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Friday, July 06, 2012
This and That and Mary Lou's Retreat for Next Year!
How's this for inspiration? Collect those buttons, little cars and teeny toys to sew on your next textile creation...so much fun!
I couldn't agree more with Maxine on this- we had neighbors wait until we all went to bed and turned out our lights to start their fireworks... I live in a place that is surrounded by huge, dry pine trees....Glad my house is still here....they weren't so lucky across the way when a 12 year old lit some fireworks and 8 people lost their homes....scary...honestly this is no place to be lighting off fireworks and rockets...
Ran into this photo and wondered what this poor dog thought....it is creative though...and funny too
Just went to see Rock of Ages....I am with Maxine on this one...
Ran into Kellygirlquilts cow today and it totally made me smile....
I had to put this in here again because it is such a good example of what a person can do with the Flower Power book and various fabrics- Kathy Sandling did this at a retreat we attended in Tahoe and it is a fabulous quilt! What inspiration for scraps!
My cousin sent me this illustration and I think it is wonderful-great color and great invitation to creativity...,change it and make it your own so the artist doesn't even know they inspiration they gave you-this is the fun and challenge of art!
I do not believe in copying anything....EVER
MORE blocks you have not ever seen....
My friends Molly and Tina deciding what the next fabric to buy will be-both these girls do great and original work...they love to invent! Inventing is FUN!
After being in Texas and Oklahoma, I am hooked on trims and what they can do for a quilt! I hope to complete two quilts I am working on using these...reds have always been my favorite!
I ran into this photo of a quilt by Eilene Hamilton for her neice...very hoochy and very fun!
This photo is one of my all time favorite's...this darling girl knows how to have fun and she got an A= in my workshop too!!
MARY LOU RETREAT- ANNOUNCEMENT
I have just put in for the dates for next years retreat (Post Falls, Idaho outside of Spokane,WA . We laughed because a girl from Florida said "I am sleeping in Washington and sewing in Idaho." We will come in the day before and attend Farm Chicks Show on June 2nd and start the class on June 3rd and it will end at noon on Friday of that week. if I can get those dates. They have my letter so I think I will be able to secure this again. I only take a small number of students-this year we had ten and I only take 12 MAX. If you think you are interested, write and let me know and I will give you the detaiails on a down payments to hold your spot. First come first serve.
Linda B and Tina you are "IN". Sandy and Wendy I have you penciled on my list also.
It will be alot of fun for sure-------------
I had to share this too. I got a photo of my daughter and her husband camping-she is beautiful even without a speck of makeup and he is a muscle bound and SMART great guy
---I thought their photo looked like another couple I knew once...