Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lots to post about: Quilt Show, friends, winners..................

Always look forward to the East Cobb Quilt show. They know how to put on a show.  Everyone was so nice.  My Bee  sisters and I headed out early form the boondocks to scoot into Atlanta.  After a wild ride
we arrived.  Here Helen found her witchy friend.  I have never known anyone love Halloween as much as she does.  Helen will have one of these made by next week.

We have so many talented ladies in our Bee.  One our girls Donna Barlow won Honorable Mention
in the Big pieced category.   We are so proud of her.  And one of our guild members  Regina Carter won First place in that category.  Above quilt is Donna Barlow's  What a beauty............
And here is Regina Carters.  This quilt says Regina all over it.

All the vendors were great I bought some goodies.  Advent Calendars, a great pincushion, wool pincushion kit, thread , I love Aurifil and a cute pumpkin table runner in a log cabin design.  Not to bad.

So many of my favorite vendors were there.  You almost had to take a number to squeeze in and look.
I really wanted one of everything. Also Little quilts and Tiny Stitches. And cant forget the thread man.

Mr. Baboo went and got a paper this morning and guess what was in it?  No smarty not news.  A surprise.  Someone blogged about this last week, but not in my area. Sorry for the glare on the picture.
In my area they took out the fabric in all Walmarts a couple of years ago.  But checked on the Internet and they were advertising fabric.  Now don't get me wrong.  If I want a quilt to last a hundred years the fabric wont come from Walmart.  But I could run across some nice fabric for aprons, baby quilts and different things for the home. I love their buttons and patterns.   I once was told that the home sewer was out with the dinosaurs.  I also heard that quilters spend around 3 Billions dollars a year..HA
More pictures of shopping goodness.  This is one of the nice ladies that was sitting and doing hand work, she let me barrow a chair to set and rest.

Now I have brought more projects home to do. I love Fall it sort of flips a switch in me that says sew your heart out.  Hurry up Santa Claus is coming.

Stitch by Stitch

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tuesday Night Sewing Class

Our guild had a sewing class last Tuesday night.  We really have some good teachers.  Volunteers
from our guild.  We really have some talented ladies in our guild.  I love learning something new.
I love to get together with all my friends and sew and laugh and have fun.
This class was a little thing called a Twister Thread Catcher.
Starts out looking like above.  I guess that is the twisty part. Then it looks like this.
Cute I think.  Everyone was coming up with ideas to put sewing items in it as a gift.
Cute huh?  Well Lola agrees.
Hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend.  I did cause it means cooler weather.
Looking forward to going to the East Cobb Quilt Show Friday.  I hope to pick up some goodies while I am there.  It will be a good time with my Bee.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Early Quilter gets the Go!!!!!!!!!

I really do have something to blog about today.  I have a little tin box in my sewing room.
When I have spare change or dollars it goes in the tin box.  Will I have been saving for a Go cutter.
I really didn't think as popular as they were they would ever go on sale.  But I was going through my
Joann's sales paper and was thinking they will never ever put the Go on sale then I turned to the last
page and there it was. It was on sale.  $149.00 off.....WOW.  So I was at the front door when they
opened this morning.  I  picked up the box and shook it, nothing in it.  My heart dropped.  But the lady told me that they had to put them in the back, people were stealing them.  I couldn't believe it.  I sure hope this isn't Quilters that are walking off with these things.  Really makes my heart sad that people
take things like that.

I could have charged it sure, but I had rather save for it and not be in debt.  So I had a day of mixed
emotions.  For me this is an important machine to cut fabric.   My hands are so bad with Arthritis it is really hard to get an accurate cut.  Yesterday I took off a little bit of the tip of my thumb.  Thank goodness for thumb nails.  It saved my finger from being much worse.
So if any of you quilters out there have any hand or wrist problems I give this a 5 star review.

So now I am saving up for some more dies.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend.