Monday, December 24, 2012

It's all my Fault!...

Yes, I take all the blame. OK, so let me explain. I'm in a Friendship group called "Diamond Girlz". We (me, Betsy B., Linda G., Nancy, Missy, Linda P., Brenda and our newbie Lyn)most of us have been together for quite a few years now. Last year I did the "Orca Bay" Mystery from Bonnie Hunter's Blog and they all loved it after I had finished it. So this year when the fabric colors were posted for the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery on Halloween, I knew that I had to tell the "Girlz" about it, especially since 3 of us are purple fanatics, me included. Everyone was so excited, the colors were great and they especially like the idea that it was going to be EASY!! Betsy (our biggest purple fan), she loves purple so much she has even dyed her hair purple, went straight to Lowe's and wiped them out of all the colors of paint chips from Bonnie's post, so that she could give everyone in our group a set to help with picking out our fabrics. BTW, what a great idea. Then the fabric collecting began. Some of us didn't have to go very far to find enough fabric, in all the colors needed for the quilt, others in the group didn't have quite enough of one color or another so they might have had to do just a little shopping.
We were all chomping at the bit, so to speak, waiting for the first clue to come out. And it's been like that every Friday from the start. The group as a whole usually gets the clue done before the week is out. There are a couple who haven't had a chance to get started, but they have been enjoying it all just the same. They love seeing what the rest of us have gotten finished.
So without further ado here are the parts that we currently have finished.

Here's my parts.

These are Nancy's.

Here are Betsy B.'s.
She's doing hers in batiks,
except for the white with black prints.

Here are Linda G.'s.

These are Missy's

I love the way everyone's parts are coming out. I'll have to post Part 5 when I get pics from everyone, but for right now I think everyone is just trying to get ready for Christmas.

Always stitchin', Cindy

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Good morning from Nephi, Utah

Good morning.  Just finishing up breakfast.  Here are some of the pictures I wanted to post last night but couldn't.  These guys are our traveling companions, Snowdrift and Toby.  Eyore is our backseat driver and he's had no complaints so far. TK has been a great riding shotgun.
Well breakfast is finished and we need to go get the car packed.
Always Stitchin',

Friday, August 24, 2012

In for the night.

We've made it to Nephi, Utah.  The driving was pretty good.  We did run into one thunder storm with a little hail, but nothing too bad.  We made pretty good time, but we did have help with the posted speed limit being 80 mph in parts of Utah.  This is going to be short tonight because, there isn't the greatest WiFi here at the motel.

My Big New Adventure

I know I haven't written anything in a while but I'm hoping that while change with the new things that are happening.  The day has finally arrived!!!  I'm headed to Montana to Judy Neimeyer's Certified Instructors retreat.  I've worked hard getting to this point and I'm so excited.  I was accepted into the program in November last year and have been doing some teaching at Ginger's Quilt Shoppe  in Upland, CA.  My students have been great.  

I've decided to drive to Montana and am taking a girlfriend, TK, along for the ride, she has family in Missoula that she's going to visit while I'm at the retreat, then I will pick her up on the way back.  I'm hoping to have time to tell you all about what I'm doing during the week at the retreat.  We will be working on the new "Technique of the Month" quilt called Mariners Compass.  All the one's that have been done in the 3 other retreats for shops and instructors have been beautiful.  If you want to see what they look like you can check them out at the Quiltworx Facebook page.

Well I still have a few things to do before I hit the road. So have to get this posted.  

Always Stitchin',


P.S. Sorry there are no pics this time.  There will be later.