Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wondering where I have been? Well, my old computer is acting up and poor Mr. Lucky (not feeling too lucky at this point!) has been trying to revive it but it is not looking hopeful. I am typing this at a borrowed computer!
I am overwhelmed at all the responses I have received about my bag giveaway. Thanks everyone! Hopefully my computer will be up and running in a day or so and I can announce the winner AND reply to all your lovely comments! Rumi
Friday, June 26, 2009
OK, I'm still learning this blog stuff. Ever since Kaaren announced her 4th of July giveaway, I have been trying to put her button on my blog. I did it once before with the rainbow swap button but couldn't remember how I did it! Well gang, I think I got it! Go to her blog and see the wonderful things she is giving away!
Along with the pattern, she gave me this yummy stack of pretty pink fat quarters!
Goodness! Lucky me! Now I need a special project to use these in!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Love the one above, each house and tree has a little quilt by it
This last image is a close up of President Jimmy Carter's chin area. Wanted to show you the detail.
OK, now on to Saturday's event
Stephanie, Terri, Cheri and I returned to the Columbus convention center on Saturday since we obviously didn't spend enough money at the quilt convention the day before! The yarn was beautiful and I could have come home with a truckload of it but I restrained myself.
Sue, from Back to Back Fiber Products, was very friendly and let us "play" in her booth. She had little felt strips looped over some pins and we needle felted on these
Ta Da! We're done with out masterpieces. Unfortunately, my close-up pic of the little tags didn't turn out but you may be able to see them at Stephanie's or Terri's blog.
Here are some beautiful yarn I purchased
And take a look at this pretty lace scarf pattern. I'm planning to knit this in the red kid merino yarn.
Well, I was so excited about my new purchases that I came home, balled up my sugar cane yarn hank (yes, it is made of 100% sugar cane and it is beautifully soft and smooth) and started a narrow little lace scarf. This pretty pattern was free with the purchase of this yarn.
BUT, not before ending the day at the Creekside Jazz and Blues festival across town
Learn more about them at www.innercitybluesband.com
Monday, June 22, 2009
Had a wonderful, wonderful time at the NQA quilt show. I attended with my gal pal Stephanie and her friend Linda who was visiting from out of state.The quilts on display were phenomenal! So many talented quilters! Here is just a small sampling of quilts.
Pictured in this last quilt is Brutus Buckeye, the Ohio State University mascot. Ohioans, and especially central Ohioans, are very serious OSU sports fans. "What is a buckeye?" You might ask. It is a poisonous nut from the buckeye tree. Native Americans called it such because the nut resembles the eye of a deer. Every state in the US has a moniker and ours is the "Buckeye State" I added this last quilt since OSU is a little dear to my heart since my son graduated from there.
I also bought this cute glass nail file. See the cute little frog on it! I was told this file will last forever (as long as I don't drop it and break it, of course) I was told that it also works great for smoothing out little burrs on plastic template edges.
From left to right: Stephanie, Teri, Eileen, me. I know I look like a giant in this pic but I'm average height at 5'5"; the rest of the girls are actually shorties!
We decided to have lunch together and were joined by Terri's mom Cheri (2nd from the left) and Stephanie's friend Linda (1st on the left)
I loved meeting all these ladies. Terri and Eileen are as nice in person as they appear on their blogs. Linda and Cheri -- you'd all like them too!
My next post will be about what I did the following day....talk at you then. Rumi
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Hey, that's a neat little ring
Oh, it's becoming clear now
Friday, June 12, 2009
I cut the charm squares into quarters to make 2 1/2 inch squares. Grabbed some fusible fleece, a bright orange zipper and lemon yellow lining fabric. Voila! A cute little tote.
I took 2 charm squares and made a little pocket for the inside.
I like this so much, I may have to make some more!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Could it get any a nicer than that? Well, yes, because in addition to wonderful food and company, I got to see Stephanie's latest creation (you'll love it!) AND she presented me with a hand crocheted cotton dishcloth for my kitchen. WooHoo! I'm a lucky gal!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Also sewed up these little pouches for my Weight Watcher buddies. I designed them to hold our weigh in books. Cute huh? Velcro closure keeps our books nice and snug.
That's all for today. Talk at you later! Rumi