We rented a house for about 6 mos and then started house hunting. Last month we bought a house in a quiet little pocket of Happy Valley. 1970's house fully updated with a beautiful water feature in the backyard.
We have never had a yard so this should be fun. Pete bought a lawn mower and I am already loving going outside after work, weeding, trimming and playing in the dirt. I hear that its only 4 mos out of the year, so that might give me some time to sew.
So while I was moving from November 2013 until last month, I decided to store all my quilting stuff and finish a hand quilt that I started in 2004. Yes that would make it 10 years, but I am finished! I love the way it turned out. The outer blocks were done by my EZ Quilter friendship group. But influenced by every quilter who saw the work in progress. I love it and its finally home on my bed.
But before it made it there, I sent it to my Mom for her Shasta Lily Guild - Quilt Show last weekend. My quilt took first place in the Large quilt division. There were some amazing quilts in this group and I am honored. Thank you Shasta Lily Quilters!
Viewer's choice in the show went to Bev Roper with this original piece. This was exquisite work and I love the celtic work in the sashing. Bev is an amazing artist and quilter.
I have more to share from the show and a recap on the Quilt Sew Knit show here in Portland. I am a little behind on posts so I have lots to post. Stay Tuned!
I hope you find some time to sew today!
Love Aunti Nicole