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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bee vs Peeps

Three things to be happy about:
(1) Easter egg rolls
(2) the color yellow
(3) green rubber bands

We've been into Spring for a week and already you can see the signs - forsythia bushes blooming, crocuses poking their heads up - all to celebrate Spring and the color yellow!

At our bee this past Saturday we were treated with another annual yellow sign - Peeps!

What happens when a Bee comes in head to head contact with those little spongy cuties??  Carolyn, our official cake baker, surrounded a delicious coconut cake with em, it's anybody's guess who'll win...

Meanwhile we were also treated with beautiful show n tell - Gwen J likes to make her own letters when she wants to put words on her quilts, so clever...

... better hurry - the cake was disappearing before our eyes!

Lezetta helped herself to a slice, just in time ...

Sandy H showed her latest completion, she has such an eye for color.

I always look forward to seeing Sandy's quilts, and she finishes them so quickly.  I don't think Sandy ever has any UFO's.

So, it was Bee vs Peeps ... who won??

Hang in there little guys, there's safety in numbers!

That's it for now, sew forth and sew on til later...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

May the blessings of Easter be with you and your family today!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Just a game

Three things to be happy about:
(1) sunny weather
(2) old-school music
(3) a new ballpoint pen

There's a game that I play sometimes, and it's called "where'd I put it??"

I hate playing that stupid game!

I'm working on the South of Baltimore UFO that I've wanted to finish up for some time.  I made scrap yardage for the flowers in different colors...



loads of yellow...

and green for the leaves...

... but I can't find the blocks I already made!

One thought was to start over from scratch; if I find the blocks, okay.  And if I don't - oh well!  But would that be considered a UFO, or a new project??

Meanwhile, to avoid frustration I put that UFO gently aside and pieced two quilt backs.  I'll go ahead and pick up the scrap crystals UFO, that's what was next on my list anyway.  Sounds like a plan!

Sew forth and sew on til later

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Silent Sunday

Dancing in the street...

Saturday, March 5, 2016

More quilt show goodness

I have more quilts to show from the Hampton show; there were so many impressive quilts that I had to pick and choose!

First, a teaser!  There were a lot of fun quilts at the show this year...

Can you read this pictogram??

Gayle at Mangofeet commented that the pillow quilt I shared yesterday would be hard to walk away from, but this one was sheer genius!

This was a single quilt viewed from the left...

... and straight on!

There was a third view from the right, but as you can guess it was such a popular display that it was nearly impossible to get a good shot.

Nice lady...

What can I say but "Love it!"

Just look at that scalloped border...

I liked these birds!

These birds are definitely on my to-make list

Lynne over at Patchery Menagerie has a free tutorial on how she makes hers, find it here.

Modern is as modern does...

and so are pictorials...

three more that caught my attention...

Did you solve the puzzle??  (You can never have too much love, money, or chocolate)

That's it for now, I'd have taken more but my camera battery was exhausted!  Almost makes me miss loading up those AA batteries when I had the old camera.  Almost.  Sew forth and sew on til later!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Mid-Atlantic quilt show

Three things to be happy about:
(1) new ideas
(2) keeping your options open
(3) quilt shows

Hi everybody!  Last Saturday I went to the Mid-Atlantic quilt festival in Hampton, Virginia and I'm just now getting around to uploading the pictures.

But first I wanted to show you winter's last hurrah, as seen from my front porch.  We had a little snow last night, but at the time I took this picture it was already melting, yaaay!

In the convention center atrium Renea and I ran into the mayor of Hampton, Mayor George Wallace.  He was standing behind a desk, we had a question and we all just started talking.  Then he points to a picture on the desk and says "Oh by the way, that's me."  

So funny!  He's a very nice person, chatting away like an old friend.

And now, the quilts - this year they added a modern quilt category.  Some may be slightly out of focus, I was having camera issues.

who wouldn't love this art quilt, the pillows look ready to fall off the shelf!

So many art quilts, portrait quilts, modern quilts!  I still have more to share that I'll post tomorrow.
Sew forth and sew on til later...