Sunday, May 24, 2009

Zippadee Doo Dah

Hello all....
It sure has been hazy, hot and humid here in NJ but having AC helps a LOT!!!

Yes, retreat was very eventful with Conni losing her car to the tornado and me losing use of my machine but I bought a cute little Janome DC2010 which sews like a charm! Bernina is still at the shop being looked at but hopefully this week I'll hear on how it's doing.

I was in the middle of doing a buttonhole/blanket stitch on my Christmas table runner to try and get a jump on holiday projects when the tornado hit so now I'm in a holding pattern on it...Robin and Michelle finished theirs so with luck before the summer's end I get mine done.

I did however work on a few things...one of which was a ginormous tote bag. The pattern was in the Mc Calls Quilting magazine last month and after seeing Michelle's done in Zippadee Doo Dah fabric I just knew I had to do mine in the same fabric....
It calls for 2 charm packs and a yard and a half of fabric for the lining. One of the new retreaters was making some of those little basket bags as seen on Pink Penguin's blog so since I had leftover charms I made myself one...



I gave Lori who sat next to me some charms and the blue print fabric as well so we made matching baskets. I'd brought a huge bag of scraps to share with the girls that had to fly out so I think all in all about 12 baskets were made thruout the one day. Every one was different but oh so cute!!!




Then I did the quilting and binding on a table runner that I'd made a few weeks back so now I have a nice patriotic runner on my coffee table, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend...

I also worked on a table runner kit that Robin had made up for Michelle and I. It's called OH CHERRY OH, and Robin found the instructions on the Moda Bake Shop site. I got the whole thing assembled but have yet to sandwich and quilt it. That is a priority for over the next week or so....

I did a little stitchery work too on a Halloweenie/Thanksgiving table runner so once I get that further along, I'll take a picture to share.
All in all, retreat was the best one I've ever been too...I hope we'll all be able to get together again next year, if not at Camp Camby in Indiana, then somewhere....
Peggy

1 comment:

Connie W said...

It was great meeting you at camp and seeing all the photos here brings it all back. It was so fun and I'm so glad I got to share the fun with all of you.

I hope your machine gets a good bill of health and returns home ready for sewing.