Friday, July 27, 2007

Amy Butler Chelsea Bag

Wow, I haven't posted in a little while... I've been having lots of fun being back in the States. We had our marriage celebration party on 7-7-07 and dh flew back home a little over a week ago. In the meantime, I have been busy visiting and enjoying summer. I went to my very first quilt workshop last weekend in Greyling with Pam Holland! Imagine coming over here to attend a workshop with a Australian quilt teacher! It was such a great experience, we had three days to design our own quilt. I will post some photos later. I learned so much and am so glad that I did this course even though I have been intimidated to attend an actual workshop.

Yesterday, I managed to get over another hurdle in my sewing career by making my first bag! Well, actually it is my first sewing pattern ever! This was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed working through each step of the project. It turns out to be quite a nice little bag. I've already given this one to my mom, but I plan on making a few more for practice. I found some Amy Butler Charm for half price at a local quilt shop. For me that is like having gold lying around and then selling it for half price!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Joel Dewberry!

Ooohhh yummy yummy! I am so excited about this new designer Joel Dewberry's fabrics! This is his collection called Chestnut Hill that I recently purchased. I have been watching and waiting for it to become available and now I have been mauling and stroking it every chance I get. I have no idea what I am going to do with it, but I will probably leave it aside while I think about what to do with it. There is enough fabric here to make two decent sized quilts. Does anyone else out there fall asleep thinking about their fabric?

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Back From Our Canoe Trip

Sorry that I am not posting anything quilty today. We just got back from our canoe trip today and I thought I would post a couple of shots I took while on the river. We were very lucky that we had great weather and saw so much wildlife along the way. The Au Sable is a wonderful river. I was amazed at how many Bald Eagle we saw, apparently they have now been taken off the endangered species list.

We are looking forward to 4th of July celebrations tomorrow which is also our 1st anniversary! Happy 4th everyone who celebrates!!!

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