Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wool Applique Workshop with Jill Buckley

On Saturday, I attended a guild workshop put on by my friend Jill Buckley. She is an amazing artist and teacher. We all had a great time as you can see by the smiling faces!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

2013 in Review

Hello 2014!

Well I tried to post more often and I think I did for the most part. I slacked off in the latter part of the year, but to be fair I was busy at work and I actually did not do a lot of sewing.

2013 in Review
I completed the Hawaiian Punch and City Harbour Quilts, large bed size quilts! and finished my t-shirt lap quilt in time to bring it to BIQR 2013. I collaborated with Christine and Gail to complete a lovely quilt for Gwen Marston. I participated in a block donation to Houston for astronaut Karen Nyberg's quilt....looking forward to seeing the results of that!

 I participated in a placemat challenge at guild this year. We were given a photo and using the colours from the photo we were to create a placemat. You can see the other entries here.

 I made 4 pillowcases as Christmas gifts and forgot to take photos :( as well as a couple for myself. :) again no photos.

Quilts started and progress report
North by Northwest, batted up but needs to be quilted
Oakshot reds (working title), top completed, needs to be batted up and quilted
9 Patch Mystery quilt, top completed, needs to be sent to machine quilter
Trendtex Challenge 2014, being quilted, cannot show photos as will be sent in to Quilt Canada 2014
Collaborative projects with my friend Jill, in progress, no photos
There goes the neighbourhood, batted up needs to be quilted

New Sewing Room
We turned my sewing room into the guest room and moved my sewing room to the room where we put all the junk! So I had a lot of downsizing and reorganizing to do. I made several trips to Goodwill to donate my extra stuff. I gave away and sold three dressers and replaced them with some new cupboards and shelves....still organizing but the new sewing room is becoming more comfortable.

2014 expectations and resolutions
Finish the above mentioned quilts, finish the sewing room, attend Quilt Canada 2014. I have been asked by my guild to do a trunk show in March. I am very nervous....lets hope it is not a complete disappointment for those attending!

Happy New Year to all and my your stashes be replenished and your projects completed!