But first - let's see some show n tell...........
Claudette is on a mission! She has participated in a LOT of the $10 quilts at The Hobby Horse. Like myself - she never seemed to quite get them done. BUT she is working her way through them. Here is ONE more top - DONE.
Now - just because she is working on finishing up stuff - doesn't mean she doesn't want to start new things. Here is her Chubby Charmer bag - DONE!!!!!!!
|Look at the fancy stitching on the top of the pocket|
|AND the fancy stitching on the outside!!!!|
I think everyone, well almost everyone finished those Chubby Charmers from the class last week. My biggest problem - I have ideas for about THREE more bags and embellishments for the bags. Maybe I will work on that this afternoon.
|Mary S was putting on a binding. Recognize that fabric???? Shasta by the ladies at The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw.|
|Judith was finishing up the embroidery on two wall hangings for her daughters.|
I know that Jan was working on Clue Three of Bonnie Hunter mystery, but she wasn't done so I didn't want to take a picture and then when we get together again - it will be over!!!! I'll show you her finished top.
We all get so much done at Monday. I wouldn't miss that day of the week for anything!!!!! I am working on a customer quilt. It is a dress that I spent the entire day ripping apart. Joyce asked me why I ripped out the stitching rather than cutting away the seams. Well - I am frugal and I might need every scrap of fabric!!!! Plus it is pretty therapeutic to rip!!!!! I forgot to take a picture of the dress before I ripped it apart but I will show you the pieces before I cut them up.
Then it was onto the FOOD!!!!!
|Part of the goodies!!!!|
|I have to show you these cookies made by Mary V. An absolute hoot.|
|These are the PATCHWORK stockings.|
|And these are the UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER cookies!!!! What fun!!!!!|
Mary - thanks so much for sharing those cookies with us. I know they took tons of time and we gobbled them down pretty fast - but we have pictures to remember them by. And yes - they were very YUMMY!!!!!
|Joyce was lucky enough to sit at the goodie table!!!!|
|Customer quilt done!|
Got two more quilts done as well - but alas - I forgot to take pictures and they are gone!!!!!
|Charity quilt - DONE|
|Tried out a new pattern on the above quilt - a little weird to stitch out, but no mistakes. And it is fun and whimsical. I like it!!!|
I try to get to bed by 10 PM and last night I was in bed at the usual time. However I was excited to get up and get back to work on the Storm at Sea. Then when the alarm goes off at 5 - I am tired!!! But I got up and made major progress on the quilt.
|The left half of the quilt is totally together. One quarter of the right half is together.|
|Made progress on piecing the bits!!!!|
And there are days when I wonder why I never get anything (or much done). Yesterday was one of those days. I unloaded the car from Monday and brought everything down stairs.
|Three bags to sort and put away. So I spent a bit of time - putting things away, doing e-mails, sorting and getting things back where they belong. Because if I don't - we will have a MAJOR clutter problem and I don't want that!!!!!|
|And I received a donation of fabric the other day. Some odds and ends - mostly upholstery stuff. It will make great bags. I think I am about done on getting fabric donations. I now have boxes that have to be dealt with and no more time!!!!!|
While I was doing some tidying - I decided it was time to use my new toy. I have had this for a while. Won't even say how long - but it's been a while. No idea if there is still a manual or software around. So I plug it into the computer to see what happens. And a few seconds later - the drawing tablet by WACOM is ready to go. Basically it replaces a mouse, but I am hoping to use it to edit photos. It is supposed to be much more sensitive than a mouse.
I did edit one of the above pictures using it. Yikes - let's just say that it was like trying to draw a straight line while being severely intoxicated (not that I know what that state of being is!!!). I think there might be a bit of a learning curve!!! But I already like how much easier it was to edit that background out of Mary's quilt. A lot smoother lines as well.
Tish is a pretty creative person! And she was talking about these little books that she recovered. Of course - we all got excited, but couldn't really understand what she was talking about. Then she showed us a picture on her iPhone. Oh yes - I got really excited then. And then yesterday - she brought some in for us. Now I am VERY EXCITED. These little books - are so fabulous and she did an amazing job on them. I LOVE IT!!!!! The book looks very professional which is appropriate since she is a PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE GENIUS!!!!! Thanks Tish.
|Tish's recovered book!!!!|
|A bag of pasta - but not just any old past - NO - have a closer look...............|
How cool is that!!!!!!! Can you imagine if we had this kind of pasta on our bike trips? That would be awesome!!!!
Well - on that note, I had better get myself off to work. Today is the LAST class of 2014. The same class - three times in one day!!!! I love this class though and the participants are so eager to learn - it is loads of fun. This is Quilting Inspirations at Ruti's Needlebed.
And then for the rest of the day? Well - who knows what project will pop off the table and into my hands when I get back home.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!