Tuesday, November 29, 2016

We feasted and then some.....

....marvelous family time.  It was all over so fast.  It has snowed all day, and I have been loving it.  Tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner tonight.  I've spent the day decorating for the season.  It is always so enjoyable to pull out winter quilts, pillows, and decorations, and become familiar with everything all over again.  I feel so cozy and peaceful tonight, and thankful for a warm home and food to eat......blessings in abundance.

It often takes a while for some of the first snows to stick and accumulate.  The ski resorts are getting bunches.  It's simply magical......when it is fresh and clean. and before it get's dirty.

This is my big brother and I.  This little quilt is back at home now, so I was delighted to present it to my brother.......and happy to report that he was thrilled with it.  This is one of the days in which I spent way too much time in my jammies.

Tis' the Season!

I will start sharing photos from the International Quilt Market.  These lovely women with me are starting from the right, Karen Whitmeyer, Patti Richter, and Julie Kursave.

There was a fantastic super market a few blocks from the convention center, and we enjoyed lunching together there.

I purchased an amazing and beautiful book from Quilt Mania featuring the work of Yoko Saito.  It is called Scrap Valley.  This is two of the incredibly beautiful quilts found in the book.

This one designed by Yoko is called Flower Garden.  I love the muted colors. Truly a masterpiece!  It was sewn by Junko Kobayashi.

This one is called 3955 Pieces.  This design of Yoko's was sewn by
Tomiko Ohta.

I was really smitten by this one.  It seemed to be hand pieced.  When I grow up, I would like to make this quilt! :-)

I have received my official invitation from Quilt Mania to visit France, next April for their quilt festival held in Nantes. I will be teaching 2 classes and signing books.  I am so thrilled, I pinch myself on occasion to remind myself that this is real.

"Scars only tell us where we've been, they do not dictate where we are going."  -unknown 


  1. Congratulations on your Nantes Invitation! Truly deserved!!!

  2. When I grow up I want to make this quilt too!! Such a beautiful quilt!
    Congrats on going to France...what a thrill! Not to mention the lucky ladies in France!!

  3. I saw 3955 Pieces at the QuiltMania show in April and fell in love with it. I couldn't resist joining the BOM for it from Homestead Hearth. The first kit came yesterday and I'm very pleased with the Japanese fabrics they've sent so far.

  4. So excited for you to go to France!!! What a wonderful time you will have.

  5. Beautiful quilts--I will be traveling with you to France in spirit