Friday, September 30, 2011

Another Update!

This has definitely been a long week but with some results and light at the end of the tunnel. I will spare you all the details because I'm sure it's a big YAWN to everyone. :-) In approximately 30 days Mr Daze will receive a pacemaker type device that will improve the efficiency of his heart. We have to wait 30 days to allow his heart to heal from the attack. In the meantime he'll be wearing a 'life vest' to monitor his heart and hopefully prevent another attack. We're hoping that he'll be fitted with the 'life vest' sometime today and then he can come home.

Mr Daze, our family and I want to thank you so much for all the kind words, healing thoughts and prayers you sent our way. They are more appreciated that I can express via the written word.

In Friendship!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mr Daze

(aka Ron, my hubby)

Update: We now know that Mr Daze had a heart attack. Bright and early tomorrow morning he'll visit the Cath Lab and proceed from there! Thank you so much for your kind words, good thoughts and prayers - you've truly touched our hearts!

Everything in my world has come to a screeching halt once again. Sigh!

The paramedics took Mr Daze to the heart hospital last night and he was admitted. He's exactly where he needs to be because they need to figure out what caused the episode last night.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

In Friendship!


(BTW, all but three package have been mailed - thank you making my Stash Plus Sale a success. The three remaining packages will be mailed either tomorrow or Tuesday. When things settle down the 'Sale' will continue)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yes, Yes, I Know!!!


I took a few minutes to sew and simply couldn't stop. Really! OK, you got me - I didn't try very hard. teehee!

Those squares all sewn together with a border!

Oopsie forgot to take a picture before I started cutting. :-)

I was "twisting the night away" - last night

The mess!

The results!

May I present Primitive Pinwheels by Primitive Gatherings (11" x 12 3/4")

Oh so sweet and oh so much fun.

Back to work!


In Friendship!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011



Are you waiting for me to post more 'stuffus' for my Stash Plus sale? There's lots more starring on this blog on Friday morning.

There are a few things on the post below this one.

Yesterday I decided it was time to do some serious cleaning in my sewing room! Ugh! It's been a serious task but now my sweet hubby won't have to tell me to 'just dig a hole' when I feel like sewing. LOL

In the cleaning process I kept encountering distractions - lots of distractions - serious distractions - inspiring distractions (some not so inspiring - LOL). I sorted through piles of "stuffus" - the free patterns I downloaded and printed; the patterns I purchased as PDFs; embroidery patterns; etc.

A distraction - these wonderful prints laid out on a cleared surface waiting to meet a needle and thread :-)

I do lots of handwork while watching baseball (GO! Diamondbacks). I had fun stitching this redwork project for a friend. The design was preprinted on linen fabric and included a couple of skeins of Lecien Cosmo floss. It was my first experience with Cosmo - wow

it's like but-tah!!!

This yummy design is by talented designer Rosalie Quinlan.

For a change of pace I've also been doing some counted x-stitch. Two delightful sampler designs by Little House Needleworks stitched with overdyed floss (Week's Dye Works and Crescent Colors).

Tomorrow you'll find me continuing the stash sort, taking pictures and prepping a Stash Plus sale for Friday morning.

Thanks so much for visiting!

In Friendship!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's a BIG Job!

We're not ready for the Stash Plus sale we planned to start tomorrow (Monday). Well actually she's (Darlene) not ready. Why? Quite frankly it's a big job - she's being brutal with the serious elimination of lots of stash plus.

A few weeks ago she decided it was simply time to get rid of all the 'stuffus'. There's tons fabric that must go to a good home where it will be loved.

Why has she decided to sell quilt tops and quilts? Well, it's no secret that Darlene really enjoys sewing. She's made lots and lots (and lots) of quilts and many (emphasis on many) flimsies simply for sheer enjoyment of the fabric and/or pattern. The piles are high and completely out of hand - they must go to a good home where they will be loved.

Bear with us (and Darlene) as she continues to prepare for the Stash Plus sale.
We promise that Tuesday morning you'll start seeing stash and later in the week quilts and quilt tops.

In Friendship!

The Wabbit Daze Gang

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stash Plus Sale

Join me on Monday, September 19 for the start of a Stash Plus Sale.

I'm making a pile of fabric and 'stuffus' that must be sold ----- including quilts and quilt tops!

Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Don't miss this - lots of great buys!

In Friendship!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Six Degrees of Separation!

