Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Is everyone surviving the post Holiday blitz? Any day after shoppers out there? Any good bargains?! Did you all receive the sales flyer from Sauder's for their New Year's sale? And, what good sewing stuff did Santa bring...?!
Let's see...we are surviving the post Holiday blitz. : ) I went day after shopping - for cards & some candles. Santa brought me...a repro spool cabinet, some books, & some FAB Kaffe Fassett fabrics! : ) YUM!!!
I am off 'til 1/22. If anyone would like to day trip or evening trip to Lancaster, Sauder's/Burkholder's, LadyFingers, The Little Shop, etc...I'd happily go, & depending, I can drive.
I missed Bee this week? One next week or no, due to New Year's...? Let me/us know! ; )
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Hey, THANKS Leigh Anne for hosting the first annual QM Christmas soiree!!! : )What FUN!
It was good to see you guys. Sorry I arrived a little late & then left a little early. Thanks all for the goodies - food & ho, ho's. : ) Jingle likes his bags! ; ) Fill me in on the happenings after I left, please!? Did Mare & Peggy show up? Did they bring cookies?! Was there more Show 'n Tell?! Leigh Anne - you are a pillow case makin' Mama!!! Your new "sewing suite" is excellent!!! ; )
Alright girls, have a good day & an awesome Holiday!!!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I use Mettler 100% cotton;
- fine 60 wt. with green writing on the spool for hand applique. I have also used this to machine applique. This thread "melts" into the fabrics & becomes invisible.
- 50 wt. with purple writing on the spool for machine piecing, machine applique, & hand or machine quilting.
- 40 wt. with brown writing on the spool for hand or machine quilting.
60 wt. (green writing on the spool) isn't always easy to find, but it does come in MANY colors. Today @ Burkholder's I was pleased to see they had a selection of Mettler 60 wts. Hayes carries it too, but in a very limited color selection. Steve's doesn't carry this @ all. LadyFingers carries instead the YLI silk thread, which is more expensive & I don't think it's worth the extra cost. Just my 2 cents..., but YLI silk thread is what Jane Townswick uses for her hand applique work, so does Elly Sienkiewicz of Baltimore Album quilt fame. Also, I am pretty sure this is what Diane Gaudynski uses for her amazing machine quilting.
When I machine applique or do any decorative stitch with my sewing machine, I use YLI Soft Touch thread in the bobbin. I can only get it in white, beige, grey & black. This too is not easy to find. I usually get it @ Quilt Shows or dedicated quilting shops - LadyFingers does carry this.
When machine appliquing, if I want my stitches to be invisible, I will use a blind hem stitch or vari-overlock stitch with 60 wt. Mettler in a color that matches the piece to be appliqued. If I am using a decorative stitch that is seen, I will use a 50 wt. Mettler thread. If I want it to be noticed I'll use a contrasting thread, if I don't want it to be seen, I'll use a thread that matches the applique piece.
Whew!!! Is that too much information...?!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I apologize for my abrupt news @ last evening's Bee. It's been a shock. Thank you for your support, care, prayers & understanding.
Let me just briefly touch on some Bee Musings...the Beach weekend was nice. We were productive, but I think Peggy may win an award...she has certainly come a LONG way from, "Oh damn, it's still there.", referring to her sewing machine!
Lois won the Guild raffle quilt this year!!! I was pleased to collect it @ Monday night's meeting & deliver it to her last evening. : ) Way to go Lois! It's lovely!
Jean, I left some Hinkletown sewing items on your kitchen table last night, those are for Dolores, please.
Marianne - Jeanie Jenzano (spelling?!) gave me a photocopy of the quilt directions you asked for @ the November meeting.
Mo - I LOVE your STASH!!! And, the story makes it all the more FUN & exciting! ; )
I am looking for my Sewing Machine Guide book. It's the little tannish colored book that talks about the why & how's of purchasing a new sewing machine. I can't find it on my book shelves & am wondering if anyone is borrowing it...Dolores has an interest in looking it over.
There may be things I'm forgetting. Please feel free to chime in.
