Welcome to the Neighborhood

First, a very quick May, June, July catch up:

Sold our Portland home, hooray!

Buyers backed out, boo!

Went to Kansas City quilt market, hooray!

Resold our home, hooray!

Moved to Manzanita, OR, hooray!

Came down with the flu, boo!

Followed that up with walking pneumonia, boo!

We live at the beach (for now), hooray!

Feeling better and back to work now, hooray!

Now that we've got that over with, hehehe, let's move on, hooray!


This is the Madrona Road Neighborhood quilt made for me by my dear friend, Elizabeth Hartman. The pattern is from her newest book,

Modern Patchwork.

 Elizabeth blogged in much more detail about the pattern and her book in 

this post



My little helper Cannon was barely tall enough to hold up the quilt for me, but she was a trooper! This was taken on the front porch of the house next to ours here in Manzanita. I love how it looks like the quilt could have been styled off of this house - but it wasn't at all. 


The quilt can be seen here in my Spring Quilt Market booth. This photo was taken by


, known by most as Little Bluebell. Her photo was about a million times better than mine :) 

Violet Craft

Today it is 78 degrees here. That is about ten degrees warmer than it has been most of the summer. I think I'll go outside now and breathe in some of it. My lungs are still on the mend and I'm moving pretty slowly. This little slow town is just about the perfect place to heal.