You already know that early last week I received a surprise invitation to attend a quilting retreat. Let me tell you how it happened and why it's "six degrees of separation". I received an e-mail on Tuesday morning from a lady named Jan asking about purchasing some of my stash I'd posted the day before. This was a second e-mail with her cell phone number (I never received the first e-mail) - she indicated that she was going away until Sunday and would I please call her. I called her immediately and we chatted and confirmed her purchase then she told me that she was about to leave and was headed to Bear Cabin Inn in Show Low, AZ. I told her to please tell Carol (the owner) that I said "Hi". I used to go to Bear Cabin Inn four times a year with a quilting group that fell apart three years ago. Tuesday afternoon I received a phone call from Jan and Carol asking me to please join them - I laughed and said no but promised I'd think about it and call Carol back on Wednesday with a final decision. I decided that for a variety of reasons I would not attend. Well, Carol asked that I please, please get my stuff together and get there ASAP. I chatted with Ron and we decided that I should attend. Mind you I didn't know any of the women in the group. ACK!!!!! LOL While I was there I discovered that another friend attends this camp and has invited me to attend in the past. Do you see all the 'six degrees of separation'? It's definitely a very small world. :-)

I made the three hour drive on Thursday morning and arrived at noon - in time for lunch. :-) I was able to sneak in because they didn't hear me arrive. I stood next to Carol and surprised her - it was great because we exchanged the biggest and tightest hugs!!! Jan came right over and introduced herself with a hug, then Jill did the same thing. A few minutes later the other three ladies, Marge, Linda and Dania arrived and greeted me warmly, as well. I felt so incredibly welcome - I knew right then and there that I'd have a fabulous time.

Jan said she and I were sharing a room so I unloaded all my 'stuffus' and got settled in. :-) The sewing machines were humming - those ladies are prolific and talented. Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, Kim Brackett (Scrap Basket Surprises & Scrap Basket Sensations), Fig Tree Quilt Co, etc were very well represented. I'm sorry I didn't get permission from all the ladies to post the pictures of their projects. I do have pictures of three flimsies I got to near completion. It didn't take long for me to start sewing. woohoo!!!! Three easy peasy projects!

Piece of Cake 2 by Thimble Blossoms with Portobello Market by Moda

This is a gift - do you think the recipient will like it?

Jelly Beans by Thimble Blossom with Oasis by Moda
Still needs an outer border

Jelly Squares by The Pattern Basket with Terrain by Moda

Still needs the outer border, as well.

I am beyond thrilled that I received the surprise invitation because I had a wonderful, wonderful time. I returned rested, relaxed and inspired.

Jan, Jill, Marge, Dania and Linda were strangers and are now new friends!

Thank you, Carol, for insisting that I attend.
I feel very blessed!

Thank you for letting me share!

In Friendship!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

A Surprise Retreat!

I'm leaving the heat and heading north to the cool mountains of northern Arizona. :-) Yesterday I received a surprise invitation to attend a retreat at one of my favorite places. I haven't been there in over three years so I'm anxious and excited!

Two projects I precut a few weeks ago, another cut this evening - all packed and ready to go.

I'll tell you all about the surprise invitation when I return. It's definitely a story about six degrees of separation.

Thank you for making my stash sale a success - more coming very, very soon.

See you Sunday!

In Friendship!

Monday, September 05, 2011

For Sale!

If you're interested in any of the following items please send an e-mail to ( I can invoice you through Paypal or I'll accept a cashier's check or money order. Prices do not include postage/shipping. USA only - I can't ship internationally because the cost is incredibly high!

The description is underneath the item.

Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree ---- Layer Cake $25.00 + postage

Pom Pom de Paris by French General - Layer Cake $25.00 + postage

Pom Pom de Paris by French General - Jelly Roll $25.00

Dandelion Girl by Fig Tree - 40 fat quarters $60.00 + postage

Dandelion Girl by Fig Tree - Jelly Roll - $25.00 + postage

Thank you!

In Friendship!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

A Snicker & A Giggle

Last night as I was shutting things down in my sewing room I noticed my trash can; the one on the floor to the left of my sewing machine; the one that catches everything while I'm sewing. I'm sure you have one too. I couldn't help but snicker and giggle - lots of cute snippets of fabric and the very important Starburst wrappers. :-)

Bet if you glance in your sewing room trash can you'll snicker and giggle too. :-)

Take a look - I dare you! LOL

I hope you're having a wonderful week end. I plan to add more snicker & giggle stuffus to my trash can today.

In Friendship

with a snicker & a giggle!

Thursday, September 01, 2011


(very boring blog)


something BIG coming soon!

(stay tuned)

in friendship!

(don't get too excited - it's not that big - LOL)
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