Tune in for the latest about quilt events, Sweet Treasures, and other fun stuff. I truly hope this will be an interactive blog where we can share many thoughts and ideas. Have a blessed day ~ Terri

Thursday, November 25, 2010

How Was Your Thanksgiving?

I hope each of you had a special day whatever you did this year for Thanksgiving. 

Our traditions have changed a bit as life circumstances change and kids grow up.  Additions and losses to the family create change.  As the years go by and life changes we must remain flexible and willing to change and bend in the wind or we’ll SNAP.  If we bend and flow, we can only get STRONGER.  I want to be strong.  How ‘bout you?

I have so much to be thankful for.  This morning Sam (my 18 month old grandson) and I were talking about all we have to be thankful for.  OK….  I guess I was talking and he was looking at me and listening and I’m sure agreeing with me in his own way.  I told him I was thankful for him and we talked about what he was thankful for…. Mommy, Daddy, Jesus, the kitties …..  it was very sweet.  Meet Sam~


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I’ve had a delightful Thanksgiving with my kids.  Instead of cooking dinner this year as I often do I’m in Bellevue Washington at my son Ryan’s.  The rest of my kids are here and my daughter in law’s parents.  We had snow for Thanksgiving.  An unusual thing in the Pacific Northwest.  It’s been lots of fun.  I LOVE snow, Thanksgiving, and spending time with my kids!  It’s been a GREAT day!

Here’s some pics from our family Thanksgiving Day~


Daughter in Law Bethany preparing her first turkey!

IMG_5566We all decided – the BEST turkey we’d ever had!

Bethany prepared a brine that it soaked in all night.  It was FABULOUS!


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Jeff (son in law) making his favorite “Green Bean Casserole” and Ryan carving the bird.


Enjoying the feast!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings ~ Terri


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Designer #7 ~ Holiday Blog Hop

bmb-button-full  Check out Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings post.  She has an adorable cookie jar wrap and a recipe for yummy, chewy molasses cookies.  Lisa hails from Menasha, WI.

Lisa always has a FABULOUS booth at quilt market.  Many wonderful wool projects to choose from.  If you’re a wool enthusiast check out her Website.

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings ~ Terri


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Blog Hop ~ Designer #6

The sixth stop on the Holiday Blog Hop is Tracy from Plumcute Designs.  Be sure and check out Tracy’s post here

She has a most adorable stitchery of candy canes and snowmen in a cute little white oval frame.  Don’t miss this one! 

Snickerdoodles are the cookie for this stop.  I love snickerdoodles!


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Blessings ~ Terri



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

5th Stop in the Holiday Blog Hop

I hope you’re still continuing on this blog land Holiday Hop.  For the 5th stop we are visiting with Renee Plains from Scottsdale Arizona.  She has a primitive angel pattern and Gooey Butter Cookies to share.  She also talks of her love of decorating.  Take a peak~


bmb-button-full Don’t forget to go to Stacy (the organizers) blog, Buttermilk Basin to read about the designer of the day on post days.


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings ~ Terri

Monday, November 15, 2010

Studio Open House!

This past Saturday was a very special day.  Opening the studio was a realization of a dream.  I am so blessed.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Open House!  I was overwhelmed by all the expressions of love and good wishes.  Quilters are such AWESOME people.  I really don’t have the words to express my gratitude.  It was so great to see so many of my past students again.  And to meet new friends! 

It was a time for all those interested to come check out the space, share in some goodies and participate in the Make ‘n Take.  We made Lil Punkins ~

Polka Dot Punkin - Copy There were some pretty cute Punkins leaving the studio that afternoon!

My dream for the studio has been that it be a place where women can come, relax, create, learn, and feel special.  So much of our lives are spent taking care of others.  I want this to be a time for you and to let yourself be spoiled a little.  :-) 

Here are the teachers that are devoted to making that happen~

open House 013 - Copy Amber Hiebert, myself, and Loretta Orsborn

I’m so happy Amber and Loretta will be teaching at the Studio.  They truly have a heart for their students.

Here’s a few shots from the Open House.

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THANKS to my daughter Bethany for taking pictures!

A big thanks to my kids here in town for all their help.  From hanging quilts, assembling chairs, setting up a Facebook page….the list goes on.  I couldn’t have done it without them.

