My friend, Sandy just finished her hummingbird.......
I might be a wee bit jealous!
But it gives me hope!
At The Road To California Quilt Show this year, I saw Cathy Van Bruggen in her booth demonstrating her applique technique. I bought every product she sold plus her DVD. I was in love with her patterns especially the little bugs she puts in them. Imagine my surprise when. I learned that day that she teaches and lives only 20 minutes away from me!!! I signed mysel and three buddies up faster than they could think about it and WAITED for March 8th to come.
Cathy was such a wonderful hostess, we ate breakfast and lunch (included in the class cost). Her house is just beautiful, the grounds large and her sewing studio immense!
We had a morning of stems and leaves--relaxing and productive,
.a grand lunch, and the we learned a more challenging technique when we attempted to make a hummingbird(many parts----need much practice there!!).
This one is on Cathy's Van Bruggen's quilt!
This is the one I made:
My oldest daughter, Melyssa graduated from her CNA class today! I am very proud of her!
Onward to RN school!
New hubby, Darkel was there to congratulate his girl!!
I met the two male patients shes been caring for over the 8 weeks, and they loved her and said they will miss her! One is 94, and one is 88. Both are spry! They taught Melyssa how to play Cribbage....and she beat them as a going away present today!
The quilt that i made as a gift for their teacher was well received! The students all signed on the white squares on the top of the quilt.
Had a lunch to celebrate, and mani/pedi's---all in all, a very good day!
My dear daughter is graduating from her CNA class on Friday! I asked her in January when I made these pj pants for her if she wanted me to make a simple quilt for the students to sign for the teacher-I had extra material and enough scraps to make a quilt.......unenthusiastic reply.....no further mention of it....didn't want to push...she has her own ideas.....so imagine my surprise on last friday, she sends me a text about how escited everyone is to give the teacher the signed quilt.....off I go....sew,sew,sew....
Unfortunately, or fortunately, I cannot decide which, I already had a baby quilt loaded on my midarm....big question...hurry up and quilt it or take of off (alot of yucky work wasted loading it)...or bite the bullet and get it done:
Baby quilt done-it's a gift for my great niece, Delilah!
Teacher's quilt now loaded and ready for quilting and binding.....by Friday morning!
This all wouldn't be so bad, but I am also teaching a big class on Monday, and need to make my poster boards, case study...etc.....YIKES.....this will be a busy weekend....may have to recruit.....
Can you believe that I listen to each and every one of these....and I look forward to each and every ine of these podcasts!
Today i discovered Quiltcast----and i am starting from their very first show and working my way up to the newest!
Thank you for spending your time making emtertainment for me!