Thursday, August 23, 2007

Did I mention that I garden?

This photo was taken this afternoon as we were going for a bite to eat.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Renee's Ready for TRAVEL ! !

Renee will be travel with the 2007 Hoffman Challenge ! ! !

As will be my last minute entry "Mid-Summer's Bloom" [a drawstring bag] using a Vogue pattern given to me by NancyC.

NancyC has been awarded Curator's Choice for her Pant and Jacket Outfit Clothing category entry ******* Congratulations Nancy ! ! !

Looks as though these three entries will all appear at the Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland, OR September 27 thru 29. What a Hoot ! ! !

Friday, August 10, 2007


One Grand Flower !

This is my Grand Flower from Juanita Yeager’s Class/workshop at Satin Stitches.

It’s now hanging on my wall where it can seen from my sewing area or when we eat orwhile we fix a cuppa.I’m ready to begin another - - that is, just as soon as I finish a couple of long awaiting unfinished projects. However, I will sort thru my green scraps and stash for pieces for the background quilt for my next flower.

Nancy Cap has been notified by Hoffman Challenge that her Jacket/Pant Outfit as been awarded Curator's Choice in the Clothing category! Way to go, Nancy! ! ! Congrats ! ! ! !

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Satin Stitches Grand Flower Class

The day finally came ! ! ! The first class I've ever signed up for ! ! It was held at Satin Stitches and taught by Juanita Yeager.
Here are shots of my Grand Flower so far. The quilted background has the leaf just attached. The leaf still needs to have veins stitched before I begin to attach the top half of the Grand Flower and then the bottom half of the flower.

There were twenty-two of us signed up and we had a full classroom. Every one of us loaded down with every conceivable sewing item we thought we'd ever need.
There were kits at each of our work areas. And we were ready to go.
These we two days of intensive learning and quilting! with home work in between. Boy, did we learn alot ! ! !
Juanita is a talented artist who recently moved to Columbia [ lucky for us] . She's a great instructor and was very patient with this group of twenty-two eager gals. If you want to see some of her work just google Juanita Yeager and you'll find numerous sites with pics of her work. Also try Bluestem gallery in Columbia.
Satin Stitches will be having more classes with Juanita this fall. Gail said that a list of classes will be in the soon to be mailed newsletter.

Gail and the gals treated us royally. Cool treats and truly wonderful lunches, and I don't want to forget about the lovely afternoon dessert cart.