Friday, July 30, 2010

Branching Out

I really went out on a limb with this project! I have never made a garment this advanced, I mean this thing has darts! Amy's instructions were right on and I can't wait to make another one or three of these. I also used a serger to finish the seams, and did I mention it has a zipper? and darts?!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good Intentions

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I had planned to spend yesterday afternoon sewing, you know, dog at my feet, smooth jazz playing. It was not to be. Instead, I stood on our front porch and watched the water rise in the street in front of our house. Notice the proximity of the water to the back wheels of the car in the back. Thirty minutes after this video was shot, you never would have guessed that the water was that high or fast.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Project

The Stitchin' Post was selling these sewing cards and the kits to make these little wallets. Lynn bought each of her housemates a set as a gift-lucky us!! I think they are really cute and they are super easy to make out of scraps. I think that I shall have to make one out of selvages next!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

19 Years Ago Today!

Yep, that's us 19 years ago tonight! "My beloved is mine and I am his;" Song of Solomon 2:16

Thursday, July 15, 2010

LAM's Blog

Here's a link to my new friend Lynn's blog, http://lamdes.blogspot.com/. She was one of my housemates in Sisters and she is a creator of amazing art quilts. Later this year, Martingale will publish her first book. Loved meeting you, Lynn!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Memories of Sisters

I hope you enjoy the slide show!

Back in WA.

Well, we arrived back in Woodinville yesterday afternoon and we were all exhausted. Ellen's sweet husband had Papa Murphy's waiting for us, so we ate and went to bed! Today we are taking Theresa downtown to the Pike market for lunch and shopping.

I am working on a slideshow of my pics from the quilt show and I hope to have it up by tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Fun

Here are the results of my Friday class, "Pretty Petals Apron". I had the same teacher as I did on Monday, Bari Ackerman. This is a really fun project and I got all but the last step completed in class. After class, I met up with my cousin, Doris and her friend Molly and we went to Bend and had a wonderful dinner at a place called 900 Wall. Now we are at home in our pjs having pizza and resting up for the big quilt show tomorrow!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Out & About in Sisters

Here I am in front of one of the many beds of poppies that are around town. Theresa & I went out this morning for a little "economic stimulation"! We worked up such a hunger that we had a delightful lunch at a cafe called Angeline's and coffee on the way home at the Sisters Coffee Company. In the afternoon we went out to the Shiburi Spa and had massages-FABULOUS! In the evening Ellen & I went and saw Ricky Tims performance at the school. Tomorrow is "Pretty Petals Apron" class and my cousin Doris is coming from the Portland area to meet up with me. The fun continues!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday In Sisters

Okay, I will spare you the weather report. I can't, I just have to say it, it was gorgeous again today! My class today taught me a really neat way to make a bunch of half square triangles. I used the triangles in my partial log cabin blocks and I got 20 blocks made in class-woohoo! The slide show in the previous post will show you the method as well as the little bag that I have been working on. The bag pattern is called BB Bags and it so cute! See you again tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

So Exhausted...

Okay, there's not much to report today. I didn't have class, but I rode to the high school with the gals who did and then I ran home. This, of course, was an attempt to offset all the food I have inhaled! I also made it to the Stitchin' Post and I have to say, WOW! What a great store! Anyway, this is my night to make dinner so that is the most strenuous thing I will do today! Tomorrow is "Can't Help Lovin' Batiks", so expect a report and photos.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Beautiful Day in Sisters

This place is unbelievably gorgeous and the people are wonderful! Today was the "Pot of Flowers Collage Pillow" class with a great teacher named Bari Ackerman. The slide show in the previous post shows what we did in class. Bari is an up and coming fabric designer and author and her blog can be found at http://barij.typepad.com. See you tomorrow!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Home, Sweet Home!

We arrived in Sisters this evening to beautiful, cool weather. Everyone we have met so far has been beyond friendly and kind! It's been a long day and I have class in the morning, but here is a link to the rental info on the house we are staying in, http://www.vrbo.com/207434#ownerprofile. See you tomorrow with a report on our classes!