Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I needed a thread catcher on the closet behind me as I work on my Mille. I think this will fit the bill. I might even whip up a few more for gifts. They are super easy.
I just was not happy with my first attempt at the Hunter's Moon block form Dear Jane. Yesterday I tried it again using a different technique. I am much happier with this one (on the right).
The left block has a circle appliqued to the block and then the four legged piece on top of that. I could not get the points crisp enough. The block on the right has four beige pumpkin seeds appliqued to a solid block - Much Better!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Don't know about the Jane Stickle Quilt? Check it out here www.dearjane.com
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Honestly we barely had time to do anything other than work. We set up Thursday evening, ate pizza during the set up, Friday morning we did stitch outs and adjustments on the machines. Our first seminar was at 1PM with 8 attending. We wrapped up around 5ish. Saturday we had 2 seminars, 5 in the first and 7 in the second. We sold 5 machines on Sat, whew! Not bad in this weird economic time. After the last session ended we quickly changed clothes and began breakdown. After it was all said and done I realized I hadn't taken a single picture to post. Next time -- I promise.
The past two weeks have just flown by. First I attended the Sew Nice Annual Retreat in Hamilton, NY with my quilting friend Pam. We left Thursday around noon, made a stop at the quilt shop on the way and arrived at the resort about 2PM. Like most retreats we ate lots, slept little, and sewed to our hearts content. We got home about 4PM Sunday.
This picture is of Regina's quilt. Regina is a new quilter and one of my machine quilting students. Her boyfriend sent her along to the retreat with 2 big boxes of home made chocolates that were "to die" for and he sent her roses. Is he a keeper or what? LOL.
And here is Regina...
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday I leave for retreat, a quilting retreat! Yeah. This will be the 3rd year for the Sew Nice Retreat in Hamilton, NY. We use the White Eagle Resort and it is just a perfect spot to get away. I'll try to take a few pics and post them when I get back.
Also today, I registered for classes at MQX -- can't wait!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
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- Oversized tractor seat constructed of PVC coated gel
- Available in black, blue, gray, green...
Worth every penny
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Best Uses: Guest Seating, Primary Work Chair
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I am a longarm quilter and at times need a chair to sit on to quilt. The height adjustment is perfect and the chair is easy to get on and off of. This is my second Sit-Star. My first one has a back.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I have been fighting a bug of sorts this weekend, the kind that you get little rest and generally feel lousy. Saturday I decided to make a chicken pin cushion for a friend. She *loves* pink. Especially ballet pink and brown. It was good therapy. Notice the "pin" feathers?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Here is a picture of David and myself with our fellow APQS reps, Lorraine and Kelly at the Harrisburg Quilt Show last week. We are on the right.