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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Here I am......

I have been all over the place lately.
 
We were in Holmes County, Ohio here at Pleasant View
 
 
picking up baby furniture for my youngest daughter who is expecting in October.   
 
Then I made a trip to Louisville, KY to take my very first class for my longarm with Angela from QuiltedJoy.com.
 
You'll most likely recognize her from all the YouTube videos on how to's for the APQS machines and she has been on one episode (coming up soon) on Fons  and Porter AND has been asked to come back again and of course she sells the APQS machines at a lot of big quilt shows.
 
 
She sold me my machine and I consider her a good friend.
 
She had a couple of our other friends show up and we had a pj party.  Sandy from Sewthisismyblog.blogspot.com and Shirley from thesewingcave.blogspot.com.  We had a great time. 
 
Then I headed off to St. Louis, MO for my annual retreat with all my gal pals from the Internet. 
 
 
 
 I could keep you here forever showing you all the beautiful quilts these gals had for our show-n-tells.  Everyone was so inspiring, motivational, productive......it was fun.  Here are a couple that really got me to thinking I might have to make them.
 
I think this one of Ruthie's is a great one to showcase a great line of fabrics.
 
 
Then this one of Rita's makes me think that I need to make one for my daughter.
 
 
So true.  I have seen one of these on Pinterest  with Eat, Play, Sleep and Repeat, but I think this one is a little more appropriate. 
 
Lorrie made a couple that I really loved.
 
 
 
I brought home Rita's log cabin.  It will be one of my first customer quilts.
 
 
Thank goodness there is no rush on this one.  I need to get some more practice in. 
 
While in St. Louis, we hit a new quilt shop called Janie Lou. Very cute and contemporary.
 
 
I hope to go there again next year when I attend the retreat. 
 
As usual we, also, went to Jackman's Fabrics and that is probably where I spent most of my $$$.
 
In between all the traveling, I have still been in physical therapy for my wrist/arm.  One more week and I think I will be released from that.  It has really held me back. But I finally got the LeaderGrips attached to my Millie and I will post how I went about that next time. 
 
For now, know that I am still around and hope to be posting a little more in the way of quilting than I have been. I really hadn't done much since March 4 as the arm thing just really held me back.    I will probably share more photos of quilts from my retreat, too, because it is so hard to pick favorites as there were so many beautiful quilts. 
 
For now....back to some wrist/arm strengthening exercises.  
 


5 comments:

  1. Sounds like life is good in your neck of the woods, yes, please share more pics from your gal pals.

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  2. Looks like you've been having some FUN! Happy to see your arm is on the mend and you are out and about with all your Quilting friends. Wishing you all the best with your longarm machine!

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  3. Wow, I REALLY have been awol, didn't know you bought a Millennium! Angela also sold me mine back in 2009. Once you have both hands and arms in fluid motion you will be quilting up a storm. The photo on the staircase, that brings back memories! Nice photos! xo

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  4. I live over in Illinois, about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. I'd never heard of that quilt shop ... but I'll definitely be making a trip over there soon!

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  5. So good to see you getting back into quilty things! Hope that wrist can keep up the pace!! Love the quilt pics from retreats, and yes janie lou was awesome!! I really want to spend some money there!!

    Sandy

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