Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Time seems to go by so fast these days.  I can't even keep up with what day it is anymore.  I just recently tripled my work load by agreeing to teach at Thimble Town next quarter which means class samples are due and this is the busiest time of year.  The new owner, Jeremy, is a sweetheart but he can talk you into almost anything.  Actually, I'm loving it!  He has so many great ideas and I look forward to working with him.

Here is my latest art quilt.  This is entitled "Moonlight Sonata".  I made it while in Tahoe.  We had a great time.  It snowed!  So much fun for this Central Valley California girl!

The building to the left is where we were staying.  My sister took the picture from their building.
I have been very busy working on class samples, class descriptions, supply lists and just getting my head around the fact that I will be teaching again.  I will be teaching 5 different classes.  One of the classes is the Amy Butler Sweet Harmony handbag & tote.  Her patterns are not the easiest to follow.  I wish I had taken a class.  But I love the results.  I hope to show you more progress on other class quilts and I hope to keep up on the blog now that I am home for awhile.  Well, I'm off to do laundry and work on my Material Girls quilt blocks that I have not looked at since June and the quilt needs to be done next week.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas!

Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner and all the plans I had to have things done are going down the drain.  Where does the time go?  I have been working on some Christmas presents and donations for the guilds I am involved with.
The Christmas Tree is for a guild Christmas party raffle.  I made two but have to sew on the bells on the other one.  I think I am going to keep one for myself.  This will be great on a door.  It is 36 inches long.  It was fun to make but it took me almost two hours to sew on all the bells.

The snowman started out for myself but as I was making it I keep thinking how my sister would just love it.  We are leaving for Tahoe to spend a few days with her so I will give it to her then.

Off to the guild meeting.  I am teaching a class for the guild on Saturday.  We will be making cubes like the ones in the One Block Wonder quilts.