Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quilting Day

Hi Friends -

Tuesday was His Hands quilting day and the ladies brought tops and finished quilts for the Harvest Home. These are some of their creations - it never ceases to amaze me how different each one of us is in style and how fun "show and tell" is.

This month - we meet in a library meeting room - there was an English class for immigrants taking place in the next room and their teacher wanted to know if they could come and see our work. They wanted to practice their English :) So when they came over there were "oohhh's" and "aahhh's" but we weren't sure if that was good or bad! We had a lovely day complete with fresh Apple Walnut Cake provided by Janet - a tasty way to end the day! Thanks for letting me share my group with all of you - you are all so supportive! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Double Stitch Returns!

Hi Everyone!

One of my very first posts was about the Double Stitch - well I've started a project with it and am absolutely in love with the look! And I really am enjoying the hand work. Already I am thinking about doing a large wall hanging with it but for now, here is my first finished block!

I plan to make just four of the blocks and then embroider around the outside border. I'll keep you all posted!

Have a great week! And Happy Sewing!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Uncle Frank's Socks

Hello Everyone!

Here is a picture of the original pattern "Uncle Frank's Socks" by Carol Hopkins Designs. It is called that because of all the plaids that are used - like the argyle socks of old. But I had to be different and make mine out of Kansas Troubles scraps - so really my "socks" aren't socks after all! Leave it to me to be different :) It is small so it shouln't take anytime to quilt - I'll add it to my "to quilt" pile and save it for a rainy day.

I hope to be posting a bit more now that I've learned how to edit html and move pictures around - it is a continuous learning process for me! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Happy sewing!