Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

Here is a basket of flowers that I embroidered on my all PINK crazy quilt! Have a happy Pink Saturday! Remember to check in with Beverly who is the hostess of Pink Saturday, just click on her link located on the right side of my blog.

Talk to you later,

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Black on Black Crazy Quilt

One of the crazy quilt lists I belong to has had a small discussion on black on black crazy quilts. I have been working on one for awhile, I think a couple of years now. It turned into a class for my students and in August we will be done with it! It consists of four 16 inch blocks and is surrounded by a 5 inch crazy quilt border. ( If you click on the picture you can enlarge it to see more of the detail!)

I found this crazy quilt to be a bit of a challenge because I am a perfectionist and like all my stitches to be perfect! Many of you know that I LOVE to use templates of any kind to help me, so marking it was a challenge but I figured it out.

I have really enjoyed doing this quilt and of course, it is no surprise that I did all my stitches in various colors of pink. It would also be no surprise that I did a Pink Bunny on it!

Hope you enjoyed my adventure that I had with black on black!

Talk to you later,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What I worked on this weekend...

This weekend I worked on my Valentine Crazy Quilt. It is still in progress but I really do like my little Valentine purse with the heart fringe!

Here is a close up of the purse. I just folded some jacquard ribbon into the shape of a purse, added the handle and fringe.

I had my open house a week ago or so and here is a picture of my store! I had ordered some Threadworx thread(which is beautiful!) and I thought it would be pretty to lay it out on the table.

Talk to you later,

Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm Back!

For the first time ever, I took time off in May and didn't teach any classes. I had a personal list of things that I was going to do. Surprise, I didn't do one thing on the list! I am going to show you all of the things I did and they were all worthwhile and needed doing! First up is pictured above. This is my best friends' daughter Cheyenne. Isn't she beautiful? She had a little fashion emergency that I helped her with! A week or so before her graduation party, she decided that she wanted to wear a Roman toga costume (she is a drama girl!) as her graduation dress. Well, the dress just really needed a little work (Ha!) to be made into a graduation dress. What I ended up doing was overlaying the entire costume with eyelet lace. Most of it had to be done by hand because the dress was already made. It was so worth it, she looked so cute at her party!

Next up, Dixie had signed up to sell her silk flower corsages at a craft fair and they never got back with her as to whether she would be in it or not. Two days before they let her know! I quick made a few flowers to supplement the ones she had on hand!

We opened the pool and summer officially began! Never mind the pool is a bone chilling 65, kids don't care!

Our church hand quilts and you put your name on the list and wait your turn. Well my name had been on the list for 3 years and it came up! Of course the quilt that I wanted quilted wasn't done. It is in the frame and we began quilting it two weeks ago.

We celebrated my two oldest sons birthday's!

I had to report to jury duty! I was not a happy camper about it and one friend who is a lawyer recommended that I bring the book "Runaway Jury" with me to get out of it! Ha!

My oldest son was recently married, so myself and two of my friends started a rag quilt for them.

And then I did something for myself! I wanted to have a few sewing tips on how to put a zipper in garments so I took a skirt class.

But now I am back and I am ready to teach again. I am also ready to finish my CQ for 2012 crazy quilt, pictured above.

I am having an open house tomorrow so if you are interested in enrolling in a class, just stop by!

Talk to you soon,