Sunday, November 28, 2010


The quilting is done with no puckers.  I loved using the Pinmoors.  Not only was my hand saved, it was so simple to move them around as needed.  I can only show you the back.  This is a Christmas gift for my granddaughter, Maddie.  And, she just may look at my blog, even though she has been warned not to.  Now her mother, Jolene, would never have looked to spoil a surprise; however, her Aunt Janet would have climbed the Golden Gate Bridge barefoot to see.  And, she would have convinced all her siblings to go with her.  That way they wouldn't tattle. 
I'm just not taking a chance of the Aunt Janet trait.  I wonder if she still is this way?  Of course she is.  Now on to the binding.

Quilt happy,

Friday, November 26, 2010


I am quilting today using a "New to Me" product,  click on Pinmoor to see. 

Have you seen them at the big shows?  I ordered a package of 100 from Loretta, owner and creator, over the phone.  So far so good.  I have trouble using safety pins these days with my arthritic hand and I found these to be very easy to use.
The real test will be the finished product. I'll let you know.

Quilt Happy,

Thursday, November 25, 2010



Hooray!  Mr. Random Number Generator selected number 33 and that is Pat Barton's number.  Congratulations Pat!  I will get the "Lovely" to you soon. 

I hope everyone's day was filled with good food, loving family and friends, hearty laughter,
and a wacky good time. 

Quilt Happy,

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it is my absolute favorite holiday.  It is a time to take a moment and reflect on the many things for which we are thankful.  My reflections this year are taking me to many places, family, good friends, good health and you friends out there in blogland.  I have met so many wonderful fellow quilters and crafters around the world through this medium. It is amazing how small our world is really.  So to say thank you, I would like to give away a Moda Sudoku Quilt kit that I picked up while I was recently in Houston.  It has 81 5"x 5" squares of LOVELY by Sandy Gervais.  So if you are a follower of my blog or become a follower, please leave me a message and you will be entered into a chance to win.  And, please, please be sure I can contact you.  I will be using Mr. Random Number Generator on Thanksgiving evening (that's November 25).
Quilt happy,

Monday, November 15, 2010


I just had to share this.  My 12-year old granddaughter, AKA, Maddie, painted this picture she is holding.  I think she is very talented.  She also painted the mermaid on the wall. 

I think she may have an art future. 

Quilt happy,

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Remember this quilt top I was working on?  East Meets West?

I have a quilt top.  Now on to the quilting.

Quilt happy,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I have been visitng my mom for the past few days.  She turned 91 on November 7th.  Doesn't she look great?  And, she is doing darn good for her age.  She only takes one pill a day.

When I got home this was waiting for me.  I won a giveaway from Melissa at Ardeasnest.  Thank you so much for this wonderful fat- quarter pack Melissa.  I know I will find something pretty to make.

And then in among my emails, my friend, Nora from Switzerland, sent me this great funny.  I thought some of us might relate to this.

Quilt happy,

Saturday, November 6, 2010


No, still attending quilt shows, as many as we can.  But, Two Wacky Women had their last quilt show this Friday and Saturday.  We are still Two Wacky Women (in so many ways).  But, we will no longer be vending at quilt shows.  We had a great wrap up with good friends.  Here is a photo of our very last booth. 
Our first and last show was with Orange Grove Quilters Guild. Full Circle.
We are now concentrating on our retreat business which is where we started 6 1/2 years ago.  We have five retreats scheduled for next year.  You can find out more about our retreats by clicking on the girls on the right.  There they are right under my blog list. 

Quilt happy,


I am rarely up to catch a sunrise.  But, today I am up early for Two Wacky Women's last quilt show for which we will be vending. 
Maybe we will see some of you at Orange Grove Quilters Guild Quilt Show at
Garden Grove United Methodist Church, 12741 Main St, Garden Grove.  Open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Quilt happy,

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Just a sample of my favorite quilts we saw while in Houston last weekend.

Quilt happy,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


My baby's birthday is today.

This is Jolie Pond at about 18 months.  I won't say how old this picture is; but, you can see the photo is kinda faded.  By the way, her mom is with her.

Here is Jolene Yen today.
  Happy Birthday!

Quilt happy,
Marilyn  AKA Mom

Tuesday, November 2, 2010