Friday, June 30, 2017

Double Tropical Twist Days!

This was yesterday’s group 2 of stitching fun!

I have loved spending 3 days in the Columbus, Ohio area, catching up with folks I’ve met before, meeting new ones, and even hugging some surprise visitors who never let me know they were coming – Debi, all the way from Bloomington, Illinois!

I tell you what, every day is an adventure, and I do wake up in the morning just wondering what treasures each new day is going to present to me.

It’s really true, whatever you look for, you will find.

The Tropical Twist pattern found its way into Quiltmaker Magazine somewhere around 2009 I believe.  And it sat in my closet until the Addicted to Scraps book came along.  A cross between Star Struck and Weed Whacker, it’s a super sized very easy quilt that packs a lot of punch.  And punch it up we did!

Strip storage drawers, anyone??

These stacked sterlite drawers hold 2” strips perfectly!  Oh, our community charged OCD was in hyper drive!


The vintage machines came out to play -

This one saved from a curb-side trash pick up fate by a daughter who knew her mother would take her in!


To Debi’s new steal-of-a-deal 222 Featherweight!


The best part by far was the networking and friendship building!


Two days of it!


Strips just make us giddy with scrap-happiness!


Posing with group 1 after a fun day.

If you haven’t yet tried this pattern, you are going to love it! Signed copies can be found in the Quiltville Store.

Prepare yourself for a 5 minute long slide-show of the best of the best photos!

Two days of just so much fun and good times! I won't soon forget you, Columbus Ohio!


Last night’s dinner out at City BBQ!

This morning I’m on my way home.  And I’ll be home just for a short time, as in barely overnight. 

Jeff & The Hubster are picking me up by 4:30pm, dropping me at home and they are headed straight to the cabin in Virginia tonight so they can get an early start back on the man-shed building.

I’m going to get some business stuff and some mail order stuff sorted out this evening and tomorrow morning, and drop that off at post office closing time tomorrow at noon and head on up to the cabin myself for the long 4th of July weekend as well.

I left all of my project stuff up there when I came home on Monday, I knew I’d be heading right back.

There are Leader & Ender challenge details to nail down – our release for that is very SOON!!


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Leader & Ender Split 9 Patch quilt shared during yesterday's workshop.

I've seen this happen again and again throughout my life. The universe often knows better, and it's best not to fight it and just go with it!

Time to Fly – have a great Friday, everyone!

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  1. So much fun! Can't wait until the next time our paths cross! I always learn so much and I am energized for more sewing. You are the best Bonnie!💕

  2. I looked forward to this week for months! I took a vacation day from work, and boy oh boy was it worth it! All of the things I like. Quilting, making friends and learning all in one day. Thanks so much for making it so special. Xoxox

  3. We sure enjoyed having you. Thanks for coming to see us. It was great fun.

  4. Loved the Show and Share! Must re-purpose my stacker for strips! And order book, ruler,and. . .
    Have you ever seen a EuroPro treadle? She is a fancy gal ifn a cabinet w/4 drawers (2 on ea side) but I cannot seem to find any
    Reliable info about her. Before I trek out to see her, thought I'd ask -you never know!
    Happy 4th!

  5. Yes...I planned on sleeping tonight, but life said no, you are staying awake! so I am catching up with all the blogs I enjoy reading!

  6. oh i hope the new L/E project does not include the use of that new ruler, one has not yet become available to me (don't MAKE me go to another site)... smiles and happy long weekend to Quiltville and all her family! *that's a whole lot of us!


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