Friday, December 8, 2006
Brrr! How 'bout the blast of arctic cold?! Anyone see the snow flurries?
I packed last evening for the Bee Beach weekend!!! : ) Geez, I hope I remembered everything...?! I am bringing 2 different jackets to try & make. I packed baby quilt fabrics for the Mike & Amy pinwheel project. I, of course, am bringing some Scott block stuff too! I packed my next BOM (block #8 - yippee!) to begin prepping. Not that I plan on doing ALL this stuff, but I want to have a variety!
I am thankful for my stash... When packing & prepping for this sewing weekend, it was exceedingly convenient to pull fabric from my shelf, thread from my rack, fusibles & interfacings from my basket, & notions from their drawers.
Hey, wasn't that FUN & sweet of Leigh-Anne to offer to host a QM Christmas party?! Jean, I loved your frog legs comment. You're too funny! : ) Is everyone going?! I am!
Is anyone going to our Guild meeting on Monday, 12/11? I will take my miniature to the meeting & perhaps Barb's chatelaine too - for Show 'n Tell. I made 2 of the BOM's for December also. I am kind of liking the Guild BOM thing.
Take care & stay warm. Pull that quilt up to your nose & snuggle in!
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
I finished my first sewing chatelaine. It actually turned out better than I expected. I will make a couple modifications on the one for Barb. It's coming along! Ho, Ho, Ho!
I laundered my Ascending Logs miniature. I held my breath & plunged it in a sink full of soapy water. It survived & so did I. : ) Now for the label.
I will be home this evening & sewing, if anyone wishes to come over for an impromptu Bee, feel free! Would anyone like to see the class listings for Lancaster?
Okay, it's time to go to sleep! Enjoy your day. : )
Friday, December 1, 2006
Happy December!!! Isn't this weather absolutely crazy...?! Get your quilts ready 'cause the temps are going to drop!
Sorry to have missed this week's Bee. : / I hear there are STASH stories...?! I am looking SEW forward to seeing everyone & hearing all the stories this coming Tuesday!!!
I wanted to let you know that my class list for Lancaster came in yesterday's mail. If anyone is interested in taking a class @ Lancaster this year, you will want to look @ the listing & respond, sooner than later. I saw that Kim Churbuck is teaching labels, George Sicciliano is teaching, John Flynn is doing his Dresden Plates, Storm @ Sea & is also teaching how to use his Flynn Frame...Peggy & Dolores...?! There are other interesting classes as well, Cynthia England is teaching too.
I am in the process of making sewing chatelaines. The first attempt will be a "give away" for the Guild probably & the second one will be for Barb. They're coming along. I'm not great @ following a pattern, I know you're all SEW surprised to hear that...! ; ) What stuff are you guys working on? Anything, or just life & the holidays?!
Gotta go get ready for our first Christmas event of the season! Take care & enjoy your weekend! Piecefully, Pam
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I don't know if I can make QM this evening. I'll try. You & your teaser are just about killing me!
I got the miniature done. It does need a label & to be laundered yet, but for all intents & purposes, it's DONE! : ) Hooray!!! I started to work on a sewing chatelaine for Barb. The directions are unclear. I'm going slow with it. I also have a jacket pattern that I'm looking at. I could use Marianne's help with it I think.
Alright, I must get to work. Maybe I'll write more later. Enjoy the weather...
Monday, November 27, 2006
How is everyone doing? How was your Thanksgiving?! Ours was nice. : )
Did you guys go to Lancaster on Saturday?! You had good weather! Who went? What shops did you go to?! What great stuff did everyone buy?!?!?!
I thought of you all as we drove through Lancaster on our way to York. We did stop @ Sauder's on our way home though. ; ) I found a jacket pattern I was looking for. I didn't even know that they sold patterns!
Enjoy the mild temperatures. Have a good week!
Friday, November 24, 2006
Have a GREAT trip tomorrow!!! : ) What fun! Find some great bargains & share the stories - who got what, what was the best deal, where you went...you know...!?
Leigh Anne - have a nice time @ the wedding. The weather should be perfect!
Cathy - how are you doing? I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it to the viewing today. I've never been to a funeral mass before - I was intimidated. I am thinking of you & yours.
