Saturday, July 30, 2011

AHHHHH ... Quilt Travel ...

Been there, done that ...
Got the Tote Bag.
I made a quick dash (LOL - it's all relative, if you ask me) down to the Long Beach Int'l Quilt Festival. While there I saw a few friends ...

And even caught Christine at Make It University. Christine is such a talented quilter ...

I wonder how she will work this technique into a future quilt.

I also met up with Mel and got a copy of the new book she did with Mary Lou Weidman. What a fun book. I can't wait to sit down with a good cup of coffee and do some reading this weekend.

I picked up some little needles and a little needle case along with some other goodies. I will have to get a picture of that later.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More Applique at Lake Tahoe ...

We did have some rain come in late one day and had light showers part of the next day, but you know it didn't matter.

I took this next photo late in the day on Thursday.

This was my daily view ... awesome!
And then of course there was sunset. It was such a wonderful week.

I definately want to go back again.

Monday, July 11, 2011

More on Applique in Tahoe ...

We were in this awesome room that was all windows on the lake side. Plenty of natural light during the day!
Check out the quilts on the back wall! Absolutely gorgeous.
There were tutorials each day that covered additional skills for Baltimore Album quilts. You know, things like ribbon embroidery, ribbon roses, inking, couching, regular embroidery, bead work and Ruching.

And what a talented group of ladies! It was so much fun.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Little Bit of R&R ... and Applique ...

Well, let me start by saying I hated to get back to work on the 5th of July.

I left home on Sunday, the 26th of June for a wonderful 5 day Retreat. Can you guess where ?


Because of a prior obligation, I wasn't able to leave until the afternoon. A short drive (at least by my defination) then a quick stop to pick up my friend Deanna, and then we were on our way.

Check in was at 3 pm. But because of our late start we didn't arrive until after dark. We checked in, unloaded our things and found our sewing tables. A few people we knew were still up stitching, we visited for a few minutes then went to find our room and go to bed.

Next morning I woke up early and peeked out the window. OMG!

I cleaned up and then hurried outside to take the picture above. This was the view from our room!

It was so beautiful!

Did I mention that I hated to go back to work on the 5th?