Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happenings and A Bit Of Sewing…Bragging About My Friend Beth and REHAB!!!!

 007 Another fun filled week for sure!!  Our girl came for a short visit this week…there was time to race Big Dot on the driveway.  So much laughing…it just made me think it wasn’t that long ago it was my girl and her brother racing on the driveway.  

Wednesday  at sewing it was Mystery Project 004day…..we get a basic supply list and have no idea what we are going to make.  Half the fun is harassing Joan and Theresa (our teac003hers), and lots of whining about not knowing what the project is…they never disappoint us, and always come up with something great…a sweet Posey Pouch to hold Easter Eggs.


My friend Loretta, who came to class,  once again came up with a beautiful glass creation.  007 


The candlestick on the bottom is the perfect touch.  I love it Loretta!!!!



Tonight I whipped up a quick bunny runner.   I’m not very good at day pictures, but night pictures, well ……I’m really bad at those :-)!!






Now to tempt you a bit…this is going to be this months giveaway for Christmas Througchristmasthroughtheyearbuttonh The Year.

A mini bowtie quilt.  I plan to get the binding on this weekend.  If you make a Christmas gift this month you will be in the running for a chance to win 005this mini.  Darlene will have Mr. Linky up on April 30th for you to post your finished project!

Now to brag about my friend Beth.    It’s so wonderful to watch a friend follow their dreams.  After retiring from teaching two years ago and moving to New Mexico, she right away purchased a long arm machine…something she had wanted to do for a long time.  Then like any good quilter, she searched out and found a wonderful group of quilters to hang out with, which lead her to meeting a new friend Ruth.  The two of them have teamed up together to start a quilt retreat business!!!!!  Their site is here.   They both recently attended classes with Eleanor Burns at Quilt In A Day to be certified as teachers.  These ladies are on the ball for sure!!!   So if you are looking for a quilt escape in beautiful New Mexico, please check them out!!!   Their Spring retreat is scheduled for the end of April.

One last thing….I’m in REHAB….Sinta’s BOM Rehab!  Check it out hereBOMrehab175This weekend I will be getting a block or two done from one of my BOM’s hanging around… which one to pick…hmmmmm??!!! Happy, happy Friday everyone and a very happy Easter!


Sue said...

Love the posey pouch! Oh so sweet.

That is Also a great mini for the Christmas Through the Year.

Thank you for the link on the retreat.

Have wonderful Easter!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Happy Easter Cheryl. To you and your family! Love the mini for April. I need to get on the ball for this month.

Shelley said...

Oh Cheryl, you're teasing us good this time lol! I don't know which I like better,,, the bowties quilt or the Mystery class Easter Bags...both are such eye candy :) A quilt retreat in New Mexico...I wish!

Darlene said...

Oh me, oh my so much wonderful eye candy! Your girl with Big Dot reminds me of my son and daughter racing on our driveaway so many years ago, as well.

Love, love, love the mystery project and the bow tie quilt for CTTY is fabulous (applause, applause)

HMMM, a quilt retreat in New Mexico. OK, let's go - you come through here, pick me up and we'll go have lots of fun. LOL

Allie said...

They sure do grow up fast, don't they? Glad you had a good visit. LOVE the Posey pouch! Your runner is cute, Cheryl, and the little quilt is too darling for words. Some lucky person is going to love it!
Wow a quilt retreat in NM....sounds heavenly...have a wonderful Easter holiday, sweetie!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

You have been busy Girl! Your bow tie quilt is darling - such great colors! I like your tablerunner too - a sweet friend gave me one like that for Christmas. I'l have to check out Beth's retreats - I'm in NM so I may be able to sneak away!

Mary Anne Drury said...

Hi Cheryl ! So many pretty things !!!! You've been busy!

Hope you have a nice Easter and thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comment!

Carol said...

Busy're sure having fun and that's a wonderful thing! I'm in for a retreat to New Mexico!
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Easter Cheryl. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

deb said...

Im sad I didnt get a finish posted, I was too busy watching my daughter finish her work...lololo...
I think it would be so much fun to host retreats!!! congrats to your friend!!!!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

All looks very busy! well done!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, looks like some fun driveway racing. And a busy week -- I hope you had a very happy Easter!