Sunday, June 24, 2012

Busy Weekend

Happy weekend to everyone.  It's been a busy one around here.  We started out on Thursday with a small quilt class.  Well, as the ladies were coming into class, one of them said there was a deer in the backyard.  I ran and grabbed my camera and sure enough, there was one deer, just standing on the edge of the woods by the trees looking around.  She stayed there for quite awhile and then.........
she started walking across the backyard.  She walked right past the garden, didn't even look at it......kept walking......I ran to the front of the house so I could go on the side porch and see where she was headed...... 
and caught up with her at my neighbor's patio eating her tomato plant.  Uh-oh!!  She nibbled for a minute until she heard me walking closer and she took off around their house.  I decided not to chase her all over the neighborhood.  At least she skipped our garden! 
Betsy proudly shows her first crazy quilt block.  She wore her "dare to be different" t-shirt because she was using colors that were so different for her in her quilt blocks.  Beautiful! 
Helen was having some problems so teacher Lynn sat to help her out.  I think there were six of us in the class and we all enjoyed learning the new block.  Thank you Lynn for sharing your time with us.  I emailed Lynn today and told her I had 57 blocks completed.  Of course I'm the silly one who decided to make a king size quilt with my blocks!! 
Debbie Powell came for Quarter Seamers Club today and brought along show and tell.  I love when she shares her projects.  She finished her flower garden quilt and even had it quilted.  It turned out beautiful!!!  Inspiration girls!!! 
She also brought along this beautiful Spider Web quilt that she's going to be teaching later this summer.  Can't wait to make this one! 
And I can't remember what she called this one, but it is folded fabric which forms the star.  
And these two pieces will also be summer classes that Debbie is teaching.  Enough time to get them done for fall decorating! 

Joshua spent the night Friday night while his sisters went to the Mudcats game where Raleigh was supposed to go on the field with her baseball team and run the bases.  Unfortunately, after waiting an hour and a half, they canceled the game because of thunderstorms.  Joshua, however, was right in the middle of his own baseball game with Mina! 
And while he was waiting on me to feed him dinner, he grabbed the TV remote.  Looks like he knows how to use it!  At one point, I turned on the TV and he looked up shocked because he thought he had done that.  He just laughed over that.  So sweet.
Also, this weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center there was a Sewing Expo.  I believe this is the first time such an event was held in Raleigh.  These two pictures are an overview of the show with lots of eye candy.  There was plenty to look at including lots of beautiful quilts. 

The photo doesn't do this quilt justice.  It was just beautiful in person.  What you can't see from the photo are the eagles that were quilted around the quilt.  This certainly could go right in my house!! 
Primitive Gatherings came all the way from Wisconsin to participate in the show and she sure was a big hit.  Her booth was always full of ladies who had their arms loaded with patterns, fabric, wool and kits.  She had the most spectacular wool pieces.  I purchased quite a few patterns from her that I may try and teach in the future.  That would mean I would have to create the models first!!

There is a stitchery club meeting at my house this afternoon and that will wrap up the weekend for me.  I'm more than halfway to my goal of 100 of the crazy quilt blocks so maybe I will work on those after stitchery club.

I emailed the new class schedule this week.  If you want information regarding the classes, please let me know.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and find some time to do a little stitching!

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