Archive for June, 2011

29
Jun
11

its time to start making the wedding quilt!

My youngest Jake, (who some of you met in Paducah) has asked his girlfriend of many years(since they have been in high school) to “Marry him” last Saturday night…they met us on Sunday at the boat and told us…we then went out for dinner with them and Lauren’s parents, Bill and Gretchen to “celebrate”…it is so nice to come home to good news…here is a pic of the happy couple…other than this news, I have been cleaning closets and working on quilting my all wool quilt along with the BOW!

 

Keep Stitching! …now what kind of quilt am I going to make for Jake and Lauren…should it be “my style” or theirs…maybe a combination….but I better start now…there is no date yet but you know how fast it will be here…LB

25
Jun
11

Deposited at the airport…

I am here at MCI airport waiting to go home….there is no place like home…today’s workshops were also a good time…my students all passed and got to keep their little charm pack for good behavior…lol…here is what they were working on…

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Here are the other two workshops that were happening today!

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Stacy from Buttermilk Basin and Rene from Liberty Star with my new Gardening friend JoAnne

25
Jun
11

Friday workshops at “Primitives”…

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Friday at Primitives of the Midwest was full of fun and stitching….everyone was learning and having a ball at the same time. Here are some pics of my workshop as well as Linda Hall’s, (now known as Linda Doll) Maggie’s and Stacy West’s workshops.

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24
Jun
11

Last nights adventures…

Last night after teaching the “Wool” class we all went out to Greenwood MO…to antique shop and eat at the good Italian restaurant that we always eat at…it is fun to hang out with all the other teachers and students who come year after year and then the new students who are most excited to be here….we had a few glasses of wine and just gabbed…like we were all longtime friends and known each other for many years…it is amazing to me how easily it is to make friends JUST because we are quilters…there are limitless discussions and of unlimited topics to be discussed….then Rene got reprimanded by the hotel staff to keep it down and we soon departed, for tomorrow was another day of fun, I mean work… (smile)…..LIfe is good!
Here are my new treasures I will be bringing home…it’s been a long time since I got to antique shop….oh hey…$55 bucks for the quilt top…..SCORE, just happens to be the same pattern I am Hand piecing……

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All for now….LB

24
Jun
11

Post…haste!

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I should be in the shower right now getting ready for my next workshop….I wish I could get away with slapping on the deodorant and combing my hair, but my hair is always looks like I had a rough nite, which we know is not happening… Here are the photos I promised last night…the quilts are all coming up in issues of American Patchwork&Quilting mag….Jennifer showed off her FINISHED table mat from my class last year in the first pic…AWESOME!…the following pics were from class yesterday…14 students made Patiently waiting…one gal made the robin into a cardinals!.

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22
Jun
11

arrived safely in Lee’s Summit

Tonight was a trunk show of APQ’s editor Jennifer Keltner’s showing off all of the upcoming quilts for the next couple of issues…I would love to show you some of the pic’s I took but I left my camera in Ritas car…so you will have to come back tomorrow night to see them….Jennifer was funny as uasual….you need to ask her about the gift she received…
I miss my boys…here are some pics from our last boat outing 3 weeks ago…

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21
Jun
11

Christmas in July….

Here is our project for our Christmas in July Crazy Wool Weekend at the Gathering….We still have a few openings if anyone is interested in learning this” Crazy” technique and wants to come to the Gathering.  Please visit The Gathering tab on our website for more details.  It can be personalized anyway you wish or make it just the way it is…So you girls who are signed up already I hope you love it as much as we do…LB

20
Jun
11

what’s up???

It is early and I am working on my “new” freebies…those of you participating know what freebies are…but I just want to show you what I am doing next because maybe you want to do it too???  I am doing a bunch more and leaving out all of the little stuff so you can see the star wool…just an FYI in case you want to do yours this way….I am home from MN which was an awesome little show…I will share some pics with you of what I look for in a show or what my likes were…I took my pics before the ribbons went on so some of them are naked of their much deserved ribbons.  If you see a little post it on it that is telling the ribbon person what color to adorn it with…I was wiped out at this show…I had a server back ache for 2 days that went away somehow…I have a sore throat…i slept almost the whole way home yesterday…and then took another 4 hour nap after picking up Jeter and Presley…then somehow I managed to grocery shop, pull weeds and water the garden…bake the worlds best chocolate cookies again and sew another Block of the Week…so I am up early and feeling pretty good…now 2 days to get ready for Primitives of the Midwest in MO…here are those pics…click on them to make them larger…LB

16
Jun
11

TS

Do u know what TS stands for? Well here in MN it means Taylor Swift. SHe is here at the same place the Q show is at. Well sometimes when the opportunity knocks you have to open the door…so Nick and I wanted to see her concert. Me because I knew it would be a theatrical performance and Nick might be the only 43yr old who knows all the words to Love Story one of her songs…Stacy W got us some great tickets about 50 feet away from the stage about 10 rows up. The girl can sing, and change hair, and dresses faster than anyone I know….Her busses filled the loading docks and I mean lots of busses, I know it must be a small army making that show work… I was in foreign territory …. Never been around that many 8 to 15yr
old girls dressed like big girls and singing every word. It was a great show, glad I went…but don’t need to go again… It was great entertainment for the evening….here are a few pics. Today our booth was swarmed…THANKS for a great day Minnesota!!!!!!! I am really tired!!!!!

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15
Jun
11

On the road again…

Again it has been awhile since I have blogged….I hope you who are doing our Summer BOW are excited about the blocks and can’t wait till the next comes….the only bad thing about the BOW is, is that the summer weeks seem to fly by….for me it means I have to keep ahead so the girls can order the wools, they need to be dyed, my drawings need to be cleaned up by the Jill who does the graphics, they need to be cut up, they need to be packaged, the directions need to be printed, they need to be labels and processed and then shipped…so with that all being said I am stiching block 5 right now…I have spent last week in Cullman AL, where the Alabama quilt symposium was held…I had a blast! taught 3 classes and hung around a bunch of teachers who Travel the country and teach…so it is nice to be with women who do some of the things I do…Here are some photos from last weekend…Primitive Garden won a bunch of ribbons including Viewers Choice…I told Francine it was going to win…do you think she believed me?
Nick and I are now in St. Paul MN for the Minnesota Quilt guild show….preview is tonight so I have to get into the shower NOW!
More later….

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