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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh and I forgot

Oh, I forgot....
My quilt "a Tribute to Mother"
won a blue ribbon at the Kernersville Quilt show last weekend!!!

So much to share....

Oh I have so much to share.
The past 3 weeks have been busy, busy busy!

First, today our church (Augsburg Lutheran) honored its pastor (of twenty years) with a luncheon following our service today. A quilt made by the Quilting Ministry, a scrap book filled with twenty years of memories, and a stole made by the children of the church depicting their favorite bible story were presented to him.

Mrs. Goodneedle was asked by the Youth director to make it for the children to give to him. She then asked me to help with the layout and construction techniques.
(I feel very honored to have been asked)
Here I am with the finished stole
(That cute little fury pup is Hannes. He had to give his approval too)
And here is Mrs Goodneedle with the stole also.
We are both very proud of the finished project.
Pastor Wren seemed pleased and surprised also.
Here the stole is in the construction stage. There were 23 4-inch pictures we needed to use in the stole.
Second, Mr H. P. Ueltschi, President of Bernina International AG
visited the LQS where I work part time.
The week prior to his visit had us cleaning the store top to bottom.
(In the above picture you can see Mrs. Goodneedle talking to him.)
Here Shirley & Melinda (co-owners of the shop)are presenting him with a gift basket full of goodies from the area.
He visited with four Bernina shops in North Carolina. He even brought us some Swiss Chocolate....m-m-m-m!
Thanks HP!
And thirdly, DH raced at VIR Easter weekend!It was a good weekend of racing. He improved his lap times by 4 seconds AND
the car came home with no broken parts!
Now things, I hope, will slow down. I still have a list of things that need to be finished and a few things that need to be started.
1. Samples for Kids Camp to finish
2. Fabric to cut for an upcoming class
3. Completion of a bed spread/comforter for DD
4. Classes & newsletter articles for the upcoming Sew Original Newsletter.
5. And whatever else might need to be done...
house work, exercise, rest, etc., etc. etc.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Purple Frustration

"Purple Frustration"
It is finally finished! Some would not call this a UFO, but I have been working on this Reversible III Quilt since the Staff Retreat in February.
Many (almost) tears have been shed over this quilt.
I have never been as frustrated with something I have work on,
as I have with this project.
It is a quilt as you - go technique - which I usually enjoy. But it did not go smoothly. After finally getting the second, or third block put together, I finally got the bugs out of the process of making it. However 18 blocks later (& I only needed 12), I could not find 12 blocks I was truly satisfied with. So off to the LQS, to find out there was no more of the fabric for the back of the blocks available! I therefore had to complete a project I did not feel as my best work. But I guess in time --- and they say "time heals" all things ----maybe, maybe , maybe
I'll get over my frustration with this quilt!?!?!
(Hope so - because I really like the fabrics and colors I used.)