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June 12, 2019
To Houston For a New-to-Me Longarm from My Quilty World

Sherri and I are outta here!!!  We are on our way to Val's house to pick up my long-arm and spend some fun time with our friend.  We truly are not even capable of getting out of the driveway without issues and are laughing so hard with sunlight in our face that this pic is truly indicative of the morning.  Also -- my phone is screwed up and Sherri is driving.  I know it doesn't look that way, but

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May 24, 2019
Brazos House - Off To The Races Retreat from My Quilty World

Round Two has begun and I think we are ready.  I absolutely adore Val each year when she takes over the May retreats in theme, decorating, projects, and much, much more.  She is a true living saint and I will always treasure her friendship.  I'm still a crazy person with teaching, picture taking, and general "stuff", but the role is definitely reduced and I love it. First thing, we are off to

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May 23, 2019
Brazos House Spring Tweener Time from My Quilty World

Tweener Time!!!  What can I say about this?  I LOVE the time between retreats.  I can work at my own pace, walk the grounds whenever I wish, and just sleep or eat whenever the urge hits me.  What on earth could be better than this and not be at home where laundry and other chores call? Sunday afternoon --- people are gone and Val and I finally spot a moment where we can get a picture we area

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Brazos House - Flights of Fancy Retreat from My Quilty World

May is HERE!!!  Not only is it the Birthday Season for me, but it's also the last retreats until fall and signify that summer is right around the corner.  The car is packed, I'm dressed and ready to go, BUT . . . Mister has to clean windows and mirrors before I can depart the garage.  Yes, it's bright and early in the a.m. --- but I'm spoiled and love it each day of my life.  He has made a

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April 30, 2019
Water Marbling Silk Scarves at Artscape from My Quilty World

My friend, Bonnie, is in town with me today and we get to play at the Arboretum.  It has been planned as a day of just enjoying the scenery and no quilting involved.  You can follow all the fun in this personal POST.  However, somehow fiber finds it's way into our world. The Dallas Arboretum is also hosting Artscape, a wonderful festival out in the garden.  As we are roaming the tents, we come

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Mineola With Friends - Bonnie Hunter Dawn's Early Light Class from My Quilty World

Since it is our last day in Mineola, I am loading up the car this morning.  As I do, I notice the sunlight on the wildflowers across the parking lot.  Must get camera. To many, these are just weeds, but look at the light play on them.  So pretty. The car is packed - well, all the stuff from class still needs to go in but Bonnie and I are out of the hotel and off to class after

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Mineola With Friends - Bonnie Hunter Idaho Square Dance Class from My Quilty World

I have been looking forward to today's class ever since BEFORE Bonnie's String Frenzy book was published.  Watching her work on it was enough for me.  Today, we get started. Stitchin' Heaven is the location, Mineola is the town.  Somehow, sitting in a Bonnie Hunter class all day is as close to heaven as it gets right now, so the whole thing seems fitting. Come along and see how it goes. I

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Mineola With Friends - Bonnie Hunter Pfeffernusse Class from My Quilty World

Wow!  It's crazy hard for me to believe that two months have flown by since Denton, but the calendar tells me it is so.  Mineola is up next and four more days of classes with Bonnie Hunter is on the plate.  A few changes to my plan have been made, but the house is clean, I am packed and the road is in front of me.  Wildflowers are everywhere, but I am kind of on a mission to get into town, check

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April 19, 2019
Mid-Arm Transfer from My Quilty World

I am so very blessed by the women I associate with.  I am indeed grateful to have them in my life and to be surrounded by women who epitomize the very meaning of love.  A few years ago, I was gifted with my mid arm machine and frame.  Oh wow --- what a sheer treasure.  I have learned so much on her and we have come to be very good partners.  However, once again, a bountiful blessing is coming my

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April 10, 2019
Brazos House - Bluebird of Happiness Retreat from My Quilty World

With only two and a half weeks between retreats, time is zooming right along.  I am on the road once again and it is a foggy drive down to Rainbow, TX. Even though there has only been a couple of weeks, I am more than ready for this weekend although I am a bit distracted.  My grandson invited me to jump out of a plane with him on Sunday and I'm feeling just a tad bit distracted with that right

