Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
More blooming trees. I could spend hours taking pictures of those little trees. The last one is a little crabapple and omg people, crammed with flowers.
I'm off to Diana's this morning. I can't wait to see what she does to my quilt. She's amazing. Back home I'll work on my machine quilting. Yesterday's allergy meds robbed me of any ounce of creativity, today I feel better and hopefully I'll be able to get my act together.
I hope you have a good day peoples.
There was sewing too. Lots of tiny pieces last week turning into a quilt that hopefully will be heading to Diana for her special treatment. Thanks again to Holly for sending along some of her amazing Dolly Dresses fabric for our use. It will be nice to have a pattern ready when the fabric becomes available. I'll work on getting my instructions to Elizabeth who can turn them into something people can actually use.
Friday, March 26, 2010
We rounded out our long drive home with a stop in Bakersfield at Strawberry Patches. What a cute shop, I wish it wasn't four long hours away from us!
I'm not going to lie though, the valley is beautiful this time of year.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
We went to The Fabric Boutique next. No pictures there, but it also was huge. They had tons of samples and I picked up a couple of pieces of Bubblegum Basics that I had hoped to see again. (don't you hate using up all of something great?)
Fiddlesticks was next up, and it was a darling shop. The people were friendly. We were tweeting a long the way and a lot of you recommended Fiddlesticks, and I can see why.
After lunch we headed over to Quiltique. I can see why we needed to eat and get rested up, it was the HOLY COW shop of this trip.
Thirties fabrics.. I haven't seen such a nice collection in ages. And the displays.. I love beautiful displays.
It was a great day all around. So fun to see so many great shops, all friendly and nice. There really is something for everyone in Las Vegas when it comes to quilting.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Hope you take a minute to hop over to her blog and leave her a birthday message.
Monday, March 22, 2010
and ended like this...
It was awesome! The weather was made to order, absolutely perfect. We did a ton of sewing, driving around to quilt shops, eating, swimming, staying up late sewing some more.. and then we had to go. We really enjoyed hanging out with Tammy , Sherry, MaryLynn and Cally. They are so much fun. And man talk about sewing maniacs. They know how to get stuff done. Elizabeth worked on some projects that will be patterns, then made some tiny little purses. I worked on my Victory Garden blocks. I hope to get those finished up soon. I made an error with my template on my second block, cut two then cut two reversed.. only cut one reversed. It really threw me for a loop. Tried to figure a way to recoup but no luck. Thank goodness back at home I have enough of the fabric to make the block.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The blues are wonderful, and as usual even though it's sunny, my pictures aren't the greatest. I want to make a blue and white quilt. Can you stand these? I'm completely in love. And I have a plan already.
Monday, March 15, 2010
That's right, its Camille!! CAN YOU STAND IT???? Honestly I could barely stand it! She's a natural too, she talks about quilting and her new book and shows off some of the upcoming fabric line.. it was an OMG morning my friends.
Camille is having her year, fabric galore (and it's even better than the last line if you can believe it, which yeah, I know, it's hard) a new book with C&T and the TCC event all in September! And just the other day Where Women Create was photographing her studio for an upcoming issue.
It was so much fun hanging out there for a few hours. It's very interesting to see how things are done. And challenging to stay quiet and out of the way!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Jane also showed off this quilt just back from the machine quilter. I'm super excited, she's made her own version of my Simple Squares pattern. The store was chock full of shop hoppers and Janis's class was going strong. While we were there, Jane told us Diana and Laura have started a blog, check it out! We are so lucky here to have so many great designers local.
Back home I tangled with some Peltex 71 for the afternoon. I'll be back at that today. And because misery loves company, I'll be heading over to Elizabeth's later to rob her off some Doll Dresses fabric and to have her do some work on this project as well!
Hope you guys have a good weekend! xo
Elizabeth and I are headed out for a quick run to Quilter's Inn. She needs an oven mitt pattern by a very famous someone and I'm going to be greedy and hog up some more sunshine. DO YOU BLAME ME?