Monday, February 23, 2009

Patching during a snow storm

Kick off your shoes and sit right down....take a look at this weekends show.
The birds were crazy this weekend due to the snow. Fun to watch. Except when they crash the glass. Fortunately Lois made this little rescue basket with fabric scraps for the little crash victims to regain conciousness in.

WHEN ever this group comes to visit, the snow seems to follow. At least this year it came on Saturday instead of extending their stay by a day, like last year. Groups love anticipating getting "snowed in" where this group can actually say they were! Last year.

I don't think I ever recall hearing the ringing of the bell more often as this weekend. As you will see, there were many projects completed.
The doggies are very tiny - about 5 inches tall.

cow dish towel is udderly adorable!

Runners and totes

a jacket made from a sweatshirt

That is all for now, see you soon - patsy

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February Piecemakers Guild Night

Every third Monday, our Piecemakers guild meets here at the Homestead Cabin Retreat. Usually meeting at 7pm. I would like to invite anyone in the vacinity to join us. ***Warning however***** WE are very loosly structured with no bylaws, no officers - just lots of fun! Each month, someone volunteers to do a demo on a technique or bag or certain project. Then we have show n tell ! Very small fee for the year.
Last months lesson was given by Chris who showed us how to join the Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks by hand. She used the template method. This is Marcella's project that she started after last months meeting.
So here is the show n tell from February's meeting.......

This is Swedish Huck Weaving done on Monk's cloth. I remember my Mother making huck towels years ago.

As I was waiting in line at a fast food place..... I had to chuckle.
They should place these signs at the doors of all quilt shops. And at the front entrance to Quilt Expo's.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thrifty to Quilty

Well, I havn't stop thrift shopping. I just havn't gotten photos of the stuff I've been dragging in the house. Which by the way, I have been taking more stuff out of the house to Goodwill, St Vincents, and the Salvation Army than buying. I feel good about that. I donated over 36 sheets and blankets to the homeless shelters. The stuff I bought last minute to use when we first started the retreat. I also made two trips to the food pantry in one month - cleaned out MY food pantry. And I discovered a used book store in Reedsburg where I donated lots of quilting books from my household collection. Earned lots of 'in store credits' here.

Now, on to last week's show n tell and projects in the works...
closer look at the snowflake batik. Nice huh?