Category Archives: Life!

Where have I been?

2014 Spring Towerhouse

My rhodies last year….looking forward to spring!

Not quilting much, that’s for sure! As many of you know, I took a job at my local county as a property appraiser. Hey, someone has to figure out values for tax purposes,  and it might as well be me! Many years ago I worked for the county doing property tax appraisal work and really enjoyed it. So I decided it was time to go back, and I was thrilled to accept a position there in early January. So that’s where I’ve been. Working full-time in town.

But my quilting studio isn’t gathering dust as I am still quilting a few quilts now and then and will continue to do so. I enjoy it and my customers seem to enjoy what I do, so it will always be part of my life. I’m just doing a tad less of it than I used to.

So I imagine the tone and content on my blog will change over time as my life changes with this new position. Less quilting, more life stuff. Who knows? I still am planning to stay involved in the quilting world to some degree and hope to bring you new and interesting products, patterns, and happenings as I find them. So stay tuned (if you dare!) to what happens next……….

And as always, happy quilting!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! (only a day late!)

We got our tree at Garden World last week, but then unforeseen circumstances led to the tree not getting decorated. It was just one of those years where tree decorating wasn’t on the menu. But the tree is beautiful in it’s own right, and soon the tree will go back outside and be planted on our property to be enjoyed for years to come.

And how about that new tree skirt? I’d always wanted to make one, so I found this Swirly Girls pattern that I really liked. Swirly Girls PatternThe pattern uses the Creative Grid 30 degree Ruler which is really slick. Creative Grid RulerIt goes together really fast. I made my version scrappy and used up a lot of red and green fabric. I only had only one actual holiday fabric that I used and the rest where just holiday-inspired.

I hope all of you had a very merry Christmas! And now, next up…..New Years!





My Pup Turns 4 Years Old

Where does the time go? My “little” girl (she’s 82 lbs)  turned four years old on December 1st. So what does any self-respecting doggie parent do? Well, go down to the local pet store (Wags! is a fabulous one here in Eugene!) and buy a birthday cake, of course. Duh.

So here she is….you can kind of feel what she must be thinking in these photos…..! But I’ve captioned them for you just in case you can’t imagine.

I am looking forward to another crazy fun year with her as part of our pack! She certainly keeps us on our toes.