Thursday, January 28, 2010

Angel in the House & Swap Blocks

pink cross stitched angel

Judith recently had a giveaway of this gorgeous cross stitched angel and I was the lucky recipient. The picture (from Judith's blog) doesn't do it justice. Her workmanship is superb - the piece is gorgeous. Thank you so much.

12 different 4

Monday was Bee day at Mary's house. It was the first of our bi-monthly swaps of 4" blocks. We decided to trade three different 4" blocks made with Jo Morton fabrics (mostly) every other month. At the end of the year, we'll have 72 cuties to put together. We all like little and were pleased with the first batch of blocks.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Patchwork Friends

While cleaning in my sewing room, I noticed I had acquired a few patchwork friends over the years. I brought most of them out for a group photo. Two of the teddies are on a high shelf in my room, and I didn't want to disturb the dust. All but the two little bears were purchased at garage sales. Do you have patchwork animals to share?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bargain Hunter?

You be the judge. My quilt guild held its annual garage sale last night. Members bring their books, patterns, fabrics and projects that they no longer need or want and the guild gets a bolster to the treasury. Keep in mind that we were able to shop before the meeting began and after it was over. Look what I brought home.

Yes, you are seeing two copies of "Joy To The World" for which I paid $5.00 and $.25. I shouldn't be let out alone after dark.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Absent In The New Year

Well, my good intentions for being a more consistent blogger are off to a rough beginning in 2010. This was supposed to be the year of the 'new me', but the 2009 model keeps showing up.

Connie and I attended a five day quilting retreat January 7th - 11th. Our LQS organizes these retreats three times a year in addition to the 'sleep at home' retreats in between.There were about 50 gals who kept their machines humming every day. Connie worked on her Jo Morton stars quilt at a previous retreat. We bought kits for these at Lolly's in Shipshewana last year. Quilted Cottage also made up kits last year and several more tops will soon be done. Theresa and I joined Connie in the photo with our finished tops. Connie sewed on another Jo Morton quilt-Fairfax County, (you can never have too many) and made lots of progress.

Jeanne, Theresa and Connie holding our Jo Morton toile quilt tops
patriotic star blocks

Garage sale at the guild meeting tomorrow night and the results of the Paint Chip Challenge issued in September. I didn't take part in this one, but am anxious to see what everyone did.