Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Homeschool Field Trip

Two groups of around 30 people came to our home for a field 
trip to see Terry's rock collection. They were a very attentive group.

 They got a hands on experience.  The big crystal rock in the center of the table came from the Three River Gorge in China.

 These are some of his collection in the corner cabinet.

 Terry gave them each a small geode.

 For a snack I gave them homemade doughnuts
 which were made a few days earlier.

 Life as a Quilter
The last few weeks I have been working on this puppy.  
I need to name this quilt pattern design, any suggestions?  Not sure 
yet how I will quilt the rest of it.
Oops, I see I missed quilting one line.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Quilting Classes in Kuwait and Dubai

Overlooking Kuwait

My two sisters June and Emily went with me on this trip. 
 These are the Kuwait Towers.

We ate dinner in the Kuwait Towers.
I enjoyed teaching to all these lovely ladies.

Teaching Under the Sea in Kuwait.
 At the market.

As a quilter I found these fabric stores very interesting.

One evening we spent at the Global Village.

A safari ride in the dessert was one of our highlights of the trip. We road in 4 wheel drive SUVs over sand duns.  A very thrilling experience.

Camels are being trained for racing.

Schanker and his wife and daughter made our trip possible.
  They own a fabric store in Dubai.

This quilt class Surprise Packages that I taught
 in Dubai had 15 nationalities represented.

 The older part of Dubai.

The tallest building in the world is the
 Burj Khalifa located in Dubai. 

 The first row of the quilt is finished.

The class rooms were full of busy quilters.

Thanks to everyone who made our trip to Dubai and Kuwait a wonderful trip.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Fall Days

You can tell that fall is here when it is time to make
 apple butter. Our granddaughter Rowen stands beside 11 
bags of apples cut and ready for the apple butter kettle.

 The fellowship around the kettle is what makes the day so special.

 I love seeing the little ones play together and having fun.

Thanks to Dad and Mom (Terry's parents) for 
making apple butter day  happen.

 Not sure why and how this granddaughter of ours Odessa has learned this trick of standing on her head. She can hold this pose for over a minute.  Maybe she will be a gymnast?

 Let your imagination run wild and see if you can 
figure out this new quilt pattern. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Spiky Desert Cactus

I just finished a new pattern.  There are two sizes in the
 pattern, a 48" x 48" and a 22" x 22".

 48" x 48"

A close-up of the machine quilting.

 I call the background quilting pattern sticks.

 Between the red outside blades I quilted red 
blades between the pieced blades.

I will also be teaching Caribbean Delight at Sew Classic Fabrics November 26 and December 3 at 10:00am-1:00.