Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild

Wow what a wonderful group of ladies!!!  Veronica was lucky enough to be invited to give a lecture at the Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild in Bellville, Texas.  She was a little worried because it was raining really hard, I heard the weather man say that we had gotten more rain in the last 5 days then we had in the previous year and a half.  There were lots of flooded streets all over our area, but she packed up the van and off she went.  She made me stay home, she didn't want me getting my fur all wet and yucky.  She told me all about those wonderful ladies  and how they made her feel welcomed.

They first started off at a Mexican restaurant where they met Pam and then there were about 20 members who came to eat before the meeting.  She got to talk to several members who were interested in her quilt cruises. Then of course they had to talk about the food on the different ships. Quilters love to eat and laugh as they quilt, so this was a very important topic.
Then they set off to the guild meeting.  This guild has some great ideas with their challenge that is due in January.  Veronica says we'll be there to check out the quilts. They had some great show and tell and talked about several retreats, one even has a mystery quilt that they'll work on there.   One member talked about their scrap bee and exchange, which is one of Veronica's favorite things to do.  She said she an instant on insanity and thought, "hey, we could move here".  Then she thought about packing up and moving all her fabric, not to mention everything else and she came back to reality.  She says she will come back to visit.  Thanks to everyone at the meeting for such a great time and a feeling of "belonging".  See ya'll in January.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day

I hope everyone is enjoying this Memorial Day.  Thank you to all our veterans for their service and sacrifices for our freedom.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Our ship!!!

Check out the picture of our ship.  My bags are packed and I'm ready to hit the open seas.  To reserve your cruise with Jaggie and all the gang you can go online to or contact Mike at Rockport Tours  5350 S. Staples suite 111 Corpus Christi, Texas 78411.

We'll have some pictures of the quilts we'll be making on the cruise pretty soon.  We will also take pictures of the mini classes each night and get those on a future blog post.

We are also collecting the goodies to be given away on our cruise at our good-bye party.  We've got some really nice door prizes.

If you have any questions you can contact Veronica at

See you soon,

Friday, May 23, 2014

Crusin' with Jaggie

Come cruise with Jaggie and Veronica.  Bear Thread Designs and Rockport Tours invite you to come cruise the high seas with us.  We'll quilt while we cruise to great ports such as Roatan, (Honduras), Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico.  We'll enjoy 7 nights aboard Royal Caribbeans Navigator of the Seas ship.  We have great instructors and Janome machines for you to sew on.  No need to bring your machines.  All supplies will be supplied so all you need to bring is yourself.  All fabric kits and patterns will be supplied.

And now................ your cruise instructors are Winnie Fleming, Denise Green and Veronica Cox.

And of course, I'll be there!!!  Here I am on one of my last cruises.  We spent the day at the beach and this is my pirate friend, he was there to greet us as we came off of one of the tenders.  We always have a great time on our cruises.  Please join us, you'll have a great time, meet lots of great people, learn some new quilting techniques and eat some great food. We'll also see some great ports, so join us for fun, food and lots of laughs.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sewing machine dealers

How often do we think about our sewing machine dealers long after we've bought our machines? Some of us never think of them until we have a problem.  Mine is so lucky because he hears from me all the time.  Ok, so I do work for him on occasion, namely helping out on quilting cruises.  But back to my machine dealer.  He's awesome, he gives his cell phone number to every quilter he sells a machine to.  He also tells them they can call up until midnight if they have a problem or question with their machine.  (Does he understand us or what?)

Soooooooooo....... at 4:00 a.m. this morning as I was sewing along and I had an issue with my machine.  I thought, I wonder what time it is at his house?  Then I thought maybe I should just go to bed and worry about it in the morning.  So I called the next day, he was busy, but in less than 5 minutes, he was on the phone with me and I was saying "I broke my machine, I think I need a new motor".  He told me I did not need a new motor.  (I'm sure he was laughing, but he didn't let me hear the chuckles).  He asked what was wrong, I told him, he walked me through a couple of things, I took the throat plate off, pulled out the bobbin case hit the start button, put it back together and off I went.  Guess what, he was right, I didn't need a new motor.  My machine was up and running in nothing flat!!!  I love my machine dealer!!!  He's awesome.  I hope everyone has a sewing machine dealer like Scott.


Friday, May 16, 2014


Ahoy mateys, Jaggie here.  We're finally back from our quilting cruises.  We left March 28th to begin our adventures and we arrived back home early last week.  We had several back to back cruises.  We had a great time, met some really nice sewers and quilters.  If you've never been on a cruise, you should think about joining us on one of our cruises.  Our first cruise took us to Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and St. Kitts on Celebrity Cruise Line.  While we were in S. Kitts, we went to a batik factory and we made our own batik fabric.  We had such a great time.  I came home with three pieces of batik fabric that is all mine.  It is a pretty teal color, my favorite color.  We got off of that ship and jumped on Royal Caribbean and we went to the Bahamas, St. Maarten (again) and St. Thomas.  We had a great time at all of the beaches, sadly, I was the only bear there.  We got off of that ship and our next ship was Holland America.  We spent three weeks on that one.  I got to be really good friends with two of the girls that worked on the ship.  One was Mona Lisa, she made yummy waffles!!  Then I met Finna, she was the ice cream girl at night,yummmmmmmmm.
There were other nice people, too, but they were my favorites.  We went to so many places, it was great.  We were in Columbia one day, that was fun, there were peacocks running around everywhere.  We went to Costa Rica and bought lots of souvenirs there.  It was really hot and muggy, we felt right at home.  We stopped at a lot of Mexican ports and we found fabric stores at every stop.  We had a great time buying fabrics that we've never seen here at home.  We shared with everybody in our group. They would come to our classroom every night after dinner to see what we had gotten that day.  We sewed every single night until 10:00, then I had to go to bed.

The Captain told me that we traveled 5727 nautical miles.  That is equal to 6586 miles.  That was only our last cruise, not counting the two we did before that.  I guess that's why I was so tired when we got home.  Well, that's all for now.