Saturday, July 4, 2015


 Happy 4th of July!

Columbus Ohio is known for its celebration of
A huge fireworks show set to music
that brings hundreds of thousands of folks downtown..
it is amazing with plenty of goose bump moments!

Phil and I have been invited to a couple cookouts this weekend.
Last night with our good friends,  Bob and Vickie Leonhardt!
Some firecrackers enjoying pre-show cocktails!

before we gather in the front yards along their street...

To watch the Reynoldsburg, Ohio fireworks!

 Tonight, July 4, our neighbor, Mark Wilson,
celebrates  Red White and his BIRTHDAY!
Always fun...with lots of story telling! 

Now what about the "Lemon"? 
As part of my Sweet Celebrations recipe collection
I want to include my 
Lemon Pound Cake recipe
I'm taking it to both parties!!!

(Click here for all my Sweet Celebrations recipes)

And of course I have a 4th of July kwilt.... 
This was a swap effort with my kwilty peeps
when I worked at Nationwide Insurance

Have a safe and happy holiday and
enjoy every moment of summer!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


 Another LQS in Boone, NC was indeed...
"Sew Original"
They had me at....Bernina!

I always ask permission to take photos.     
There was some concern about local designer's 
kwilts on display, Sew today...
I'll be showing you what I think makes this shop
"Sew Original"

Fabric shelves have designer / mfg labels!
How cool is that! 

Not to mention 
TULA, Denyse Schmidt 
and Anna Marie Horner

Plenty of MODA

I found the B-W  Cotton and Steel  
It was Terrific Tuesday...
so I received 20% off my purchase!

Tucked away in a corner was more fiber fantastic-ness!
Yarn is now my second obsession!

 Melinda Rose, owner 
and her entire staff 
make this shop "Sew Original"

 Winston Salem, NC also has a "Sew Original" shop !

Friday, June 26, 2015


 Much to my surprise...
I found two shops in Boone NC that had lots of 
"Modern Fabrics" 

Located on the 105 Hwy Extension, 
The Quilt Shop was very easy to find.
Eye candy everywhere...where to look first?

If you like Kaffe Fasset...lots of it here!

It's Elementary by MODA

A Field Guide / Janet Clare by MODA

 Nomad /Urban Chicks / Moda
  Has feathers to tickle your fancy.

Holly's Tree Farm / Moda gets you thinking Christmas!
Check out the cute iron 

Lots of "Modern" Books 

Thank you Tod, for permission to photograph all 
the wonderful-ness of your shop!

 "TEXT" fabric was a BIG deal for many designs in this shop.

 LOVE this Texty Giraffe 
Pattern is "Potpourri Collage" by Laura Heine
You can find it and her other designs here!

Looks like a jelly roll quilt ?
I see Halloween prints with the black squares!

And oh yeah...I found the 40% off sale area 

 "Basic Grey" FQs (and yardage) at 40% off
I see a masculine kwilt, perhaps for my Etsy shop.

Next summer, I may be guest artist, at a local garden.  
Sew I want to make new garden themed kwilts/wall hangings.

The Bluebird Park panel and FQs were 25% off
I found a couple Autumn Woods FQs too!
They go well together. 
I have other Bluebird Park in my stash!

I enjoyed the modern aesthetic in this shop
 and the entire staff made me feel right at home...
southern hospitality at its best!

*Cash or check only*
Passes the savings on to the customer!
Turns out it was "THE QUILT SHOP" 
for me!