Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fabric Sale near Quilt Expo

FABRIC LIQUIDATION SALE by Jan Kolb - Same time as Quilt Expo - just 3 miles away.

Huge amount of quality cotton fabric $4 - $5 per yard Mostly bought at JJ Stitches + Stitchers Xing in Madison WI Kits are 30% - 50 % off

When: Thursday, September 8th from 7am - 7pm
Friday, September 9th from 7am - 7pm
Saturday, September 10th from 7am - 1pm


From Hwy 12/18 (Beltline Hwy)
Take Hwy 51/StoughtonRd Exit and go South towards McFarland (2.3 miles)
Take a Left onto Farwell St/ Cty Hwy MN (0.3 miles)
Take a Right onto Burma Rd (0.1 miles)
American Legion is on the Left

Monday, August 29, 2011

BOW Weekend Vacation for ME

Ahhhhhhhh. THIS is GOD's Country !! A wonderful retreat for ME !! We drove 4 hours for my 'Up North'.
This woman is responsible for BOW (Becoming Outdoor Women). Christine Thomas started this program 20 yrs ago in Treehaven (Tomahawk WI) and now 40 states and some in Canada and New Zealand all have them too. She is the Dean at the Stevens Point UW now, returning for the 20th Reunion Year of BOW. Glad I was a part of it. Loved it!!
Here is our Fly Fishing class fresh out of the river. Teachers on on far right ends of both rows.
Nancy Rose one instructor was a hoot. She had to curb her language for our class due to filming by a television crew all day. We each received a string of pearls for 'graduating'.
My chain saw class with instructor on back left. He was a professional logger and was very patient with all of us. He claimed he loved teaching women because they listened to him. Men usually come with bad sawing habits and do it 'their way'. :D
The dorm room where we stayed. We had our own in room bathroom. Nice
Me in my gun safety class taught here by Diane. A lecturer at Stevens Point University of WI.
A cord wood garden shed w/ occasional wine bottles in mortar. (potting shed)
One of many chipmunks outside. They get quite close to humans almost running through your legs.

Monday, August 15, 2011

I met these Iowa ladies at a longarm convention many years before the Retreat. Nice to see them again!

Thanks Ladies for coming to the Retreat this weekend - It was Grand!

Jewelry by Rachel. See the spiral corkscrew pendants on top? Cool eh?
Fractured Sun. Each panel is cut and sewed vertically, then horizontally.

Friday, August 12, 2011

August Group 1st weekend

This adorable bag goes on the handlebars of a bike. Cool!

These are finished 1 1/4" tumblers totaling 4,623 !

I made this ClothesPin bag for Marie - who worked here for a year. Her wedding was this past Wednesday. It was the first Amish ceremony that I went to. Interesting. I didn't understand a single word. Fun reception at the bride's house. Wonderful food, great company. Relatives got to stay at the retreat from far away as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana.