Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Long Quilty Summer Nights!

I love the fun and festivity each group brings to retreat at Quiltville Inn!

The fun with Chris's Christmas in July group didn't end with cookie decorating on the porch - it continued through the evening with red hot wood coals, glowing bracelets, necklaces and s'mores!

One has to wonder, and I didn't ask - do the glowing bracelets ATTRACT mosquitoes at night? LOL!

This all happened thanks to The Hubster who went and set it all up for them, with me missing the whole thing from my recliner, still foot up and doing my best not to feel like I was missing out on everything.

And summer rolls on!

Mmmmm!  That looks so good!

More thank yous are in order!

Thank you thank you thank you -

Each one brings a smile!

Yesterday went swimmingly - even though it is hard to just let folks take care of things.  The upside is - if I ever do this again (I HOPE NOT!) I will have folks well trained to step in come what may.

I went to bed last night so grateful for friends who have pitched in and bent over backwards to help me through this accident.
From Chris's Christmas in July group who left yesterday taking on a few extra chores before their departure and starting in on the laundry -
To my friend Martha who came to work alongside housekeeper Susan to make sure everything was done.
To The Hubster who went over on his lunch hour to mow the lawn and refill all of the soaps and shampoos and shower cleaners and restock tp, paper towels and napkins etc. I am truly grateful.
I am truly humbled by the Helping Hands that have pitched in so willingly.
Quiltville Inn is ready for the July Quiltvillians' arrival this afternoon!

After dinner QPO visit.

We are making sure that Lola gets her daily love time.  She is fine and dandy.

I was able to sit on a stool and get some mail order out while the Hubs did some touch up weed eating on the yard after the afternoon rain stopped him earlier.

It was just a few outgoing items, but it makes ME feel productive to stay on top of that where I can.

Besides, these girls needed a windows down, nose out the window ride!

Not too excited about being inside with Lola, however!

It was a short visit, but it set things in order.  I needed the outing.

I'm finding it increasingly hard to stay content with my hand quilting. My audiobook can only hold my attention for so long.

I'm getting antsy to be more and more mobile but making myself take it easy.

The knee scooter is a godsend. And yes, I go slow.  And I keep my main weight on my good leg so I don't tip over.  No taking corners at break-neck speeds.  And I love the basket for carrying my tablet, phone, kindle, headset - and whatever else I need from place to place.

And things like this bring a smile - Click to Play:

I swear she can hear me pull the foil off a yogurt cup!
She loves licking the empties.
Tastes good, baby girl?

This is regular yogurt, not artificially sweetened.  Be sure you are not feeding xylitol to your dogs. Xylitol is extremely toxic. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure, or even death in dogs.

I want to assure my readers that yes, I know this - and my dogs are safe. 

Isn't this gorgeous?

The eye candy of Quiltville quits keeps coming, and brings a smile to my face.

From @catrinaquilts ⁣: "Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt over this last winter. Finally finished."

Your quilt turned out stunning, and I absolutely love your colors! Way to go!
The PDF pattern for Rhododendron Trail is available in both the Quiltville Store and Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop 

And with all of that - guess what time it is???

What happens when you combine traditional triangle units with improv inspired string blocks? Kismet, that’s what!⁣

I had enough units left over to make a wall hanging size!

(Little Kismet is sure cute!)
Quilt Sizes: Full: 78’’X 78’’ Wall: 42’’X 42’’⁣
25% off introductory pricing and no coupon needed, good through 7/31/22.

I've marked Nearly Lemoyne at 25% off as well - just because!

(Also available in the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop.)

And we are also celebrating with a Gift-Away!

Whoowhooo! The random number generator is drawing for those winners from the Gift-Away Post

Our two lucky winners will each receive the PDF pattern for Kismet AND Nearly Lemoyne (Also on sale at 25% off) from me along with a Kaleidoscope fabric roll from CottonToQuilts.com!

Entry number 2 of 6507 is:

Barb Sharpe!

And entry 1024:

Nancy Aho!

Congrats, ladies!

Please look for emails from me with your PDF patterns attached.

Once you reply to those emails with your mailing addresses you will each be receiving:

A Kaleidoscope fabric roll from  Cotton to Quilts!

If either of you live outside the USA, we can send the fabric prize to a friend within the USA who can forward it on to you.

The 25% off sale for both Kismet and Nearly Lemoyne is good through 7/31/22 in both the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop. No coupon needed.

Prices revert back to full on 8/1/22. Hurry and save!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

As stated so eloquently by the fab 4: "I get by with a little help from my friends!"

As do we all! 

Happy Wednesday, everyone!



  1. So nice to have a great back up team that you can count on without even asking .. a true blessing :)

  2. Just want to put this out there. I read it this past week. "Labeled as “xylitol” within the ingredients list for most products, the same plant-derived substance can also be identified as “birch sugar” or “birch sap” in others, an important distinction for pet owners to make when screening a product to determine if it is safe for pets.Oct 8, 2021"

  3. Congratulations 🎉 to the winners!!
    You are such a smart Mama to your fur babies.
    You are blessed to have such good friends and family to help you so much ❤️


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