Monthly Archives: May 2013

Off to Wichita!


Off to Wichita for a great week of Longarming with the pros! Bonnie is my travel partner! Much fun!


Bee happy!

Feathers are Flying


Beautiful king size quilt. Love the colors.

20130511-052132.jpg. Laying across the Longarm it looks wonderful but check out the close-ups.






It was fun to quilt. I would call this a medium custom quilt. It has custom borders and blocks but does not have background fill. Makes it a little less expensive than a custom heirloom. Looks great though!

Be Happy…Karen



Another quilt headed home today!


20130507-074924.jpg What a wonderful little baby quilt. Lots of rubber duckies and quilted with duckies. Great job Holly!

Looking forward to visiting another guild meeting tonight. Tri-County guild in Cypress, Tx. Love those ladies. Tomorrow my guild, Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild of Texas welcomes Karen Kay Buckley, fresh from her BEST OF SHOW win at Paducah! How much fun will that be!

Bee Happy, Karen

Disaster Assistance Team


Well, yesterday totally required a Disaster Assistance Team…part of the days disaster was loosing my so terrific picture of friends Sandy and Judy standing next to a truck advertising Disaster Assistance Team. Sigh…

Left early morning for a trip up to Montgomery Texas to meet a quilting buddy and her hubby, Sandy and Gerald. Going to visit and bring home a wonderful batting rack that Sandy was kindly donating my way. Almost made it when my baby, my cream white SUV decided it wouldn’t go further. Beautiful weather, sunny with a nice breeze, and there we sat! Onstar was great, that is after nearly an hour of convincing the obviously new employee that I was indeed 12 miles from I45 and did not need to be towed to Austin, 3 hours away. What can I say, she was obviously very new and trying hard. Eventually the tow truck came and off went my baby. It now sits at Buckelew Chevy in Conroe Tx. The good thing about that was that the serviceman, CW, lives on my end of town and gave us a ride back to a stafford, Tx. Looking on the bright side! Had a great time visiting with Sandy and Gerald!

Ok, back to quilting. Here is the result of my pin wheel experiment from a few days ago. I will use it as a table topper when I get it quilted. I do like it though. The method worked really well, although it needed to be heavily starched to avoid mis shapen blocks due to the bias’.



Also finished a wonderful Texas bluebonnet quilt which will wing its way to its new home next week. Can you see the wonderful quilted bluebonnet a? I love them



Off to see a lady about her tshirt quilt.

Bee happy, Karen

Quilts on their way home!


Delivered some quilts to their owners yesterday. Always a fun time.

20130503-053716.jpg This one is destined for a wedding in a couple of weeks. Great color choices by the bride. I love the addition of the brown narrow border.


20130503-053910.jpg. These two quilts are headed to a new home…Jeannie’s use of color is fantastic!


20130503-054032.jpg. This super cute baby quilt hasn’t reached its owner, Barbara, yet, but it is oh so cute! Quilted with Pom trees and monkeys joining the other jungle animals.

Great day, bee happy

Top ten reasons…


To own a recliner

10. Always comfy!
9. Room for me and my sewing!
8. Nice big armrest to support embroidery hoops.
7. Perfect place to stitch binding!
6. Place to kick up my feet.
5. Scissors and pin cushion fit on the extra wide armrest.
4. Mine has a drink holder.
3. Lots of room for chocolate.
2. Really easy on my “quilter” back.
1. Perfect place and size for my very large fur baby, Champ