Saturday, March 11, 2017

When the cat's away, the mouse will...WORK!

Last week the blog was quiet while I was away at retreat. We had a great time sewing and laughing, with very little sleeping. There was a nap when I got home...
Ooh la la...Patchwork Pirate Johhny Depp

Ladies in the UFO room getting set up

The Hugs and Kisses room
Quilts...not real hugs and kisses.

Gail working along in the Comfort Quilt/ Heart to Heart room

The name tag challenge

A sewing area with some pretty complicated blocks being sewn

A makeshift design wall for a beautiful string quilt in progress.

In the classroom where I taught quilt-as-you-go

One camper's progress on her One Block Wonder

The ladies showing off their projects from the tuck quilt class
On the way home, we stopped at the top of a mountain to take a couple of quick snaps of the beautiful view.
After a curvy and steep ride, we came to this access point on the Appalachian Trail
The view is wonderful, with the valley stretching out far below.

There was a group of hikers getting ready for their trek, too!
When I arrived home, Molly came running to meet me, and get her new toy. The cow is almost as big as she is, but has five squeakers, so she is in love!
Molly has a cow!

She immediately took it to her favorite spot.
Mr Wazoo spent his time alone wisely, getting these quilts done and out the door. I think he is in the running for employee of the month for his initiative!

Panto: Valentine

Panto: Bubbles

The backing of this one is as fun as the front!!

This big beach blanket got the panto Splashing

You can see it better from the back side.

This customer's memory quilt has the panto Quirky

The backing is an authentic African printed batik.
The customer and her husband are missionaries, and have lived in exciting places all over the world.

Isn't this a stunning use of red and white fabric?!

Panto: Rosie
A very sad note this week, one of our Florida friends passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. My grandson loved him and even got a ride in the vintage Corvette, something he didn't allow just anyone to do. Rest in peace, gentle friend.

Devin was so excited, he was speechless...for a moment.

Going for a ride.

A happy surprise was the arrival of a birthday gift from my sister! The new addition to the studio describes my stash in honorable terms, don't you think?

I never thought of myself as a hero for buying fabric,
but now, I hold myself a bit straighter when coming home with the bags.