Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sewing? When?

Sewing?  What's that?  That is a summary of the past week.  Nothing accomplished in the sewing room except a big, neglected mess.  Instead we have been moving furniture from a storage unit one hour distant to a different unit 7 minutes from home.  That will be much more convenient and considerably cheaper.  Why do we have so much stuff?  That comes from raising a large family in big homes and then moving into a tiny, mountain cabin.  Don't get me wrong....we love our cozy, high country home, but what do we do with all the lovely antiques and other things that bring back such beautiful memories?  Slowly items are disappearing as we transport goods during visits to family in different parts of the country, but it is going at a car-capacity pace.

After that (and we're not quite done yet) we spent a day hiking among the colorful, golden aspen, came home and served dinner for seven people.  We had a whale of a good time, and that is always good.  We all need a break now and then, some good companionship and lots of laughs.

That came on top of the exciting news that my quilt, "Bigtop'" won Best of Show in the Domestic Sewing Machine category at the 2016 Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival in La Conner, WA.  They will be displaying the Best of Show entries for all categories until Nov 20 so if you live near, be sure to drop in.  This quilt is in my blog gallery, but I will showcase it here for you to see in context.

"Bigtop" front.

"Bigtop" back.
That's the extent of my blogging time this week.  More planned activities ahead so I doubt the sewing machine will see much action for a few more days.  I miss it, but life gets in the way sometimes and I plan to enjoy whatever I end up doing...even moving furniture!

Sew a happy seam this week and sew a couple for me.  I wish you laughter this week.



  1. Marvelous quilt! The colors and design are really neat. I can see why it won!

  2. Congrats on the win! It is no surprise that you won, this quilt is beyond gorgeous!!
    Good luck finding time to sew!

  3. Beautiful quilt and a well deserved win - Congrats! Thanks again for sharing on Midweek Makers

  4. Congratulations on the win -- my goodness, that quilt is gorgeous! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

  5. Congrats on the win, it is surely well-deserved! Hope you have more sewing time this week)))

  6. Congratulations on your beautiful win and have fun moving your things and slowly downsizing.

  7. Congratulations! That's an amazing piece -- especially that back!