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One of the fun things about moving to a new house is the opportunity to decorate and I began with the entryway. Entryways are the very first thing a visitor encounters in your home. They set the mood for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Lemon Tree Tales
It's been two and a half months since Steve died. At times it doesn't feel like it actually happened and then at other times I'm more than aware of it. We tried to prepare ourselves for this outcome but still... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Lemon Tree Tales
After three very long and hard years fighting the good fight against advanced liver cirrhosis, Steve's kidneys began to deteriorate in March. Finally we went to the ER in early April where we discovered that his kidneys were failing. After... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Lemon Tree Tales
On Friday, November 9, 2018, we lost our beloved cairn terrier Frankie at the too young age of 4. He was the youngest member of the F-troop and was also kin to Fearghus and Fiona. On January 25, 2017 we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Lemon Tree Tales
Not quite a full year after we packed up our Sunnyvale house, but we're finally in the new one. I'm still in the long process of unpacking and rediscovering items that have been in storage for a long time. Some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Lemon Tree Tales
As always life doesn't always happen the way that you plan, but sometimes that can be a good thing. Steve and I went house hunting in the Vancouver, WA area back in March. We first looked at some darling, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Lemon Tree Tales
Steve and I made the hard decision to pull up stakes and sell our home in Sunnyvale. We moved out just before the holidays, spruced up the house (carpet, paint etc) and put it on the market right after the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at Lemon Tree Tales
Yes, you have read that right ... my Fractured quilt that I began when we lived in Wyoming way back in November 2013 was finally finished in March. Yay! I decided to call it Fractured Cool Tones since I used... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Lemon Tree Tales
2017 started off with some sewing of little handmade sewn gifts for all of my longarm quilting clients at The Quilted Lemon. I like to find something that will be useful but that also are easily shipped. This year I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Lemon Tree Tales
As we look forward to a new year beginning I just wanted to say a heartfelt goodbye to the old one. This year has been hard for our little family. Back in March my husband became very ill. He's been... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Lemon Tree Tales
Yesterday I went to the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild's sew day in Santa Cruz. My only project that I wanted to work on was to finish piecing together the Fractured quilt top. After a few hours it was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Lemon Tree Tales
I'm still plugging away at many quilts but life has been a bit crazy since March. My mom had a health scare and we lost one of my great aunts, etc. We're hanging in there. Next week I'll come back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Lemon Tree Tales
Since this was my first time attending QuiltCon I didn't want to overextend myself. I only signed up for one six-hour class on Thursday and one lecture on Friday so that I could spend most of Friday looking at the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Lemon Tree Tales
It's been a week since we drove back from our trip down south to LA so that I could attend my first ever QuiltCon in Pasadena, CA. Wow, was it overwhelming, but in an oh so good way. The actual... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Lemon Tree Tales
I used Simply Cotton's lanyard tutorial so that I could have something nice to hang my QuiltCon name tag from. Once again I used some of Tula Pink's Eden line for it. Usually I'd mix and match some fabrics but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Lemon Tree Tales
Last week Steve and I (and the three dogs too!) drove down to LA so that I could go to QuiltCon. Oh did I forget to mention that at the last moment we decided to leave one day early so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Lemon Tree Tales
A few weeks ago I went with the ladies from one of my mini quilt groups to visit the Crate and Barrel outlet store in Berkeley as well as New Pieces quilt shop followed by lunch. We had a delightful... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Lemon Tree Tales
Just a month ago, on November 30th, I was frantically completing the online entry forms for two quilts to go to QuiltCon 2016. This will be the third show that they've put on, the first one on the West Coast... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Lemon Tree Tales
This was the first year that PIQF opted to have a modern quilt category. The theme was "Mid-Century Modern" and had quite a few wonderful quilts. Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel ... this one had lovely machine quilting on it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Lemon Tree Tales
Here's a few more pictures of amazing artwork from PIQF 2015 this past October. Of course I'm drawn to rich colors first of all. Then I'm blown away by the workmanship. The two quilts are both by talented German artist,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Lemon Tree Tales
A few weekends ago I went to the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) held at the Santa Clara Convention Center here in California. As usual it was amazing. There were many wonderful quilts from local quilters to international quilters. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Lemon Tree Tales
It seems like I've been running around like that chicken with its head cut off ... lots of movement but not much to show for it. I have been getting more quilts in to my longarm quilting business, The Quilted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Lemon Tree Tales
I need to write an update ... Miss Pinkerton survived two nights with us. Then on Monday we found a rescue organization that could take her. They had baby rats a bit older but still able to take care of our wee pinky. So all ends well for her.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2015 on The Tale of Miss Pinkerton at Lemon Tree Tales
the Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR Be kind to your local quilt shop and support them by shopping for fabrics and notions from them. Oddly enough in the last couple months I've spoken with a variety of quilt shop owners... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Lemon Tree Tales
This is the tale of Miss Pinkerton aka Pinky. Yesterday towards the end of the afternoon, Steve and I were taking Fearghus on one of his daily walks around the neighborhood when we saw a little baby roof rat laying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Lemon Tree Tales