Autumn song

Friday, February 27, 2009

Look where I am.....

Look where I am...... Mrs. Goodneedle & Quiltkeemosabe invited me to travel with them to Hampton, Va for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.
My first experience!
So much to see.......

This and

this................... lead to.................................

to this.
More to come later.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Just a few..

Just a few more pictures from the Shop Retreat.....

Faye and her all day Oti-light pouch..

Cathy and a block she worked on......
Jeannie and her quilt of circles.Shirley with one of her quilts........
and here Jane, Holly, Shirley and Sheila just talking....... We did a lot of this.

(Oh, I forgot the plumber finally showed up today)
:) :) :) :) :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shop Retreat at Magnolia Manor B & B

Early Friday morning found 10 of the employees from
Sew Original
in Winston Salem & Boone on their way East toward
Warrenton , NC.
After lunch at "The Hardware" in downtown Warrenton,
we arrived at the
Magnolia Manor Plantation B & B
for a fun filled weekend of sewing and most of all just being girls.
After everyone arrived we presented Sheila (the owner & quilter, herself)
a quilted banner made by all of us.Last year after our retreat, I suggested we all make Sheila a wall hanging. I designed & constructed the center panel,
everyone else paper pieced a civil war block for it. After all blocks were made, I took all the parts home and put it together. Gina Boone , then quilted it for us. Here we and Sheila are with her new wall hanging.
I worked on many things, but didn't seem to get very far with any of them.

A block from "Aunt Millies Garden"
(I have chosen to machine applique my garden)

Dog Collars
and the girls modeled them for me!

(They were all howling with pride over their new collars.)
I also worked on blocks for another reversible quilt I am working on. This one from the "More Reversible Quilts",
and blocks
for a quilt found in "StrataVarious" by Barabare Persing & Mary Hoover.
It was a great weekend and one we all remember for many years to come.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Still waiting....

All plumbers, electricians, and repair men

work on one schedule and one schedule only!


Last week I had garbage disposal problems. So I called the plumber, as DH tried to fix it himself. The plumber came some what on time, fixed the disposal, but did not have parts for leakey facet. So he called office to find out the part needed to be ordered.

Monday got the call the part was in. I and the receptionst set time for plumber to be here (today at 8 am).

And the rest is history....

I'm still waiting.

So begins my day of cancelations or being late to appointments.

At nine I had to call my trainer and cancel my 10 am time with him.

I'm still waiting.

Wonder if I'll make it to my 1 pm appointment????

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This past Thursday night was the last evening of the Reversible II "Eleventh Hour" class I taught at the LQS.
Here are the results . Some didn't get their borders on & others
only had their binding to finish when they got home. Side one & side two

I am so proud their results. Great work girls!

In the next quarter, we will be doing a series of quick classes for our customers. One I plan to teach is "Burps & Bubbles".
At one time or another everyone needs a last minute baby gift. So I will be covering different bib & burp cloth ideas.
These are two of four I have planned.
And the two below ARE a baby gift I am working on.
And I am now trying to get the crib blanket finished.
I just love the soft colors I have used to make this "blankie".
This coming week brings much to get done. Tuesday is $5 Quilt day at the LQS and I work that day. It will be good to see all the ladies who are participating in it this year. Next will be getting the baby quilt finished and the most fun of all will be getting things ready for shop retreat this coming weekend.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Where did January go?

Gee, I can't believe January has come and gone. It has been a busy month. Usually January is so-o-o-o-o slow. With the holidays behind us and nothing really to look forward to, January usually drags on. But this year it seems to have gone by in a flash!
I just put the finishing touches on the wallhanging the gals at the shop are going to present to the owners of the Bread & Breakfast where we go for our shop retreat. We choose Civil War themed blocks to surround a picture of Magnolias and the name of the B & B. I do think it turned out great. It goes to the quilter today. (I've done my part!)
Two weeks until the retreat. Can't wait, a whole weekend to sew,
laugh and just be friends with some great gals.

I am also participating in the Applique Quilting Bee at Sew Original. However, I have choosen to do machine applique instead of hand. The first two blocks are ready for the the machine stitches. This is one of the projects I'm getting ready for the retreat!

I hope to get a few more ready before then.
Stay warm on this cold, cold day. Hopefully by the weekend it will be warmer.