Saturday, April 29, 2017

I'm Ba-a-a-ck!

And now it begins, again

Angie and Dowell - 8/5/47

Angie and Dowell - ca 1990 
We've buried MIL, started probate proceedings, getting used to an empty house -- life goes on, but it is decidedly different. 

Thanks, again, for all your kind offers of support and prayers.

In the last two months I was able to take a break for a few days at a time and venture out to two major quilt shows -- Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge and AGS Paducah.  Of course, a little fabric came home with me.

I visited Pinwheels at both shows and stocked up on some more Asian fabrics, mostly Daiwabo and Serenity prints ...

... and Oakshott cottons, both stripes and solids.

I always visit Fabric Peddlers in the Finkle Building at Paducah to see her latest Asian and Australian prints.  I brought home a yard each of these luscious Diawabo prints.

And I couldn't pass up a few modern prints from Nancy J's and Traditions at White Swan that might work in my next round robin border.

I'm thinking these purchases may be just the boost I need to get back into the sewing room.  Tomorrow is the last day of the month, my last chance to get some Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks added to my boxes.  And maybe the predicted rain in the afternoon will be sufficient to send me to the studio rather than the garden!


  1. Welcome back! I can see how those pretty new fabrics could help you get back into the swing of things!

  2. SEW glad that you are back, my friend!! You are dealing with an emptier home and we are experiencing a full(er) house. They say that change is inevitable! Whether quilting or gardening, keep us posted. Looking forward seeing you in a few weeks!!

  3. Welcome back! I'm sure lots has changed in your daily life but you'll have more flexibility to enjoy trips and outings with Alex now too. Glad you could get to Paducah. I didn't know you were going or I would have suggested getting together for strawberry shortcake!
    I wonder if some of those modern fabrics coordinate with some of the prints that you bought at Janie Lou in St. Louis last year??

  4. You've certainly had your hands full. I wish I'd known you were going to be in Paducah! But then you were probably gone before I got there, judging from the date of you post! Pretty finds ... of *course* you had to come home with fabric! Peace and hugs to you, my friend! :)

  5. Some lovely fabrics came home with you. Your daily life will certainly be busy. What wonderful pictures you've shared of the two - they were married just a few months before I was born ... a little hard for me to imagine!

  6. You found some beautiful fabrics to bring home. Glad you found your camera, that would have definitely panicked me. Hope things are settling into a new normal.


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