Thursday, March 25, 2010

I don't have much to write about today, so thought I would share a photo of the kids. I find it so interesting how they end up mirroring each other. This happens quite a lot.
Well, good day to all.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Round Robin

Well I joined another Round Robin & having such a good time coming up with borders for the medallions.
I just finished the second border for Deb's medallion. I think it looks like a Navajo blanket & love how it turned out. This will be for her Husband Al, hope he likes it.

Friday was such a funny day, I think I just wasn't on my game. It started out like any other Friday. Penny was coming over for sew day, something I always look forward to.

Now on sew days, I like to make something easy for dinner because I'm quite tired after a fun filled day of sewing & laughter.
So I put a left over chicken carcase in a large pot to make chicken soup for dinner. It smelled so good all day I couldn't wait until it was dinner time.
Well, about 3:oo o'clock I went in the kitchen to strain the bones so I could add my freshly cut vegetables, & pieces of fresh chicken to the broth.
Got my hot pads out & poured the bones into the colander, lifted the colander out of the way & let out a cry of "OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!"
I forgot to put a pot under the colander & all my beautiful chicken broth that had been cooking all day, was now down the drain.

Now picture Homer Simpson slapping his forehead & saying d'oh! That was me.
Penny came out to find out what was wrong & when I told her she laughed until she cried. Hum, she was probably glad it was me.

Good weekend to all,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Back from my retreat

I'm back from my three day free motion quilting retreat. My sewing buddy Penny was planning on going with me but had to cancel due to unexpected circumstances. I was very sad, however Gregg stepped up & went with me. The class was in Trinidad CA ,8 hrs. away so I am so glad he was willing to do the driving. The road to get there is very curvy so he was excited to take the Porsche. I was quite amazed all of my sewing stuff fit.

My teacher was Jill Schumacker, & she was wonderful. I learned so much & had such a wonderful time.
Now truth be told, the first day I was a little nervous. I walked into a room with 30 something quilters without a buddy, all by myself & my heart went into my throat. However, quilters are wonderful people. They are so friendly, and welcoming. Right away I felt right at ease.

So, here is the whole cloth I quilted at the retreat. I must say I am rather proud of myself. I wanted to learn small detail quilting & accomplished that. Now I need to do more practicing of course. Every once in awhile you can see my like waved where I took a breath.
The fabric we purchased from Jill at the class is so yummy. It is called radiance by Robert Kauffman. It is like silk.

Wish my photos were better, but you get the idea. Think I will make this into a pillow.
Then on the way home we stayed at this Bed & Breakfast in Napa. It was so beautiful I really hated to leave.
This is the main house at Beringer winery. Isn't it beautiful?
So I had a wonderful time & am ready to go again next year.
Happy day to all,