FLY BY QUILTS?
Every November, I get together with some of my best quilting buddies where we Eat, Laugh, Quilt and EAT more! I am sure you have heard of Ricky Tim's Drive By Quilts? Our friend Mike Clark from Virginia Beach is a pilot and a photographer. For fun we thought it would be great to have a FLY BY Quilting Sighting. We all stood on the beach house deck while Mike did air stunts for us and took photos of us holding quilts we were working on.
Thank you Mike for this MEMORABLE DAY!
|Barb Vlack,Sally Schneider,Pat Speth,Linda M Poole,Charlotte Angotti and Kaye England,not shown Debbie Caffrey and Beth Ferrier|
I Feel Like I am Always Running.....
My days are filled to the brim to the point I feel like I am always on the run. I should remember that saying "be careful what you wish for" for that was one of my New Year Goals I made. I am getting better at organizing my days and my calendar, but one of my goals for the coming new year will be to slow down, think and prioritize. This past autumn,when planning my classes for the coming year, I decided to make 3-4 of the 6 new ones a much easier pattern while still learning alot of the fundamentals like "perfect circles, accomplishing sharp points easily and making your own designer bias tape for stems"
So yes, these 3 new classes may look easy (which is GOOD), but they teach you the techniques that makes this achievable, which makes a "happy you".I teach the freezer paper glue stick method which is what has always worked best for me when appliqueing.
This class shows you how to make those perfect applique circles, easy, achievable sharp points and your own bias tape for stems
This class is machine or hand applique
The tail is embroidered with some fun variegated threads!
Within a garden of colorful swirls and flowers, butterflies couldn't be any happier to be there!
They are available as patterns if your not in the area to take a class with me. They include the pattern printed on freezer paper with photographic tutorials
And YES!!! These are patterns that you can pre-order and will be shipping out the last week of December or earlier. Makes for a nice winter project to keep you dreaming of Spring!
MAKING "CORDUROY BEAR" FOR GABRIELLA
My friend Debbie Caffrey was making two handmade teddy bears for her grand daughters . Debbie made these same bears for her children when younger and there were books to go with the bear.The book series is called "Corduroy Bear" and Debbie had a couple to see. Knowing I have a 16 mo. old grand baby, Debbie asked if I would like to make one with her as she had extra materials for me to use. My quick answer..."YES!"
|Here are the 3 bears and the one for Gabriella is the first one on the left|
|This will be Gabby's bear to love|
I did get Gabriella a ton of books to go with her handmade Corduroy Bear, but there will be more added as time goes by!
HOLIDAY CYBER DEAL
15 Fat Quarters of my "Seahorse" fabric collection
Holiday price till Dec. 31, 2010
The Sea Horse Panel
And this is what I ordered through Zazzle using the blue monotone fabric from my Seahorse Collection....I can't wait till it gets here!
YOUR COLOR FIX FOR TODAY
Thanks so much for stopping by and always always, I do love reading your comments....till my next blog post...be healthy, find peace within, spread your positive energies and make sure to find a way to create something that brings you joy!