Friday, October 30, 2009


Thought I would share a few photos of our day at the aquarium while on vacation in Hawaii. It was such an amazing place. I have never seen such beautiful fish. I am inspired to make a sea quilt with bright colored fish.

This is the happy vacationers by the pool at sunset.
More later,

Saturday, October 17, 2009

quilt class

Well, I wanted to post about the quilt class I took before I left for vacation, however I just didn't have the time. Getting prepared is so much work, making lists, rechecking, making sure you have remembered everything. Yes, I did remember the sunscreen!

I took a two day class to learn how to do embroidery, something I have wanted to learn for sometime. I was so excited when my local quilt shop offered this class. I loved the pattern when I fist saw it by Crabapple Hill.
I must say I don't know why I was afraid of embroidery, it was easy to learn. Now we only use two stitched for this pattern, but later I'm sure i can learn other fancy stitches in another pattern.

I wanted to use black & creams & whites like the pattern, because I have been collecting black & white fabrics for awhile. I have three blocks made, more to go along with lots of flying geese. Some ladies are using fall colors of oranges, golds, browns, and others are using reds & greens with green embroidery thread, for a Christmas look, & they were so pretty. I might just make another one using different colors too.

Here is some of the stitching up close, I just love the trees & houses. The center panel says, "Over the river & through the woods to Grandmother's house we go." I have that panel finished. I enjoyed doing the needle work so much I couldn't stop & got it done before we left for our trip. The only hard part was trying to keep my kitty off my lap so I could sew.

Now I'm sure you are wondering where we went on our vacation that we would need sunscreen, well we went to Hawaii. I'll post pictures in another post.
I need to go catch up on all your blogs & see what you have been up to