Lori - how was Black Friday? A success?! Scott heard 35,000 people were @ the Christianna Mall this morning when it opened @...3 AM!!!???!!!
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I am missing you guys! I'm wondering what everyone has been working on - just holiday things...?! Turkey, gift lists, Black Friday strategies, hmmm, any sewing going on?! Leigh Anne, do you have the little drawstring bags sewn? How did they turn out?! Lori, how is your Santa coming? Will he be hanging in your home this Season?! ; ) Like I said earlier, I've been working on my miniature. I un-sewed the quilting I did...TWICE! Three's a charm, I'm satisfied with what I've done this time! Scott is a TOUGH critic, I NEED you guys!!! Next on my sewing list is a chatelaine for Barb. The fabrics came in yesterday's mail. The pattern directions aren't user friendly, there are a million small pieces which are to be traced onto paper, cut out & then traced onto fabric & cut out... Oh boy, this is going to be a challenge! I'd like to make a couple blocks for our December Guild meeting too. Is anyone else going to make Guild blocks?
Last Friday I did go to the Main Line Quilter's Guild meeting. The Guild is small, & many of the members are older. Karen's presentation was exceptional! She talked about the history of quilts & quilts in history. She brought 2 suitcases FILLED with her private collection of antique quilts. They were spectacular!!! She had an unbelievable Pennsylvania Album quilt done in teal & red, & a stunning Crazy Quilt done mostly in silks & satins! I felt fortunate to see such remarkable quilts up close 'cause usually these kinds of things are behind glass in a museum. Karen only does this talk @ local Guilds because she won't take these quilts on a flight. If anyone has the opportunity to see her Quilts In History @ any time, I encourage you to do sew! ; ) You won't be disappointed!
Well, non-traditionalists that Scott & I are, our Thanksgiving will be this evening. We're having seafood! We are SUCH rebels! In your homes, who is cooking, or are you going to another's home for the Holiday? Regardless, enjoy!!!
I am thankful for my Bee girls!!! Your friendship & our Bee is SO, SEW inspiring to me. Thank you one & all!
The blog site is temporarily down, so/sew here's a "blog" post...
Cathy - sorry to learn of your Grandmother's passing. Our hearts & prayers are with you & yours. Your Mom may need to be granted honorary Bee status though just for trying to schedule around the Saturday Lancaster trip! Bless you!
Mare - how many responded about the 12/8 Beach weekend? I know Mo said no. : / I can go & would SEW look forward to it!!!
Leigh Anne - are you ready for the wedding?!?!?! I am excited & I'm not even involved! : ) I want to see pictures, please! Have a spectacular time!!!
Jean - is your class over yet? The applique one is, right, but what about the Hunter's Star class
I won't be able to go to Lancaster on Saturday. Scott & I will be visiting my Mom & Ken for the day. We're getting our Christmas tree too! Also, for next week's Bee, 11/28, I can't make that either. : / I come back to work on Monday night (my Tuesday) & then have a staff meeting that same day - blah! : P
Hope everyone is getting a little stitching time in! I've been working on my miniature, & doing a bit of hand applique when I get the chance. Don't forget to take a few minutes out of your hectic days for some quiet piece & relaxation!!!
May everyone have a lovely Thanksgiving! : )
Friday, November 17, 2006
Did everyone weather the storm? It was a doozy! Hopefully everyone is dry & everything is in it's place.
Jean, I want to thank you again for posting a Bee Musing!!! That was/is excellent. : ) This blog is exactly that - a community for our Bee & those who may just stop by for a visit.
I want to tell you something that I did last evening. I ripped out the "short log" in my George Sicilliano miniature quilt & corrected the problem. I SEW didn't think I would do that, but I realized it's LESS work to do the fix than to mask my mistake. I am proud of myself. : ) I even sewed on the borders, & now I'm ready to make my little quilt sandwich & quilt this puppy. Let's see if I can have it done for our December Guild meeting...?!
Karen is going to be @ The Mainline Quilter's Guild this morning. The meeting is @ 0930. I MAY try & make it...!
