Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to quilt I go!

Hi Everyone

    What a busy start to the new year it has been. This year our local Sewing and Craft show is a month know what that means. Sew, Sew, Sew... as fast as you can. My coworkers and I at the store have been sewing everyday making lots of new samples. I also have been working projects for quilt club. Our first club is this Tuesday and I've made a really cute Dresden Plate Quilt. Using the Quick Dresden Plate ruler by EZ Quilt. I love this project and can't wait to make another quilt. the picture below is just a little teaser I'll post the whole quilt after club on Tuesday.

    With Christmas always such a hectic and busy time. My quilting friends and I exchanged gifts in January, I have to brag and say that I have some talented friends! Thought I would share the pictures.

Pauline made the little bag... has the cutest stitching all around the outside with hand stitched flowers. Karen knit me a beautiful scarf. Colleen made a wool snowman pin cushion and cardinal ornament. Nikki set us all up with everything we need for needle felting, which is sooo addictive! Vandy made us frames that you hang earrings on.
What fun we had, aren't they talented!

   This year at The Cloth Castle we are also having our quilt challenge. The quilt block is crazy patch, so I have pulled out my wool and decided to start my Wool Crazy wallhanging. It is a lot of fun and I think I will be working on it for awhile. Each little section gets a different applique, you can out all your favorite things or personalize it for your life. It should be lots of fun and I can't wait to start embellishing.

    Well I better get to work and get going on  my samples. Happy stitching.


Monday, January 10, 2011

A New Year

Hi Everyone

    Hope you all had a great holiday season with your family. My family and I went to Mexico and we had a GREAT time! I think I really enjoyed just spending time with the family, not about gifts and all that.

This is the resort we stayed at, Riu Jalisco

This is a view from up on a cliff of the coastline, Puerto Vallarta.

     The whole family had such a great time, we didn't want to come home! It was also a lot colder when we arrived home. All good things must come to an end. Time to start saving for another holiday.

    I was back at work on Jan. 4. I really had to get going on some of my class samples. I got together with a few of my quilting buddies on Saturday night. I managed to get this cute bag done and the little change purse. Both projects were really fun to make up. Great gifts for any occasion! I know I will be making more of these little projects.

Two Hour Tulip Purse from Anything but Boring
This is a great wallet for all the cards we carry around. Doesn't need a lot of fabric, great stash project.

Well I hope this year brings you lots of time for quilting and sewing. Happy New Year.