Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Going to a wedding

Tomorrow I leave to fly to NY for my son's wedding on Friday. The reception will be a great big party on Sat. It ought to be a great time. Dan left this morning & has arrived safely.
In preparation for the wedding tonight I pampered my nails done and a wonderful pedicure. I sure do love a pedicure, almost as much as a great massage. I don't get either often enough.
The gas here has gone crazy, still have stations running out on a daily basis.
I am working on a pattern by Amy Bradley called Quilt Diva. I believe I will use this as talking piece whenever I do a quilt show. Oddly, I think she looks a lot like me LOL.
Off to finish getting ready to fly.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Time to get started again

What a beautiful day here in Western NC. The sun is shining and it is warm, a great September day. As I enjoy the day I am listening to Fox News, such devastating news from TX. My heart and prayers are with all those affected. I know what it is like to have your property flooded. Not fun and insurance is never enough to cover the damage.

I have signed up to participate in 2 upcoming craft shows. The Leicester Studio Tour Christmas Show at the Leicester Community Center on Dec 6, 2008 and a craft show at work on Dec 3, 2008. I am now starting to create Christmas ornaments in EQ6 and will start making items this weekend. I found this great white fake fur type trim I am going to use as snow on mountain tops. Dan, my DH, has several great photos on snow on the mountains he has taken over the past few years. I want to translate them into quilts. I believe I will try making 4x6 postcard size landscape quilts for the 2 shows.

I will be leaving at the end of this week to attend my son Jon's wedding to Teresa. I can't wait to see them and all of the rest of the family. We live so far away we don't get to see them as often as we would like. I will post photos when I get back.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Wins at the WNC State Fair

What a weekend. I entered 4 quilts in the Western NC Fair. 3 won 1st place ribbons.

The pot holder was paper pieced using my own hand dyed fabrics, designed by Kim Noblin. The design was from I took the 12 inch block and changed it to a 8 inch finished quilt.

The Spring colored Bargello took a 1st for a table runner. It is created from commercial fabrics and comes from a Quilt University class Bargello Seasons with Ruth Blanchet.

The crowning glory is my landscape which took a 1st place and a Judge's Choice. It was done with my hand dyed cottons, organza, sheer material, Shiva oil paint sticks. This was created using one of my DH, Dan, photos taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I created a frame around it to create the illusion of looking out of a window of a log cabin. It was entered in the mixed media category. I learned to create landscapes from another Quilt University class called Miniture Landscapes with Susan Brittingham.