Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy! What else is new!

Life has it's twists and turns but I get through it with thoughts of my family and my quilting.

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." Ray Bradbury 
This is the quote from our last Loose Threads Challenge and this is my cup.  I call it my Cup of Joy.  My little sweeties.  I had hoped to announce the coming of another grandchild but this is not to be.  My daughter, Katrina, went to the doctor yesterday for an ultrasound and there wasn't a heartbeat.  Please pray for her as she has to go though a natural miscarriage this week.  This is her second in 7 1/2 months.  The baby before this would have been born this week.  We are all sad and tears are so close to the surface it's hard to get though the day.

While visiting in Redding I purchased all this material at the Blue Iris quilt shop.  They were having their 2nd anniversary sale and their clearance fabric was 72% off so that's what I bought.

I taught a purse class and this is Sandy's bag.  Sandy takes all my weekend classes.  She is so loyal.

We are also running a "Farmer's Wife Block" class at Bolts in the Bathtub.  Each teacher is taking a turn teaching this monthly class.  These are the teachers blocks. From left to right: Susan's, Tiffany's, Mine, Dawna's.  I don't see Peggy's up there but she is teaching next week so they will be up there soon.

Here are some of my students blocks from our Curves class I taught this past Saturday.
These are Karen's.

These's are Kathrine's.

These are Sandy's.  Notice her fabrics are the same as her purse.  She has a lot in her stash.

And this is Caroline.  She is making a bag with hers.

Well, life goes on.  Last week was Best of the Valley quilt show and this week is the Needle Divas Retreat at my house.  I've been crazy getting things ready but thought I should post.  I did receive a comment at the quilt show that this person stopped looking at my blog because I didn't post much.  Well, thank you to those who stick with me.  I hope to post pictures of the retreat and then of all the furniture I've painted recently.  Stay tune.


  1. Looks like fun Anna, you are a great teacher! Keep up the good work. And prayers to your daughter.

  2. LOL Anna! I will always read your blog! :) I love the personal connection! You are always so busy and creative! I loved seeing your quilts at BOTV! You have so many fun and interesting things to share! Keep on posting! Hope you all have a wonderful time at your retreat! Blessings to you and your family!