Geoff's Mom Blog

Monday, October 5, 2015

Life is good...

Hi Friends! 
Are you following the Christmas Blog Hop???
 Rhonda from Farmhouse Threads has organized and it started on Oct. 3rd. She said her kits are flying off the shelves... her design is so cute! My block is finished and I will get to reveal it on Oct. 24th. Make sure to look at my previous blog to see all the designers involved. 

I've been doing a little (bunches!) of organizing. This is a picture of the closet in my sewing room. Why is it closets are never big enough? This one is filled to the top. I have lots more storage bins in the garage full of fabric. I believe that one can never have too much fabric. I remember when my mother was alive she told me "Joyce, I bet you have a thousand dollars worth of fabric there"... LOL oh if she only knew. Mom didn't sew. But she was right I did have a thousand dollars worth of fabric..and maybe a bit more.

After organizing my closet I decided it was time to start a new quilt project. I love half-square triangles. I can't wait to show you all what's coming next in this design.. any ideas?

I went to Utah Quilt Fest and had a wonderful time. This is a quilt I designed called "Aunt Sarah Jane" my good friend and part sister Krisanne Watkins was given this quilt from the Quilt Guild Board. It was her gift for being a Past-President of the Quilt Guild. 

Okay friends I have now blogged twice in the last few weeks.. Life is good! 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Long time. I know.

Hi Friends,

I know it's been a long time since I have blogged. I love running into you at events and shows. I wish I had a good excuse for not blogging but when asked about it I say "I don't know.  Life gets in the way sometimes." I enjoy reading blogs.   Yes.  I'm a bit of a "lurker".

My girlfriend Rhonda McCray of Farmhouse Threads approached me to be in her Christmas Mystery Blog Hop.  Now that's a way to get me blogging.  We are going to have lots of fun and there are wonderful designers involved. I feel privileged to be invited to design.

I want you to know that I am here. It's been so long since I blogged that I am having trouble getting my pictures to load.  Dang it all! I'm going to keep trying because our blog hop starts on Saturday Oct. 3rd and I don't want you to miss it!


Join us for Farmhouse Threads
Christmas Mystery Quilt Blog Hop!

For 10 weeks, beginning October 3rd we will share with you free patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas Quilt just in time for Christmas. Each week one designer will post the pattern to make a Christmas block using wool appliqué and embroidery on cotton. Week 10 will include the instructions to put all of these blocks together with some fun borders to complete your Christmas quilt. Finishing kits will be available from Farmhouse Threads.

Make sure you sign up for each designer’s blog/website to receive the free patterns.

Please share the blog hop with your friends and have them follow along!

Week 1, October 3rd – Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads
Week 2, October 10th – Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop
Week 3, October 17th- Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs
Week 4, October 24th – Joyce Weeks, Geoff’s Mom Pattern Co.
Week 5, October 30 – Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard Designs
Week 6, November 7th – Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan
Week 7 November 14th– Kathy Campbell, Heart to Hand
Week 8, November 21st – Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs
Week 9, November 28th – Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings
Week 10, December 5th – Finishing Instructions from Farmhouse Threads

San Diego Quilt Show

San Diego Quilt Show

Hanging In There.

Laid up for a bit longer.

Words of wisdom.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!

I can't believe we are already into February and it is almost over.  I went to Florida to visit friends and go to 2 Retreats. It was great. The first retreat was a wool hooking retreat. I am a newbie and it was great fun. Look at all the gorgeous wool.

Here is what we do at "Hooking" retreats--visit old friends and make new friends.

The next retreat was at Camp Blanding in Jacksonville where you just get to work on projects and laugh until you hurt. Great friends and fun there as well.

Here is my first finished Hooked wool project. I made a stool and I just love it. I think I'll be a "hooker" for life.

While staying at my friend Gloria's house we made some fun organizers using big cans. I'm not sure the name of the designer of this pattern but they were great fun to make.

I made two of them.

We also made some fun coasters using a "hickory nut" template. Gloria is always making fun things to give away at retreats and this was a quick, easy project.

This is my "Love Bunny Hop" pattern that I will be teaching next week in sunny San Diego.
We are doing a mini-retreat at Rosie's Calico Cupboard. It is so fun we sew and have pot-luck Friday night and then sew all day Saturday and half day on Sunday.  The Shop Hop will be going on at the same time so lots of people to visit with. I'm going to see the new Primitive Gatherings in Murietta while visiting sunny California.  Loving my new digs in St. George, Utah.  It is nice to be closer to San Diego, one of my favorite places. Thanks for stopping by.  I love to get your comments.