Monday, February 23, 2015

Another work week begins......

...And I have much I hope to accomplish this week, as I am meeting friends in Oregon next week to do some sewing.  So, to make that possible I have no time to waste!  Over the week end, Chad and Abbie asked us to join them in a short trip to the natural Lava Hot Springs up in Idaho.  We were gone for just a short time, about 28 hours to be exact.  The weather turned cold after many balmy days, so it was a mad dash into the hot springs.
I thought I'd share a few more highlights from the retreat at Bryce the first part of Feb.
This is a quilt called, "My Bee Grateful Quilt."  It was made by Marilyn one of the many talented quilters that was at the retreat.

Showing off a bit of her creativity.

The center of the quilt.


Embroidered around the quilt as part of the border, Marilyn has listed the many things she is grateful for.

My friend Leslie has been on a quest to use up her scraps, plus she is using up fabric which has collected over the years......something most of us can relate to. She is making these irregular courthouse steps blocks.  She just adds fabric until it is a certain size and then trims them all to a certain size.

Here is a darling sewing bag which she made from an unused quilt block.  Actually it will be a bag for one of her grand daughters to save her treasures.

I just had to share this treat bag of homemade caramels with this sweet little note attached.  It was a bit of Sherry's creativity and thoughtfulness........and very yummy caramels.  Some of the candy was licorice flavored.

Another clever little first aid bag which Leslie has been making for your purse.....a place to keep band aids, Neosporin and such little necessary first aid items.

This stack of scrap quilts is evidence of Leslie's quest to use up scraps and neglected fabric.  She taught an inspirational class to a full class also determined to use up their neglected bits and pieces, so that nothing is wasted.
Here is the next page divider in the journal which should be ready to give away before the week is over.
My new table runner is complete and can be found on my web site.
"Clear your mind of can't.  -Samuel Johnson

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