Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stitches Conference 2016

I can hardly wait The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference is about to start. Some classes start in the morning and run for  10 days. I will be taking a ruler work class this weekend and the a couple of classes with Pat Pauly from New York. The teachers come form all over , across Canada , Untied States and sometimes even over seas. We are sew very lucky to have all of this right at our finger tips.

As I get myself ready I have been getting a couple of things done too. I have the runners from my class quilted. I came across a couple of blocks left over from a baby quilt and the fabric and now I have a baby quilt ready to quilt. I have another Hawaiian block ready to stitch, and I have gotten started on the wool wall hanging. I am trying to get caught up with the Splendid Sampler and the BOM on Craftsy.  It's kind of funny how just planning on going gets you inspired to get things done.
I am looking forward to getting recharged at the conference and seeing all the other ladies doing the same. That all for now I will try to post a little over the week while I take in the different classes.

Stay in stitches I know I will be ........

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bargello class is a wrap

The last 2 Tuesdays I was teaching a class at our local community college. We did up a runner using the Bargello technique. The pattern was based on the Row by Row pattern  that the 4 40 Quilt Shop, in Saskatoon, had last year. Jackie the shop owner was very kind  and let us use her pattern as a starting point for our runner.
Here is the class pic I took of my lovely ladies and their runners.

Sew many color choices and sew many great runners. I am very proud of you all and what you accomplished in 2 nights. For some this was their first quilt project!
I also made a couple more Bargello runners for samples that now need to get quilted.

Yesterday we has a light rain throughout the day and now it is a light snow the is starting to gather on the roof tops and a little on the grass....... oh well it is moisture and the snow will be short lived I am sure.
Sew if this is your weather today as well stay cozy and stay ........... in stitches

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

spring rain :0)

Well we are getting a little spring rain this morning ...... much needed as it has been sew dry sew far this spring. You can see the grass greening up and the trees in leaf and some in flower.... sew pretty.

Sorry that I have been in the missing mode for a while , I have been under the weather and still in a fog. I have been getting some sewing done but not near what I am used to doing.

The Splendid Sampler is keeping me busy I think I have 5 to catch up on but here is the last one I did ( not in order ) it was for Derby Day

I also received a wonderful little kit from Sheila ( from Sheila's Quilt World ) for my birthday to get me started with working with wool. Last night I got it all cut out and ready to stitch. I saw somewhere that you could staple baste your wool sew that is what I did ....... looking forward to stitching this cute little bell pull.
thanks Sheila

That's all for now I will try to keep in touch with you all even if my head is still in a fog with this bug.
I almost forgot   I am linking up with Monica and the gals at Needle and Thread Network , stop on by and see what everyone has been up to..... see you there ;0)
in stitches and hugs