Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall into Fall Giveaway!!

AND the WINNER is:

Jen W!

Thank you all again for visiting my blog and participating in the 'Fall into Fall Giveaway'.
I had as much fun as all of you!
Watch for responses to the comments in later posts!

The last few days to leave a comment for the 'Fall into Fall Giveaway' are upon us. I thank all who have visited, commented and became followers. I have a few new things planned after the holiday season and would love you to come visit again. No, I am not going to spoil the surprise and whisper sweet nothings in any of your ears..... you'll just have to come on back and listen for the whisper after January 1st.....

It is the first of October!!! You know what that means, don't you? It means that we all unveil our giveaway for the "Fall into Fall Giveaway!"

To be eligible for the giveaway I will, of course need you to make a comment about my blog. Make sure it is a comment and not just a request to have your name put in the drawing pot, please. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Would it be more interesting with more about my quilting or more about my life? Then if along the way you like my blog and want to follow that's okay too! Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you!

Because I am a "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor I want to share that with a lucky winner. I am offering ONE of Kaye's 'Starmaker' rulers with ONE of her patterns that correspond with that ruler. Total value is approximately $35.00!! 

I am sending you directly to Kaye's site for the choices here:

'Starmaker 5' ruler with either the 'Jumping Jacks' OR 'Windmill' pattern.
'Starmaker 6' ruler with either the 'A-Maze-Ing' OR 'Stacking My Block" pattern.

'Starmaker 8' ruler with either the 'Kaleidoscope' OR 'Blazing Stars' pattern

October 5, 2010 The links are fixed and working!!!

All names will be put into a hat and I will have my husband pull the winner on October 15th. When I contact you that you are the lucky winner I will ask which ruler and pattern you would like.

Don't forget to click on the 'Scarecrow' on the left to get to the list of other bloggers (143) and businesses (8) that are participating in this 'Fall into Fall Giveaway'

You have 2 weeks to visit all of us, so take your time and enjoy all that we have to offer!

There are almost 100 comments and we have 8 more days with this giveaway. Do you think we can make 150?

How is everybody doing with the search? I am getting geared up for the 15th, how about you?

Well, today is the 15th and the day to unveil is at hand. I will announce the winner tomorrow. Thank you to all that participated. 

Happy Quilting, Sharon 
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Happy Birthday" from miles away!

Good Evening gang! 
Not much going on around the Voorheis' house tonight. BUT I do want to say "Happy Birthday!" to a young lady in New York that had a birthday today!!! I just don't know where the years go. It sure wasn't that long ago that I was holding this kid and she wasn't any bigger than a minute! 

I think she's bigger than a minute now. 
Tomorrow I want to get a little closer to getting another item checked off the "Challenge!" list. Or at least get one step closer. I have one of the projects done and need to move on to another. Boy, does it make me feel good to actually get some things done ahead of time! 
I may get to meet a member of one of my forums tomorrow at, of course one of my favorite places--a quilt shop! I get to meet people from all over the world because we share the love of quilting.

I am off to find my bed. I sure hope everybody has a great day tomorrow!

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Monday, September 27, 2010

Another September Birthday!

Good evening everybody!!! The first thing on the agenda tonight it to say, "Happy Birthday" to Ashton!!! Happy Birthday kid!! Now, you may stop having birthdays!!! If you don't have any more then I won't either!!! Love you!

Well, my "Challenge!" is off to a great start. I'll post pics when I get busy enough to take them.

I'm off to see what is going on with my forums. See you all tomorrow!

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Saturday, September 25, 2010

What is going on in my life the next 90 days!

Good Morning everyone!!!! 
Today I started my "90 Day Challenge!". I needed some motivation to get some things done before that big day at the end of the year. As usual I have way to much stuff on my 'to do' list, but I am going to try my best to get it done this year. Maybe if I post each day what I have accomplished (or not accomplished) I will at least get some of the most important things done! So if you want to join me you can comment here and we'll see what we can get done!!!

Happy Quilting, Sharon 

"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009 

Friday, September 24, 2010


I would like to extend my condolences to Kaye Wood with the passing of her husband this past week.

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Afternoon one and all! 

A couple things going on that I wanted to let you know about.

On October 1st I will be hosting a 'Fall into Fall Giveaway' right here on my blog. The scarecrow to the left will be updated to go to another spot for the list of different blogs and shops that are participating in the giveaway. On the first of October we will all post what we will be giving away and any criteria that will be required to have your name put in for that particular giveaway. I'm not sure just yet what I would like everybody to do, but it will be easy. I already have a good idea what I want to 'giveaway' and that will be posted on the first also.

The second thing that I wanted to let you all know about is my '90 Day "Challenge!" that I started on My Quilting Buddies quilt forum. This will start on the 25th of September and I will be sending out 'squishies' to the top 3 who do all of the posting that is asked for. 

So mark your calendars or follow my blog to join in all the fun that is going to happen the last 3 month of 2010!

Happy Quilting, Sharon 

 "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Good evening all! What a great weekend this has been. I have accomplished a couple things that have been on the 'to do' list for a long time. Some time ago a member of the church asked me to help her with a project and brought me the supplies to make her a couple 'Temple Bags'. Well, I managed to get one done right away and since then have dragged my feet. One thing or another got in the way as well as my ambition. I have also been working on the wine bottle shirts for the craft fair this November, so that helped get me motivated again. I decided I had better get the 'Temple Bag' done and out of the way BEFORE I went on to the next 'want and need to do' on the list.

