Well, let me tell you…
First of all it’s summer.
Need I say more?
Our house seems to have a revolving door.
As one leaves another is coming home. I never know how many to cook for. If I cook for three, there will be five, and vice versa.
I’m constantly shopping for food, yet there’s “never anything to eat around here.”
David’s garden is supplying lots of tomatoes, my personal favorite! There are also cucumbers, black berries, green beans, zucchini (yuk!) and we’ll eventually have pumpkins, cantaloupe & watermelon.
Our trip to the Rocky Mountain Sewing Expo in Colorado was fantastic.
We met so many nice people.
If you’re one of them, thanks for coming out to see us!
My Cobblestone Courtyard class was great.
Liz, Joan, Birdie, Opal & Nancy,
thanks for being so prepared for the class and for being such good participants.
It’s been almost four weeks. Are those quilts done yet?
Don’t make me come back there!!!
(Actually I’d love to!)
Booth set-up was a breeze with my helpers…
OK, it took all afternoon & most of the evening.
By the end of the night all we wanted was Chinese food delivered to our room,
but I think the booth looked great!
We were able to display so many quilts.
The Merchandise Mart in Denver was very nice & so was the staff of Rusty Barn Shows.
Daisy Baby Buggy captured many hearts..
Pumpkins in the Patch & Bunnies in the Grass were popular too.
We sold lots of my Ginger Bliss pattern.
I explained my Quilt-as-you-go technique at least a million times!
And of course, my “A Pretty Package” quilt pattern was our best-seller for the week!
Have you made one yet?
If you haven’t, you should. Everyone else is making one!
We met so many nice people offering advice of where we should go and what we should see while we were in Colorado.
One evening we drove to St. Mary’s glacier
then ate at Beau Jo’s Pizza in Idaho Springs.
The next night we drove to Mount Evans.
At 14,265 feet, it is the highest paved road in North America.
Also, according to Clare, one of the scariest roads in North America..
It was getting pretty late for dinner that night so we decided if we could make it to Beau Jo’s in time we would eat there again.
We ended up eating there three times!!!
We weren’t sure with the wildfires & then mud slides what might hinder the rest of our sightseeing.
We were able to go up Pike’s Peak on the cog Railway.
That was fun and interesting too.
I used the panoramic option on my phone for this photo. How cool is that? I’m impressed that I remembered to use that setting while we were there and not a couple of days later…
Spectacular view from 14, 110 ft.
We also saw the Garden of the gods close by.
The last day we ventured over to Breckenridge to eat at Daylight Donuts!
Have you had their donuts?
I found this in a vintage shop.
Can’t wait to show you my next post & what’s in store for this little gem…
Something pretty exciting there!
I’ll end with this,
hanging at McDonald’s in Hayes, Kansas on our way home.
I don’t think I’ve seen any quilts at McDonald’s previous to this…
How smart of them to encase it in glass.
It would not look good with ketchup or mustard on it!
I hope you enjoyed seeing our Rocky Mountain Sewing Expo & side adventures.
Until next time,
3 thoughts on “Where have I been and what have I been doing?”
I have never seen a quilt in a MCDonalds! So cool and weird:)
The girls look fantastic!
I follow your blog by email. I’m getting really curious to know more about your QAYG methods. I have a small Bernina 1090 that I do everything on, and with only 7 inches of arm-space, even 45×60 quilts are difficult to quilt (walking foot and FMQ). Where can I learn more?
I have my own technique for quilt-as-you-go, but basically you start by cutting the backing & batting to the finished size of the quilt; then baste them together. I like to use basting spray because you have no pins to move as you start sewing. That foundation is used to sew your quilt together. As you assemble the quilt, you’re also quilting it.
I have a tutorial if you go to this link:
Each of my patterns have illustrations to show you exactly step-by-step how to assemble that particular quilt with this technique.
If you have more questions, just let me know!