Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Margaret Phillips Rose

When Candace Kling came this year, she taught us a new fabric flower called the Margaret Phillips Rose. I am so in love with doing this flower! Every time I see a fabric or a ribbon I wonder what it would look like done into this rose. The large pink one I did in class.

I made this one with some Italian silk tie fabric, and I love it!

I made this one with some 3 inch wide satin ribbon that I have. I like the way it turned out.

I made this out of some more silk tie fabric that I have and I also love this one! I guess I better get back to some more crazy quilting, but every year I get distracted with flowers after Candace comes!

Talk to you later,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Week to Remember....

I haven't blogged in awhile because I was busy preparing for the Victorian Stitchery Retreat that I host each year. It was truly a year to remember! We had the best Show and Share night ever! Gerry Krueger is pictured above with one of her beautiful blocks. Can't you just see the joy in her face? She also came to teach a wonderful Miniature Painting class.

Lougene Geary showed off a jacket that she was wearing. We all had a good laugh when she admitted that she didn't make it! It was beautiful either way.

We had a crazy quilt contest and the only rules were that it had to be crazy quilted and something you could wear. Bonnie Hargrove won first prize with her to die for crazy quilted vest. Georgia McVicar won 2nd and 3rd prize with her purse and vest.

Here is a close up of Bonnie's vest, it was just awesome.

We had an ice cream social to celebrate the 12 year anniversary of Carole Sample's book and the fact that she is 69 1/2 years old!

I gave my best friend Dixie her Christmas present early, an out of print copy of Candace Kling's book. When I took the picture, I told her to smile like it was Christmas morning! Candace looks pleased too!

The best part of the retreat for me was reuniting with old friends and the making of new ones.

Talk to you later,