Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Just a little peek in my sewing closet…and yes this is a stash gone wild. My friend Teresa has inspired me to get it under control. She recently donated 4 HUGE bags of fabric to a group (actually there were 7, but her mom captured 3 of them)! I have donated a bag, given a couple kits to friends and mailed off a couple more to some long distance quilty friends to add to their own wild stashes!
……then there was a bit of time to whip up a dish towel…….
……finish up the Valentine Cake hanging I started at quilt camp….
and make pillowcases for some kiddos. Sprinkled in here and there, some wonderful time with my favorite little dots. Our niece is graduating from college Saturday and a big family celebration will be happening…….life is very good!
Happy Friday everyone :-)!!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Here's our very gracious camp host Eleanor Burns. She is so much fun and enthusiastic and such a cheerleader for all of us quilters. The four days of camp she is right there with us sewing and checking in on our progress and also entertaining us...introducing her new book, Quilt Blocks On American Barns, with a sing along to Old McDonald Had A Farm and Quilt In A Day staff and campers dressed up in barnyard costumes......TOO FUNNY!!
One of our afternoons we were invited to Eleanor's home for goodies and to have a look see around her wonderful home and studio........ooooooh, ahhhhhh!! Love, love, love that antique quilt on the table in her studio. A very pleasant afternoon spent with quilting buddies. I just can't say enough about this camp experience and if you ever have the chance I think you need to come to camp!!!! Thanks to all the gals at Quilt In A Day for the best time ever!!!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Here’s my buddy Annie and my friend Marie with baby quilts for their new grandbabies….lucky babies to have such wonderful Nana’s!! Sue and I were so excited to spend the four days sewing with Annie at her table and boy did we get lots of talking in!! I’m already looking forward to next camp Annie!!
Here’s my friend Sue working on the most wonderful angel quilt…just waiting for the heads to be buttonholed on. I love the fabrics in this quilt..in fact Sue taunted me so much with these sweet blocks I had to get myself a kit----she was so very proud of pushing me over the edge :-)!!!
For me it was a productive 4 days. Finished the Tossed Nine Patch quilt, finally the basket quilt, added the outer border to Between Friends, and got most of a mini valentine done-- just need to add the wool heart and outer scrappy border….such a great feeling to get so much done!
more camp pictures next time!!!