February was a busy month,olympics and all, I didn't spend much time in the studio. Well finally got in there, having some fun. I got my A Christmas Wish,a free pattern from Gail Pan Designs. It's all finished embroidering and piecing. The colors are very different for Christmas, but I love it. Then I made this bag for the trip to Lancaster next month ,a few of us (Facebook Friends) will be making bags made of this fabric to carry at Lancaster Quilt Show. I made mine extra large to carry lots of goodies from the show. Our winter this year has been non existant but we finally got a little this last week.Seems sfunny to hear all the others places around the states, complaining of all the snow, and here we are, the snow belt and very little to speak of.
Today was our Guild meeting, we had a workshop and then a trunk show with Vicky LaFleur of Trenton Ont. workshop she specializes in 3-D Applique flowers. her quilts are all handquilted and most of her things are tradional. I really enjoyed today!!!
Isn't it amazing, how you can find so many free things on the net? Look what I found today...from iHanna! A free PDF file for the backside of postcards. I love making postcards, so this will come in so handy!!! You can find it here http://www.ihanna.nu/download/free_postcardback_2010.pdf
On my trip to Niagara, I stopped at 2 shops, Gone to Pieces, which is now out of business, I bought a little piece of McKenna Ryan fabric, and The Quilting Bee in Fonthill where I found fabric for Jenny of Elefantz BOM for this year! I also found book with a quilt pattern pefect for my christmas fabric Swap of last year!!!
I can't seem to go to Niagara, without stopping at my favorite Quilt Shop...The Quilting Bee! Everyone is excited to see the new Quit Sampler that will be out in May, the store is featured and I got to see the quilt that Jackie designed for the magazine! kelly is the owner and I've watched the store grow since it started I(about six years ago). If you get a chance, and are anywhere in the Niagara region, be sure not to miss....stopping in. The address is 155 Hwy 20 W, Pelham. Phone... 905 892 7926
I'm away for a week, in beautiful Southern Ontario.... I lived here all my life, till I moved to Eastern Ontario to marry my High School Sweetheart, five years ago!!! I love being home to see my family and friends, will post lots of pictures when I get home!!!
I'm heading out next week for a few days with family and friends in my home area. Wanted to make some little gifts to take along. I've been busy in the evenings in the studio. Made 3 journal covers, a drawstring bag, a Toronto Maple Leafs pillow, a baby ribbon cuddler, a screen beach bag and started on a riding boot bag!! On top of that , my top thread was breaking on my HQ 16, and I figured that out and solved that problem!!! Woot! Woot!!!I even got a little hand project ready to take with me!!! Tomorrow is my weekly quilting group get together!!!