Monday, September 28, 2015


Mondays are possibility days.  I love Mondays.  I have a huge amount of things that need to be done, for Houston Quilt Market and Festival next month.  Piece by piece, things get scratched off the list.
I have great people around me, that still love me with the crazy.  They even help me.  Life chores don't stop when you have your eye on the bigger goal.  Laundry still has to be done, cat and dog hair pile up on the carpet that needs to be vacuumed, dishes, there are always dishes.  Bills remembered and paid.  Thank goodness I have found auto-pay for many things.  We won't have to walk around in the dark, and can still take showers.

We just finished 4 weekends in a row of Quilt Shows.  This weekend we are going to celebrate with our great friends as their daughter gets married.   I'm going to enjoy the break and my friends.

Next week, the Mystery Blog hop is going to start.  Can you believe that they asked me????  My block is the second week of the hop.  Please follow along. You will love the border treatment!!!

Join us for Farmhouse Threads
Christmas Mystery Quilt Blog Hop!
For10weeks,beginningOctober3rd wewillsharewithyoufree patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas Quilt just in time for Christmas. Each week, one designer will post the pattern to make a Christmas block using wool appliqué and embroidery on cotton. Week 10 will include the instructions to put all of these blocks together with some fun borders to complete your Christmas quilt. Finishing kits will be available from Farmhouse Threads.
Make sure you sign up for each designer’s blog/website to receive the free patterns.
Please share our blog hop with your friends and have them follow along!
Week 1, October 3rd – Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads
Week 2, October 10th – Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop
Week 3, October 17th - Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs
Week 4, October 24th – Joyce Weeks, Geoff’s Mom Pattern Co.
Week5,October30th –GloriaParsons,OldeGreenCupboardDesigns
Week 6, November 7th – Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan
Week 7 November 14th – Kathy Campbell, Heart to Hand
Week 8, November 21st – Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs
Week 9, November 28th – Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings
Week 10, December 5th – Finishing Instructions from Farmhouse Threads 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Another quilt show this weekend, Conejo Valley Quilter @ Cal Lutheran University Sept 18 & 20 2015

 We are in the middle of September and we still have so much left to do for Houston in a month.  Thankfully, I'm not alone.  Mike and Kelly are huge helps to me.

We are busy expanding our Valdani selection to have in stock every color of 8's & 12's Pearl Cotton that they make.  We will be adding the 3 strand as well when we figure out where to put it all.

 We are busy making Sample Spree Samples for shop owners who go to Houston and want to buy ready made samples for their shops. Rusty Crow now has a collection of Wool Christmas ornaments. I drew 24 so far, this year we are producing 6 to put in the tin.  Here is what a bit of that process looks like.  I'll put them on the website to sell.  Everything but the Valdani, needle, and freezer paper is included.  I hope you like them.  Come see me at the quilt show this weekend in Thousand Oaks.
First Collection of RC Christmas Ornaments