It's a wee bit early but we're headin' for Disneyworld in the morning and I know I won't have a chance so thought I'd wish you ALL a HAPPY HALLOWEEN while I'm thinking about it. Disney is really fun at Halloween as so many are dressed up and the kids trick or treat around the parks. We're only there til Tues. and the weather looks like it'll cooperate so I'm looking forward to it (specially a whirl or two on the Rock N Roller coaster--I LOVE that ride!!).
Reni and I made some Halloween cookies for her to take to a party tomorrow night. Cute but they could've been better. I found the recipe over at Krista's blog. Learned a couple of things with this first batch--check the cookies at about 18 min. to prevent over-browning (kinda detracts from the 'green-ness') and, when you move onto the 2nd batch, be sure the dough is good and refrigerated so that they don't become overly FAT!! They're still cute and she's looking forward to serving them up at the par-tay.
Here's a little project I've been working on and finally got it all put together. Now to just get the backing and will deliver to the LA'er. I LOVE the colors and purchased the kit from Quilter's Paradise online. Just an easy, mindless-kinda project which I really love..nothin' stretchin' my brain too bad. LOL
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Aacckk, I just remembered I didn't post the rest of my class photos from Houston!! What a SLOUCH! lol
Anyway, they were ALL fun and I fully intend to finish each of the projects I started. HOWEVER, I've been in 'try to finish it up mode' on other projects that were waiting at home before I even THOUGHT about the Houston projects! We've been working like MAD to finish as many items for our 'Jingle & Mingle' sale at church to raise money for our quilting group and I'm STILL hooked on those little luggage tags. LOVE EM!
OK, without further adieu, here are photos from the "Spin Around NY" and "Accidental Landscapes" classes...
OK, so I arrived in Houston on Wed. and checked in. Had some time to kill til 5 when preview started!! Got in there pretty much straight up 5 and got a ton of pix (which I will upload to webshots once I get home). Then yesterday, I took a GREAT class with Melinda Bula (she's pictured with one of her fabulous quilts and the sunflower was our class project). It was a blast and she is adorable! I look forward to finishing the project once I get home. Then today, I took a class called "Spin Around New York" with Gayle Wallace which was also an enjoyable class. Will upload and post pix of that one in a couple of days. Tomorrow is the class with Karen Eckmeier and is only half a day then I'll be heading home. I've spent some bucks (most, I think, at Primitive Gatherings though I did buy a lot from Melinda--her hand dyes are FABULOUS!!). Staying at the Hilton Americas is such a wonderful indulgement and I hope if you get to Houston, that you are able to get a room there. So nice to be able to head back to your room if your tootsies get tired or if you just need a little power nap.
I am participating in the Fall 2009 Quilt bloggers online quilt festival! This is EXCITING!! My quilt was made a few years back in a 9 mo. long class at one of our wonderful LQS'. This was back in my 'formative' years of quilting and the sample of this quilt hanging in the shop amazed and FRIGHTENED me especially when my compadre asked me to take the class with her. YIKES, NO!! But I relented and SO glad I did. I learned SO MUCH with the making of this quilt. That eagle and ALL OF HIS LITTLE FEATHERS are appliqued and I was NOT an appliquer. But, like I said, I learned tons on this quilt and now am an
applique nut (not that I'm good, I just love it!!).
We worked on a corner or center segment each month then went home with LOTS of homework. I did OK for the first couple of months then quickly fell behind. They languished in a box inbetween classes and THEN, when we were getting ready to move out of state, I decided to get my rear in gear and get er done! I finished and left it in the capable hands of my wonderful longarmer. She did a GREAT job!
The little hands are those of my son and granddaughter and took the place of a block I did NOT want to do. Glad I did the little hands cause they're MUCH bigger now!
I thought the little bear and bunny with the watermelon were SO cute. Like I said previously, I was NOT an appliquer but learned lots when working on the applique in this quilt.