Sunday, February 23, 2020


I have been to the SW FLORIDA MQG show many times.
Quilts hung on clotheslines, in a beach park, with the Gulf waters
ebbing and flowing behind them.

NOT this year...IT RAINED!
The quilts were laid on tables and we had to
sift thru them to get glimpses.
It felt sew bad for the makers and the guild
who worked for a year to get this show together.

If you know me, you know I managed to snap some photos.

This quilts was based on a Charley Harper heron.
I love all things Charley Harper!

Great quilting here!
I believe a "solid challenge"

Solid challenge.
Fun houses in a wedge pattern design.

Solids again, but this quilting was amazing!

More solids with an interesting diagonal design.

Another solid design...I see a fish here?

The quilting on this was fabulous!

These maybe modern flowers and
the straight line quilting was well done.

Solids here but the tiny strips used
to build out the squares were about an inch wide.

Another solid design with tiny horizontal and vertical
straight line quilting.

Traditional block, made modern Challenge!
This is a churn dash block!

A Modern version of the Traditional Log Cabin block.

The next few quilts have amazing quilting designs.

Sorry I couldn't tag all makers, it was just to hard to collect that info since quilts were piled on top one another.  
I hope you enjoyed what I did capture.
If you would like to see this show hung on the clothes lines...
click here  You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Today is a special birthday.
Phil, my amazing hubby turns 74!
He is never more at home or happier
than when he is on a Golf Course!

Phil is a Gordon Highlander and this Sassanach
 (English maiden name of CLAYTON)) 
is one lucky hen (Scots word for woman or girl)!
I love him to the Craigh na Dun and back.
While wintering in Fort Myers we went to a Celtic Festival.

I bought some great jewelry.
The Bydand Gordon Crest is a pin that
I will use for a bag or maybe with scarves.
Bydand means Steadfast or Stay to Fight!
The green earrings have a Scottish Tree of Life
and I needed the dark blue earrings.
Of course, dragonflies are always Outlandish!

Lots of kilts to buy..but we didn't.
This tartan represents the Gordon Clan

and this tartan is the Dress Gordon plaid.

I had some fun with the the kilt-wearing celts.
Starting with this couple who were vendors!

Here's his t-shirt...yes he's so proud!

Could he be in a ballet pose?

What's a Celtic festival without a pint!

'Slainte mhath" or 'Slainte'
 (pronounced Slan-ge-var in Scottish Gaelic)
Cheers, to your health.


Mrs. Gordon 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


I was lucky to visit Kathy Guenther
while she vacationed a bit north of me 
in Englewood, FL
I spent the weekend and we got into a few fun things.

Like this yarn shop!

Every yarn shop seems to have sheep!

And Llamas wearing cowls.
musta had a cold snap in Florida!

Lots of yarny eye candy.

Shelves full of  40% off yarn !

That made these Alpaca weight yarns jump into my hands!
The shop gal even caked my yarns and pulled the center
yarn pull out and tied it with a marker to
make sure I knew where it was.

I have not knitted any scarf with a solid
and now I have a mustard and a green to use!
Also a DK weight which is thicker than the fingering
weight I usually work with. 

The other yarn I am bringing home is.
Flirty Flamingo fingering weight, that was a trade with Kathy!

Monday, February 3, 2020


I find Local Quilt Shops, wherever I may be.
The sewing peeps I met here in Fort Myers, FL 
(at another shop) 
mentioned I should visit Kay's.

The NOT SEW LOCAL part floored me!
Among all the flyers available for quilts shows, etc.
I found these two flyers...
Dabble and Stitch is located in Columbus, OH
And the BOM 'Zoo Family Portrait" quilt pattern is by
Cassandra Beaver, who is an Ohio sewing peep and my friend.

This is Kay...she was so friendly and we had lots
to talk about, including Cassandra who might be
teaching a class here at the shop!  

How couldn't resist some Allison Glass, Diving Board
fabrics in the sale area for $7/yd.

One yard cuts that will go well with all my AG scraps
waiting for me at home. 
All these pieces were given to me by generous
Instagram friends as part of the yearly

It's times like this...I miss my sewing room and all MY STUFF!

Permission granted to take pics of the shop and fabrics!
Lots of batiks lined the shelves
and the Florida vibe was apparent!

Behind this fun wall was the shop classroom...
isn't the bunting a cute idea!

I may join in a Monday 'sit and sew' before
return home in April.
If you are in the
e Fort Myers area..stop in and check
out Kay's Quilt Shop!
(location is very close to I-75)