Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Starts, Old Finish & Fun Weekend!

I was going thru my photos of finishes and found one that I forgot to share. 
Here is Crabapple Hill's B - Block 2 of the Gardener's Alphabet quilt.

I traveled to Spokane this weekend for a class with Debbie Stiehler hosted by the Spokane Falls Needlework Guild.  It was a wonderful group of ladies and we laughed (and stitched) all weekend. 

Here is Debbie.  She is a delightful person with a wonderful sense of humor.  For some reason I thought she was from Ohio, but she is actually from South Carolina.  We are grateful that she was willing to travel so far for our class.

Here we are working away.  Debbie is standing by my empty chair.

We set a new record, I think.  We had class for 10 minutes and then took a break  :)
Well, wouldn't you?  It was for sticky buns!

Here is my American Patchwork.  Doesn't look like I got much done, but I am inspired and ready to go on this project.

Here is another design of Debbie's that I have.

Here is my start on it.
Here is my Timeless Tomato-another one of Debbie's designs.

One of the guild's members, Martha, made us little ort holders as favors.
I love mine.  Thank you, Martha!

Martha was also my hostess for the weekend.  She was my hostess last year when I came to the Betsy Morgan class, too.  I admired this little quilted bag last year that she received at a local retreat.  This year she gave it to me!!
Thank you so much, Martha!  I love every piece!

Here it is all spread out.  Bottom left-pinkeep, tape measure.
Middle row from left-needle book, tiny ort holder, acorn-shaped pincushion with pin, and 4 sewn hearts.
At the top there is 4 yo-yo's with a ribbon and 2 buttons.  I think it is a kit to make something, but don't know what.  Any ideas out there?

One last photo before I go...
Here is my garden.  Please excuse the shadows, it was 6:30 am.  I came home and picked lettuce, radishes, spinach, rhubarb, and strawberries.  The only thing that is not growing gangbusters is watermelon and carrots. And it will be a miracle if we have a summer hot enough to actually produce ripe tomatoes.

I see that my followers are nearly to 400. Wow!  That calls for a giveaway soon!
Have a great week!


cucki said...

aww such a sweet post..everything is so lovely..
big hugs x

Cathy B said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Our weather has not been good for gardening. My daughter just planted this past weekend. I hope it gets warm enough so that we have a harvest!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely post! Looks like you all had a great time!

Linda said...

Looks like you had a great weekend.


Penny said...

I enjoyed hearing about your class! Always love to see what you are working on. I'm curious if your Alphabet block is painted or stitched? Sounds like you have lots of goodies growing in your garden! :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What a great class! I know that you had a fun time with Debbie. The American Patchwork is fantastic! I took the autumn pumpkin class, and am only a little bit farther on than you. Cute quilted bag!

Jan said...

A lovely post! What a great class that would have been. I am in awe of your veggie patch. Mine is half the size.

Jan said...

A lovely post! What a great class that would have been. I am in awe of your veggie patch. Mine is half the size.

Jules said...

I truly envy all of the stitchers who have groups they can attend and share the craft with. In my little town, there isn't much in the way of crafting groups outside of quilting (which I don't do). Not to mention that I am 41 and most of the people around here are 60+ and retired!

Love your post and the pics!!! Your garden is beautiful even with the shadows.

Margaret said...

Wow, I've never seen Debbie's work before. Beautiful! I love that pumpkin! Love your finish too, and seeing all the class stuff!

Barb said...

Super projects Teresa, and your garden looks wonderful!!

Chris said...

What an awesome class! This is such a gorgeous project!
Lovely favors and gifts too.
The garden looks lovely.

Giovanna said...

Glad you had a good time!

Bekca said...

It looks like you certainly had fun at the class :) Your garden is coming along a treat, it must be wonderful to have fresh strawberries :)
Best wishes.

SoCal Debbie said...

What a great weekend you had! The Gardener's Alphabet quilt looks wonderful. I've seen the Timeless Tomato on your blog. The Pumpkin will be just as cute! Martha's ORT holders are so cute! Congratulations on your successful garden!

Donna said...

My ANG chapter is planning workshop next year with Debbie. You've given me even more reason to look forward to it.

Lesley said...

Love the American Patchwork! Don't get rid of that when you're done :)