This week is the Have A Latte blog hop...my day is Wednesday, April 15th. That's the big tax day in
the USA, but luckily I've got my taxes all done and filed so I can sit back and enjoy this hop.
The Queen of Coffee, Madame Samm at Sew We Stitch, created the Have A Latte blog hop
and the funny and always entertaining Joan at Moosestash Quilting will be cheering us on.
The whole schedule for the hop is HERE.
Be sure to join us for a cup of whatever you're drinking!
Then there was that class I took this weekend...
I've never taken a sewing class and I didn't really want to go after signing up, but I have to
admit that I totally had a blast with the adorable teacher, Margie Ullery of Ribbon Candy Quilting.
Maudie, from Dave's Bernina, was the best hostess! So glad she talked me into this!
The ladies in the class were so nice and some of them just cracked me up!
We worked on Margie's Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah on Friday (the one with the gazillion pieces.)
It's so cute that it will be worth all that cutting and ironing when it's done!
Saturday was Hoots Hollow day...I love those owls!
It seems to me that the hardest part of taking a class with so many talented quilters is
that I kept wishing I'd made my project in different fabrics. This was so, so cute in black and white,
and the batik one was incredible! Lots and lots of ways to be creative with this pattern.
Lana at It Seams to Be Sew gave me a couple mini charm packs (thanks again Lana!) so I
incorporated them into some other fabrics I had in my stash. It's already destined to go to a new baby
girl, so I'll be busy stitching it all together this week. Seriously, those owls just make me smile!
I won this book...oh boy, oh boy...Quilted Skinnies by Margie. Her Skinnies are amazing!
It is full of the most sweet looking applique pieces. I can't wait to make a Skinnie or two, or three!
I swore I wouldn't buy any more patterns until I used some of the ones I have. Then I saw this book.
There's a monkey in that book that just begs to be sewn for one of my Monkey Boys!
Had to have it, of course.
Here's what I came home with. It was tough buying those patterns and book. Not!
Margie has TONS of these cute Skinnies and I want more, more, more!
FYI--I'll be giving away one of those Skinnie patterns on Wednesday.