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.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy April!

Saturday was the bridal shower for my niece, Brandi. The 'Aunts' have been working on different items for the shower that I couldn't show until now. Connie and I made 12 pair of cupcake potholders for door prizes.

The theme for Brandi's shower was "Tea Party". Aunts Judy, Connie, Lori and myself made over 40 travel tea bag holders. We put two packets of tea, sweetener and sugar inside each. These were used as table favors. Here are the ones I made.

Aunt Judy made 8 centerpieces that were so cute and also used as prizes