Monday, October 24, 2011

October Retreat at A Scarlet Thread Quilt Shop

Another fun and successful sewing retreat hosted by my LQS . There were about 25 folks there all having a grand time, sewing, eating, sewing, laughing, sewing, sharing, sewing, making new friends, and sewing, eating......etc, etc, etc!

This was a project completed by Harriette. There was a circular bargello class taught by Peggy Barkle the day before and many were working on there projects.  They were all stunning! Check out other bargello pics and retreat pics and strip club pics on the blog.

I elected to work on smaller projects. I did this little bag...not quite done yet. I need to serge some deco thread around the edges and make a flower using Clover's new kanzashi flower maker (which I bought at the retreat).

The group at work. We all had such fun! I believe January's retreat only has 4 slots available! It fills up very fast!

Thanks for visiting. Happy Quilting! Happy Living!

Friday, September 30, 2011

WOW...months are running by...quickly

What has happened to the year!? Can't believe it's already the last day of September. We need to be drawing those Christmas names rather soon.

I was going to reflect on what I have accomplished this year, but I think I will wait since I still have 3 more months to get some items completed. There is always more things I would like to do then what I have months to do them in. I guess it will always be that way.

My LQS haven't yet put up the pics to our Jelly Roll 1600 race but check out the YouTube video here to get an idea of how it works. I need to start taking more pic with my phone and posting are always more interesting then just words!

Tomorrow is Strip Club day. We have so much fun. I sometimes have to watch in what company I say that, but never in the company of quilters. Our format is changing and I think for the better..check it out. I will remember to take pics and post them.

Have a blessed Friday and thanks for visiting...Happy Living, Happy Quilting

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fun Time at Retreat

Had a great time. Sewed from 9am to 9pm on Saturday. LQS owner, Karen, is always a great host. She kept us laughing and fed all day. I worked on several small projects and participated in the
Jelly Roll 1600 race. I placed a close third using my serger. Top winners were only 20 seconds or so apart. It was fun. I finished my quilt top in 34 minutes. For information visit YouTube and search jelly roll 1600. May have to do more with this method. Didnt' take pics, but I sure pics will be posted soon on LQS blog. I will update soon.

Thanks for visiting....

Happy Living, Happy Quilting.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Quilt retreat coming up

I signed up for Saturday's quilt retreat at my LQS. I went in July and we had such a blast. Sewed, laughed, ate, laughed, sewed, ate, laugh, ate, sewed...from 9am to 9pm. Check it out on my LQS blog. There are also pictures of my Honeyberries quilt that I serged using deco thread and a picture of my gold and silver serged table topper. I even made the tassels on my serger! The site has some great pics. I'm looking forward to this Saturday. I'm back in school trying to earn my Master's of Science in Nursing...and working full time. Just finished up with a course and I have a week and a half off before starting again....I NEED TO TO SEW!

My new sewing technique and personal goal is to become a serger diva. My last few projects, I've done on the serger...I even did mitered corners on a border...I held my breath and let the machine do the sewing an's the best mitered border corner I've ever done! (Done on the gold and silver table topper). I embroidered a pretty gold ornament on the center block.

Everyone...please a have great evening and rest of the week. Thanks for visiting.

Happy Quilting, Happy Living!.....DeAnna

Friday, August 12, 2011

I hope to Be Back

Well...well...well.....I hope to be back. Life has been so busy. I'm still quilting, but now I've added embroidery to my adventures. I am currently embroidery on my quilts to quilt them. Look me awhile to figure it out and get comfy with it. I progressing right along. I will get comfortable with one or two designs on the quilt...then try something new on the next one. My sewing room looks like a Baby Lock showroom with 3 of their great machines.

Hope to post pics soon of my quilts.

Happy Friday, Happy Living, Happy Quilting.