to receive the blocks that were made. I happened to win these blocks. There were 20 of them but I was only able to use 12 because some were so poorly done that I was unable to use them all. So this is what I came up with. I finished the last of the borders this morning then I will quilt it and offer it as a donation or raffle quilt at the next meeting.
I like it but it's just not me!

My oldest daughter is in the Army and being deployed in Sept so is planning on coming home in July to visit before she has to go. Thankfully it's only for 6 months and since she is a nurse, it's unlikely she will be in a hot zone. I knew as soon as she said she was going back in that the chances were pretty high that she would go, but I still hate to see it coming.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.