Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Crows are flying in!

We are back and almost recuperated from "It's A Gatherin'" - we had a great time!  There were lots of people and it's always fun to meet everyone.  My friend, Missie, from Hallbrook Designs was there too - this was her first show and she did great and her booth looked amazing!  


Go see her blog to see more pictures of her booth.  I love every single one of her patterns - she gives everything a unique twist.  Make sure to check out her punch needle pieces - some are coasters and others are quilt centers - what great ideas!

My next outing (remember I don't leave home often!) is going to be to Omaha, NE to More Sew For You.  If you haven't heard - The Quilted Crow Girls from Australia are going to be there teaching classes!!  They are the authors of this book...

 
The Crows have their own method of applique and it involves a stapler!  I was fortunate enough to meet them last year at Market in Kansas City, and let me tell you...they are SO MUCH FUN!  If you are anywhere near Omaha I strongly encourage you to sign up for one, or all, of their classes - you will learn lots and laugh your head off!  These girls are coming a LONG way and this is an opportunity that doesn't come along very often.  I can not wait!  And, not only are they a blast to be around, they do gorgeous work.  I have their book, but seeing all of their projects in person was just unbelievable.  You can see them too because there will be a trunk show on Saturday.  To get more information and to sign up for this event go to the More Sew For You website, on the classes tab, scroll down to Events.  If you have any questions, the owner of the shop, Lyn, has the answers.  She is working on the samples and has pulled some really great fabrics and wools for the 3 projects.  You can see some sneak peeks on her blog.  I know that I sound like a commercial - but I'm telling you...this is going to be a blast, and it really is a rare opportunity. I am going to be there all 3 days (have I mentioned that I'm EXCITED!) and will have my jewelry there too.  And you just never know, there may be some special opportunities for class attendees!  Now, go get yourself signed up!

I also wanted to show you the latest charms from our charm bracelet program.  I always try to take a picture of them all together in a big pile - just because they look kinda' fun that way.  I thought we could all use a little bit of spring, so this time I made lots of flowers...

 And for the people who ordered from me (not through the participating shops) they had the option to buy an extra charm.  Here are a few of those...
We have had so much interest in this program that we will be running it for a second year - so if you are interested in joining in on the fun, send me an e-mail and I will add you to my e-mail list so you will be among the first to receive the information on Charming 2.

And of course, I have a few pictures of my fluffies...
Callie has decided that it's fun to knock this quilt off of the footstool and roll up in it.  It's my current hand quilting project...
 Can you see her head in the above picture - she is really snuggled in.
 Thank goodness I just got another case of lint rollers!

And here is Ozzie getting ready to take a nap in the doll bed...

Now it's back to the grind stone - I've got paperwork, unpacking and orders to catch up on!

Have a great day!

16 comments:

  1. That booth would certainly draw me in!
    I believe that you leave home a whole lot more than I do. I think I am the ultimate homebody! What can replace the comforts of home? I think Callie and Ozzie have the right idea--a nap in a soft quilt or comfortable bed.
    Really it is probably just that I spend too much on quilting and can't afford to go anywhere. : )

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  2. So glad you had a great time, Julie! What a gorgeous booth your friend has! I know I'd like to make everything in it! The Aussie gals sound like so much fun - wish I could be there! I bet the fluffies were happy to have you back home!
    Cheers!

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  3. Gosh, that booth looks wonderful ! I will definitely check out her blog. Sounds like lots of fun.

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  4. Out of curiosity, do you D*R*E*A*M about minis? What a great bunch of them. They look so cool all in a pile. Would love to join in on the 2nd year. I'll send an "official" email in a little while.

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  5. PS. Just ordered a pattern from Missie .... one I can do in wool!

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  6. What an inviting booth! I am glad you had a great time, I am sure you are exhausted!!!

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  7. I sooooooo want a doll bed just for that Ozzie kind of moment. You certainly have been busy working on those charms...they look very springy!

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  8. off to spend the weekend in Crow land with the girls. Will say hello for you!!

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  9. Oh you are so lucky! Wish I was near Omaha! You will have a blast with the Crow girls! And your charms too! I love seeing them all in a basket like that.It really shows how hard you work. Tell me if you love that book. I might have to find it. Missie's booth looks terrific too!

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  10. wow! What a great post. You don't sound like a commercial. You sound like a happy quilter sharing joy!! I am so excited to see these new quilters and my gosh but Missie has a fantastic booth. Oh I will have to add her blog to my reader for sure. :) Love seeing all the charms in a big bounty like that. Great way to display - I agree.

    Callie is just too stinkin' cute. That picture cracked me up and isn't Ozzie a love? He is, isn't he? He looks like such the buddy. Okay, enough of me. Thanks for sharing you! *kd.

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  11. Looks like a fun booth!!
    Those rows are flying a long way - and with staplers no less? Wow.
    Your charms are beautiful! I sure love my necklace from you. Grouped in mass they are even more impressive!

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  12. I am officially jealous! Yes I am pea green with envy! I want to be there! BTW I want to take a swim in those bowls of charms too.

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  13. Missie's booth looks awesome, and your charms are absolutely perfect! Omaha should be great fun for you! Are you taking the applique class that involves a stapler? That is very intriguing. Love Ollie's doll bed!

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  14. Lucky you...The CROWS. I love their work.

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  15. The quilts are so lovely! You know it is quilt time in Kalona this month!!

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  16. LOL! That photo of Ozzie on the doll bed is so cute!!
    Your second outing sounds like so much fun! Too bad I'm so far away!!

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