Monday, September 26, 2011

Quilting retreat

I sure am a lucky girl. I get to attend a quilting retreat in September,October and November this year. The following are pictures from the September one. One of my friends said she was going for a walk "where the sound of music was filmed". It was such an appropriate description of of the hills surrounding the area.

i was wandering the grounds and playing with my camera. Hope you enjoy them.

The pinwheel quilt is from my summer challenge. We do a block a day from May until August. I love the challenge because I get a whole top done in 3 months. But I must admit I don't do one every day I do a bunch a couple days. Of course I do more than the total that the one a day would be too. I love to piece big quilts but HATE to make backs for them. Something I'll have to work on. The story for this one is that I wanted to use up the 30"s feedsack repos I had . There is a pinwheel of every print I have. 101 to be exact. The remaining 2 leftover from the front are pieced in the back. I will write on one of them for the label.

Some finished projects from my friends.

This is this gals first quilt top. made from her grandmas fabrics for her granddaughter. Super duper special!!!!!

And quilting friends ..........helping with pictures.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Magazines and my Secret Sis

I have been remiss in thanking my secret sister. She had a run in with the postal service last month. For some reason they crushed my box and then sent it back to her. Nice guys !!! But it reached me at last... with no interference this time.

It was full of "goodies" just for little o me. She sent me wonderful magazines.I am a magazineaholic.
The candles smell wonderful and will get put to good use now that it's getting towards fall and we're starting to be inside more.

This was my "double dip". She sent both months in one box.
More magazines which I will be with me today as I leave for a weekend quilting retreat. I can pass them around the girls there also. They will enjoy that.
My girls of course scarfed up the frozen slushie bars. I almost didn't get them frozen!

While out antiquing with a friend I came across a few magazines in a prim shop. Can you believe I bought more magazines. Two of them were reduced because they were old issues but I loved them just the same.

The fall issues of Mercantile gatherings are 2010 and 2011. I enjoyed them as well as the current edition of A Primitive Place and Country Journal

But the find of the day had to be a reduced copy of Primitive Quilts and Projects. I was going to order this on pay day and to my surprise I found one in her reduced basket. It is full of wonderful prim projects I can't wait to try.

I should be going. I need to finish packing for my retreat. My camera is already in my quilting basket so I'll be sure and take pictures. This bunch of ladies is really talented. Can't wait to "Show and Tell" here when I return.

Thanks again SS. I have lots to read and share thanks to you.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Projects and more projects. I'm trying to finish up some things before I start anything new. I'm going to try to post finished items so I have some motivation to finish more.

Here is a table runner I finished for my secret sister. The theme was "fun in the Sun" it isn't very primitive but is is fun.

We are preparing for school to start soon. My girls are getting bored. I hemmed a few pairs of pants for my daughter and my niece. My new plan is to finish one thing I have to do then on to something I want to do. Wish me luck.