Enjoy the NICE weather & SMILE, it's FRIDAY!!!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Pam...we missed you as well. Cathy, Lois, Mare, Peggy and myself were in attendance. We sewed some little Christmas ornament things together for Leigh Anne while we sat there - Maureen breezed in with baby equipment for Lois, she whirlwinded around the room for a bit and then had to go - apparently, Bill is coaching basketball semi-full time and she could just pass through. Mare showed off all her purchases from the silent auction - we all had the same reaction to the apron - enough said. Peggy was tired - Mare made her walk from her house - but she did have a phone call from Richie the night before and he is very happy - so now she can sleep! Cathy's Dad may have to be operated on again - and her grandmother's condition has not changed...let's keep them all in our prayers. She promised to keep us informed. A few of us are interested in going to Lancaster next Saturday - of Thanksgiving weekend. Is that bad for you - do you go up to your Mom's? I hope you can come. I made the little snowman hanging we saw at the craft booth in OC - it was very easy. I'll give directions to whoever wants them. Think htat's about it - it was an early evening and we completed the ornaments - good job ladies. Can't have q'mamas next week - it'll be a hectic week anyhow... so everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving....and I'll send an e-mail about the upcoming Lancaster outing...enjoy the nice weather!Jean
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Sorry to have missed last evening's Bee. I had household chores to do! I missed you guys!!! What's the scuttlebutt...?! How is everyone? What's evryone up to? I did a little fabric shopping...@ Hancocks of Paducah. They had a bunch of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for $5.00 per yard!!! I also ordered some Michael Miller & Benartex fabrics to use for Barb gifts. : ) Fill me in on the news, & I'll "chat" with you another time.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Yesterday's Pumpkin Social with the Guild was good! We learned paper piecing & embellishments. It was organized, & the project was doable. : ) They had coffee & donuts - what's not to like...?!
Tomorrow evening is our Guild meeting. The program is our Silent Auction. For those planning to attend, bring some $ or a personal check, & perhaps items to donate too! Also, the BOM (block of the month) is the Maple Leaf. It's to be done on a dark green background, using any Fall color for the leaf. The stem is to be brown - fabric or embroidered. I am kind of liking the BOM gig...!? : )
@ last Tuesday's Bee we talked about fabric shopping in Lancaster this uncoming Saturday (11/18). Is anyone in? I NEED to get fabric to make a sewing machine cover & chatelaine. I'm to make these items for Barb for Christmas & I MUST buy the fabrics - SOON!!! Can you let me know if we are actually going or not?! If not, I have to order fabric online ASAP... I'd rather go to Lancaster though! ; )
Hey Jean, before I forget - how did the Kosher Quilt turn out?! Did the lady like it?! Hurry up!!! You haven't said anything!!!
Okay, the computer is hiccupping & I don't want to lose this post. "Talk" with you later!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 9, 2006
It was an incredible experience. The quilts, vendor's, teachers, & people from all over the globe - neat-o!!! I met women from Scotland, New Zealand, Japan, Alaska, lots from California, Illinois, Michigan, etc!
Some things I learned...
>Fabric grain is ALWAYS more tightly woven running with the selvage edge. This can cause puckers when sewn.
>Machine quilting a large quilt is done in thirds by Sue Nickels. She begins @ the top middle & works her way down the quilt, turning & pivoting as she sews.
>The color RED is read as BLACK. Put it on a photocopier & see what you get. In a colorful quilt, you can use RED as you darkest dark for effective contrast.
>Excellent techniques in construction & quilting can be learned & done by anyone. Make YOUR quilt interesting & draw in the viewer by using color effectively!!! Or, use some asymmetry. The Amish are on to something with their use of color & sewing a "humility block" in each quilt!
>Color is intuitive!!! We (in the USA) socialize it out of people! Always go with your gut instinct!
>I can't...does nothing.
I can...does something.
I will...does wonders!!!
I was a Quilt Angel on Friday morning while @ Houston. I'd have to say that this was one of THE BEST experiences I had while @ the Festival!!! I arrived a half hour before the doors were opened for IQA members, there were just a few of us Angels flying around & I got to look, no, really LOOK @ the quilts. It was awesome!!! Also, later that morning I was the Angel/white glove lady for the $10,000 quilt.
