Everybody came mainly for show and tell. Claudia picked Helen up and she (Helen) said she wasn't going to bring anything. Claudia saw her stack of recently completed projects and had her bring them. This post is going to be all Helen. She is so Awesome.
She did the redwork when her husband was ill. I can't wait to see it in a quilt.
sunbonnet sue is always a favorite and this one is super cute. Helen said she is trying to stay ahead of quilts for her great grandchildren.
She is working on this sue in cross stitch
These animals are all cross stitch too.
She finished a project and decided to make this doll blanket.
Yesterday I posted the quilt pattern I will be working on at the retreat. I have never used batiks and wanted to try them on this. Here are some of them auditioning for this quilt. What do you think, is there enough contrast?
I got an email from Bonnie about the quilt retreat at Bryce Canyon next month. Really she was only asking if we needed a special diet (I don't) but it reminded me that it is coming up fast. This is the first year I have ever been able to go. I am doing a class after work on Friday. Usually the classes are full before I see the schedule. This year I happened to be at guild when the papers were out and I'm going. I think someone told me if you didn't get your application in with in 3 days of the announcement that you would not get in. Because of space limitations there can only be so many attend. I am excited.
This is the class I am taking. Isn't it awesome. I am thinking I will use batiks. I have a Robert Kaufman bali pop in Pink Lemonade. I am going to pull it out and see if it has enough lights and darks and if there is enough contrast. I only have a month to get ready.
I finished this album last week and think that I am going to use it to record my progress with OLW. Remember I have a small word, DO and am thinking I will use pictures even more than journaling. I'm not exactly sure how it will work but I'm going to give it a try. What do you think?
still have to figure out what to do with the front.
It was so good to see everyone last night. There was plenty of show and tell but mostly everyone seemed to need to have some time to visit. I was only able to stay a little while as my furnace had stopped working and the furnace guy was coming to check it out. Turned out to be something he had the part for and could fix so I am not freezing. Thank you Cade.
I did remember my camera so here are the show and tells.
Shannon has been busy. Not only did she knit these hats she made this cute rug out of tee shirts.
Marylou is making this quilt for the brother, she will be visiting next month. She had one all made and didn't like the quilting so will be taking it apart. This one turned out great. Do you recognize this block that was learned at guild last fall.
This is a just in case, baby quilt LaVee made. The daisys have yellow and she has a really great (I think it is pink lemonade line) yellow for the back.
Jeri made this quilt out of a new line she has in her store. I can't remember what line she said it was. (I will check and get back on this one) Great quilt but she said there was lots of left over fabric with this pattern so she has been making these with the extra.
This is a tree ornament Shannon made for her youngest this year. I think she made ornaments for each family member.
This is a quilt Becky is quilting from a lady that recently passed away. I think she was in her late 90's.
Loretta brought a plate of still warm cookies for a treat.
It feels so good to be back and sewing again. Christmas was really lovely but there is something to be said for routine.
I usually only watch television on Tuesday nights, NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles, during those shows I saw a commercial. I have no idea who's commercial it is but the fellow was making a resolution to "eat more juicy steak" this year. Now that is a resolution I can really get behind. As a daughter of third generation cattlemen I think I will make that resolution to, at least once a month, have a nice juicy steak.
Now to my word and how it found me.
On Sunday, I was singing a song to the youngest children at our church. Luckily they don't care that I can't carry a tune in a basket. There is a line in the song, that when I was a child, said "teach me all that I must know, to live with him someday." The song has been changed to " teach me all that I must do to live with him..." the word did find me. My word for this year is Do
As in do the things that will make me healthier, as in do some projects not just start them. Do things with and for family and friends to keep connections open. Do the things that will open my mind and heart to spiritual things. I already know, this is my year to do .
I will let you know how my journey is going. If you are choosing one little word let me know how you are doing.
I know it is a tradition and I have done it for more years than I will admit to but I am not doing it this year. Have I ever kept a resolution? Probably, but I don't remember it.
This year I am going to go with one little word.
One little word can change your life. Just ask Wilber
I am not giving up on making changes and trying to do better but this year I am going to choose one word. One word to take me where I want to go. In the scrapbook world there is a big push to choose one little word and make it one you can be mindful of all year long. One little word How will I use my word? I don't know for sure yet but I am putting together a gratitude journal for the year so I may make it part of that. Here are the words I am trying to choose from: What do you think?