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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sleep in Your Own Bed Retreat



We had another fun “Sleep in Your Own Bed Retreat” this past weekend.  Just in case you don’t know yet what a “SIYOBR” is ~ It’s a Friday evening, 6:00 til …… as long as you can make it.  Leave all your stuff.  Come back Saturday 9:00 am and sew until 5:00 pm.  All the while being spoiled with yummy snacks and meals, great company and best of all, time for yourself!

Enjoy some pics of happy quilters, works in process, and just plain ol’ FUN!!


 Charlotte and her stars below. 

Star Spangled banner anyone?



Jeannie and backpack Jeannie working hard.  Look at that SWEET backpack!



 We quilters often have other passions! 

Kelli is also an avid knitter and she was knitting the most AMAZING ruffle scarves!  Of course I didn’t get a shot of the finished product to show you.  I’ll get one next month to show you.  We all wanted to place orders!  She may bring some next month…..maybe we can buy from her …… our fingers are crossed!

Laura and quilt Laura and her sweet Dinosaur baby quilt.  Adorable!

Lunch time

Lunch is served ~ this month we had homemade taco soup with all the trimmin’s, green salad and warm brownies.  YUM!

cheerio blocks


Mary and quilt

So where can you see this fabulous quilt and many others?  Check back in a few days and find out!

Mary did a fabulous job on this.  It’s so beautiful.  She’s working on UFO’s and boy is she getting a lot done!  She’s inspiring!

night and noon row 

Sandy and quilt



 Sandy working away on her GIGANTIC “Cobblestones” quilt.  It’s lovely.

Sue's pinwheels

Sue’s pinwheel blocks for her baby quilt.  CUTE!

retreat group pic

The studio is set up in 2 sets of 4 tables.  This is one side of the studio.

If you’re in the area (Salem/Keizer in Oregon) I’d love to have you for retreat or any class.  I’m going to be beginning a “Ladies Night Out”  that will basically be the Friday night version of the “SIYOBR”.  A time to get away to do what you love doing, enjoy great company, partake in some yummy snacks ……  I’m also there to be your cheerleader and help anywhere I can.

I’ll be putting out a new schedule soon.  Be watching.

Have a happy day!

Blessings ~ Terri

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Special Birthday Party

30 candles

My first born turns 30 today!  I’ll never forget that very special morning.  I was so filled with joy and excitement.  Ryan was perfect in every way.

_4_Ryan Ryan at about 4 months


From day 1 he made me laugh!  I always say, I spent the first 4 months of his life laughing at all the silly faces and things he did.  I was fortunate to be a stay at home mom and was loving every minute.

As the years have gone by Ryan continues to make me laugh.  He has in incredible sense of humor!  He was one of those kids who, when he was in trouble could somehow make you laugh while you were trying to discipline him and …… well lets just say it felt allot less effective!

Last weekend we had a party at my house with many of his friends and family. He wanted a “CHEESE'” party.  Instead of gifts he asked that everyone bring a specialty cheese.  We wondered if there would be enough.  Hah!  Most people brought multiple cheeses.  It was fun trying the different varieties and Ryan loved it! 

Here’s some pics from the party with friends and family~

CheeseR, B & S  R & Douglas's

R & SIMG_5989R & techR with M & D    

Whole kid group

Left to right:  Bethany & Jeff ~Bethany, Ryan, & Sam ~ Jason and his girlfriend Lindsay

“My Kids”

Be sure to love on your kids today !

Blessings ~ Terri

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Easter Cuteness!

Take a look at this adorable Easter Basket made by Jan Hill, owner of Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe~  Is it not FABULOUS?!  If I wasn’t busy getting ready for the next quilt market I’d be cranking out some of these cuties!  They’re available in the Shoppe or on the Hollyhill website.   They’re going fast so grab ‘em while you can!

Hollyhill easter basket


Dreamin of spring ~ Terri

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