Here are some vendor's that I liked. Check out their websites...
Alright girls, I think that does it for now. Enjoy! : ) Have a wonderful day!
I was glad to see you @ the Bee! : )
Jean - your Hunter's Star quilt is awesome! I LOVE the quilting!!!
Marianne - I like your Hunter's Star too! Are you going to quilt it the same way as Jean's? Thanks also for making the arrangements for staying in Lancaster in April. : ) Good job!
Cathy - I like the Beach Blankets you make! And, you're going to make a Hunter's Star too, huh?! I like your fabrics.
Lois - your sons quilt has turned out SEW neat! Is it for Christmas? He's going to like it a lot. : ) I like the panels you bought @ the new quilt shop!
Maureen - thanks for using the blog & "going to the Houston Quilt Festival!!!" Thanks also for taking hexagons to press. I don't think it's going to be too long before you're actually sewing...?! : )
Leigh Anne - the wedding is coming up! Get those bags made!!! You are SO/SEW amusing about color! I must just drive you crazy!?!?
Peggy - hey girl! Who won Backgammon? Do you know how to play Acey Deucey?
I have some small projects I have to work on before I begin to baste my Trip Around the World quilt. Meanwhile, the Dresden Plate is waiting too. I am to sew a chatelaine for Barb for Christmas. I looked @ the directions twice & they are confusing... I have a sweatshirt cardigan to make too. And, there's something else on my list, but I can't remember what...? Does anyone have the materials list for the Pumpkin Social project?! I had mine, but now they're lost & I have no idea what we need to take?! HELP! The Pumpkin Social is from 9:30 to 4:00.
Enjoy today's sunshine!
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Hey Marianne, thanks for making arrangements for the Lancaster Quilt Show coming up in April! Here's the link to the place we will be staying. http://www.gapinthehills.com/ It looks super!!! : )
Also, let's see if I can give a link to the Lancaster Quilt Show site...hmmm...
Alright, my computer is running SO slowly. I will try to write more later. Have a good night! Hope everyone is dry!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
I am giving a link to the Houston Quilt Show, or Festival as it's called. http://www.quilts.com/home/ It won't work until Wednesday, but then you'll be able to SEE the Show! : ) Enjoy!
I packed today. I think I'm really ready now! It's kind of weird packing foil packets of tuna & breakfast bars in your luggage... Don't tell!
I also finished basting the Dresden Plate quilt - hooray!!! When I come home, I'll be basting the Trip Around the World quilt. It worked out rather well using the dining room table. I have some pictures that I'll share. We used the plastic/rubber tipped clamps from Home Depot. It was definitely easier on the back & knees using an elevated surface!
Soon time to walk the puppy! Sweet dreams to ALL & have a good tomorrow!
It's WINDY!!! I have wash out on the line, but with extra clothes pins!!! Jingle & I thought we might land in OZ while we were walking this morning. We didn't! : )
Did everyone remember to turn their clocks BACK?! What time is it in your home?!
Momma Barb & I talked on the phone last evening. She is ALL packed. I am NOT! I have things laid out & lists made. I have a couple things in my suitcase. I am planning on getting ALL packed today! It looks like we are REALLY going to go!?!?!?
Grandpa is holding his own, & Barb says, "Hell, I'm going to die before he does!" ; ) She did grocery shopping for him on Friday. And, Aunt Sharon will take him to his Dr.'s appointment tomorrow.
Karen is flying out today. She begins teaching on Monday. Barb & I will help her clear her classroom after her Tuesday class. Then we will all get ready to go to the Winners' Circle Gala Tuesday evening. : )
If I have computer access while in Houston, I will do some blog posting. So, stayed tuned!
Are you guys having a Bee this week? Where? Are you ready for Trick-or-Treat? What are the kids dressing up as?! Scott carved a big pumpkin yesterday! It's a good one!
