Do you see this?
Sunshine and blue blue Texas skies!
And most of all --
Temps above 60 and NO SNOW!
And yes, just my favorite traveling quilter’s uniform – a tshirt with a simple denim shirt thrown over the top.
Denim shirts, the all purpose cover up!
Perfect for women of a certain age dying of hot flashes. Off the shirt goes, then on again, then off again, then on again, lather, rinse, repeat as needed!
No muss, no fuss, no fancy for me.
I told the family they can bury me in my denim shirt, it’s how I am most comfortable!
Sadie on the way to the airport!
This girl LOVES to go Bye-Bye and it was super cold yesterday morning –no worries, her favorite Spongebob quilt goes where Sadie goes.
Just look at that face. She is not happy – yes, Mama is on the road again. I’ll see you in a week, baby girl!
As I was doing the last of my “get ready” stuff on Wednesday evening, I cut some more neutral hexies to replace the ones that were left on the plane the LAST time Io flew to Dallas over New Years. I also have to thank Gayle for being such a good friend, she ALSO came to my rescue with cutting a bunch that I can now add in with mine to build my variety back up.
Even the Millennials come to play!
I am extra happy to say that THIS fill in corner is now DONE!!
This goes on ONE corner of the Hexagon medallion!
3 more to go.
It’s going to take a lot for this to grow big enough!
Big Smith’s BBQ in Sulphur Springs!
We moved from Burley, Idaho to Sulphur Springs, Texas in June of 1999. It really doesn’t feel like that long ago, and as they say, my how time flies! But it all comes flooding back the moment you step into Big Smith’s BBQ for this:
BBQ Beef ribs! Oh my!
Beef ribs are something I can’t get in North Carolina. And it is really fun to go to dinner with a quilty group to celebrate my connection with this place from my past…my boys LOVED this place when they were growing up, so of course I was torturing them with photos. Jealous, aren’t you?? Yummy.
This is for you, boys!!
I’ll be HERE for the next FOUR DAYS!
This is the Stitchin’ Heaven retreat bunkhouse! My 4 days of workshops are being hosted here, out in the beautiful country side in Quitman, Texas where I first stayed as a retreater myself in 2000!
I went back searching through blog archives and look what I found:
Who is this youing Bonnie?
I was 36!
And many pounds lighter. LOL
August 20th, 2000 I AM FINISHED!!! Well, the top is anyway....that's what I love about retreats.I finished my Dear Jane top while at another retreat in Quitman, Texas!There is nothing like 3 days away from home and life stress to throw yourself into completing a project!I finished sewing that last border on the quilt top just minutes before having to pack up and leave!
Hello, Bonnie from my past! It’s moments like this that I am so grateful that I have journaled my journey in this way!
Today we start with a Talkin’ Turkey workshop – I am so excited to be back in the classroom again. I have missed teaching, but also so happy to have been home for my birthday and enjoy time with my family.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Have you ever noticed how successful people are resented or even cut down by those around them because they are standing too tall above their peers? We see it in the media all of the time. Someone works hard, is extra talented or genuinely successful, and people start pecking at them, digging for some scrap of dirt to be used against them and there by “cut them down to size.”
This is a phenomenon known as "Tall Poppy Syndrome." If you witness this, know that you need to stand tall over the rest - as tall as you can - no matter how much the world tries to bring you down.
It's the only way to really enjoy the sunshine you worked so hard for!
When you witness this happening to others, stand up for them! Dare to be a tall poppy!
Antique applique poppy quilt found in Pennsylvania.
In other news –registration is still open for my 6 week Online course – Scrap Quilting with Bonnie Hunter! I wrote more about it and linked to all the significant bits in yesterday’s Quiltmaker Magazine giveaway post HERE. So if you missed that giveaway, you can go enter, read about the workshop, and sign up for that too! Drawing will be happening on Monday evening.
Are you coming??
While I’m sorry to say that my workshops all sold out within minutes for the upcoming Needle Arts Seminar at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, there are STILL some slots available at our Quilting Cocoon happening in Naperville, Illinois in April! This is happening the 4 days before the big quilt show happens in Chicago, so you can come take our workshops and stay for the show!
Click the Quilting Cocoon tab at the top of the blog for more info. I would love to see you there!
And if you are local, or didn’t want to stay at the hotel with us, you can still attend at a discount! Check it out, and register. It’s going to be a blast!
Much love from Texas,