Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Enjoy the View!

My view the last ten days has taken in every one's projects. There are so many talented ladies in Panguitch and in the blogging world that I have just taken a week off to check everyone out.

Last week at sewing night we had several fun projects shown and then we worked on a special one.

Donna brought her baby quilt to show us. How sweet is this!!

LaVee finished her beautiful star quilt. It's all hand quilted to boot! She also did the Christmas trees. We love those trees.

Becky finished her UFO for guild. It is awesome and how great is that to have it finished! She also finished a block while she was here!

I quilted my baby quilt and it now has the binding on it ready to take in the car this weekend.

Shannon is doing this spectacular Nativity scene out of wool. She hand dyes her fabric and it is amazing what she does with this wool.

She also brought tonight a fall table runner out of wool. The colors are so rich.

Holly is teaching us a class that she will be teaching at the Quilt Walk. It is the most amazing memory book. Here is a picture of her getting us started and I will show you pictures as soon as we finish . It is incredible! Love it!

Tonight Marylou taught us the clothesline baskets. There should be a law against having this much fun(NOT)! We all enjoyed ourselves and finished our baskets! Here are Marylou"s:

And here is mine and my new iron!

See how much fun I had and I didn't even get to the blogs. More next time!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Productive Weekend!!!

This weekend I had numerous projects to finish.. You know that have a schedule and no one around to bother you and you're off. I had three Turning Twenty quilts to sew together and get quilted, a baby quilt to quilt and a patriot star throw. My quilting machine is in a building in my back yard that has no heat and in the winter when I quilt, I plug in an electric heater. Now depending on how cold it is, it takes a while to heat up. So my theory this year was to get most of my Christmas quilting done now. It is warm outside and inside and peaceful. Give me a book on tape and I am set.
Saturday I quilted the king sized Turning Twenty. I love to quilt on my machine. This quilt is for a friend of mine who is getting married in two weeks. Western Boots and hats fit Justin perfectly and that's what the pattern was I used to quilt it.

Sunday I quilted the patriotic throw. I am just loving practicing free hand quilting. There are so many wonderful ideas to us. After I got done with the quilting I finished embroidering a sampler.

Today the last day of my three days off, I quilted the baby quilt. It's bright and colorful and for a wonderful friend's daughter who is having her first child. It's a little girl and I think this will be really fun for her. Now I just have bindings to put on all of them. Yes I didn't get the other two Turning Twenty quilts sewed together, but I am loving making something and quilting it in the same week. Amazing!

The best surprise this weekend came in the mail from Canada. Cathy Miller the Singing Quilter wrote a song about the Quilt Walk and put it on her new cd. She used my Quilt walker quilt as part of the inside cd cover. She sent me a copy and I love it! She is coming to the Quilt Walk next summer to teach and do a trunk show and of course sing the song! I'm really excited about that!

Now was that a busy weekend or what. Leon was in SLC, and so I just sewed along all weekend. I love it when I can see progress. I am excited with all the possibilities that I have to do. Oh and guess what I found while looking for a back for the baby quilt? 4 flannel quilt tops (throw size) that I totally forgot I had. I really like to have some on hand to give away when needed and so now I just need to quilt them up. It is pretty scary that I have that much stuff that I couldn't even remember doing them. How about you...have you come across hidden treasures you forgot?

It was such a beautiful weekend, I did get out and go for a walk each day and lunch with friends two days., so I wasn't a total hermit. But I really love my sewing weekends. Don't we all?


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rainy Days and Family

It has been raining in Panguitch for 3 days. We have had over 3" of rain. Incredible! I tried to get a picture of the rain running off the house, but it doesn't show up. The air smells so good, pine trees, dirt, wood, all equals fall is here.My front porch is full of wood, there is a stack outside the fence thanks to Joe and Alex, and a load of coal. We owe them big time. Let winter come.

A couple of weeks ago we took my sister and mom to Thanksgiving point for the afternoon. Leon, myself, our daughter, grandaughter, mother, sister had a great afternoon. I have been wanting to get a special picture of the 4 generations and we were lucky enough to get it done. We added my sister to the mix so there is 4 generations and one extra special hand. Love this. A mile stone that we needed to document.

I have a major sewing weekend planned. I am not going to show you pictures today, but hopefully by next Monday night I will have a bunch of fun things to pull out of my hat for you! I love 3 day weekends that I have no plans except sewing. I will be quilting them on my longarm and hopefully get done what I plan.

What are your plans for the long weekend??? Take time for yourself and enjoy the weekend!