Alright, blessings to Peggy & Ritchie. Please think of them today - especially! Peggy, God will give you grace & strength. Lean on your family & friends. Weep when you need to & be strong when you must! My heart & soul are filled with thoughts of you today. Start a quilt for him!
Hey! Thanks for your comments!!! I REALLY appreciate it! This is sort of fun...?! ; )
Peggy - I will DEFINITELY keep Ritchie, & YOU, & Megan in my thoughts & prayers!!! I admire & honor him for his selflessness & willingness to serve his Country. Truly.
Piece & Peace,
Friday, October 27, 2006
Are you Bee ladies getting together after pillowcase making to baste quilts tonight @ the School? I haven't heard anything. Jean, et al - I think it's a very nice idea for the kids to make the pillowcases & for you, Jean, to have made each of them a pillowcase too! : ) Kudos!!!
I am going to try to insert the Undercover Quilter's link in this text. Last time it didn't work using another format. Here goes... http://www.undercoverquilters.com/
Mare - I know what you mean about learning how to use the blog. That's one reason I'm doing this. It was Scott's suggestion, encouraging me to try to keep up with technology & use the newer tools that are available on the web. It's my understanding that you can click on "comment" & then leave a post too. But, you must give a user name & then a password. My user name is sewpam63, I can't tell you my password though! ; ) By doing this, the blog becomes interactive & we can share. As opposed to me just sending out a Bee Muse & that's it.
Leigh Anne - this might be especially fun for you! You're always wanting sewing tips & helpful hints - anyone can chime in with them! : )
Cathy - is this working for you yet? If you, Lori, or any other Quilt Mama's still has the email I sent about thread...?! Could you PLEASE email it to me? I'd like to try & post it here for future reference. I deleted the email from my files. See, this blog could be helpful!
Have a good day. : ) TGIF!!!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Since I've been mentioning local Guilds & their Quilt Shows, I thought I'd try adding a link to our own Guild - Undercover Quilters! : ) Jean, I did receive a materials list in the snail mail for the upcoming Pumpkin Social. I haven't looked @ it yet...?! Did Stacy send your ticket &/or the materials list too?
Tuesday evenings Bee was AWESOME, girls! What a FUN, productive, amazing, diverse, interesting group of women!!! : ) Let's see if I can remember everything...
Jean - your "Kosher Quilt" is really coming along! I LOVE the colors. There were LOADS of pictures to incorporate into that quilt, & you did an amazing job! Take a picture when you're done! Please. And, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY birthday!!!
Mare - it was GOOD to SEE you!!! Look @ ALL the things you accomplished down @ Brigantine!?!?!? Wow!!! See what uninterrupted sewing time can produce...?! I REALLY like the fabrics/colors in the kit you bought @ Calico 'n Cotton! Nice. Hey, have you sent the links for the Lancaster houses yet? I didn't get any... : / It doesn't matter, I'll stay anywhere!
Lori - you were BUSY cutting pillowcases! You have LOTS of brights & FUNS for kids - awesome!!!
Cathy - the "Beach blanket" is really nice! I LOVE the colors! The orange is delicious!!! And, the sherbet quilt is soft & beautiful. You are doing SUCH a GOOD job free motion quilting, Cathy - way to go! Thanks for hosting! Hey, I forgot...I really liked the little "Vera" bag you made for Car. So what about the handles! You may start a new trend in Nursing Homes!!! ; )
Maureen - you are surprising!!! The pumpkin bread was really GOOD! : ) And, the story behind the vegetable soup is quite amusing. Look @ you reading Jean's cook book, making a turkey breast & expanding your horizons?! Rachel Raye has nothing over you!!! Plus, we have you SHOPPING @ Jo-Ann's! Too funny! I think the pillowcase ideas for Matt is wonderful! It won't be too long before you're looking @ sewing machines...
Lois - the quilt for you son is cozy & handsome! Using flannels was a great idea! He's gonna love it! Hey, thanks for baking & sharing brownies! YUM!
