Geoff's Mom Blog

Monday, September 30, 2013

Been Busy How About You?

This is a new row quilt in progress. Thought I would give you a quick peek. I design as I go. I put things on my design wall and make a few blocks to audition. I love the saying on this. I found it on my trip to The Woolen Willow in West Virginia.
"Be True, To Yourself, Your Word, Your Friends!"
So I think I will name this row quilt "Be True". There will be some pieced and some appliqued blocks.

I am working on another picture and it will be called "On The Farm"

"For The Guest Room".  I love the textures in this new quilt. Lots of plaids and woven fabrics were used to make this one.
I leave for Brazil on Wednesday and I am so excited. My girlfriend has asked me to speak to about 150 women about quilting. That should be interesting since I don't speak Portuguese, but as we all know quilters speak with pictures and their hands. Geoff is more than capable of running the business while I am gone. He is busy getting patterns written and he seems to be "happy" doing it. lol
Thanks for stopping by. I promise to have a great giveaway when I return. We all need another "gifty".

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Great Visit With Pat Sloan

The podcast interview with Pat went well. She is a wonderful lady to visit with.  If you would like to listen here is the link:
I am working on several new hand projects to take with me on my long plane ride to Brazil. I leave next week and I can hardly wait. Geoff has been working feverishly on getting the new patterns ready.

Three new quilts from the quilter are ready for pick up this morning. I can hardly wait to see them. Isn't it amazing how after they are quilted they even look better? I enjoy doing bindings so that is what I will be doing tonight. The weather here is feeling more and more like fall and it makes me want to snuggle in to a little handwork and watch tv by the fire.

Hope you have a wonderful day and I will chat with you again soon!

Monday, September 23, 2013

"Pray Often" Coming Soon

I just got back from my cabin. It was so peaceful and quiet. I didn't want to come back.  I stitched this new picture while I was away. I think it says it all. "Pray Often" will be a new pattern available soon.
Today is my podcast so I'm a bit nervous but  anyone that knows me knows I like to chat. I will just talk to Pat like I am having a cup of coffee with her. I will be on at 2pm mountain time. If you want to check it out visit her podcast website.
Thanks for all your support my friends! Life is good! Take care and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Not Me?

Hi Friends! I'm going to be on a podcast. This should be fun.
If you want to get to know me better and hear why I love to design and teach please listen in. I was so surprised to be asked. Pat Sloan does her research and is fun to talk with.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sewing, Rain and Football, Does It Get Any Better?

It is raining today here at Geoff's Mom's house so I have been having fun sewing and making soup! Tonight is a football game on TV and I will be going out to dad's house to watch with him. We enjoy yelling at the TV together when the games are on. We miss mom but we are happy to have each other.
Here is what is on my design wall. Love the new "Floral Gatherings" and "Floral Shirtings". I am ready to sew the quilt blocks together but I am short a little fabric and it will be coming in the mail.
I am thinking of a name for this quilt. Any ideas friends?????

The goat pillow is coming along. I will keep you posted on the decided name. Have a great day and keep smiling.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

San Diego Quilt Show Fun

I was so excited a group of women got together weekly to sew on Fridays. Their rule was "Always dessert on Fridays!" I thought that was so cute! They made my pattern "It's A Grand Old Flag". I LOVE THEM. It was great to see all their work. They did a wonderful job. Thanks ladies!

Here are a couple of the students. I taught "Survivors". They all survived my teaching. These great ladies loved to sew so we had a marvelous time. Rosie's Calico Cupboard held a trunk show of my quilts. All the quilts shown are now available on the website. Here are a few pictures.

Kathy of Cardiff Farms and I visited "The Country Loft" where Kathy was teaching. It was great to see her again and talk to her students. We wanted something to stitch. She gave Louise and I a cute needle keep kit to take home with us. Louise has hers finished but I was the driver so I didn't quite get mine done.

The winner of the Sep 2 drawing is "Me and My Stitches". Wow, she is a lucky lady. We randomly draw winners and she has won twice lately. Thanks so much for all your comments. I am back and super busy. I have several new quilts in process. Hope you all are having a great day.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy September!

Here is a picture of a new project. It needs a name my friends! Please help me find a cute name for this new pillow, wall hanging, or picture. I haven't quite decided what to make yet. Do you have any suggestions? I love to get everyone's ideas. If the name you choose is picked I will make sure you get the first published pattern. Have a great day and super September!