Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cupcakes for Breakfast

I'm trying to get a few more dishtowels made for the shop, in between quilts. My question is: Where do you find time to sew AND read? I think the answer is to eliminate housework!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

October Quilt Group Meeting

Pat brought this stunning quilt she made from scraps. Darlene quilted it. It was really beautiful!
Jayna made some darling Halloween decorative items. We love going to her house at Halloween time...Plus, we got warm-out-of-the- oven pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!
This one (below) went with her bigger piece we saw last month which I have also below...
Margy brought two fabulous pieces she embroidered on her machine. This red work sleigh was really amazing.

I've finally got this quilt to this stage. I still need to add borders and get it to the quilter.
Marion brought this for "show and tell". It was a beautiful needlework her friend did for her. The glare off the glass makes it difficult to see how really pretty is was.
Our collection of Halloween themed Post Cards.
Along with all her other darling decorations, Jayna had this on the wall in her living room.
More of Jayna's Halloween decor....
We had a small turnout this month - only 6 of us, but we sure had fun. We really missed the rest of you. Hope we can all make it in November. Lorali will be the hostess and it will be at Barb's.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Pine Needle Quilt Shop in Salt Lake City

This shop is in "Gardner Village" - a marvelous collection of shops in Salt Lake. They really go all out in the fall with pumpkins and Halloween decorations. It's a really fun place for kids and even funner for grown ups who love to shop! The quilt shown above was SO COOL! All the little clothes on the clothes line were 3 dimensional and the details were amazing. Loved it! The rest of these pics were cute quilts that were hung around the shop.

Halloween Time at Heidi's

I made this pillow for Heidi from a cute pattern I picked up at the Quilt Expo. It's very long and took quite a white to embroider. It's actually a pillow case and there's a pillow you slip inside. Anyway, it was fun to finish with the black ball fringe and and rickrack, etc. I think the pattern is called "Brunhilda Rides Again".

My daughter Heidi loves to decorate for Halloween (and every other holiday!) Her house looks so cute with all her fall and Halloween decorations. The pictures don't quite do them justice, but you can get some idea....

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Prayer For Tony Brown

My dear friend Tony Brown who I have known for over 26 years was in a tragic ATV accident while Elk Hunting with his two brother-in-laws. One of the brothers died and Tony was critically injured. He is the husband of one of my oldest and dearest friends and I would like to ask for your prayers for him and his wonderful family. We love you, Tony. Get well!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A visit to "Material Girls"

Whenever I visit Salt Lake I try to visit "Material Girls" Quilt Shop
in South Jordan. As you can see, they love bright cheerful quilts and
fabric as much as I do!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Heaven is a real Belgium Waffle

I don't usually blog about food, but I have to today! My sister and nephew told me about this place in downtown Salt Lake, so since I'm visiting in Utah, Heidi and I decided to see if it lived up to the hype. OH MY GOODNESS, it does! It's called BRUGES and it is authentic Belgium Waffles and it is truly one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted!

Heidi ordered this-Belgium chocolate melted in the middle of the waffle, fresh strawberries on top and homemade cream fraise. Unbelievably delicious.
I got one with the chocolate but without strawberries-Still fabulous. The waffles carmelize while they cook so no butter or syrup needed. If you are ever in Salt Lake - don't miss it!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I went to the Salmon Creek Farmer's Market yesterday. I didn't even know they had one! Lori Williams told me about it so I went to check out her booth. She is an amazing seamstress! She has designed and sewn her own line of children's clothes.
As you can see, they are fabulous: Bright current prints, lots of ruffles, full petticoats any little girl would die for, and wonderful colors. I have purchased her outfits for three of my grand daughters and they are their favorites!!
If you want to know more about her designs or see them in person, call me and I will put you in touch!

Lori Williams, herself!