Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Five Classes and Seven New Starts :)

I have been away from my blog for a while.  Well, I have got several good reasons!
Two days after I got back from my Alaskan cruise, I packed up and left for Salt Lake City and 3 classes with Catherine Theron and the Swan Sampler Guild!
It was a lovely time.
Here is what I started-

The Hidden Magnolia Sampler

My Peacable Kingdom

and No Place Like Home Stitchery Book

Here is Catherine with Peaceable Kingdom.

Here is our class busy at work in the most beautiful clubhouse I have ever seen. (And I have seen quite a few since I am a realtor :)  See the open door in the back left of the pic.  That leads to a home theater with cushy, leather recliners set in a sloping floor just like a commercial movie theater.  Wow! Yes, there was a swimming pool too.

The Swan Sampler Guild ladies are a very talented bunch of stitchers and I wanted you to see some of their show and tell.  The above sampler is one of Catherine's designs called Morning Has Broken. Stitched by Lynn.

A band sampler also designed by Catherine and stitched by Lynn.

Another band sampler designed by Catherine and stitched by Jean.

Gay Ann Rogers Elizabeth stitched by Lynn

Not sure whose design this one is or who the stitcher was, but isn't it adorable?
Another wonderful WIP-looks like maybe a HAED design?

While I was in SLC, I was notified that I was a winner at a giveaway on Kathy Schmitz' blog-woo hoo!  Here is my prize-a fat eighths bundle of Kathy's new fabric line called Piecemakers.  Thanks, Kathy!

I got home again last weekend just in time to start a new quilt at my LQS. It is called Red Home Applique Quilt by Natalie Bird. From the Red Home book.  Natalie is a designer from Australia. This is the class quilt.

 I got to take Tropical Jazz from Terry Dryden this past weekend.  Isn't her purse lovely?  Not sure how I will finish mine yet. 

It was a small class and Terry is a delightful teacher. Nine students and 5 ghost students.
Are you tired yet?  I am.

 I also started Wild Garden by Blackbird Designs

Last but certainly not least is Christmas in My Heart by All Through the Night Bonnie Sullivan.  I had to trace the entire design onto a huge piece of freezer paper then trace again onto the base fabric.  The wool pieces are also all cut out.  It is time to start stitching!


Glenna said...

Oh, lovely. Thank you so much for the gorgeous eye candy. So envious--I would stitch every single thing you chose (and the things the other stitchers chose as well).

Margaret said...

Lucky you, getting to go to the Swan Sampler Guild in person! I'm a member too, but just an away swan. I met Catherine once at a Betsy Morgan class but haven't taken any of her classes. Love seeing all her pieces! Love seeing all your class pieces and all you've been doing too. Wow, you keep busy!

RuthB said...

Ohhhh so much envy happening here. Alaskan cruising AND the Swans? It's enough to make a girl swoon!

Thanks everso for the inspiration!

Vickie said...

Gorgeous post today!

Barb said...

You have been very busy!! Love all your projects and thanks for sharing the beautiful work done by the guild.

Maggee said...

Those are some serious projects! Wow! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

cucki said...

Wow such beautiful stitching
Hugs x

Ann said...

Dying of envy! Love the samplers you're doing and the eye candy from the other swans!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh my heavens such gorgeous, wonderful designs :) And in a lovely place to start them and learn about them!

Beth in IL said...

Wow! You have been a busy girl. Thanks for all the eye candy. It is great fun to see others WIPs and finishes.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Teresa, what an awesome couple of months you've had. You've got some great new projects. Looking forward to watching your progress on them. Nancy

Marsha said...

That's an impressive bunch of starts! I'll be taking the Hidden Magnolia class at the end of this month. I've wanted that sampler for years. I love all the pieces you took pictures of. Very nice.

Anne said...

What an amazing club! So lucky to have gone! Love seeing all the samplers and work that everyone is doing. That is an HAED!! They are massive!

*-* said...

Lovely new stitching projects. Love the patchwork ones.