Long time, No blog

It’s only been about 3 weeks since I last posted but it feels like 3 months! I’ve been so busy w/work since I returned from vacation I’ve had very little time to quilt and even less time to blog and oh how I’ve missed it! The Colorado trip was fantastic! It was my first real vacation in a long while. I spent the majority of the time sewing and made a lot of progress.

  • Finished appliqueing the wall hanging
                    
  • Finished sewing the 1BW together and added a borders (pics w/borders coming soon)

  • Turned the Hopi Sun Quilt w/o Borders quilt into a tree skirt
  • Finished my 1st commissioned quilt

While in Granby, CO we stayed at the Inn at Silvercreek.

There were 3 of us on this trip and we transported all of this stuff AND brought it ALL up to our room in one trip…w/o the luggage cart! We definitely used the cart when we were leaving though!







The work area. Where there’s a will…

We three quilters sat around this small round table and sewed. Since the 1BW is so big, eventually I had to move to the cutting table. 

During the Colorado trip we visited w/M’s Aunt in Parshall, CO, which is only about 16 miles from Granby.  She owns this charming mountain retreat, Parshall Place,  which is just perfect for a weekend getaway or extended stay. This comfy 3 bedroom home is open year round and has a great nightly rate w/no minimum stay required. It wasn’t until after we left I realized I hadn’t taken any pics of the inside =(  The next time I travel to the mountains of Colorado it will be to stay at Parshall Place!

The view from the lookout behind Parshall Place

On the way back to AZ we spent the night in Moab,Utah where we got dumped on overnight!

Oh! I almost forgot. It was in Moab, UT that I learned what Intarsia is. This little beauty was crafted by M’s father-in-law. It’s so cute!

It was a wonderful trip and I cannot wait to do it again!
A Thread for Life
For nothing is impossible with God. 
Lk. 1:37

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This is How I Sew

Meet Betty, also known as Ugly Betty or Back-burner Betty. She’s a Baby Lock 1506 Denim Buster and the first machine I’d ever owned. I bought her for $40 on Craigslist about a year and a half ago. I’m not sure how old she is but I do know she wasn’t nearly as smooth as the borrowed one I was using before her.

Betty

Shortly after I got her, I decided to buy the borrowed one from my friend. This is Wilma. She is my work horse! She’s a Baby Lock Quilters Choice Professional.

Wilma

She came w/this quilt frame (expands to King Size) and I paid a mere $400. I have awesome friends!

A couple months ago, something happened to Wilma and she was out of commission. This left me no choice but to get intimate w/Betty. I used her until I could afford to get Wilma up & running again. After a new foot pedal and spool pin ordered from My Sewing Machine Parts, Betty wasn’t as bad as I once thought. We spent many hours together and she made me proud. =)