Beeing Social

I finally made it to Michigan to visit Katy.

We met through the “blogisphere” when I read she visited her son in AZ. And I was beside myself to learn he lived around the corner from me!

Even though I invited myself to MI, she and her hubby were great sports about it.

She even gave me this t-shirt.

She has a beautiful home and gave me permission to take and post as many pics as I wanted. If there aren’t enough pics in this post, there are more on my Instagram.

There were quilts everywhere!

This tall vintage ladder loaded w/quilts was one of my favorite attractions.

I enjoyed my visit there. My only complaint being how quickly the time flew by.

We spent a lot of time in her phenomenal sewing studio.

She took me around the area. It was divine. All woody and green.

We visited a little light house and climbed the 80+ steps to the top.

To me, the weather was perfect, if a little cloudy.

Katy, I’m very grateful we are friends and  looking forward to visiting again whether here in AZ or in MI.

And I am smitten w/the mitten.

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The “Jugs” Rug

In June we started a mug rug swap at Quilters Anonymous.  QA is a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild (AQG) and the one I’m a member of.

I didn’t make a patriotic mug rug to swap in July, but when they announced that “summer” would be the theme for the August swap, I already knew what I’d bring.

This is the first block I made from the Bikini Quilt Pattern by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Even though it’s larger than your usual mug rug, I thought it perfect for the Summer themed swap.

Can you see why I’ve dubbed it The “Jugs” Rug?

Thanks for stopping by.

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We must lay before Him what is in us; not what ought to be in us. – C.S. Lewis

An April Finish

Yep! You read that right. I finished this in April. And drafted a blog post about in May! I kept telling myself , I’ll finish the post “tomorrow”.

Well, tonight is finally “tomorrow”!

Behold, my Christmassy Disappearing 9-Patch. Made w/a bunch of Laurel Burch and my favorite color, Red!

I quilted it on a friend’s long arm. This long arm business is harder than it looks.  A long arm is definitely on my “Hopefully Someday” list.

I used a pantograph for the first time.  One called Tortoiseshell.

And I finished it w/my favorite faux piped binding.

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A Thread for Life

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness. Let the whole world know what He has done. – Ps 105:1 NLT