Monday, June 15, 2020

All Good Things (And Folks) Must Go Home.

This top is TOGETHER!

Borders are still in the “digging around to see what fabric might work” stage -

But my goal of having it this far before we start our next Leader & Ender Challenge in just a couple of weeks was met.  I am one happy quilter.

Yesterday was cool, breezy and morning porch brunch was a jacketed affair – no one seemed to mind because it was JUNE and we were going to soak up as much porch time as we could on our leisurely last day Sunday.

After being locked down for 3 months- can I just say how nice it was to sit outside around a table enjoying a late breakfast, sipping coffee and carrying on several conversations at once?  It’s like we have pent it all up for weeks on end and it just came spilling forth, wanting it all out there before time ran out.

Zoey in the sunny spot while we enjoyed the porch!

And then the scramble for more sewing time – gotta get to a good stopping point before it’s time to pack it all up and head out on the road again!

Last seam going in!!

Find the Gypsy Quilter Snip & Sip cup holder in the Quilting All the Time category of the Quiltville Amazon Affiliate Store.

Yes, that’s right.  I finally bit the bullet after many many emails and comments asking where I get this or that. 

There are always questions on things I've purchased for Quiltville Inn and it made sense to put together my own Amazon Affiliate Store .

And I will be adding a sidebar button for the store so you will always have a place to click through and find those things I have referenced from time to time.

These are the items I use in my busy life - you might find something you also wish. There are categories for everything including On the Porch, Keeping it Clean, Quilting All The time, Pets Matter, Quilt Wear, In the Bedrooms, In the Bath, Personal Favorites -

While I do earn a small percentage being an Amazon Influencer, you get the same great price you would always pay, and it really will help Quiltville Inn keep going in these very tough times.

What did I just add?

A full ream of newsprint 8 1/2'' x 11'' that I run through the printer for machine foundation paper piecing.

I also just added super wide extra sticky rollers for cleaning design walls. You'll find those under the Quilting All The Time category.

The sanitizer concentrate, hand sanitizer gel and refill gallon that I am using as well as all of the paper goods for the inn are found under the Keeping it Clean and Paper Products categories.

So many have asked for the Quilting Quarters task chair info – you’ll also find those under the Quilting All the Time category.

(All of this category stuff makes it easy for me to reorder as well - that's what started the whole list keeping thing.)

This is the shirt I received a couple of weeks ago that you wanted info on.

And oh my word - check out the Quilty T Shirts and Socks in the Quilt Wear category!

Gotta have socks!

My Smith Mountain Morning Eco Tote!

There are some things that I can’t ship well from the Quiltville Store because they don’t fit a standard priority mail envelope, making the shipping more expensive than the item itself.  

You’ll find my Smith Mountain Morning tote in the Quilting All the Time category!

My Festival of Quilts puzzle -

Also in the Quilting All the Time category!

Make your Monday FUN! (And bookmark my Amazon Affiliate Store using it as your Amazon Portal for all of your Amazon needs!)

Thank you for your support!

Trimming up while waiting for laundry to spin.

And yes, ll of those cut off corners will go into the Snails Trail quilt that is crawling along at a typical snail’s pace.

Ready for borders!

At some point this week – or maybe next.  Because it is going to be a busy one.

My housekeeper is coming today to start on the sanitizing and cleaning of the inn to be ready for the next group.  She will be coming over a span of 2 days.  Her usual “TEAM” of 3 is down to just herself at this time because one of her gals is caring for her mother who is nearing the end of her life, and the housekeeper’s husband is deep into farming right now so we don’t have his hands as we did in the winter.

I will be on hand to be helper as 2 people making beds is much easier than 1.  13 beds is a lot of beds.

It’s a typical Monday around here and I am hitting the ground running – in the rain.

What’s ahead for your week?

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Vintage broken dishes quilt found in North Carolina.

Bounce back higher than where you first started - With a smile!

Make it a great Monday!


  1. Here I am, over the pond, getting excited because Quiltville Inn is opening up again. I should have been taking my three grandchildren on holiday today but like most of life it has been cancelled. Still, I will look forward to watching the comings and goings at Quiltville Inn.
    Stay safe.

  2. Thank you thank you thank you for the Amazon List! You are fabulous!

  3. Wonderful to see the Inn opening up even with certain modifications!! I think it's a great idea to use an Amazon affiliate link as well. Have to get backing fabric today for two foster home quilts. Have a great week.

  4. Yea, borders yet to go and it'll be ready for the quilting. So very scrappy! Glad you got in more porch time. We set out the past few nights to watch the fireflies.

  5. I am soooooo excited about your Amazon store!!!! I am more than happy to use your affiliate links and help Quiltville however possible! Have a beautiful day Bonnie ❤

  6. So excited to follow along with you through this practice re-opening of Quiltville Inn. Today is laundry day for me after a busy weekend of a couple of visits with 2 different family groups. (very small groups; 4 and 6).

    Looking forward to see what the new leader ended project will be. Have a good week.


  7. Beautiful pic of Zoey.

  8. A quick question. I added your Amazon page to my tablet. Does anything I buy count as points for you or just what you have listed? Have enjoyed your blog for several years. Currently watching the snail trail project with high interest.

    1. I believe so! As long as you enter Amazon by clicking my link - anything you search for and purchase even things not in my store - I get a small kick back on. It really helps! Thank you so much for bookmarking my store as your Amazon portal!

    2. That's good to know. Thanks!

    3. If that is how it works, it may also be a way for those of us outside the U.S. to buy your books and tools again. If so - woo hoo!

  9. Bonnie, love your blog as always. The Inn is so gorgeous! Just wanted to say I was inspired by the rope basket yesterday and thanks to a post from another of your fans, I checked out the Mountain Thread Company online, what fun! I will check out your Amazon affiliate link, too. Finishing my shoo fly shoo..... cuz it is raining....

  10. The little HSTs of the shoo fly blocks stand out to my eye. Neat! So glad the Inn is in business again. Enjoy!

  11. I was looking at your shoofly quilt..the yellows and oranges are jumping out at me...maybe a good color for a border...🤔. Flagged your page for my amazon entry.

  12. The soo fly shoo quilt looks fabulous excited to see what you choose for borders. Will check out your affiliate amazon store but as I’m in the uk the postage might be more.
    So pleased you have the inn up and running again.
    Stay safe
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

  13. Thanks for the Amazon store list! There is a follow option, so maybe that means we get notified every time you add something to it. Hmm! Anyway, that Air Fryer (back ordered) will be perfect for the RV and I now have a new source for quilty t-shirts and oodles of other goodies! What fun! And..so glad Quiltville Inn is open again. I may never make it there (sigh...) but I enjoy reading about your adventures and seeing all the photos.


  14. Zoe looks like a princess taking in the sun.
    I love the 4 patch alternate blocks you used in your Shoo Fly quilt. Congrats on getting all put together It's a beauty.


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