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Lake Forest Park, Washington
I've been quilting for 20 years, in between raising a family and working as an accountant. I own an A-1 long arm machine and love to help my customers finish their quilts.
Interests: Machine quilting, gardening, Norwich Terriers, digital photgraphy, family
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Hi Pat - thanks for reading my poor neglected blog! I didnt make the quilt, I just quilted it. But I am friends with the person who did make it, so I will find out. It is a really pretty quilt, especially with the batiks she used. Ill get back to you on it. Pam
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2016 on Quilt Show Ribbons! at Kitten Britches
I didn't know about Pain & Panic, I will have to look them up! I thought maybe they were her good & bad consciences, but I guess not! Makes me really want to study some history. xoxo love you
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2016 on Butter. at Kitten Britches
If you have been to France, you know what I'm talking about. The butter is amazing. On our first full day, we had big plans for sightseeing, but first stop was le petit dejuener. (Breakfast.) We stopped at a cute little cafe and ordered coffee & croissants. Here's what we... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at Kitten Britches
On April 12, my daughter Libby and I got on a plane, and headed East to FRANCE. I know, can you believe it?? Really, for me the trip of a life time. I have hardly traveled in the US, a few times to Mexico and Canada but that's it. So,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Kitten Britches
Hi Margo, thanks so much for your comment. Just when I think I am not going to blog any more, I get a nice comment like yours, and then I see that people are looking at my stuff. :) I have a lot more quilts to post pictures of, I do one or two customer quilts a week. Do you live in the Northwest? Just wondering if you know Sara. She is republishing some of her books thru C T publishing with Marci, always staying busy with the 60 degree triangle. Love my A-1 machine. Happy Quilting, Pam
After taking the summer off from machine quilting, I am back at it and busier than ever! I keep trying to set aside some time to work on my own quilts, but for now it's customer quilts. I did get my machine worked on this summer, and had the entire... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Kitten Britches
Hi There, I'm going to act like I have been here all along.... no explanations for my 8 or 9 month hiatus. If I start thinking about trying to go back and catch up, and tell you all everything that has been going on since the last time I wrote,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Kitten Britches
I haven't forgotten about my blog, but just haven't felt like writing, and always say I am too busy - yeah, too busy catching up on Orphan Black. Holy cow, that is one crazy TV series. Too intense to sew while watching. Well anyway, what's new with me? Quite a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Kitten Britches
Nothing like a big scary spider to get your blood pumping and motivation flowing. I hate to think about what might be under my bed! Last summer we had both our upstairs bathrooms remodeled, and I did some of the work myself to save money. When the contractor left, the last thing to do was paint the new trim and door and guess what... still not done. will probably take about a day to get it all done. I think I'll get out the paint & brush tonight, mark a day on the calendar and just do it! Thanks for the motivation.
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Well, so much for my lofty goals and drivel about getting things done! Maybe it's just that February is too dang short! I finished my February goal for ALYoF, but not until March 3, or I guess you could technically call that February 31st. Turtles are done, quilted, bound and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Kitten Britches
I love turtles! Maybe because I can relate... I have been known to be pretty slow in getting things done. So A Lovely Year of Finishes is my goal setting plan to get some of my quilts done this year. There's somthing about setting a specific goal with a deadline... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Kitten Britches
My January goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes was to sew down the facing on my Boston Commons quilt. Done!! It still needs to be pressed, blocked, get a label and hanging sleeve on it (for the quilt show in March) but for all intents and purposes - it's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Kitten Britches
thanks Jane! the quilt is 62 x 82, and each piece is made from a 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 rectangle that is cut into two pieces on a 60 degree angle. I really like using Glide thread. it is polyester, but has that nice sheen. my machine loves it too. :) Pam
My friend Sara Nephew loves 60 degree triangles, and is always creating new quilt patterns for her friends to test. This pattern looked so interesting, I volunteered to try it. Here's the finished quilt: All Sara's patterns are made using a 60 degree triangle ruler. Here's a close up: Not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Kitten Britches
Starting something new for this year... finishing stuff! For 2013, my sister participated in "A Lovely Year of Finishes". You set one goal a month, then report when you finish that goal (in the same month.) I am hopefully not going to be one of those that starts out in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Kitten Britches
OK. I am not writing about this to be snarky or bitchy, or to criticize anyone's taste in quilts - just telling you the way it happened. I have a LinkedIn page from when I used to be an accountant, now updated for quilting. An accounting person was looking at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Kitten Britches
I have a few favorite blogs that I like to read, and when I go to visit them and they haven't posted anything new, I am so frustrated! Then it dawned on me.... oh yeah, I haven't checked in for over two months. I get the message. Retreat at Port... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Kitten Britches
Have I mentioned how much I love turtles? I have a turtle tatoo, a turtle purse (who has his own facebook page!) at least one large box of fabric with all shapes, sizes and colors of turtles plus ideas for turtle quilts and various other stuff to make... Back in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at Kitten Britches
thanks Janie! I always appreciate your thoughtful comments. Which blog post has the wrong link? xoxo
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2013 on Hexagon Love, and summer update at Kitten Britches
I have been super busy this summer. The weather has been FABULOUS - the best summer I can remember in a long time. Even though I started tomatoes by seed and got a pretty late start, we got quite a few ripe tomatoes and lots of lovely flowers. Now the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Kitten Britches
My friend Carol and her husband Patrick took an 8 month long road trip last year, crossing the US from Seattle to the East Coast, down the coast to Florida, then West along the Southern states and back up to Washington. To document their trip, Carol purchased all different types... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Kitten Britches
It was almost exactly two years ago when I wrote about finding out my daughter had cancer.... I am happy to report she just had her two year check up, and everything looks great! Her oncologist says that now she can cut back to just one CT scan a year.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2013 at Kitten Britches
Way back in March I posted about quitting my accounting job to pursue my quilting full time. Well, it took a while but we finally hired someone, so I am officially starting my machine quilting business FOR REAL. First thing I wanted to do what to get my stuff organized.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Kitten Britches
My local quilt guild - Quilter's Anonymous (not a recovery group, for sure!) had it's annual show last month. It's a non-juried show, anyone who is a member of the guild and puts in at least 4 hours of volunteer time each year can enter their quilts. We had over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Kitten Britches
I took a little road trip last week to visit my Sister in Idaho. When she told Mr. Thimblepie that we needed an extra table in the sewing loft for my sewing machine, he said, "She's bringing her sewing machine on vacation??" Doh. We laughed about that one all week.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2013 at Kitten Britches