Geoff's Mom Blog

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Winners and Retreat

Hi friends!
Drum roll please. Winners are:
Blogger Anne said.
Hey Joyce, Love your new house. How fun for you to be able to get "away". Retreats maybe? Hmmm. I'm making working on some fall things right now. It's been so hot here that I'm looking forward to sweater weather. Love your new BOM. It's just gorgeous

Blogger tpott said.
I just found you through, the Woolie Mammoth blog. Yay!
I love when I find a great new blog to read. This summer I've been working on a log cabin table mat, that I've been doing a lot of wool appliqué and embroidery on. Wool appliqué is new to me, I'm enjoying it. Also my LQS's BOM, its been a slow sewing summer. ;-> Toni Anne
Anne and  Toni Anne please email me with your addresses and two pattern choices: 

Here are a few pictures from the Camp Blanding Retreat in Jacksonville, FL.  It was so much fun and we laughed so hard and played even more.
This is a view off the dock of the lake house we stayed in. Did any of you watch "Army Wives" on tv. The retreat and house were on an Army Base and I felt like I was in the show. It was absolutely gorgeous!!!
 The Lake is called Kingsley lake and it is perfectly round.
Here are Gloria (Old Green Cupboard Designs) and Mary Ellen (Red Crinoline Quilts) sewing and working away. (click on Red Crinoline for more retreat pictures and adventures)
Linda and Wynette are solving the problems of the world.. ha ha.. Linda was a super cook and Wynette runs housing at Camp Blanding
Mary Ellen needed a power nap.
Our outing to Rachel's Farmhouse
The displays were incredible.
Love the pottery and the antique quilts.
A favorite quilt hanging.

This cute guy was hanging out wanting to be purchased.

Grandmother's flower garden was incredible.
I purchased a wonderful antique quilt I am currently reproducing. OMG! I think I have died and gone to quilt heaven.

Gloria had some wonderful bags on her website for sale. I couldn't resist a couple.
I will be teaching in San Diego at the Quilt Show and hanging out at Rosie's Calico Cupboard where she carries my complete line of quilt patterns. Lots of friends are sure to be there. The plan is to visit lots of quilt shops.
I'm still missing my dad but as I have found through wonderful friends and family life does go on and it is time to be happy and enjoy life because as we all know life is just way too short.
Thanks for visiting my blog and keep smiling and stitching.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Time for a GIVEAWAY!

I can't believe I haven't blogged in so long... but needless to say.. I have been a bit on the busy side. I am in the process of purchasing another home in St. George, Utah.. I love it there. Here is a picture of the front of the house  and below is a picture of the kitchen and great room space.

I will have a few things to do before I move in there is no fence in the backyard for the puppies so I will have to do that and I want to get some painting done and light fixtures changed. The previous owners have moved out so the place is vacant so it will make it easier to do everything I need to before moving in.
I finally finished it!  The new Block of the Month.. will be named:
"Beauty All Around"

I'm leaving here in a couple of days for Florida (in August am I crazy or what?) I am going to a quilt retreat with some wonderful quilting friends. I think while I am gone I'm going to have another GIVEAWAY!
Two winners... two patterns each!
(Drawing will be on Aug. 27th)
I love reading all your comments it totally makes my day!
Let me know what your sewing or working on this summer.. Fall will be here before we know it!
Take care friends and keep those fingers busy!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Giveaway winners! New BOM in the works!

And the winners are:
Blogger Vivian said...
I'm joining the majority--I also like the name Weezer's Paws. It's a memorable, unique name, and I can just imagine little puppy toenails, leaning this direction and that direction in snow or mud.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Spelled differently, but now you have me laughing and recalling quotes from Ouiser in Steel Magnolias and remembering her St Bernard, Rhett.
Great Movie and Another Great Geoff's Mom pattern!
Send me your address and please choose a pattern and a book from the website and I will get them in the mail to you. I'm leaving town on Tuesday, Aug. 5th and returning Aug. 11th so might not get them in the mail before then if I don't hear from my lucky winners!
Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!
Here is what I have been working on... this is half of the quilt. I am hoping to get the quilt put together and to the quilter by next week.
It is going to be called "Beauty All Around" it will be available as a Block Of The Month..
Hope you all have a great weekend. I'm heading to my cabin to enjoy the mountains for the weekend with great friends!