Let’s Finnish This Up

I am lagging behind on posting recent photos. I have a few new projects going and as I have shared in the past, I do not multitask well. So, for those of you that enjoyed my post on Sweaters in Waiting, I will finish the tour I went on after I got the ok to take pictures. The store is called the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. For you quilt enthusiasts, they will celebrate their fortieth year of hosting a quilt show this summer. From what I have heard and read they hang quilts throughout the town for display and offer workshops and demonstrations for the public. Jeans Wells, who is owner of the store along with her daughter, was in the December issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

DSCN1430In my entire life I have never done more than sew squares together. I am really living in the dark ages, because the things quilters do is totally inspirational.

DSCN1435DSCN1436DSCN1462DSCN1460DSCN1461DSCN1447Well, that didn’t take long and you should not be tired from the brief tour of this well stocked store. I am pretty sure it has what you need for  your creative sewing and knitting projects..

DSCN1439One more for the road..



Joshua Tree National Park

A few years ago my husband’s sister asked all family members to design a  square piece of fabric to contribute to an  80th birthday quilt for their father.  At the time it seemed a little ominous to me. I have some experience with a few patchwork blankets but nothing too  complicated. So, we were sent our fabric and now it was up to me to brainstorm and  come up with an idea…As I thought about my husband’s family and the stories he had shared with me, it didn’t take long to decide what to do. It just happened that I had fabric that would be suitable for the project. My husband is one of nine children. He has shared numerous stories about their Joshua Tree adventures as a child. Where they could run and climb rocks and roam the area to their hearts content.

Now mom and dad were most likely needing some space and with dad working as a teacher a remote place probably had it’s appeal. Joshua Tree is unique. The best time to visit is Spring, when it comes alive with color from the wildflowers. This photo was taken in April and it was too early to observe the flowers. But we did see plenty of these..

So knowing about their escapades their I came up with this idea.. Before I proceed I want to acknowledge a couple of ladies that inspire me with their interests  in quilting…and you can find them at these links.. 1. garden2day 2.Bonniehull 3.cornbreadandbeans 

Can you tell which one I made?

This just proves that we all have it in us to create…

For a treat check out this blog for December 30th. Sartenada went to a Patchwork and Quilt exhibition. You will be glad that you stopped in for a  visit.