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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Quilty Chicks meet Gwen Marston

Yep! That's us. We visited Cameo Quilt Guild on Thursday to hear Gwens lecture on Abstract Quilts in Solids, and on Friday morning we attended her workshop. I think that we learned alot, and I was amazed that Faye (the blond Chick) was able to break free and do as much as she did. (Faye usually likes patterns and rules!)
Nancy hit the ground running- she cut a big pile of strips and worked out her Liberated Greek Key and did a great job of it. She got lots of compliments from the other participants. I didn't fare as well as Faye & Nancy. I didn't get much sleep the night before, and I never quite found my groove. Also, as Gwen said, it's harder to work small than large, and that proved true for me. Anyway, I'm looking forward to pulling out my pile of fabrics and trying again....and I'm really looking forward to attending Gwen's retreat in Elk Rapids this coming September! I've wanted to go for years and I've finally committed to going.
A quick word about the Cameo Quilt Guild.....What a happy, friendly group of women ! This guild has some good speakers lined up for the year, and I'm looking forward to visiting them again.

That's all for now chicks!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Farm Girls Winter Get Away

Hi Chicks!
I'm just back home from a long weekend get-away to the farm. My sister-in-law Al and my friend Claudette joined me Friday thru Sunday....and then I decided to stay until today (Tuesday) .
Claudette is into paper & photography, among other things. She worked on some scrapbook page lay-outs and made ALOT of her beautiful gift cards.

Al makes jewelry, and she stayed busy most of the time making some beautiful necklaces.
The three of us also managed to make a mess!
I also got a chance to do some late night reading.....this book was excellent!
And, hiding behind the book, is my latest finish:
Just one block left to make for the Simply Vintage quilt. Then there is a border of 1/2 square's to do, and then another border with 100+ leaves....but I'm not going to think about that right now!
I did work on a few other projects, but I've shared enough for now. I have time to make up on the treadmill after being away for so long, and then a guild meeting to attend tonight.
Later chicks!


Friday, January 8, 2010

My First 2010 Finish,,,,I Think

Here's the youngest child, modeling the Prairie Paisley Disappearing Nine-Patch.
The light was best outside for the pic....so she willingly stepped out into the snow to assist me.
You'll notice we hardly have any snow at all. The weather forecasters predicted The End Of The World, and as is usually the case, we barely got anything at all!
So that's it. A short post, but a post none the less!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter Wonderland

My header pic is one I took while in Traverse City a couple of weeks ago. As we were driving up there the weather went from Not-So-Great to We-Shouldn't-Be-Doing-This!!!!!.............. But we made it there safely and it ended up being a beautiful weekend.

The Bay was starting to freeze, and the ice was piling up and the snow was blowing:

But inside our condo at The Lodge we were sipping wine in front of the fire and we were toasty warm:
We're looking forward to another trip Up North soon...........

Friday, January 1, 2010

Don't Be Getting Any Big Ideas....

That I'm suddenly going to become some over-achieving blogger just because I blogged 2 days in a row. It means nothing. It just means that I wasn't willing to continue sitting on my bed watching the Jennifer Aniston movie marathon on the Lifetime channel.

Right now they are showing The Breakup. I've only seen this movie a dozen times.

So...............I'll share a few photos, type a few words, and then I'll slip back into my role as Slacker Blogger. I'm good at that. I'm comfortable with that designation. Don't think that your encouraging words will change that. They won't.

Here's Rob....with his Christmas Quilt. I would have liked to get a better pic, with less clutter in the way, perhaps one that actually showed some detail of the quilt itself. Alas, that was not to be. Perhaps another time.

Here is The Fabulous Nicole in her apron........the fabric is shopping bags on a black background. So Her!

And here's Danielle's apron. The fabric is (obviously) and Eiffel Tower print that I got at Rainbow's End in Florida. Come to think of it, I think Nicole's apron fabric came from there as well.
Lastly, here is Tim in his Christmas scarf. Again, my pic doesn't show alot of detail. Not sure what I was thinking as I took my pics this year. I knitted it in front of him....he never even asked about it until a couple of days before Christmas. I think I said it was for Rob.

So that's it for now, girls. It's all I've got. Well, except for this:

Happy New Year!