Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WOW! It's been a while....

Since my last post in February, it's been a whirlwind of activity
  • a broken ankle on a hike down in a canyon with a 3 mile hike out (I can't locate the picture, but it was kinda gross anyway)
  • a  kitchen remodel complete with dust throughout the entire house
From this...

To this....
  • a redesign of my sewing room with full length mirror doors on a closet that houses a gigantic new shelf for storage and now a brand new cutting table custom built to my design (still needing painting)

  •  a teaching in Havasu at Material Obsession for Jill Finley's Holiday Pillow
Material Obsession - cutting snowy rooftops in 123 degree heat!!
And now it's almost August - we've had plenty of monsoon rain
the last few days here in Valle Vista just outside of Kingman.  In fact, it rained so much it flooded out the pack rat who moved from under our gazebo up to the porch.
He thought he'd found a new summer home, but it didn't last; yesterday I cleaned out his rat's nest and then DH took care of the ratinsky....

Here was my sewing room during the remodel:
but things are back to normal now.  And here are some of the projects I've been working on...
Quilt of Valor for 2013 Presentation (One-Block Wonder pattern) which is going to Stephanie, the Hualapai Quilter, for quilting
Jill Finley's Home Sweet Quilt
Quilt-as-You-Go class by Joan Burtrum
Lori Holt's "Row-Along" online quilt
Nadia's bag & body pillow for her camp venture
Hannah's body pillow, too!!
Amy Gibson's BOM - May SugarBlock

Amy Gibson's BOM - July SugarBlock (left wrong, right correct)

Amy Gibson's BOM - June SugarBlock
Label for Lori Holt's Bee-in-my-Bonnet Row-Along
 So now that my sewing room's almost back to normal, I've been able to get a few of these things (almost) finished.


  1. Shirley.
    Loved the pillow (foil technique) class...we had a lot of fun!
    Thank you for coming to Havasu that HOT day..

    Kim :)

  2. Wow, lots of great projects. Love your bee blocks! Luck you to get a new sewing room!

  3. Its great to hear from you. Your kitchen looks awesome and the closet is just perfect for your stash. Nice big table too.

    Lovely projects!