Monday, May 31, 2010

Wine carriers

In these pictures there is one completed wine (or whatever you want) carrier. It's the white daisy and you can't see the hole where the bottle goes in very well in the picture but hopefully you get the idea. I will have to take another picture of it standing up with a bottle in it so you can see better. I appliqued with machine blanket stitch and really like it but if I want to sell these I thought it took too long. When we started painting the towels yesterday and had a light bulb moment and thought I could paint the wine carriers as well. The rest of the pictures are the painted wine carriers that now need to be finished but I love the way they look so far. If they don't sell they will make great gifts so nothing lost.
P S We finally have some sun today, YEAH!!

Hand Painted Towels

Here are the pictures of the towels we painted yesterday, I am so pleased with them.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend Doings

Had a fun weekend and got lots accomplished for a change. Finally sewed the binding on my double delight quilt and have half of it hand stitched down. Vicky and Andrew came Sat afternoon and stayed til after supper tonite. It was a rainy and cool today so Vicky and I decided to do some crafting. I got out my paintstiks to show her and we had so much fun I pulled out the kitchen towels I wanted to decorate for sale and we finished them. While she did them I started on some wine carriers I had been planning to make and got 5 painted. I will post pictures tomorrow morning. I also finished 24 log cabin blocks for a swap I am in which I really wanted to get done so I can tidy up cutting area. All in all it feels great to get some things completed.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Victoria quilt show

Went to the Victoria Quilt Guilds show today at the Saanich Fairgrounds. It was a great show with some beautiful quilts as always, I forgot to take my camera so no pictures but take my word it was a great variety. There was an amazing variety from bargellos, dresdan plate, stack n whack to some amazing hand-quilted whole cloth quilts. Their was also some interesting challenge quilts including some wonderful art pieces. Overall it was a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon with my sister.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Quilting classes

Some exciting news today, I'm going to teach some quilting classes this fall at Satin Moon in Victoria so lots of planning to do. Brenda(shop owner) would like me to do a scrappy club and locker hooking maybe as a club. I have made quite a few scrappy quilt tops lately so now to get them finished and make a few new ones. I have given at least 3 really nice ones away but I am so looking forward to this. The main thing I have missed since selling the store is the people and the teaching so we will see how this works. Better get my notebook out as my brain is overflowing with ideas.