Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm Back!

I am back from one of my favorite events of the year, HQNA winterfest. We spend 4 beautiful days at Daniels Summit lodge where we were treated to classes taught by fabulous local teachers as well as Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosies Quilts

This is the project I taught in my Mystery Stitches class.  I pre-sewed the bags so that we could get to the good stuff in class opf perfecting the basic and then decorative embroidery stitches used. By the time I had sewed my 36th bag I felt like I could make them in my sleep. I had the best group of women in my class, many that join me year after year, along with a great group of newbies!

Pine Needles had a booth in the marketplace where I debuted my 2 new patterns and  kits

Love Line Quilt & Framed Piece

and Busy Butterflies
In addition to teaching I had time to spend with friends, my Mom and sister Holly who joined me, and even a bit of sewing and designing. It was the perfect retreat to rejuvinate my spirits and get me back in the groove.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I have been spending A LOT of time in my sewing room this week.

I designed a new quilt.....Love Line. The quilt is being quilted today by Chelsea and I CANNOT WAIT to show you the finished quilt! Here is a little sneak peak....

I also created a small project that will be included with the quilt pattern

Something fun and very do-able!

I have also been working endlessly sewing for the students in my Mystery Stitches class at Winterfest.  Only 4 days to go so today I am on my 12th hour of sewing, with a little break for lunch. At this point I am pleading, please, someone remind me why I do this to myself, but then I am there with all the wonderful women and instructors and I know why.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

FEBRUARY is ready to go

I just LOVE February.  One, because after a long winter I look forward to changing out the decore to the happy Pink and Red of the season of love, and two, because it is the month of my only child Kaylee's birthday!   I rarely have any of my own stitching in the house because it is displayed in my store but I am making a second model of Love Whoo You Are to give to Kaylee.  I can't think of any better advice for her.