Monday, November 15, 2010

29 Years and Counting

Today my husband John and I are celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary on a cruise to the Mexican Rivera.  If you’d like to follow along, click on over to our vacation Blog.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Melinda!

Today is my sister Melinda’s Birthday…….Happy Birthday Sis!

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Here she is last year, hanging out with Elvis. 

If you’d like to send her a Birthday greeting, head on over to her Blog



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Molly Loves Quilts

And she thinks these were put there just for her.

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Sorry, Molly girl!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Some of my Favorites from the Orange Grove Quilters Guild Quilt Show

There were many wonderful quilts made and shown at the quilt show, unfortunately way to many to show here.  However, I wanted to share some of my favorites. 

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And my very favorite (BTW I know just about all these gals)……

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Orange Grove Quilters Guild – Quilt Show

Today is the first day of the Orange Grove Quilters Guild quilt show – A Patchwork of Quilts.

The hours today are 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tomorrow opens at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm

The show is located at:

Garden Grove United Methodist Church, 12741 Main Street, Garden Grove. 

Two Wacky Women, Marilyn and I, will be vending.  We have decided that we are retiring from the vending side of the business so this will be our last show.  Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere.   For those of you that have been with us for a while you know that we started out as a Retreat Business and we are still going strong with retreats.  In fact, several of the 2011 retreats are already sold out but we still have a few openings.  If you’re interested check out our website

So, if you get a chance, stop by and see us.  We will have “deep” discounts on our fabric, kits and grommets (guess I should have checked with Marilyn about the grommets but I think she’ll go along). 

Thought you might get a kick out of seeing a picture of our first booth, more than 6 years ago (BTW it was at Orange Grove) and one of our more recent booths. 

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IQF Long Beach 2009 We’ve come a long way. 

Hope to see you in Garden Grove.



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tula Pink

While Marilyn and I were in Houston for Fall Market we spent a little time hanging out in the bar (surprise, surprise) at the Hilton where we met our new best friend Tula Pink.   She, her Mom and her Brother were a lot of fun and very nice people. 

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See that cute bag Tula is holding, it’s made using her new laminated fabric from Free Spirit.


Although we swore we weren’t going to order any fabric this trip, we couldn’t resist and have ordered the two fabrics on the left along with a coordinating cotton.  Hopefully they will be here by the end of the month.  I can hardly wait to play with them.  I’m thinking a Letty’s Bag to start. 



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Who Doesn’t Love a Great Tote Bag

As you know, I just got back from Houston Quilt Market.  Like many of you, I love tote bags and have a large collection of them.  There were a lot of great bags given away at Market but I manage to restrain myself and only came home with these.

First up, the official International Quilt Market canvas tote bag.  It’s nice, but way to small if you ask me.

Houston Tote BagAhhhh, the coveted Moda/United Notions bag.  This is the one you get with any purchase at Sample Spree.  You can’t tell by this picture but believe me when I tell you, it is huge.  I think just about everyone that attends Sample Spree buys something from Moda just so they can get a bag. 

Moda Tote

This was a great give away at the American Patchwork and Quilting booth.  It has a really long wide strap, perfect for wearing cross body.  It’s made out of nice, soft  cotton. 


This one I actually bought at Sample Spree.  It’s from Blue Q and it says “Woven from 95% post consumer material” (whatever that means), but it’s a great bag with a top zipper closure and it’s really, really cute. 

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of deceased ancestors which occurs on November 1 and November 2, coinciding with the similar Roman Catholic celebrations of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

While it is primarily viewed as a Mexican holiday, it is also celebrated in communities in the United States with large populations of Mexican-Americans, and to a lesser extent elsewhere in Latin America.

A common symbol of the holiday is the skull, which celebrants represent in masks called calacas. Sugar skulls, inscribed with the names of the deceased on the forehead, are often eaten by a relative or friend.

A few years back Alexander Henry came out with some wonderful fabrics celebrating The Day of the Dead.  I couldn’t resist using it to make one of my Magical Slice and Dice quilts.   My niece, Christina is a collect of all thing Day of the Dead, so of course this became gift for her and it now lives in San Francisco.

Day of the Dead Quilt And here is a close-up.

Closeup of Day of the Dead Quilt I love how it came out.



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