Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Good Morning from Sunriver!

Body Clocks are a pain in the neck, as are time zone changes.

And since I’ve been bouncing back from East Coast time to Pacific time to Mountain time to Central time to East Coast time and back to Pacific time over the past couple of weeks, my sleep patterns are all out of whack!

I just haven’t landed in one place long enough to get back to normal before having to fly off again ---but what a problem to have, right?

The upside of waking up at 4:45am Pacific time…is that it is 7:45am at home and I’m ready to start my day.  It’s a beautiful morning in Sunriver, and I can’t wait to get started on my project –but Randy is still sleeping and I don’t want to wake her up, so here I type.

Yesterday I received a tweet from Sewing Mamas asking if these quilts at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh were mine:

Leaders and Enders Quilts at the Kansas City Star Quilts exhibit - Quilt Market Spring 2014

What a great display!

Yes, these are quilts from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!

Leaders and Enders at the Kansas City Star Quilts exhibit - Quilt Market Spring 2014

Midnight Flight

Quilts at the Kansas City Star Quilts exhibit - Quilt Market Spring 2014

Winston Ways

Give the Sewing Mama’s blog a look-see! They've got some cute things going on ---Thanks for sharing the photo-love, girls!

Also in other news:

This message was left by Shannon Shirley on my Quiltville Friends Facebook page.


There is room for more quilters in both of my workshops in Woodbridge, Virginia, June 21st and June 23rd. 


Please contact Shannon by email at onceinarabbitmoon@comcast.net to get in touch with her!  I know we are going to have a lot of fun and I’d love to see these classes fill up.

Today I’ll be enjoying more sewing time of course, but also lots of loving on Randy’s dog, MAX!

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Max is now 5!
((Yes these are my very white legs that haven't seen the sun since last summer!))

This was Max as a puppy!  Read that post HERE!

Okay, this photo is still as adorable as it always was!  SO much time has passed – did you know my blog had its 9th birthday THIS MONTH!??  Nine years of blogging --- wow!

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Last evening’s walk as the sun set over Sunriver.

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  1. We have a Golden named Molly . She's two now. They can be a struggle to raise,but who can not love those sweet faces. I pin basted my first full size quilt last. All the fabric but the inner border and binding material was from making clothes for my daughter the outer border and backing came from a bolt of fabric I found at the goodwill store. It's a paper pieced quilt from a pattern I found on the inernet,called scrap attack. Now that I feel more accomplished as a quilter. I'm going to try one of your patterns. I've been reading your blog and watching quilt cam for over a year now. I love it. You've been so helpful in my learning experience . Thanks Bonnie! I will email you a pic of my quilt if I can figure out how.

  2. Good morning! Pacific time zone in the summer here in Phoenix. We're a bit behind those on the east coast, so while I'm saying good morning, you're thinking about lunch coming up. Enjoy your girls only time! (Except for the adorable Max, of course.)

  3. Good Morning to you too, Bonnie! This is the first thing I do each morning (after making coffee, of course!)your cheery blog makes my day start off right. I haven't been here since the beginning, but I got here as soon as I could! Feel like a kindred soul to you - when they ask me if I quilt and sew every day, I say, oh no, only on the days that end in "Y"! Enjoy your quilty day~

  4. Bonnie you have to so proud and happy to see how folks like your quilts... testament to wonderful ideas, design and YOUO personally.

    Maxis a cutiepie! :)

    Take care, and enjoy
    Smiles, JulieinTN

  5. Don't worry about white legs. Just appreciate that when the "Scarlett O'Hara" look becomes popular again -- you'll be ready.

  6. Happy Blogiversary Bonnie!
    You are an inspiration to all of us quilty bloggers!

  7. My Golden is named Hoover. His two sons are Dyson and Buster(Dust Buster). Can you guess why? Hoover is my buddy. He makes every step I make all day long. He is 11 years old so I say that we are the same age. (I am in my 70's.) Did you have a blog before 2005? What did you do with your time then? Lol!

  8. You are in my Time Zone. If you were closer I'd bring you Strawberries. I'm off early this Am to pick my crop with two Grandsons. I have to pick them before the heat comes in the middle of the day. Happy 9 years of Blogging!!

  9. Back in the EST in Upstate NY! What a beautiful place Oregon is! I have a buddy in Tualatin near Portland! She is a quilter also! Have a great time!

  10. Anonymous10:44 AM EDT

    Nine years of blogging - congratulations. I don't know how long I've been following you, but I do remember a certain PT Cruiser behind you. You have covered some ground in that time! ALL GOOD! THANKS!

  11. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. So excited that you are in Oregon and am looking forward to seeing you in class on June 11th. All my scraps are ready to meet you (well, not all of them ...) lol

    Your pictures of Sun River make me excited about the Sisters Quilt Show next month. We will be staying at the Metolius River Lodges for the week prior to the show (lots of sewing gets done that week).

    Enjoy your time in Oregon, it's a great place to be.

  12. What's not to love about Oregon! Congrats on your blog anniversary! Hope you're drinking lots of water to help with that jet lag. Up at 4am feeling chipper = fade at 5pm just when things are rolling...LOL. So inspired by your books I have received that I am dedicating our next quilt meeting to cutting up our scraps ala Bonnie Hunter style! Everyone is excited to get their scrap stash organized and actually see what they have and start using it up. You have been a real inspiration for me to start looking at my stash in a new way. Thanks for all you do, your hard work, your dedication and most of all your enthusiasm! It's contagious!!! Karen Meyer @ Sister Of The Divide.blogspot.com

  13. Years come and go so quickly. I've been following your blog all this time. Through your blog and books I feel that I have a quilting buddy in cyberspace Thank you for all you share and the time you give us through your blog, quilt cam and free patterns.

  14. I keep looking at Midnight Flight and the more I see of it the more I know it is definitely on my next to do. Can't wait, love your blog start my day by reading it.

  15. Poor baby. What a problem to have indeed!

  16. Nine years of blogging! What a committment! I enjoy them!


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