Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a vintage gift and a teatowel from lily

lily bought this 1972 sewing book at a garage sale for ME....i am so happy....it is full of great illustrations and i love love love it!! thank you miss lily!!

this illustration made me gasp a bit...

curtin publications inc. copywright 1972
love this sweet little flower pot...

don't be jealous...

applique ideas anyone??

lots of great info in this book

funny thing.....this is it on quilting....yet the book is full of quilting inspiration ....

and a wonderful teatowel ...it is officially a collection now that i have 4....and i want more.....
makes me want to start going to  garage sales again...almost.. honestly i really need to get rid of stuff not collect more.....xoxox pam

Sunday, August 28, 2011

wild irish rows quilting

judy irish and her husband ken hosted a wonderful garden party at their home in arlington yesterday... judy has the most amazing 1700 sq foot quilting studio with a 600 sq foot wrap around deck ...it was a beautiful day enjoyed by all her friends and neighbors....my friend kay drove up with me...we had such a fun day...we missed you jenny !!

judy w her gammil  and her most amazing sewing room

love her 600 sq foot ....10 ft wide veranda...

they have a koi pond and gazebo

one of judy's lone stars...

her long arm is hiding in the back here....lost in all this wonderfulness

books and batting

some of her thread

some of her ribbons

she collects old quilts

she has quilts hanging in the rafters

i love this mural on their garage....
WOW right? judy is very well known in the quilting / art community...she does classes / workshops on creative machine quilting ....longarm lessons....guild trunk shows and  so much more....
dazzling doodle designs published by judy irish is available thru judy @ wildirishrows@yahoo.com ...it is my favorite book for whimsical inspirations...
visit judy's blog here and website here
this was my third time visiting judy's studio and i hope to go again and again...it truly is a quilter's wonderland ! thank you judy for sharing all your creative goodness  and for all your generous encouragement !!
~pam ~ xoxoxo

Friday, August 26, 2011

hero quilts

finally finished machine quilting two american hero quilts...my friend sharon from seamstobe is very involved with the hero quilts and this was my  small contribution to this awesome cause.....

machine quilted w puzzle meander by jessica schick from digitech designs
patrioic back

machine quilted w square spiral by golden threads
also a patriotic back...
feels good to have these done....if you are interested in helping w the hero quilts please contact sharon...she is the lady to talk to!!
i am off to a longarm meeting tomorrow at judy irish's quilting studio...always a fun day w lots of quilts to see and lots of goodies to eat...happy weekend to all... xoxox  pam

sara turns 26

celebrated sara's birthday yesterday...

delicious lunch at mccormick & schmick

happy girl

nick's office roof top

me and my girls...happy mom
ani and isaac made the birthday dinner...a first and sooo much appreciated....thanks you two xoxoxoxoxo
today is a back to machine quilting day.....but first i am going to do some stairs...  xoxoxo pam

Thursday, August 25, 2011


had a wonderful one night getaway to portland with my sister julie...didn't take many photos...she hates having her photo taken and i left the camera at our room when we went on our beautiful morning walk to the ROSE GARDENS....oh well next time right ?

window shopped at modern domestic ...closed on mondays....

had lunch in this beautiful outdoor cafe

at the tin shed

the 9th floor at the nines

love these curtains

love the bed

loved just getting away

it was a very nice bath robe.....

decor at the nines was beautiful...
beautiful texture and large scale design....

urban farm restaurant had a canning room...

this is my favorite photo of my sister....love the smile....

this was a VERY delicious scallop...
these yummy blueberries belonged to a berry/ peach gallette
love our servers hair....she was so sweet to let me have a photo...thinking a new haircut is in my near future.....

downtown art school window

street color
 a random collection i know ..... xoxox pam

Monday, August 22, 2011

weekend adventures at larrabee and madison and a very old quilt

had a beautiful summer weekend filled with family, sunshine and good food !!

we drove  beautiful chuckanut drive and went on a hike

hiked the service road up up up...

of course there was planking ....julie's very first time....

safe easy planking....

do you see the almost  happy face ?

came down on the walking trails

planking on planks
our first and probably last double plank

mr. cole's ear at fragrance lake

sister julie wishing we had remembered to tell her that there could be swimming....

and a turtle
and the most amazing viewpoint
had dinner in edison on the way home.....our favorite shop was closed for the day but look what nested above their front door!!
next day was a picnic at madison park
mr. cole w his very tall sons
we had a nice shady spot on the grass

miss lily w the old quilt that i found years ago at a garage sale ....think i paid $30 for it...i washed it very carefully and put it away until now...i decided that it is our family picnic blanket..to be used and loved ! and look how good it looks!!!
julie and i are off for another adventure today....we are driving to portland for a night or two....looking forward to a small getaway..... happy monday to all ~ pam ~ xoxoxoxo
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