A HUGE thanks to the Bold family.  Dale who was the HEAD MAN on the job and did the majority of the work.  To Kelli, Dale’s wife for being so supportive of the project and all the hundreds and hundreds of hours Dale worked on the project.  Dale Jr. for spending so much of his extra time at the studio when he probably would have rather been hanging out with his friends.  And to everyone else who worked on the project.  It took many people to bring this to fruition.

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open House 007 Kelli brought me a beautiful gift!

A cross stitched picture I will have specially framed and it will hang in the studio.  She’s so sweet.  Such a giving soul.  Love you Kelli.  XXOO

So…..the works been done.  Now……it’s time for classes.  You can click on the “Studio Classes” button on the right side bar at any time for the most recent class list.  I hope you’ll consider signing up for a class sometime and giving the studio a try.

We’re kicking off the studio with a “Sleep in Your Own Bed Retreat”.  A time to get away, and sew while in the company of other great women doing the same.  We begin this Friday evening the 19th at 6:00 pm, sew until you can’t sew anymore.  Then you go home and sleep in your own bed (leaving everything at the studio).  Then the retreat continues Saturday at 9:00 am (or whenever you get here).  Then you’ll have the day to sew.  Working on anything and everything you’d like.  I’ll be there to be your cheerleader and help you over any bumps you may encounter.  Snacks will be provided Friday evening and throughout the day Saturday along with a light breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  The retreat will wrap up at 5:00 pm.  We have a few spots left if you’d like to join in the fun!

Again ~ Thanks to all of you who joined me on Saturday.  It meant the world to me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings ~ Terri

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Catching up on the Blog Hop!

No, I totally haven’t forgotten about the Hop.  I’ve just been CRAZY busy getting the Studio ready for the Open House which was last Saturday.  It went great and I’ll post about that next.  On to the


I’m loving this HOP.  It’s so fun to see what the designers come up with!  I love the variety of projects.

Last Tuesday, November 9 was the 3rd stop on the hop and featured

Cheri Saffiote-Payne from Poway, California.


Cheri offers a small, primitive, scrappy quilt with appliqué and stitchery on it.  

Her cookies are Sugar Cookies.  I love Sugar Cookies all decorated up and am always looking for the ultimate Sugar Cookie recipe.  Have I ever mentioned……..Cookies are one of my favorite things!  Does anybody out there have the ultimate Sugar Cookie recipe?  I’d love to give it a try if you’d like to share.  Leave a comment and let me know.


4th Stop ~ Friday, November 19 ~ Kathy Schmitz from Portland Oregon


Kathy posted an adorable “J-O-Y” banner for her free holiday project.  It’s so sweet!  She shares traditions and memories of Christmas gone by and passes on her Grandma Ruby’s Ranger Cookies recipe (which I think I’m going to have to whip up a batch soon).  GREAT POST!!

Tomorrow will be Stop #5 ~ Can’t wait!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings ~ Terri



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Studio Open House & Sneak Peek!

I’m so excited to announce the opening of my Quilting and Sewing Studio!


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This Saturday, November 13th from 1 – 4 pm I’m having open house in the new Studio.  Everyone is invited! 

This is the culmination of a very long year’s worth of effort on many persons part to get this up and running. The class schedule is set and we’re ready to go!  Click on the “Studio Classes” button on the right side bar to read all about the studio and the classes offered.

If you live in the area, come check it out.  I’d love to see you. 



Here’s a couple pictures of the inside.



Hope to see you in the Studio!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, November 5, 2010

Day #2 of the Holiday Blog Hop

Are you following along?  I hope so.  This is lots of fun.  I’ve looked forward to checking out the next designers post on Tuesdays and Fridays.  We have 5 more weeks to look forward to. Yipee!  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read the posts below.

Sooooo mosey on over to the organizer, Stacey’s blog, Buttermilk Basin to read about todays designer Debbie Fields.  Debbie has a great Log Cabin surrounded by pine boughs block to share and a yummy cookie recipe.  A cookie rolled in toasted pecans and drizzled with caramel and chocolate! 

bmb-button-fullHave a great weekend!

Blessings ~ Terri 


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day #1 of the Holiday Blog Hop

Don’t forget to join me for Stacey from Buttermilk Basin's 

Holiday Blog Hop

Click on the highlighted “Buttermilk Basin” link above to read about the first designer and then trot on over to her blog.  You won’t be disappointed!  Lovely holiday traditions, Cute CUTE needlepunch santa, and a yummy cookie recipe I can’t wait to try.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings ~ Terri

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