Sunday, October 28, 2012


Our flight from Phoenix to Hawaii was cancelled yesterday, so we had an extra day there. We went to the Phoenix botanical gardens which was very different from most gardens, as it was filled with Segauro and other cacti. They have an amazing Monarch butterfly exhibit too! Pictures below. We have finally arrived in Hawaii and are waiting for our inter island flight to Kaui. It is absolutely beautiful here. We are sitting in the garden of the airport with the doves. Aloha!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Giveaway by Maureen today

Check it out. Gypsy Girl

Friday, October 19, 2012

Youth Rally Silent Auction.

I attended my regional WOCN conference Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. It was great. There was a young man, 15 years old, who opened conference with a talk about his experience undergoing ostomy surgery, recovery, and attendance at the Youth Rally Camp in Ohio last year. His speech provided lots of inspiration for the WOCN's in attendance. Not a dry eye in the room.
I donated my Kaffe Snapshot quilt from last springs Stashbuster class. There was a bit of a bidding war which made me quite happy. The money raised is used to send teenage ostomy campers from New England to the youth rally camp each year. Quilt Camp tomorrow!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Scrappy Bargello

Good Evening, just getting home from PBQG guild meeting. I brought my quilt for Show & Tell. It is a scrappy Bargello from Bonnie Hunters' Quiltville. The guild had a workshop last May with Lynn Godin. It is all Halloween fabric, made with 40 fat quarters. It was really fun to work with the purple and orange and novelty fabrics. I think it is a favorite. The left over fabric was used to make the other Halloween quilt from a prior post.

Monday, October 8, 2012

October Quilt Camp!!

It was a great weekend at Quilt Camp at the Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunk, Maine with the Proper Bostonians.  We had a small group of fourteen, but that meant lots of room to spread out.  The weather was just right.  I worked on my Rectangle Wrangle, and made 30 plus down blocks, bound my Snap Shot Kaffe from last spring Stashbuster class, and machine quilted a baby quilt for a little boy, who will be named Noah, when he is born in November.  Here it is on my design wall:

Jeanette was working on her rectangle wrangle, and finished a few tops including this beautiful quilt for a baby that she machine quilted.
Here is Patty Bailey with two of her gorgeous paper pieced stars from the Star Crazy BOM from the Quilt show.
Susan Powers with three different projects she worked on.  The Holly Hobby dolls are so cute.
Janet Hanley with an adorable cowboy quilt top!
Lorri Foley with a Christmas quilt top.  Very nice.
Anne O'Connell with Cheese and Crackers.
There were a lot of laughs, love, and support.  Thank you to all my Proper Friends for getting me through a tough milestone.  So hard to believe it has been a year since Ryan left us.
Love,  Mary

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Quilt Cam!!

I am at quilt camp in Kennebunk with the Proper Bostonians this weekend.  The weather has been great, but I think we are in for some rain tomorrow.  I have 50+ rectangle wrangle blocks done, and some motion quilting on a baby quilt.  We watched Quilt Cam with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.  Check it out!
Mary. :-))