Monday, August 29, 2011


Did any of you out there make this quilt? Love the colors. This one belongs to Kathy. I used a Lava thread,Fireworks. Love the variegated on the black.

How was your weekend? I went here to celebrate Kathy's life. The ranch is nestled in the foothills of the Cascades. A fitting place to say farewell to a special quilting friend. The food was fabulous. Be sure & check out the restaurant if you go to the link.

Went to the fabulous Wild Woman, Judy Irish's for a quilting get together. Sorry no pictures from me. Go see Pam or Kay they took lots of pictures!

Quilts are calling.
Nana Sharon

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Little Misters

Whew! What a fun week we had. Busy in a good way. Daniel is growing like a weed. Got giggles & raspberries out of him.
Hard to believe Andrew will be 3 next month. He loves his Papa. Does a mean Justin Bieber & sometimes I don't recognize him. Somehow he takes on a whole new look as he's hollering "I am not in time out". Oh my!

They are on their way back to CA & this Nana needs to get crack-a-lackin on quilts!
Be back soon...............Nana Sharon

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


This sampler was from a class at The Granary. Are you going to be visiting the Bay Area anytime soon? They always have lots of great classes.
Leaves & Terry Twist. Fun!

More to come.
Nana Sharon

Monday, August 15, 2011

ABC's & Snowmen

Betz made this beautiful quilt. Meg over at Crabapple Hill does great embroidery patterns. I love doing the Swirly Girly thing with these blocks.

I keep trying to post more. The past couple weeks have been a little crazy. Dad is not having a good time. After 3 falls, 2 cut eyebrows, a scraped up elbow, a fat lip & broken dentures he somehow manages to have a sense of humor. He told the Dr last week he'd try & stay off of the furniture!
Busy weekend here. Getting ready for Little Mister's visit. Tomorrow is the big day!
New pictures of the boys coming soon!..................Nana Sharon

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kwiltz by Stephanie: FUN FRIDAY GIVEAWAY

Stephanie is having a giveaway! Go check it out! An added bonus- she went to Spain this summer with her family & you can too. It's just a click away!
Kwiltz by Stephanie: FUN FRIDAY GIVEAWAY: "I LOVE Mary Lou Weidman!!!

You can check out her blog here

Her story quilts are always..."

Monday, August 8, 2011

A "Fair" Quilt

Lynn entered this beauty in the Stanwood Camano Fair. Blue Ribbon. Last year the quilt I quilted for her got the BIG ribbon. This year's winning quilt was a stunning Baltimore Album applique quilt.

Did you go to the fair? Mr S & I went for the food, oh, & to see the neighbor girl compete in the "Large Animal Round Robin". I ate my semi-annual corn dog & had a delicious fresh raspberry scone from here.

7 days & counting...........Nana Sharon

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Parade of Quilts

As promised, here are some of the quilts I've been quilting. This first one is from Kathy, "Strippy Trees". I know they are having a special event to kick off fall classes at The Granary . Keep a watch on their website to see what's happening! Click on the pictures for a closeup.

It was fun to quilt this one. Enjoy!

I'm going to attempt to "schedule" more quilt posts. You can have them ready to go & select a date & time to publish. We'll see how technology & I get along.

I haven't talked about Dad for awhile. He's been having a rough go. You know that roller coaster just never stops. He actually convinced one of the staff to take him to the hardware store for...............paint. He knew better than to ask me. LOL!!!

On the countdown until Joanna & family visit Nanaland. Little Mister loves music & dancing almost as much as Nana(I might have helped that along) & he's been working on some new moves & singing. Really hoping to get a video to post while they are here.

Hope you are having a great weekend. 10 days & counting................
Nana Sharon

Monday, August 1, 2011

Generations of Love

Remember when I showed you this? Hand quilting, right? 3 years to be exact.
This is the other side of the quilt. I had it in the Camano Island Quilt show in April. It was the first time I got to really appreciate the finished quilt. All that time spent hand quilting I never got to see the whole quilt. I have to say it took my breath away seeing it from across the room.
The story behind the quilt is really remarkable. We found the blocks along with the pattern(a Workbasket from 1941) in my Grandma Florence's things after she passed away. There was even a cardboard template made from some sort of food box. I never knew she quilted. Each family got a quilt, I took home the box of blocks knowing that someday I would finish it. The turquoise color is polished cotton, the white is all flower sack dish towels. When I found out I was going to be a Grandma I thought it would make a nice gift for my daughter. Didn't get it done for grandson #1's arrival, had to wait until #2 came along.

I used pictures of mothers & dads with babies for the label. Grandma Florence with Dad, Dad with me, Mom with me & me with Joanna for the label. I made the label a big pocket to hold the pattern & template. I think a story this special needs to stay with the quilt. If you click on the picture you can see it better.
Fast forward to my recent trip to CA. Couldn't trust mailing or the airlines to get this quilt safely to it's destination. Since we drove it was the perfect time for my "special delivery".
Joanna loves the quilt & the boys had to be in a picture too!

"May you know the special love only a child can bring into your life."
Daughter, granddaughter, mother, Nana Sharon

ps-stay tuned this week for quilt & vacation pics.