Time to say goodbye to 2010 and welcome 2011. I have been in my sewing room today and am looking at a lot of UFO's. I know we all have them. I plan to pick 10 , make a list, post it, and then work on that list all year. We shall see what that list is like next December! I have done this before with good luck, so here I go again. I know there will be new projects here and there, but that just keeps my "hobby" fresh and keeps me interested. For now, I will make a list........
It is time. We have finally waited long enough. Christmastime! Soon I will have my kids home and all will be well. Here is hoping everyone has a wonderful holiday. I certainly know mine will be ..... wonderful.
Remember there is a reason for the season. Merry Christmas.
My machine has the blues lately. With Christmas coming it hasn't seen much action. I have been too busy with shopping, wrapping, baking, etc.etc.etc. Looking forward to January and getting back at my sewing. I did get this book though recently. It has beautiful pictures and some fun projects. It is one that can sit out on the coffee table even (if I had a coffee table).
Maybe my machine needs an after Christmas gift. That cover is just too cute!
I am finishing up these cute Christmas pillows. I won a bundle of this fabric and decided that I needed some holiday pillows.
and...I am also putting the finishing touches to get this quilt mailed to my BIL and SIL. It was a quilt that I started this summer as a mystery project with my sisters.I love the stitched label that I put on the back. I will definitely do more of these!
The Mystery is solved...
I just love this label!
I am finally getting the house in the holiday mood.....The baking has begun...I have the Christmas tunes playing. I love getting out the christmas boxes. So many treasures from the past. I have several framed pictures of my kids when they were small on santa's lap. This is one of my favorites.
Word Play Quilts - Martingale & Company
Today is the day that this book is being released. I have had my copy purchased for over a month now anxiously awaiting its' release. I am looking forward to putting some words into my quilts. This should be fun!
For thanksgiving I found the cutest subway art here http://bunchofcraft.blogspot.com/
Now she has a cute christmas one. I plan on framing several and using them for my gifts and cards for friends and family.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. I certainly did as I was able to share it with my family. I must say we experienced a very white Thanksgiving in Spokane. It was beautiful and gets one in the mood for Christmas which is now just around the corner.
I found this UTube video on the internet and was touched. I hope we all take time out as we prepare for the coming holiday to remember the real reason for the season, and I hope you all survived Black Friday , Small Business Saturday , and tomorrow ...Cyber Monday.
This weekend I went to a quilt retreat with my sister Janet. What a great time we had sewing, chatting, laughing, sharing, sewing, sewing and more sewing. I did manage to get quite a bit done. We went into town for a little shopping and I picked up the cutest pumpkin table runner. My sister got one too and we got our tops done. Mine even got quilted and bound! What a great time!
This is Barb our fearless leader!
Busy sewing and chatting.....
Barb had a project to share/teach...
and even a knitting lesson!
This is the cute table runner kit I put together.
My spiderweb quilt .
Several EYE SPY quilts were under construction...
This is Nikki's beautiful quilt top. Those are 1 1/2 inch strips!
Shelly made this for her daughter.
Sew much inspiration!
I really want to make one of these!
What a great weekend...................
and such a beautiful setting.......................
Happy Halloween to everyone out there. Trick or treat safely.
Yesterday I had the privilege of once again teaching a freemotion quilting class. My 10 students were eager to learn a new skill. I hope I was able to give them a jump start into something that I love doing. The day was a good one. It always is with fellow quilters!
Yesterday I received the cutest bundle of fabrics in a drawstring bag. It was part of an internet swap that I joined on flickr. I was so happy with all the treasures from my swap partner. I sent my part of the swap off today to a fellow quilter in California. This is my second swap that I have taken part in and I think I may have a few more in my future.......
This is a picture of the cute bag and fabric that i received.
I especially love the goldfish strip on the bottom! Jeri
If you ever have the opportunity to take a class from Pam Clarke, I highly recommend it. Today I took two classes from her at the Portland Quilters Expo. She has a machine quilting technique that is unique. It is called Lines by Design, and wow was I impressed. This is her websitehttp http://www.homestitches.com/ .
Today I saw some amazing quilts. The vendors were great as always. I found a cute little pattern and some quilt stencils, and some thread at a great price. I also ran into several quilty friends.
And now I need to finish binding my daughters quilt to take to Denver this weekend.I will post pictures when I get the binding done. I leave you with a picture of a great quilt from the the Expo. I loved this quilt!