Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Quilty Fun!

I feel like I am actually doing "quilty" things.
Saturday the quilt show boutique committee met to brainstorm. Lots of cute items in the works! After lunch we had sewing time; since we had rented the room for the day. A couple ladies basted their quilts, several other worked on hand applique projects and I had brought my Featherweight to sew little wallets.
Several of the ladies invited me to join 2 of the "bees".

Yesterday, I went to the Becasso's Bee. How cool is painting fabric with gelatin as a stamping base medium. Well go over to and see!
I received the remaining crayon for the Becasso's challenge for May - brown, I can do that! My assigned shape is - squiggle, Ok, mental over load! So many ideas racing through my head. I can use any technique, use any type material and make any type art piece. Should I strip piece a squiggle, applique a bunch of squiggles or give birth to - "dolly squiggle", Hmmmmmmmmm?

Today, The Quilting Friends Bee met, everyone brought their own project to work on. What fun getting to see the projects and get acquainted with the ladies. Guild meetings are wonderful, but to belong to a bee or two is how you get to really to know new people.

Needless to say I am not feeling completely like a fish out of water. I have new friends to "Horse" around with!

Sorry! Bad pun! But, wouldn't this little sea horse be cute in applique.

I need to get my RR Quilters block ready to mail.

Monday we bought a new camera, so now maybe I will get more pictures posted. I just have to get the camera away from DH.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Alive and BUSY

Only quilting I have done this month has been in my head. I did make it to the monthly meetings of the 2 guilds I belong to.
The last month has been hectic. The Scottish festival season is gearing up. I had an order for a period outfit on line. " Rather be quilting!" But the outfit was finally finished and mailed. "Happy Dance at post office!"
Friends came for Mint Hill Festival that was canceled 2 day before it was to take place. Luckily they are quilters and crafters, so we went to almost every quilt and craft store in W/S. Missed a new quilt shop I didn't know about, til after they left.
This last week end we met up with the same friends, plus 2 more, for the Rural Hills Scottish Festival. We all camped Friday night (brrr - ice in my cup was still ice next morning) and Saturday night at the festival. Four women, "1 - preteen female" and DH; what a brave and patient man. We ate, drank, talked and talked, swapped recipes and corrected one friend's knitting project. Had a great time in spite of a group of fellow campers forming a drum circle, that played til after 4:30 am Saturday morning. Next night the drumming stopped at 1 am, but they played loadly til then. Camper next to us had a harp which sounded so beautiful, when we could hear it.
We sponsor the Children's Passport for 2 festivals, and one of the festivals is coming up in a couple weeks. So, I am cutting, stapling and folding 250-300 little passports. The kids, under 12, take their passport to each clan booth and get a stamp, when they get all the clan stamps they come to us and get a little prize.