Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Melody Crust was one of our National Teachers this year. I was lucky enough to take several of her classes which included beading, free motion quilting with decorative threads, and what to look at, and think about when designing borders. I learned a lot and came away with loads of ideas.
Monday, September 28, 2009
This is Cori's sample with the pocket quilted, embroidered, and colored (colourque) instead of appliqued. Almost too cute to hide beside the bed. Something to think about. Doesn't she do amazing work? Her website is www.chitterchatterdesigns.com if you'd like to check out her other designs.
More pics of Quilt Fest coming up in a bit.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I finally found out what the "alien pod" was! (Check out the picture from August). It was a giant puffball! And it's edible and apparently quite delicious when dipped in batter and fried. The texture has been described as crispy on the outside and like a marshmallow inside. Can't quite get my mind around that, but if I find another one next year, may have to try it.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sam's face is in this burrow up to his eyeballs! The sniffs and snorts coming from the hole were quite hilarious....until he started to dig up the lawn. Wish I could have gotten a shot of his face when he finally surfaced. One of these times he will get his nose nipped by whatever is living in there. Sam hasn't discovered that there is most likely a "back door" somewhere else!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This little pincushion is the project for week four of the Angel Swap and is a pattern from Plum Cute Designs. It really is "plum cute" and was fun to make. Week five project has been posted and I just hope I can get it finished this week.
One more week until Quilt Fest which means lots of new projects and ideas, so that means getting my butt in gear and putting the pedal to the metal! So many new things to learn and so little time. More later, everyone.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
The river from the last post flows into this reservoir, which is huge. The bottom picture is just one of the mountains along Provo Canyon. Just a wonderful three hour trainride full of senic wonders. It was the first of Sept. and a few of the trees were beginning to show a bit of color. In a couple of weeks it will be beautiful (for this desert land). Can't beat New England in the fall!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
We just got back from a wonderful week in Midway, UT. It's amazing how many great spots are in the Heber Valley....and to think that it's only about 90 minutes away.....and we haven't been there until now!! Of course we've been to Park City (yep, the 2002 Winter Olympics were there), but never went any further! Midway is the home of "Swiss Days" (no, Sammy, not just cheese and chocolate), which is held during the Labor Day weekend each year. Along with all the programs during the day, there are approx. 250 vendors from all over the US. One of the vendors told us that she does at least 30 shows a year and this one is rated among the top 10 juried shows in the country!! Who woulda thought?! Pictures and more are coming.