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March 20, 2019
Brazos House - Texas Spring Retreat from My Quilty World

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes our March retreat, aptly named "Texas Spring."  It appears that this year will be a grand year for our state flower, the bluebonnet, and I can't wait for a road trip to see the beauty it will provide.  For now, we will bring on the season in our own way - with laughter, love, and wildflower fabric.  I am on the road before the sun is up and well

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March 10, 2019
Dallas Quilt Show from My Quilty World

Today is "Fun With Friends" Day.  Or, in other words, The Dallas Quilt Show.  Each year Stephannie plans a meet-up that includes food and so much eye candy that I would be a fool to miss out.  The Original Market Diner is our meeting ground and when Tracey arrives, she has my new bracelet finished.  Ooooooh, I love it and can't wait for the first Red Hat event to wear it to. Yes, I know this is

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March 8, 2019
Minding My P's and Q's Retreat - Bonnie Hunter Daybreak Class from My Quilty World

It is COLD!!!  Day three has arrived and the weather is keeping us inside.  However, DAYBREAK (Bonnie Hunter String Frenzy book) is upon us and we are ready to rock and roll.  I've switched up the colors on this quilt a bit and am going with lavender so we shall see how that plays out.  A couple morning pictures and it's time to start. Yep, having a great time. Demos are for

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March 7, 2019
Brazos Extra Retreat - Quilting Bees from My Quilty World

Two years in the works!!  Yep, that's right.  I started planning this retreat in February of 2017 while in Temple, TX at another retreat.  We set the dates then and slowly started putting it together, bit by bit.  It seemed like time has crawled until this week.  Now, the rush is on to get everything together.  The time is 6:00 a.m. and I am on my way to Rainbow, TX.  It's time for the

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February 13, 2019
Brazos House - Live, Laugh, Love Retreat from My Quilty World

Round two begins today and we are starting it out right.  Babes!!!  Seriously, what could be better than this?  I adore their chicken and get my fill whenever at retreat.  This time I split an order and manage to put away both pieces so nothing is going back to the house with me.  So, so good. Originally we were sat at this HUGE table and it was hard to visit with each other.  A nice request and

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February 12, 2019
Brazos House Winter Tweener Time from My Quilty World

What exactly is Tweener Time?  I've been asked that quite a bit lately.  Well, in short, it is the time "between" back to back retreats.  I am able to stay at the house and Kay allows a few to stay with me.  They, who pay for BOTH retreats, become the tweeners and for a small additional charge, they can join in for the extra days.  There are quite a few who buy both retreats and then go home in

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Brazos House - Winter Wonderland Retreat from My Quilty World

2019 has arrived and enough days have passed to arrive at January 31.  Why is that so special?  Well, it's easy.  It denotes that retreat time has begun once again and this time ---- I get to play for 10 days.  Woot woot.  I have packed and repacked.  Purged and packed some more.  My car is loaded to the gills -- no joke.  It is level all the way through the passenger seat in the front.  Please,

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January 30, 2019
Miller's B&B Winter Gathering from My Quilty World

Back in November, a group of us attended the Houston International Quilt Festival and were gobsmacked by some rulers and a QAYG method we had not tried before.  Naturally, the rulers came home with each of us and we made plans to learn the method together, while enjoying Lake Athens and Miller's B&B.  Yep, pretty much invited ourselves and now here we are and it's time to see what we can do.

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Needle Niche in Athens from My Quilty World

Our little friendly retreat is making a quick trip into Athens, which means a stop at The Needle Niche.  What an awesome little shop.  I don't even know if I should say little.  It's renovated from an older home and each room is chock full of goodies.  I LOVE the rock work outside --- all the way up to the chimney.  My heart is happy just looking at the exterior and, yet, I know what the inside

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November 28, 2018
Houston Festival - Days Two and Three from My Quilty World

Good Morning Houston!  I am awake before everyone else and sneak out to the hallway to make a phone call and reservations for breakfast.  We all agreed to meet downstairs at the restaurant at 8:30 and for some reason, only now is the reservation idea setting in.  Perhaps the wait last night prompted this idea and perhaps my brain just managed to crawl out of the fog of "fabric overload" I have

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