Happy Spring Ladies!!!
The Vernal Equinox occurred while @ Bee this evening! Winter is officially OVER!!! : ) Onto SPRING!!! Enjoy the new look!?
Okay, counting today, Wednesday 3/21, we have 24 days 'til Lancaster!!! If you haven't started - START squirreling away your $$$ for shopping!!! Get your lists ready...thread, patterns, notions, books, vendors...!?! And, get new batteries for your camera, empty your camera cards or sticks so you have LOTS of room for new photos!!! And, let's prepare to be INSPIRED...by one another, the magnificent quilts we'll see, the FUN & exciting vendor booths & local shops, etc!!!
Jean - thanks for hosting! We LOVED looking @ the pics from your brother's wedding. It seemed truly special & FUN, magical even! ; ) The Irish Chain quilt you are giving as their wedding gift is truly beautiful. What a special gift. You are amazing. : ) Hey, your class quilt is neat too! The free motion quilting you've done is awesome! Way to SEW!!! P.S. Can you PLEASE show this to Kelly?! I forgot to tell her HOW MUCH I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED HER WAY COOL SHAMROCK SHADES @ THE WEDDING (RECEPTION)!!! ; ) Kelly, YOU have a style all your own, & I admire it & YOU! : )
Cathy - Happy (belated) Birthday!!! : ) Give The Little Shop a call & check up on your BOM! Have you been able to stitch anything else? Keep hanging in there, girl! ; ) How is Mike's landscaping class going?!
Mare - what have you been stitching?
Lois - your Family Album quilt is such a remarkable heirloom!!! I think George should let you hang it in the living room!
Mo - it was good to SEE you! : ) Thanks for dropping off Leigh Anne! How's that QM scrap book coming along...?! I do have photos from many of our Bee gigs - Brigantine weekends, Sewing for Soldiers (I think), Alex quilts, the BBQ, etc. Remind me to print or send or maybe even photobucket them...?! Enjoy Track & we'll look forward to seeing you when we can!
Leigh Anne - it was good to SEE you too! : ) How is your hand? The stitches are definitely OUT by now, right? You're TOO funny about buying fabric! ; ) Remember to save your bucks for Lancaster, girlfriend!!!
Lori - the Sherbet & Chenille baby quilt sounds nice. : ) What else are you working on? What will you be looking for in Lancaster?
Peggy & Dolores - how are you guys doing? What's the news? Sewing???
For those of you who didn't hear, Lois & I were discussing Rayon thread. Lois asked about using it for machine quilting. She was having trouble with the thread breaking. Rayon thread is a decorative thread. It can be used for machine embroidery, satin stitching & other decorative sewing purposes, but doesn't have the strength or integrity to withstand being used to quilt. The heat & friction of the needle going through all those layers will cause the thread to shred & tear. It's luster & sheen are most noticeable when used in close applications like machine embroidery or satin stitching. Even then, because the thread is very fine, usually a special needle is used (with a deeper scarf) to help distribute the heat & friction in order to prevent thread breakage. (why do I know this kind of stuff...?!)
Thanks ALL for looking @ my photos. I THINK I've figured out part of my photobucket problem, sew hopefully I'll be able to post pictures...soon...?! Scott & I are thrilled about hanging Barb's Wedding Ring quilt above our "joined" tables & work spaces. It honors her; the way quilting has woven her family together, her quilting legacy & mastery, her LOVE!!!
Have FUN : ) making Daniel's quilt for his Alex's Lemonade Stand this year. Sorry I can't share this time.
Alright girls, enjoy your day & SPRING!!! Thanks for staying tuned & stopping by. ; )