Leigh Anne - look @ you, you SEW girl! I forgot to ask you about your new sewing cabinet - do you like it?! The drawstring purse you made is terrific! Your sister is lucky to have you! ; )
Peggy - I hope you're feeling better!!! Get RID of that miserable cold! You need some chicken soup...Maureen...?! ; ) And, I didn't know you were taking Jean's machine applique class! That's super! It's learning new techniques & skill building. We're ALL proud of you!!!
Dolores - thanks for coming! It was good to see you also! I like it when you bring your magical Victoria's Secret bag!!! ; ) The flannel hexagon quilt is incredible!? Wow!!! That is going to be SO cuddly!!! Oh, & I LOVE your Trip To Broomall quilt!!! Aren't those fabrics - colors & designs inspiring?!
Me - well gals, thanks for looking @ my Trip Around the World quilt (again, for some). I like it a lot! : ) Thanks also for the prayers & + juju for my upcoming trip. I started actually putting things IN the suitcase.
Well, here goes! Let's give the blog a try... Let me know what you think?! I'm LEARNING!!! Your thoughts, ideas, suggestions are SEW welcome!!! Have a wonderful day!
Friday, October 13, 2006
I am beginning to prep for my Houston trip!!! I have notes from Barb to help me along. I completed the necessary paperwork for being a Quilt Angel while @ the Show - I'll mail it in the A.M. I have my class schedule, & Barb's too. Tuesday evening we're going to "The Winner's Circle" where the winning quilts are announced & shown. Barb says it's "awesome!!!" Thursday evening we are going out for Mexican food! The whole experience is getting closer, but I'm still not really believing it yet!?
Last evening I started a Clay's Choice block for Scott's Hallowe'en quilt...since I didn't win the blocks @ our Guild meeting. : / I like that particular block, & Scott said, "Hey, I like those blocks.", while I was making 'em for the Guild meeting. Even though the block isn't game related, it's going in his quilt!
Next week I'm on Fall Break!!! : ) Hooray!!! I am planning to baste my Dresden Plate quilt. I can no longer use the basement floor, due to Jingle! So, I am going to attempt basting on my dining room table. I haven't quite decided if I'll pin baste or stitch/thread baste it. I'll keep you posted.
I still have 8+ rows to do to finish my on point Trip Around the World project! Hurry up!? Maybe next week too...
What things has everyone else been working on? I've been missing you guys! I can hardly wait for a Bee & to see/hear Beach Show 'n Tell!!!
Alright, snuggle under a quilt in this COLD weather! Enjoy your weekend!
Piece. Out. Pam
Thursday, October 12, 2006
I checked out the Brandywine Valley Quilt Guild & discovered their Quilt Show is only on Saturday & Sunday, 10/14 - 15 from 10-4. On Saturday from 4:30-7:00 they are having an auction. Hmmm, I might be tempted...
The Valley Forge Homestead Quilter's are having their Show next weekend; 10/20, 21. I am planning on attending. Not sure which day yet
Also, Karen Kay Buckley will be @ the MainLine Quilter's Guild upcoming in November. Their Guild meets on a Friday morning @ 9:30, so...sew, I may try & get there
I will try & add web links to these Guilds. I need Scott's technical help to do so, but I am learning! : )
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Our Monday night Guild meeting was good. Mickey Depre was the Guest Speaker. She was interesting & fun. Her quilts are BOLD, BRIGHT, HAPPY "art" quilts. Lois & I participated in the BOM project. I wanted to win...they were ALL Hallowe'en blocks - Clay's Choice. Many ladies participated, as they had enough blocks to draw 2 winning names. Alas, neither Lois nor myself were lucky winners. : / Next month's Guild meeting is our Silent Auction. And, on Saturday 11/11 from 0930-1600 is our first Pumpkin Social. I did buy a ticket. They will be christening our new computer learning devices to show/teach machine applique techniques & embellishment. There will be a catered lunch too. I thought $15 bucks wasn't unreasonable & a good way to support our Guild, especially on a non-quilt show year.
Speaking of Quilt Shows. Brandywine Valley is having their Quilt Show this weekend, & next weekend is the Valley Forge Homestead Quilter's Show. Anyone interested in going? I'm going to try & make it to both!
Alright, time is getting away from me & I must go! I hope you find this an interesting venue...