Settling In

Welp, I’ve been living in KCMO for a whole month now.  It flew by but it also feels like I’ve been here forever if that makes any sense.

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My eldest son flew w/me to help carry-on my pets BUT my pets ended up not being able to fly w/us because I purchased hard carriers instead of soft and they were too tall to fit under the seat of the AA plane.  Long story short, my sis and nephew flew them out to me a few weeks later and visited for a couple of days.  It rained the entire time they were here but I still showed her around the city and introduced her to delicious burnt ends at Joe’s Kansas City.

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The pets are now settled in. Moe really enjoys the big yard but Inka hasn’t ventured out yet. I’m sure she will soon.

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The only thing I don’t like about the Midwest so far is the creepy, crawlin’ Charlottes. That’s what I call spiders. This cute little house must’ve been empty and untreated for several months because Charlotte’s webs were covering all the bushes and shrubs outside and all over in the garage. I promptly ordered pest control because I can’t stand creepy, crawlin’ Charlottes! I ONLY like spiders and webs as quilt designs! If you look closely at this next pic you can see Charlotte’s Web in the trees. I gotta be real careful where I walk here.

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I saved setting up my sewing room until 2 days after the pest control guy came out to ensure I wouldn’t see any half-dying Charlottes trying to escape their inevitable death down in the basement.

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Work is everything I knew it would be and it keeps me super busy but I have managed to bind two quilts; my Halloween Scrappy Webs and Autumn Arkansas Traveler.  I had them both quilted by Linda Powell @itsallaboutthequilt (IG) before I left AZ.

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Oh yeah…I found a church! I have visited several but have settled on and enjoy attending Relevant Church and I’m looking forward to starting the Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God Bible Study next week.

Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ and God Bless!

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Brown Bag Delight

Even more important than what I would pack to wear while on my work trip to KCKS, was what projects I would take to work on.

I took a few projects, but my most favorite was this adorable lunch tote.

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I’ve been wanting to make this lunch tote for quite awhile so I was excited to finally be starting it.

Because it’s a lunch bag,  I had brown paper bags in mind when I chose these pretty browns.

I didn’t want to travel w/a cutting mat larger than the 6″ x 8″ I brought for paper piecing, so I pre-cut everything before I left home.

The pattern gave me a few fits, but after a couple nights, my Brown Bag Delight was finished!

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I also finished a few more butterflies for the Festive Flutter Tree wall hanging I’ve been working on. I think I have 3 butterflies left to make.  I didn’t take any pics though, because I was too busy adoring my new lunch tote.

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And lastly, I finished the blocks for a Chisel Star lap quilt.

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I used the chisel die and my AccuQuilt fabric cutter to cut all the pieces and  I had several blocks pieced before I got to KC, but I finished the rest there.

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And here’s a pic of my happy stitchin’ corner in the hotel room.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stitchin’ and God Bless.

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My Quilter’s Bucket List

I didn’t even realize I had a quilter’s bucket list until I started typing this post.    But I do! And I’m happy to say I’ve already checked something off!

When I learned I was going to KCKS for work, I immediately planned a trip to Missouri Star Quilt Co in Hamilton MO! It’s just an hour away from where I was staying.

If you don’t already know about MSQC, you can read their story here.  It’s pretty amazing!

As soon as I arrived, I pulled out my phone to take a pic of the main shop and a nice lady, named Karen, stopped and offered to take my pic in front of the shop.  Quilters are such nice people!

Karen, an Aurifil Designer and Educator, (IG name is redbirdquiltco), informed me that the 2nd Annual Missouri Star Academy,  a 2 day event of learning and collaboration featuring 25+ designers, had just ended. Approximately 700 quilters from all over the world had been in attendance!  I’ll definitely be adding the Missouri Star Academy to my quilter’s bucket list!

The shops are amazing. Yes shops, as in plural! There isn’t just one shop. Missouri Star Quilt Co consists of twelve shops! Honestly, I was a little overwhelmed at first.

I spent a couple hours perusing and shopping then had lunch at the Hamilton Baking Company.

Downtown Hamilton is so cute!

It was a great visit but it would’ve been better if my sis and other close friends could’ve been there with me.  Someday ladies!

Other things on my quilter’s bucket list are: a quilt cruise, QuiltCon and Quilt Festival.  And I’m already making plans for Quilt Festival this November.

What’s on your quilter’s bucket list?

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