Monday, August 6, 2012

Camp Report, Our Birthday Boy and Tutes

First off…..blogger and I aren’t getting along.  I have fought  posting these pictures all day, so sorry if they aren’t quite lined up where they should be!!!!!

Camp was fun, fun, fun …..22 quilters, and four days.  We had to have a snack488351_482466585099110_337920517_n table, even though we were fed three HUGE meals each day.




Our wonderful sewing space with great light….mosaic06b4e12c13c1187cc3e6b67287b1641702b2cb54


some time for fun and games.  CLR with fat quarters  WOOHOO!!!

And some time to just be silly010 …..Karon and Robin dancing for us!! Lots of time to sew and share beautiful quiltsmosaic6df3d23d44dacea35efb03704c78ea9ff2822aba .





A wonde528482_482469845098784_1908365507_nrful four day getaway for Trudy and her daughter…..




And my very most favorite549618_482465778432524_363171550_n picture.  Our sweet friend Ruth with her beautiful block of the month but the best part …..having her five months of Chemo behind her and having her at camp with us.  We love you Ruth and are so proud of you!!!!

I am happy to report a few camp finishes for memosaic05c86bbc0f56e26ace138a06d4dcdbf0aff7e337 .  A Christmas ornament quilt out of Vintage Modern, and Halloween pillowcases for The Dots.   There were also lots of quilt projects the camp committee kitted 021up for us.  There are a group of us getting together in October to work on them.   These vinyl pouches were one of the projects…..made by our friend Lyla.

Yesterday was Big Dots birthday…can you believe it, he’s four.  Where has the time gone?!030  I had bumped my camera and had it on the wrong setting, so most of the pictures didn’t come out, but here is our big boy with his mom saying a big “thank you” for his presents.  Love him to pieces for sure.christmasthroughtheyearbutton

I know some of us are dealing with major heat this time of year, but even so we had 15 people making wonderful gifts for the month.   Darlene and I are so happy you are playing with us.   It sure is hard to think Christmas with 100 plus temps, but I keep reminding myself how nice it will be to be ahead of the game come December.  Hope you join us this month.   Here are some super tutes I thought you might like.


From Lorraine at ikatbag there is this super cute tutorial for a Hallway House.  OMW,  just think how you could personalize this!!

I love aprons, and Maureen at Maureen Cracknell Handmade has this super duper Four Fat 69524387968290642_kij76by2_b Quarter Apron tutorial……I’m thinking Vintage Modern :-)!

I was lurking around one day and came across this wonderful si101103te, The Southern Institute….WOW…so much wonderful info and so many, many wonderful projects.   Jenny has guest crafters that are featured there and Larissa from mmmcrafts shared this wonderful tutorial for the Mini Memo books.

Amanda at Material Girl Quilts has a great tutorial for a Business 189854940512136893_d7cpucUi_b Card holder.  What wonderful gifts these would make.

I think coasters are another fun gift to give and Bari J. has this great tutorial for 189854940512120302_Z4L73eEt_b these String


Block quilted coasters.  Love how they are quilted.

Another great gift …. oven mitts and this one  is sweet as can be….215680269624096046_RHsljiWs_b Cindy at Skip To My Lou has a wonderful tutorial that she is sharing with us.

A huge giant thank you to all the crafters for sharing their pictures and tutorials with us.  If you do decide to make gifts using any of these tutorials and post the project on your blog, please link back to the crafter.

Wishing you all a very happy week!!


Darlene said...

I can tell camp was tons of fun! So many great finishes, too.

Is Big Dot really 4 - hard to believe. Happy Birthday, Luke.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful post Cheryl.xx

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to Big Dot! Gosh I can't believe he's 4 already...weren't we just waiting for him to arrive? What a wonderful time at camp...nothing better...sewing time with GOOD friends! Love the tutes! You are amazing finding all those.

Thimbleanna said...

Big Dot is FOUR??? How can that be? I remember when he was born -- and it was just yesterday LOL! Looks like you had fun at camp -- it's ALL about the snacks, and it looks like yours was a big success. Thanks for another great roundup!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Looks like you squeezed a lot of fun into your retreat! Three cheers for Ruth! Your pillowcases are darling - the Dots will love them and that photo of Big Dot is precious! Thank you for more great tutorials! I might have to make that apron...for me! :)

Kris said...

Looks like lots of fun!! Happy Birthday to the big boy!!
: ) Kris

Chookyblue...... said...

always great to get away sewing with got lots done..........

Dandelion Quilts said...

Good for Ruth! I love her quilt too. Big dot is too cute.

Angela said...

Can you share a couple of your games from retreat? I hostess a retreat for my online friends, 2013 will be our 11th year. I am wanting to give them something new every year, but running low now on ideas. We have actually had 18 total retreats with some years have 2. I am bone dry on clever! We do a pincushion, mini quilt and a brown bag swap already at retreat.
Thanks bunches!!

Becca said...

Doing quilt together with friends has a lot of fun and memories to cherish.
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Michele said...

What a fun camp :-)