Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Absent Again

It seems like I was just welcoming the month of April and now it's already on its way out. This week I've been lost in my sewing room. What a nightmare! Jim thought it would be a good idea to haul things into the living room, but over half of it is still there. I need to purge! Any advice?

Beth Ferrier is a member of our quilt guild and was our speaker in March. I remember when Beth first moved here and now she teaches all over the world and has written many books. I took her class in March, but haven't had time to finish the project. Beth showed us how to make the teeniest stems! I need practice on docking my flower pieces and placing the shades correctly, but it was a fun class. When it's finished, there will be three roses, vines and leaves.

I made a Detroit Tigers button bouquet for my sister's birthday. The little vase was only about four or five inches high. Now I want one.

The little violet I made for the Habitat auction this year. The flowers are dimensional and made from yo yos.

I had a wonderful time in Shipshewana at the Dear Jane Retreat. There were several new faces this time and the show and tell is always fabulous.

It says I have 1780 blog posts to read in order to catch up. I may lock myself in my sewing room until then.


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

There are some yahoo groups set up to sell sewing stuff. I'd check into that. =)

West Michigan Quilter said...

LOL - Get busy reading those posts! Love your pictures. You've been productive. I love Beth Ferrier's work. Can you tell us more about what you mean by the teeny stems and the docking?

Talin's Corner said...

Love the Detroit Tigers bouquet. And I am in the same boat as you, I have so many posts to read and catch up on.

Judy Hansen said...

I like the Detroit Tigers bouquet! I am missing the fun at Shipshewana too. Can't wait until I go again in the fall.
Judy Hansen

Judy S. said...

Cute bouquet. At Christmas time I bought a little button tree made in similar fashion.

Quilter Kathy said...

LOVE the button bouquet! Tell us more about Shipshewana!!