Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bits of vacation

Pollo Loco

Our Minnesota buddies, Deb and JoAnn brought a mystery project to work on at the Shipshe Retreat. We were barely through with the first couple of steps when JoAnn blurted out "my chicken is puffy". You can read JoAnn's guest blogger report here.
The mystery turned out to be this cute little chicken made from the pattern "Pollo Loco" (Miss Rosie's)

LuAnn has some great photos from Shipshewana on her blog.

There's a wonderful overview of Paducah and the AQS Show here. The AQS Show winners are shown here. I can't imagine being a judge!

fabric flower made on bus

Each person on our bus to Paducah was given a kit from our tour leader, Sandie, to make a cute flower corsage. They only took about 20 minutes to do. You need one strip of fabric cut 2 1/2" by 16" and another cut 1 1/2" by 10". Sandie said she folded the strips into quarters and then using a pinking shears, cut a scallop. Next, you gather both strips tightly and sew together along with a circle cut from a one inch square of fabric and a button. Add a safely pin on the back and you're ready to wear your flower. We received many compliments on these during the show.

We were fortunate to meet "Quiltman" this year and he graciously posed with us for a photo. Here you'll see my DSIL, Lori, (first trip) me, Quiltman, sister, Connie, and cousin, Mary (first trip).

Lori, me, Quiltman, Connie and Mary in Paducah

10 comments:

Michelle said...

I love your chicken's hair!

Lea said...

Very cute chicken with funky hair! That's so cute!:-D

*karendianne. said...

Fun post! I too love the chicken's hair!

ShinyNewThing said...

Ha ha, I saw 'Quiltman' motoring past me when I was downtown. Wasn't it all fun? And such great weather! I'm still putting away my new stuff.

Erzebat said...

how skin' cute is that chicken, never thought to use mini priarie points for the beak! glad you had fun on the bus!(mauh) Liz

Terry said...

OMG...I LOVE that chicken!!! :0)

mamaspark said...

That is one funky chicken. I may have to actually go and search that pattern out!

Quilter Kathy said...

Hey you lucky duck...all your peeps together with quilt man! What a great photo!

MAMACRAFTY said...

Love your chicken!~! How adorable!~!

Guðrún said...

Is this your birdy? I think it is so cute.