All I can say is that the internet is HUGE. Let me restate that - the internet is HUGE.
Every time I think I have things under control - I don't. Not even close. I look at so many blogs and all their lovely designed and quilted quilts. There are contests and sew alongs and blog hops and - well following these links could become a FULL TIME job. And then how would anyone get anything done!!!! I follow in moderation and I thank all of you who follow me!
Before I get into the show n tell for today - I have to confess about a situation at work. I thought I was doomed. You see, I have TWO monitors on my desk. Well my laptop and another monitor. When I first started to work there, I had a bit of trouble getting used to that second monitor. My mouse was going all over the place, but NOT onto that second monitor. OK - so I got that figured out. Then when I would disconnect the laptop and then connect it back up - the second monitor was gone. Now I really missed the darn thing. Anyway - with the help of Jennifer, I got the laptop to recognize the second monitor and now I knew how to set up the two monitors for future.
Then a while back, after one of my unplugging episodes, the color in the monitor went weird. Everything was bright PINK!!!! I ignored that for a long time and didn't use the second moniter even though I missed it. Finally one day - I decided to try and figure it out. I managed to change the color to a blue tone, but still not WHITE!
Yesterday - it was very quiet in the office and Brian walks by and asks why I am not using the second monitor. Crap - busted - I had to confess my technological woes and that the color wasn't right. By this time - I couldn't even get a display on that monitor. OK - I'm going to get this fixed if it kills me.
For some IDIOTIC reason - I changed the external monitor to become my main screen and then I pulled the image from the laptop over to that monitor. Except that I couldn't get the image to appear on the monitor. So basically I'm sitting there with a dead laptop!!!! Yep - there is an image, but I can't see it!!!! Oh GOD - he is going to think I'm an idiot for sure. In desperation, I fiddle with the cables - OK - loose cable. Got that tightened up and then played with the settings on the computer. Phew!!!!!!
So I am back to using the two monitors, although the color of the external one is very weird. I will try to fix that later this week!!!!! But I managed to scrap out of that situation MYSELF!
OK - so here's the show n tell.
Let's see how I do on the names today. Just in case you are thinking I might be getting Alzheimer's and forgetting things - part of the problem is on this particular class day - I have about 45 students in total. At least half of them are new to me and even though I have seen some of them all year - it is for an hour max and it isn't the kind of setting where I can get to know everyone's names. I'm lucky if I can get 3 or 4 new names under my belt each session. So bear with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember the original pattern from yesterday???? This class was taught at Sew Sisters.
|Tiny Town by Bunny Hill|
This next one is Beth's. It's so fun and very whimsical with all those bright colors. Can you see my house???? She is still deciding on some border/sashing options. And very interesting that she used some busy backgrounds but solids for some of the houses. Yes - any combination works!!!!
Here is a very soft version of Tiny Town. That inner border really makes things pop!
|Exquisite hand applique on this version of Tiny Town|
Don't get me wrong - I do admire the other softer versions - they are equally beautiful, but these bright ones get my heart racing!
|Lynn's version of Tiny town|
The borders are ROWS from the Row by Row. I know - how clever was that. Let's just say that I've known Karen for several years now and she has participated in these monthly classes for a long time and she never ceases to amaze me at how creative she gets! Or should I say CRAZY????
|Karen's version of Tiny Town|
|Shoe buttons for Shoe-La-La (obviously an upscale shoe boutique!)|
|Fussy cut images for the fire hall (and I saw some hunky firemen on the quilt!)|
|The CHIP trucks!|
|The unfinished quilt at Karen's house no doubt! Certainly not mine!|
|Karen and one of her dogs! That's me (sort of) on the bike!!!! - You know - it's representational!|
|Fussy cut moose (from Northcott!)|
You can have so much fun with any pattern. Stick to the pattern or step out of the box. Perfect an exisiting technique, learn a new one or combine - the possibilities are endless. It is your quilt!!!!! And there are NO quilt police.
There were a few others in this class, but - well they weren't there for the final show n tell or they were and their quilts weren't completed so they didn't bring them. I always welcome those quilts any time they get finished!!!!
This picture is from the November class when Lucy brought in this star quilt for us to ooh and aah over.
|Lucy's star quilt|
Wow - there you have it. Tomorrow I shall try and list all the upcoming classes that I have so you can see if they fit in your schedule.
Have an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (It's a play date for me today!!!)