Geoff's Mom Blog

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy Everything!

Happy Everything! Christmas! New Year! The Works!

My Kids got married as many of you know I took Robert in to our home through his High School years. Geoff has a "foster" "other" "real" brother. Krystal his new wife is the best! She goes with me to all the trade shows. She knows my patterns and is so strong and helpful. Tiny but "mighty". I love them all. Picture from left to right Geoff, Jeremiah, Krystal, Robert and Darren. Love having these kids around!

 In November, Rhonda McCray and I went to "Primitive Gatherings" retreat in Temecula, CA for 3 days! OMG it was a blast. We stayed in a Nunnery and it was quite sparse. Those Nuns really didn't have or should we say  didn't need much. The food was wonderful and it was beautiful. We met so many new and wonderful friends! We can't wait until next year! Lisa Bongean is a super teacher and we made fun projects.. I need to find the pictures for the projects. I think many of them are coming out in her new book "Christmas Gatherings"  

 There are wineries all over... I didn't know that Temecula was wine country... That made me a happy girl! I bought a few bottles and brought them home for Christmas. 

After the retreat I stayed and sewed with Rhonda at her studio. She is the owner of Farmhouse Threads. She is so talented and inspiring! 
I made 3 of these quilts while I was away. I am currently writing the pattern They were Christmas presents. I love working with "Wool & Needle Flannels". 

 Here is Rhonda working on her projects! I told her to smile.. she isn't fond of having her she is so cute and nice!

Lisa hard at work teaching!

 Wonder what she is teaching there????
 I bought myself two Christmas gifts this year... this is a light from Lumino.. I saw it on Shark Tank and had to have one. I love it! It is really bright and I tought it would work well in hotel rooms where they are alway too dark. It folds like a small book and is easy to carry.
 My other Christmas gift to myself was a "Juki 2010" sewing machine. It is a work-horse! It stitches so fast it almost scares you! It has needle down position, thread cutter, and just does straight stitching. I can tell my piecing is going to go much faster and I seem to be more accurate. This is a great purchase! 
I went to my girlfriend Louise's house for Christmas. This is her husband Kenny and he doesn't let dogs in his house. Well.. love me love my dog. Louise made and executive decision that my dogs were invited in the house to be with all of us on Christmas!. We all thought it would "tip" Kenny over but he did great! That goodness the dogs were well behaved! 
This is the first project made using my new Juki 2010. I will be teaching this in San Diego at the Quilt Show! Please come and take the class and have some fun with us!!!

Monday, November 9, 2015


I'm so glad for random drawings we just picked a number and went for it. 

The lucky winner is Linda!!!
Linda would you please email me at: with you mailing address. Congrats and thanks for following my blog. 

I loved all your comments and thanks so much for the wonderful response to our blog hop. The kits have been flying out the door and of course I had to keep making more! I would love it if you send me pictures of your blocks for me to post. 

Blogger Linda said...
Thank you for the lovely design. These are so-o-o different than typical Holiday blocks and I love working with wool. 

Here is the book that Linda has won! It is a great book and Lisa signed it for you. 
If you would like to purchase this book you can go to: Primitive Gatherings

I've been busy the last couple of weeks with new designs and working on making a few kits. I am teaching this quilt in Page, Arizona this week. Page is a beautiful place right close to Lake Powell. You can find details about the retreat here: Lake Powell Quilters 

The quilt above is called "Rustic Star". I make it a few years ago and it is one of my favorites. 

This  table runner is called "Circling Stars" It has been published in Keepsake Quilting Catalog. We all love patriotic colors. 

This is "Grandpa George" I know you have seen this one several times but I wanted to let you know I now have kits available on the website. Just click on Grandpa George for the link to the site. 

Don't forget to go to the next Christmas Mystery Blog..Bits and Pieces by Joan 
She has a cute block! Next Block

My schedule for the next few weeks is a bit on the crazy side. I leave tomorrow for Page, Arizona until Sunday. Then on back home to St. George for two days then to Salt Lake City, UT to meet the movers to load up my household contents to finalize the move the St. George. Crazy life I know but I do love it! 
Until next time friends!
Keep stitching! 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mystery Block and Giveaway!

Hi Friends!

Yes, I know today is the blog hop and I'm going to post my block and all the info... but first let me show you what has been going on at my house! 

The quilt in this picture with the red yard ties was made by my grandmother. She used old clothing and left over fabrics from her sewing. Grandma Bessie was a wonderful seamstress and would re-make clothing. This quilt a treasure to me.. she lived to be 93. Sorry the picture doesn't do it justice. I'm going to reproduce this quilt someday. I love it just that much!

 Here are my puppies taking their afternoon naps. They have been to the groomers and came home with "candy corn" scarves.. they are so adorable.. I just love them!

Remember the blocks I showed you on the last blog? Well here is what the finished block is going to look like...what do you think? I'm having so much fun with it. 
Have you seen Lisa's new book????
I'm going to be giving a copy away on my blog... Woo Hoo! I might even get it signed while I'm in Houston visiting. You will need to leave a comment and I will be picking the lucky winner on November 7th. 

Here is a picture of my block for Week 4 of the Christmas Blog Hop! 
Click on the link below to get the pattern. 

I am making kits for this block... I have a few in stock and will be making more. I'm leaving for Houston on Sunday and will be back on Nov. 1st so I can get more kits out then. Please be patient and know that I will fill all orders as fast as I can. The price for the kits is $10.95 which includes all wool and background. Thread is not included you will need to purchase your own. I used Valdani size 12 perle cotton for my embroidery. 


"Christmas Special Delivery" kit and pattern. 

I hope you are enjoying this blog hop as much as I am! Next Week is my dear friends at Olde Green Cupboad Designs..Gloria, Vicky and Heather are making another adorable block for you to enjoy! Keep Hopping Friends!

 Don't forget to leave your comments for the Giveaway! Enjoy!!!