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Welcome to my blog. Fabric has always been a passion of mine! I love looking, touching, feeling, smelling and of course creating with fabric. I was a professional seamstress for 13 years and now sew for relaxation and the pure joy of seeing a finished creation. It is my hope to share my triumphs and temptations with you. Love to all. MB aka apiecedheart.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Panama Canal Cruise Vacation

Me on a Zip line......Woohoo!!!

What a vacation! We just returned from a 10 day cruise aboard the Coral Princess through the Panama Canal. We were pampered by the wonderful staff while visiting Acapulco, Huatulco, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Jamaica.

I had so much fun relaxing on the beach, screaming through the rain forest on a Zip Line and just sitting at Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville.

I even learned something about our history here in Washington State connected with the Panama Canal. (Stevens Pass over the Cascade mountains was designed by and named after the American Engineer that designed the Panama Canal-John Stevens).

I tried to find some interesting fabrics in the small cities we visited, but did not have much luck with fabric stores. The tour guides were helpful, but unfortunately the fabric shops are in the bigger cities that we just did not have time to visit. Maybe next time.

Now I find myself having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I can't even manage to make a good cup of coffee! Dang I need a vacation to recover!!

I did get out last night and joined a team at the Busy Bee Quilter's Guild in Snohomish, WA for Quilt Olympics. Our group almost finished 3 quilts for charity. Way to go ladies! And I finished one of the quilt tops this morning! Yay!

Maybe I am making a little progress after all!

Hope all is well and you are finding yourself lots to create this month. After all this month is all about creating!

Love to all.

Marianne aka A Pieced Heart.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Gladness!!

March is upon as quick as February left us behind! Yay Spring! I am so excited for this month. Not only am I on vacation for the next 2 weeks but there are so many exciting things going on.

First and most important, both of my granddaughters turn 3!!! Can you believe it? WOW Three years old already. Shout out girls. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! GRAMMY LOVES YOU!

March is also National Crafters Month with National Quilters Day on March 19. Go Quilters! With that in mind, Washington State has a few events for us crafter/quilter type people coming up...

Sew Expo going on now through the weekend...(and I have to miss it, darn)

Quilter's Anonymous 30th Annual Quilt Show March 18-20 at Evergreen Fair Grounds. Their raffle quilt is AMAZING! Go check it out.

and of course...

The Tri County Shop Hop March 23-26. Not to be missed!

Let's hit the road, adventure out, get our creative juices flowing and show our support to our local Crafters, Quilters and Shop Owners.

And here is a little sneak peak from me of my newest adventure. It doesn't appear to be much yet, but I promise to post the finished product. (It's a secret until May).

Have a great week, quilt to your hearts content!
Love to all! MB aka A Pieced Heart.