Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sharon Pederson and her trunk show

A week ago the Victoria Quilt Guild welcomed Sharon Pederson as their guest speaker and what a great morning it was.  Her humor, her enthusiasm, her stories along with her trunk show made for a great meeting.  She just welcomed us into her life and had us hooked from hello!  We've had some pretty awful weather for quite awhile here and her story began with about how she just about didn't make it for her presentation.  With a tree literally falling on her car and glass covering her suitcase of quilts, then another brush with bad weather causing damage to the other vehicle well lets just say we were lucky she even made it at all.  I'm sure glad she did because she didn't disappoint and we are so proud to say she is from Vancouver Island.  And to top it off I have a picture of her signing her book for little ole me.
I hope some day my quilting skills improve enough for me to this book justice.  Until then I 'll just keep taking a peek at her signature to give me the inspiration to work towards that day.  So I'll quit the gabbing and show some of the photos from her trunk show (my camera phone is not the best) and please no drooling, it's not ladylike.

 If you would like to know more about Sharon go here and grab a cuppa joe and enjoy yourself.
On the quilting front I've been working on my Red and White quilt challenge and actually enjoying it so you know I'm due for a catastrophe soon because that's just the way I'm wired.  Hope you have a quilty day as I know I'll end up in front of my sewing machine sometime today but to keep my hubby happy I think we are going to look around for a couple of bookcases and probably stop at Four Mile House for wings for him and goat cheese and pear salad for me, yum, yum!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I came, I saw, I conquered

Spent this past Friday at The Creative Stitches and Craft show here in Victoria, BC.  I think it was far superior to the last show and good for me that it was within walking distance from where I live.  I was able to get everything on my list and then some, of course and here is what I happily brought home with me.

So looks like I did quite well doesn't it and well I sure felt like I needed to treat myself after the past week of only having Wednesday off from seeing the Chiropractor for two of the days and two different Specialists the other days.  Felt like the week would never end.  Comforting to know that we have some extremely great Professionals in our city though.

Our son from Vancouver spent the weekend with us and I'm always happy when he comes because he always cleans up our computer.  Gad, I don't know how I manage to create such chaos on here but he's a gem and quietly sets things right.  He also set up a Master Password for the computer too.  Hubby hates and I mean hates change so he is in a funk with this because he  struggles with the computer even worse than I do so I'll be happy when he feels more comfortable with this.

I created a little something today though, a mug mat for the Easter exchange and this is what I came up with.

I fussy cut the Easter eggs and did a blanket stitch around them with a rayon thread.  With another mug mat to make in exchange for some nuts (you had to be there) I emptied a drawer out looking for something to get the creative juices going.  Can you believe this all came from one little drawer.

 I found some great stuff in there but that will be tomorrows adventure.  Victoria Quilters Guild meeting   in the morning and we are supposed to have a great speaker so if all turns out I'll blog a bit about this incredible lady.  Happy quilting everyone.