Monday, September 22, 2014

Welcome to my portion of Around the World Blog Hop!

Holly invited me to be part of the 'Around the World Blog Hop' a week or so ago. I have been swapping pieces of fabric and blocks with Holly for several years. It is so fun to have friends all over the world that have the same passion as I do. Check out Holly's blog, FabricMom

1. What am I working on?
      Crocheting tops on kitchen towels, quilting quilt tops that I made and didn't finish, designing a quilt for a grandson in EQ6, making purse/pocketbooks, down sizing and making the 9-Patch pattern for baby doll quilts and spending time with my grand-daughters.

9-Patch baby quilt
Hanging Kitchen Towel

















Outside of purse
Inside and pockets


Baby Doll blanket

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
     I get the most pleasure working with traditional blocks. I am also a Permanent Certified 'Quilting the Kaye Wood Way' instructor so I use her techniques in my quilt construction. I also have stopped buying patterns and books except Kaye's. There are very few blocks I can't figure out how to construct.


 3. Why do I write/create what I do?
     I have been a crafter for years and always loved quilts. It wasn't until the rotary cutter was invented that I started quilting. I knew I would never finish a quilt if I had to cut all of those squares and triangles with scissors. 
     As far as writing goes I love sharing my tricks with others so they can complete their projects easily.


 4. How does my writing/creating process work?
      I always have a quilt idea in my mind and love to get ideas from things around me. The floors in different buildings and the designs along the roadways are both great places for me to find inspiration. I started my blog to share what is going on in my life with my family and friends.

I invited 2 bloggers to join us, but only one responded. Alina is another block swapper from the time I was swapping fabric and blocks ALL the time. Not only is she a great swapper, but she is a home schooling mom and professional quilter. You can find quilt patterns she has designed at Monkey See... Monkey Do. If you are interested in her quilting services check out Polta Dot Creations.

A couple blog sites I frequent are Smockity Frocks. This blog is about another home schooling mom and her life. I have been following her for years and love her wit and humor about life and having a large family. The other site I visit is BlogHer and if you go there you will find every type of blog that you can imagine.

Until next time,
Happy Quilting, Sharon Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September already!

Can you believe that it is September already? There is less than 4 months till the end of the year. What are your plans for the last few months of 2014? My plans are to get some of the quilt tops I have done put into usable quilts. I'll let you know how well I do!

Until next time, 
Happy Quilting, Sharon 
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013

Monday, August 25, 2014

Full house again!

This past Wednesday Carl's brother and sister-in-law, Mel and Judy made the trip down to visit for a few days. Nothing fancy, just sitting around visiting, spending time together and they spent time at the Hendersonville Farmer's Market at Indian Lakes. Then on Saturday Julie's mother-in-law and her sister, Sharon and Diane arrived for a few days when Jim returned from school in NY. They are off to see some sites and experience a little taste of Nashville. For me I need to get back behind my machines and get a few more items done to add to my stock. If anybody is in the Nashville, TN area come on out to the Hendersonville Farmer's Market the next 2 weeks on Saturday between 9 am to 2 pm.

Until next time,

Happy Quilting, Sharon Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013

Monday, August 4, 2014

First day of school!

Getting fueled up for the day while checking out the tube.


 On the way into the unknown..... 



They survived the day, but like most first days they had glitches. Sure hope these glitches smooth out over the rest of this week so they have smooth sailings the rest of the year.

Happy Quilting, Sharon 
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" 
Certified Instructor since 2013

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Memories strike!

On Groupon a few weeks ago there was an offer for photo books and I decided that it would be neat to have a book or 2 of my quilts, table runners, purses and other items that I have made over the years. The first step to accomplish this was to pull some older pics that we had on CD's. So tonight I looked through 17 discs and found lots of pictures for my books, but I also found lots of other pictures full of memories.

After spending the past week with my daughter, niece, her kids and my sister and then seeing this picture of my niece and daughter it brought back memories of how much time they spent together over the years. I'm not sure what age these 2 were, but this is probably the last professional picture they had taken together.


This is a little munchkin snuggling with Gramma. I'm not sure if it was her sisters birthday or hers, but I sure did get some good lovin' that day.


Then we have this munchkin. She has so many funny faces.


This was taken during one of our visits to Kanab, UT while attending the Western Legends Roundup. Watching the actors in shows and movies then being able to actually see and talk with them is so cool. This is one of the events we are going to miss since we moved to Tennessee. 


 This last picture that was taken of 4 of my siblings and myself. My sister, Lissa is holding a picture of our oldest brother, Norman who passed away several years ago. From left to right is Joe, Lissa, myself, Loretta and Larry. This was taken the year that Loretta and I drove her RV from Arizona to New York then back to Arizona with Joe. We had so much fun on that trip. So there is a lot of memories in just this picture.


It never fails when I start doing one thing I get side tracked. At least this one was fun!

Until next time, 

Happy Quilting, Sharon 
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family visiting


Over the past couple weeks I had a grandson, grand niece and nephew, niece and sister visiting. We have spent time in the pool, rollerskating, shopped and driven around seeing the sites. A grandson flew back home at the beginning of the week and the rest of the crew hit the road today.

The most fun we had was rollerskating. Over the past few weeks we have been visiting the local rollerskating rink so we shared our fun with more family.


 


This is the one that surprised me the most. My sister hasn't been on skates in several years and even though she fell a couple times it was magic watching her.


This is the happy face that was jumping on the plane home.


Until next time, 

Happy Quilting, Sharon 
Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" 
Certified Instructor since 2013

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The last few days we have had the pleasure of visiting with one grandson. He will be going to camp for a few days then coming back to visit with us a few days before going back home. I hope he has lots of fun at camp! Love you kiddo!


Happy Quilting, Sharon Permanent "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2013