“Straits of Mackinac”!

The “Straits of Mackinac” class taught yesterday by Bonnie Hunter was great!  I did not get my block done, however I enjoyed the day immensely.  The members of the Peaks and Pieces quilt guild were so very hospitable and well organized.  The church venue was terrific and well lit and the youth group received donations for an…

A Lovely Virginia Day!

The Quiltery has now been added to the list of shops that carry my kits!  If you are in the central Virginia area, stop by and check them out!

Life Lessons from a Mystery Quilt

The “Good Fortune” Mystery is finished!  Well, kind of…  Except for that one little square that I need to rip out…  now that it is sewn into the quilt.   That I didn’t even see until I took this picture.   And now that I have seen it, I can’t unsee it.   (Big sigh.)  And of course…

Comparing Ourselves to Others

As I am assembling my “Good Fortune” blocks into rows and ultimately a quilt top, I am learning many things about quilting.  I listed some of those in my last post.  However, I have to admit that I am learning even more about myself.   In the posting of these blogs, and in the viewing the…

“Good Fortune” is Revealed!

I hope 2019 is getting off to a good start for you and your loved ones!   It is so hard to believe that time is marching by this quickly!   I remember when 2007 sounded so far off.   2019!!! This week not only was the beginning of the New Year, but the reveal of Bonnie Hunter’s…

Haste Makes Waste!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas this week!  We have not yet celebrated as a family.  Parts of my family were at our church’s Christmas Eve candlelight service however.  The service was beautiful, and it was a blessing to celebrate this wonderful night with family.  This is a rare year for us, as…

Not So Good Fortune, and “Good Fortune” Week 4

Gee, I am re-reading last week’s post, and life seemed so much simpler then.  LOL.  Isn’t everything in life just relative? My three year old great-granddaughter did indeed help me decorate the tree last Monday.  I put her in charge of adding my favorite icicles to the bottom half of the tree.  (I have 24…

Bonnie Hunter’s 2018 Mystery Quilt, “Good Fortune” Part 3

Good grief!  Is Christmas really only a little over two weeks away???   I am SOOO far behind this year!  Between babysitting little ones, working on the store and the new designs to be released in early 2019, and the Mystery Quilt, I lost track of how quickly Christmas was approaching! I have been doing a…

Bonnie Hunter’s 2018 Mystery Quilt, “Good Fortune”

I have considered doing a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt for many years now, but joining just before Christmas was a hindrance.  I have folders on my computer of a couple of the PDF’s from years gone by, hoping that I would make it during another part of the year, but without the deadlines and community,…