"Path of Light" by Kaye Wood

About a month or less ago I read on Kaye's newsletter that they wanted several someones to test out the pattern, "Path of Light" and write a review on their blog. This pattern uses one of her special 'Starmaker' rulers. The magic of her 'Starmaker' rulers is that with 3 rulers you have every angle known to quilting and you can use them on all different patterns and you won't have to buy a hundred zillion rulers for each quilt you want to make. A picture of the pattern from Kaye's site and directions is above and when you look at it you may think, "Oh, that is sooooo complicated!" Well, folks, I am here to tell you different! As with all of Kaye's patterns it just looks complicated, but is very easy to do. I do a few things a little different than Kaye, but putting her patterns together is not one of them. Kaye only uses a dry iron, not steam because of the bias edges on her blocks. Steam stretches the blocks, so this is one place I follow 'the expert', another thing I do is to starch my blocks. Kaye uses 'sizing' instead of starch due to the 'burn' factor. As of yet, I have not had my starch burn on my fabric, but may change if that ever happens. As most know the female of the species has the prerogative to change her mind! I just did 4 blocks (used 3 in my project) and only put a single border around the blocks for a table runner. This project including digging through my stash for the fabric took me less than 4 hours and that included several short breaks to talk with DH, a few quick glances at the TV, photo taking, frogging a couple whoops, potty and drink breaks. Not bad for only glancing at the directions before I put it together, huh? Here are a few of the pics I took while I was putting this together.

As you can see I even made a couple boo-boos. You need to pay attention to the squares BEFORE you sew them together :)! Can you tell the difference in these two blocks?

Then here is my final project.

This pattern has 3 ideas with it. A pillow, quarter quilt and dresser scarf. I wasn't sure what a 'quarter quilt' was until I read Kaye's description. It is a quilt that is over the foot of the bed and would be a great decoration to spruce up your bedroom and give it a new fresh look with less expense. What great gift ideas!
I hope you all enjoyed my short 'tut' on Kaye's great new pattern, "Path of Light". To get your copy why don't you jump on over to her site and get yourself the pattern and ruler!

Now, before I go for tonight I have to add in a great picture of a couple of my grandkids and their new friend. I snitched several photos of my daughter and her family's vacation. This one happens to be one of my favorite of the collection. What do you think?

Do you think they pick good friends?

Don't forget to come on back on October 1st to see what I have on the list for the 'Fall into Fall Giveaway'!

Happy Quilting, Sharon
 "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Friday, September 17, 2010

Just had to share this

I just had to share this with everybody. One of my friends from church sends me these cute jokes and I had to share this one.

One day, while going to the store, I passed by a nursing home. On the 
  front lawn were six old ladies lying naked on the grass, Millie, Nelda, Elma, Lacey, 
  Sippy and Vera. 
I thought this was a bit unusual, but continued on my way to the store. On 
 my return trip, I passed the same nursing home with the same six old 
 ladies lying naked on the lawn. 
 This time my curiosity got the best of me, and I went inside to talk to 
 the Nursing Home Administrator. 
 'Do you know there are six ladies lying naked on your front lawn?' 
 'Yeah,' she said. 'They're retired prostitutes. They're having a yard 

Happy Quilting, Sharon

Monday, September 6, 2010

Time with my brother-in-law, Melvin

I have covered the Diamondbacks game and our trip to Tucson, so all that is left of Mel's visit is the Western Film Festival, visit with Kelly & family, visit with Wayne & part of his family. We also hit Pipe Springs National Monument Park, but didn't get any photos of the Mel and Carl there.

 Lee's Ferry Stone

Brothers crossing the old bridge over Lee's Ferry area.
                              Cool dudes?

Colorado River close to the site of Lee's Ferry

A glimpse of the 'Stars' we traveled so far to see!

Waiting in line to have 'Breakfast with the Stars'.                      
                          Ferocious brothers?

Meeting the 'Stars' with Foster. Bridget Hanley and Lee Merriweather. 

                     Happy brothers?

Brian holding Cyrus, Carl, Ed Faulkner, Foster and the back of Bridget Haley's head.


                                 Kelly, Cyrus and Foster

    Yolanda, Florence, and Jacynthia

All of the Brothers!
Mel, Wayne and Carl

As you can see we had some fun and enjoyed visiting with family.

Happy Quilting, Sharon

Photos downloaded!

Finally! I have all of my recent photos downloaded onto my computer. I guess I am way to fussy when I download because I try to put them in the correct file and name them. I am going to share some of the quilts that were in the quilt show at the 2010 Kanab, UT Film Festival here. Mel, I'll get the others up in the vacation tab.

The first 2 are antique quilts they had on display: 

This one has values to live by in it.

This one is hand quilted with the outline of the St. George Temple.

This is needle turn flowers.

This is the center medallion and a close up of one of the other blocks for the needle turn flower quilt.

This one was made with all different types of dots except the white.

Beautiful Texas star that I'm almost sure was made with a paper piecing pattern.

The center of this quilt is a new design. It is made with a 10 degree ruler. I picked one up with a book of patterns a few months ago, but have yet to work with it. This is giving me the inspiration to get busy with it....

Mayor House Sampler
These were just a few of the quilts that were there this year. I sure was happy to see a variety instead of all of the Stack and Whack that were there on my last visit. There were a lot more hand quilted items also. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Until next time, Happy Quilting, 

Friday, September 3, 2010

I found another one!

Funny Signs - Easy For You To Say
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Happy Quilting, Sharon
I had to share this with you. I have been surfing the net and this site is a hoot! I'm hoping that the picture will load here, but am not sure.

It's A Trap!
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Happy Quilting, Sharon