Sunday, June 28, 2009
The other thing I've worked on this weekend (beside my golf game) is a table runner for the 4th of July. Here is a sneak peak. I'm using a clam shell design for the hand quilting and it's going pretty quickly. Hope it's actually done by the 4th!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
And I'm still waiting (OK - impatiently) for my own swap quilt to arrive in the mail. But the anticipation is half the fun too! The deadline for mailing the mini quilts was just 2 days ago, so maybe in the next day or 2 I'll have a surprise in the mail.
The summer quilt swap registration started yesterday at http://quiltinggallery.com . Go check it out and make some summer fun for someone! I can't wait to receive my partner information for the summer swap.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I just know there were quilt shops out there (in the dark) calling my name as we drove on past . . . oh well, next time.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Frosted Memories is a gorgeous and FUN holiday fabric line.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
It's raining again today! I am in desperate need of some sunshine and blue skys!!!! Will summer never arrive in South Dakota?
For the past 2 weeks we've had cold (50 degree) days - with drizzle/downpour/fog. I'm sick of gloomy weather. Usually in South Dakota in June we are having lovely 80+ degree days.
Yesterday - the fog had lifted by noon - and we had a very brief afternoon of sunshine. I'm sure glad I took advantage of it and played 18 holes of golf with my husband while I had the chance.
I guess today is a good day to stay home with my quilting projects to keep me warm and dry. At least the flowers on my deck enjoy the wet weather. I've never had a hibiscus plant before, but it looks beatiful, even with raindrops on the petals.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Our first stop on Friday morning was Heart and Hands Dry Goods in Sioux City - http://www.heartandhand.com/ . They had such unique ways of packaging some of their kits. And they were so friendly! Everyone on the bus was given a small bag with some goodies and even a bottle of water. What a great way to start the day. It was difficult to pace ourselves!
Next stop was the Omaha Quilt Show at the UNO sports complex. Lots of beatiful quilts to see and lots of vendors to visit too.
Then we stopped at the Sunshine and Stitches shop in Omaha. They had lunch for us and also demonstrated a block pattern. http://www.sunshinestitches.com/ .
The end of the day brought dinner at a nice restaurant, and a relaxing evening at our hotel - including a pajama party with the whole group.
Our itinerary for Saturday included Seams to Be Quilt Shoppe in Plattsmouth - and this shop had the largest selection of panels in one place that I've ever seen. http://www.seamstobequilts.com/
The Country Sampler in Papillion was next, followed by the Quilted Moose in Gretna. The Quilted Moose had the best selection of batiks on this trip. I have GOT to come back to this one! http://www.quiltedmooseonline.com/
I think everyone on the bus had a blast and can't wait to cut into the stash of new fabric to create something.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Each participant is also invited to bring a completed block and enter our names for a chance to win them all. The block had specific instructions for a raw edge applique flower on a black background. Who knows - maybe I'll be lucky and win them.