Showing posts from September, 2019

Vancouver and Holiday Extravaganza Reveal!

Wednesday Stephen and I flew to Vancouver, BC to join the Stitchin Heaven Aloha Cruise.  Thank goodness we went a day early, as the airline had mechanical trauma, and we felt like they had us flying all over the entire US before getting us to Vancouver .  However, we made it! Yesterday, we rented a Harley to ride to Whistler, BC.  We took a lovely ride through most of Vancouver, English Bay, Stanley Park, Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay and up to Shannon Falls.  Where we had a fabulous time on the trails.  Shannon Falls is just beautiful! Shannon Falls Lower Shannon Falls Then we continued driving north through Squamish where the weather started to look sketchy, but we continued on, and hoped the rain clouds would blow over.  We made it to Tantalus Overlook before the heavy rain started and we had to turn back.  Even though we skirting rain the whole ride back to Vancouver, the view from Rt 99 was still delightful. Tunnel Point

Sweet (Clue) 16 of Holiday Extravaganza!

Well it is Friday, and I'm back to my normally schedule post.   😀  It was a pretty good week, I actually made some progress in this last week, both physically and work wise.   It is a crazy as I prepare to be away on the Canada/Hawaii Cruise for 2 week, all while getting ready for Quilt Market. Yesterday, Steve picked up my 23rd and 24th Quilt Patterns;  Retreat  and  Starflower Surprise .  We spend the day processing the pre-orders received from Distributors, Shops, Certified Instructors and Quilters!   See the patterns come boxed in lots of 200. Usually banned in lots of 24-25, depends on the packer, so we always have to check.   We then pull the count of each pattern that we know we need for pre-orders, then package all of them into their protective clear hanging bags.  Plus, often there are other patterns in that they have ordered, so we add them.  Then, we re-count and begin the packaging process which entails boxing them, weighing them, producing labels,

Whistle Stop Tour - Steam Engine - Day 2

Happy Tuesday! Bonus Blog post this week, as I'm hosting one of today's stops on the Whistle Stop Tour!  From yesterday, September 9 through next Monday, September 16, 2019, ten S180 Certified Instructors will show you how to make the blocks for the Union State quilt.  We will be using Deb Tucker's new Signature Collection, Steam Engine by Kathy Engle for Island Batik. Each day of the hop, you will tour a different S180 Certified Instructor's blog to download the cutting instructions for each block. The download will give you fabric placement and a block layout diagram for a 12” block. Instructions for making the pieced border will come in the middle of the tour. On Monday, September 16th you will receive the finishing instructions for the quilt from the S180 Blog.  So, what are you waiting for?  Hop on board!  Today's block is from  S180  BlockBuster's Block #39, Do the Twist!.  This is a fabulous block.  It is made using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star