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Monday, March 30, 2015

Service day at the guild

Three things to be happy about:
(1) spring!
(2) helping hands
(3) a worthwhile project

Since March 21 was national quilting day, our guild meeting this month was focused on creating kits for Days for Girls International, one of our community service projects. Please visit their web site to see what this worthy organization is all about...

We had a great turnout for our community service day, and it was actually fun!





kitting up...

every hand was needed and appreciated!

Sew forth and sew on til later...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Face-off at the bee!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) taking a break
(2) being missed while taking a break
(3) coming back after taking a break!

Hi everyone!  Sorry this break was such a long one,  but I just plain got lazy and didn't want to blog for awhile.  They say if you say a thing three times it must be true - I got variations of "you haven't updated your blog lately - what's going on??" from at least 4 different people so it must be true!


So much for that, moving right along...

Face-off at the bee???  Nah!

Yesterday at our bee Sandy E (Sistahstitchalot), our resident portrait expert, kindly led a workshop on making faces.

This isn't the first time I've taken a portrait workshop - I took one under Bisa Butler in 2011 and I chose a pallet of bright colors so mine would look just like Bisa's.

Well, it didn't take long for me to realize I'm not Bisa Butler!

Sandy has made oodles and oodles of portraits!  She's a great workshop leader, very patient and takes time to explain what we need to know.

Over and over again!

Felicia the Slow Quilter made great progress on hers - looking good, Feesha!

But what's a bee without great show n tell?

Sondra H made a beautiful quilt using a the corn and beans pattern, she has such a great eye for color!

And that border fabric?  It's a piece of "ugly" fabric she got from me!

Same quilt - set on point!

I think this one's my favorite  :o)

And here are a few blocks of the month.  This year we're doing two versions of the same block - one traditional and one "modern."

At some point I'll take photos of each version side by side to share with you.

Well, that's it for now, glad to be back and glad you're visiting me, Constant Reader!

I hope you're having a great day - sew forth and sew on til later!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Challenges; mail call

Three things to be happy about:
(1) cute business cards
(2) Maryland Live! Casino  (nuff said)
(3) mint-flavored dental floss

Yesterday I took a few minutes to shop my stash for the Wee Bee challenge project; the challenge fabric is the one on the left.

I'm almost sure these are the fabrics and/or colors I want to use for the project.  In any case, I won't post any progress pictures, so you won't see anything else about the challenge til June!

Don't hold me to these fabrics, I might change my mind - but I can't wait to see what the finished quilt will look like, can you?

On another subject, as you know my birthday was on Sunday the 25th, but I hadn't received a birthday card from my sister Michelle.  When I asked if she mailed it late this time, she said she'd mailed it from the post office on January 20th.  I should have received it by the 22nd, but definitely no later than the 24th - omg, we both got upset!!  But the good news is - it came in yesterday's mail, thank the Lord!!  Why did it take so long?  I don't know, I don't care!

Now, you're probably wondering why we were upset about one little birthday card... well, that card contained something very special that means a lot to both of us - THE BIRTHDAY DOLLAR!

I shared the history of THE DOLLAR in this post a couple years ago; the oldest date on it is 1996.  My sisters Ruby and Faye have both passed away, so this dollar is very very precious to Michelle and me, worth more than gold!


This is what my car looked like around 2:30 yesterday afternoon; at that point we'd had rain mixed with snow, then a little sleet, then a little snow... then nothing.

When I took this picture it wasn't doing anything at all, but it was definitely on the way.

Everybody please be safe and stay off the roads if you can, I care about you!

Sew forth and sew on til later...