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October 27, 2011

Some More Retreat Results

We left for Incarnation Center Retreat  earlier than usual this year, right after work on Thursday. Usually I take my Feather weight with me,and this year was no exception. I managed to get a few tops done but haven't quilted them yeat because I don't quilt on my Feather weight. I don't think you can, can you? Let me know if any of you have quilted using your Feather weight. 
Any way here are some pictures of what I managed to accomplish this past weekend.
A couple of mini  Halloween wall  hangings.

Halloween was the theme this year for me.

Another baby quilt.

Here's a picture of Annette hiding from my sister taking her picture, but I caught her. 
Annette is great, she very quiet and doesn't like a lot of attention drawn to her. She comes out her shell when she's around us. She has no choice. I love this picture of her cause that's what we do on retreat laugh, sew, laugh, eat, sew, laugh... get the picture?

October 26, 2011

Retreat Weekend

Last weekend my sister, our friend Annette, and I went on our annual quilting retreat in Ivoryton, Connecticut.

Annette is in the foreground. Judy is taking pictures.
This year we took an applique class. Our teacher, Leslie Cook, has been appliqueing for years. She does beautiful work and one of  the high lights of the class (for me) was that she showed us how to make vines using bias bars. Now maybe I'll tackle a Celtic designed quilt!
Here's Leslie in front of one of her quilts.
Another quilt she made designed from an antique quilt.

Here is my partially completed block.

Okay, I have a way to go before the Celtic quilt.
Tomorrow I'll show you what else I accomplished.

October 25, 2011

I'm a Winner!

Pat Wys from Silver Thimble Talk blog wrote a book and I was one of the lucky winners! Strike up the band, open up a bag of Cheetos, and take a look.

 Pat wrote the wonderful book on the left Spot Light on Neutrals. It's a wonderful book filled with beautiful  quilts and inspiring ideas. It's all about working with neutrals, and being brave enough to make a quilt using all neutrals.

 This is one of my favorites Haven Stone, can't wait to make this one. My picture doesn't do it justice.

Scrappy Nines is definitely going on my list to do.  Matter of fact they all are  so great that I'm just gonna move some things around  and put these up higher on my list.
Pat also sent me another book A Baker's Dozen fill with some great quilts as well and a box of Wonder Clips too.  A Big Thank You  Pat, I love your book and am honored to be one of the first to own one!
If you haven't visited her blog please do so, and if your planning on going to the International Quilt Market  in Houston make sure you look her up and say hi for me.

October 3, 2011


My Iron had  an accident,and I need a new one any opinions? What about this Reliable iron?

I would certainly appreciate any comments, suggestions.