Thursday, November 18, 2021

A Few More Makes

 I have been sewing like crazy but most has been for gifts. 
 I will show a few things I have made that I can show.
  I don't think the people I made them for read my blog so I should be safe, LOL. 

I made another Nightingale quilt using the Dorothy's Journey fabric. 
 I just finished binding it!  
I have not taken a photo of the finished quilt yet though.  
Michigan weather has NOT been cooperating with my photo taking! 
 So just a sneak peek of this one.

Cole and I have been busy.  
I need to make 3 Christmas stockings.  
One for a friend and 2 for my sister-in-law.
I got started one of them the other day.  

I made stockings for this little one's parents when they got married. 
 Then I made them for their twins.  
Now it is time to make for the newest addition to their family. 
 You can see the front and the lining in this picture.

This is the back and still the lining.

Ta-Da!  The finished stocking all ready to mail out soon!

I had one block left over from the baby quilt so I decided rather than have an orphan block I would make it into a pillow cover for the baby.

This is the front of the cover, using the orphan block.

I had some fabric left over from making the quilt so I used it on the back.
If you look closely, you can see the zipper flap. 
 I was pretty excited to put a zipper in the back.
I will send it off with the quilt.  
They will just need to purchase a pillow form to make it into a pillow.

I have also been doing some test embroidery for Meags and Me.
This is one of the adorable parts of their Goodbye quilt pattern.  
I have finished all of the embroidery for the quilt, now I just need the actual quilt pattern to finish it.
They needed testers to use the format I use to check if the embroidery was alright, which it was.
Isn't it so adorable?

Hubby and I went out to pick up some things at Cabela's today for the basket raffle at our church.
We stopped in Dundee and shopped a bit.  Most of the shops have closed, sadly.
We walked by the river and I snapped this pic of us.

I have some more to share, but I need to take some photos.

So until then, happy stitching!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sew Quilty Quilt Retreat

 I had the pleasure of flying in to the MSP airport in MN and
 driving with some friends to Siren,WI for a quilt retreat. 
 It is the same group of women that met up in Kansas City in August. 
 One of our friends owns a quilt shop in Siren WI. 
 It is called Sew Quilty. 
 My friends, Paula and Mel flew in from Kansas City and Colorado and we rented a car and 
drove to our friend, Traci's shop.  

I brought Captain Jack along for the trip.  I think he had fun too.

This is the only photo I took of the three of us (and it is a HORRIBLE pic of me). 
 We were in front of Traci's shop.

Mel and I were working on the Lyric quilt by A Crafty Fox. 
 Jack is showing my favorite star block.  
It used a fish from one of the Ghastlies lines.  
Mel has her whole top put together already. 
 I don't, LOL.
In my defense, I have been binding like a mad woman.

On the way to the shop we stopped at a dairy. 
 In the fields around the dairy were hundreds of Sand Hill Cranes!

The retreat took place at a hotel called the Lodge.  
This is the entry into the hotel. 
 It was a really cool place for a retreat.

I did take a short video of the quilting space and made my friends wave to all of you too!

Jack needed some caffeine to keep going and so did I!

If you are looking for a gift for a quilter these mugs were great!
Traci has them in her shop.

I was afraid someone would tell me I needed this one!

All in all it was a wonderful time spent with friends and sewing! 
 Can't wait to see them again.