Join us for the fun with the "Sassy Scarlets" at "A Scarlet Thread". We meet the first Friday from 6:30 - 9:30 PM. You are sure to have alot of fun, meet new people and make some great quilts. See my website for the projects they will be doing this year (daisysquiltdesigns.com). See Pat and Nancy below with some show-n-tell.
What a great retreat we had in Blue Ridge, GA. Fun was had by all. We had a lot of fun quilting, playing games and shopping. We have a lot of talented quilters. A special thank you to Patchwork Cottage, Country Stitchers, Quilt Shop on the Square, Ladyes' Memory Makers, Sandy (for helping to make our pin cushions) and Anna (for making our poster).
What a surprise ! ! The Saturday Sassy Stitchers presented me with gift certificate a nice frame note:
"Congratulations, 2 Wonderful Years of Teach at Patchwork Cottage"
Thank you, Janet, Cheryl, Paula, Elaine, Lisa M, Lisa L, Freddie, Diana, Carol.
This means so much to me and it was truly a great surprise.. You truly are a great group of ladies. I am so happy you are all a part of "The Sassy Stitchers"....
The snow was beautiful as long as you didn't have to get out our your house. I got to work from home all week. It is Friday and I am ready to get out. Looking forward to seeing "The Sassy Stitchers" at Patchwork Cottage tomorrow.
The Sassy Stitchers Quilt Retreat is only 2 weeks away.. It is sure to be a fun weekend of quilting. We are just hoping it doesn't snow in the Blue Ridge Mountains that weekend. We enjoyed it this week because we were at home.
Omnigrid measures 6 inches of snow in my back yard.
How beautiful is my Christmas Tree - All it needed was lights and ornaments...
My Daisy - She will be 17 in two months - The snow was a little much for her old bones, but she went out like a good girl with her sweater and then came back in for a nap..
Happy New Year everyone. Sorry I haven't written on my blog in weeks. My mother fell and broke her hip on December 9th. I have been back and forth to Louisiana. She is still in the hospital, but she is being a trooper. Seems like everytime we take a step forward, it seems like we fall two steps backwards.
I will be back blogging soon. I would like to thank everyone for their emails, calls and text messages during this time. Your support and concern is greatly appreciated.
I hope everyone has a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year.
After Thanksgiving, I was all set to work on the School House quilt for my mother. As you see one of the blocks is on my design wall. I have to admit, I am not enjoying sewing this one so it will be a slow process. When you aren't in love with your project it just seems to go very slow. So with that said, I stopped working on that quilt to start sewing on some quilts for next years clubs and classes. Will be back to the school house quilt soon because I want to give it to Mom for Christmas.
My challenge to myself for 2011 is to try and use at least one or two fabrics from my stash for each project. Below are pictures of my stash. The Singer machine on the top of the cabinet is one of the machines I used to sew on with my Mom when I was growing up. Flamingos you ask, my small sewing bee is "The Friday Night Flamingos". We wanted a fun, catchy name because quilters are fun people.
So my challenge begins. You will see inside cabinets, I keep a lot of what I call "stash" or "staple" fabric. When I go on a road trip to quilt shops (which I love to do), I usually stock up on fabric that can be blended into my projects. I don't keep a lot of focus fabric in my stash. The reason, focus fabrics can come and go in style, but staple fabric can be used and saved for along time. I love to get new focus fabric when it comes out and pick fabrics from my stash to blend into the project.
What will I do with the butterflies and egg fabric below??? I have just the project in mind. I will be leading a "Mystery Sew In" at Patchwork Cottage starting in February. I see this being used in one of my projects. It is a mystery so I have to keep this one a secret for a while. Check back for the outcome.
My new club at Dragonfly Quilt Shop will see the next two groups of fabric in their samples next year.
I will be starting the new club in February called "The Sassy Quilters".
Check back for the quilts made from these beautiful fabrics.
I like "Happy Fabrics" as I call them.
Batiks.... Don't you love the colors...
Cream fabric will be added to this project to make a beautiful quilt...