Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Spring Market 2012

We have been back from Salt Lake City, Utah for two weeks!!! I have not sent one blog about Spring Market. Bad, Bad Me! The good news is that it was a successful market for us which has kept us quite busy. Yea! The bad news is that I am a delinquent blogger like usual. I love finally getting to show you what I have been working on for the last few months. So drum roll....... Here is my Have a Happy Scrappy day pattern. You can make a wall hanging, a larger quilt wall-hanging and a pillow from the pattern. I made these versions using charm packs from Riley Blake. They are perfect for charm packs. I love charm packs...everything is all coordinated for you! Just grab one and start sewing.

Here is my new Have a Happy Scrappy Day card design. They come with eight cards and eight matching turquoise envelopes

This is my new Have a happy scrappy day notepad. I put mine on the fridge and write my grocery list on it. When I am ready for the grocery store run, I just grab it and go.

What made this market so much fun is that we got to stay with my sister Julie and her husband Ken. Getting to have family time with them and my nephew's family was icing on the cake. We even managed to get in a few games of Skip Bo ( my favorite card game). We gave her a different color version of my new scrappy basket quilt for a thank you gift for having us. When I took the photo of the quilt it was hanging on a black curtain so the photo makes the quilt borders look wavy.

My brother-in-law Ken showed us around his work. He is a CW5 in the Utah National Guard. My daughter Ashley even got to fly in a Apache helicopter simulator and then sit in a real one. Her husband was so jealous. My brother-in-law Ken and and his two sons are all pilots.

I hope you all are having a good start to your summer. I think it skipped spring here and went right into the hot summer. That means we need to stay inside and sew, sew, sew........

Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Rock of Ages"

My daughter Ashley and I have season tickets to "Broadway Across America" in Kansas City. The show that we saw this time was "Rock of Ages" and I thought it was worth the price of my whole season ticket! I think I could watch it three more times and still miss things on stage. There was so much to take in. The cast was wonderful and even though they have played it a hundred times they acted like they were enjoying every minute of being on stage. I just loved it! Constatine Maroulis from American Idol played one of the leads and did a superb job.

Here's how producers bill Rock of Ages: "In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer — and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. It's Rock of Ages, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more.

If you want to check out the remaining cities that the"Rock of Ages" tour will playing in and the dates here is the link http://www.rockofagesmusical.com/tickets-2/us-tour/

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kaw Valley Quilt Show

I wanted to share some photos from the Kaw Valley Quilt Show here in my home town of Lawrence, Kansas. I volunteered to white glove and it was fun getting to read and appreciate the quilts longer. I want to stress that the quilts were all nice and square unlike my photography which didn't do the colors any justice either. I know we all love seeing quilts so I hope you will forgive my amateur photography. Below are two of Linda Frost's quilts. She is a very talented and accomplished quilter in our guild and she was the featured quilter this year.

My friend Margaret did this wonderful quilt. She also did a handkerchief quilt once that was amazing. She owned a antique shop once and appreciates all the beautiful linens.

Below is a quilt by designer Ruth Powers. More of her gorgeous quilts can be seen on her website http://www.innovationsquilts.com We have several published designers that belong to the Kaw Valley Quilt Guild. We are so lucky.

I thought the display below was fun.