Case in point. These lovely people are Pete and Marietta, who have been coming to my class for mumble-many years, and their granddaughter Lauren. Lauren needed a dress for her part in her school's graduation ceremonies tonight; the girls were given a pattern number and general guidelines, and turned loose.
So much love in this picture! Next week P & M will be back to work on a quilt they've got in process.
These pictures give you a pretty good idea of how inspiring our classroom is, too!
This is a baby quilt Ethel finished this week. She made a "sister" quilt--not identical but using some of the same fabrics. That one's already gone to its new home and is, I hope, already being loved and used!
Anne's going to have a new great-grandchild (at least, I think it's only one great; there's at least one great-great, but that's a long story and I'll let her tell it!)
The baby's a girl, so the hearts seemed appropriate. Pink was going to be the first choice but then it got vetoed as the mom's favorite color is purple. Purple and green are a great combination!
I especially love the green hearts in the corners of the border. Just that great touch of "different" that makes it stand out!
She made this all from stash fabrics. Have I mentioned that she probably outdoes me in the stash department? She sews most of her quilts from stash these days--that's what we do! She's the one who turned me on to the Stash Busters online group and web ring.
The quilt behind her is from Sam Hunter--patterns are available from Sam or from New Moon Textiles (where this picture was taken).
We also had another young lady last night who was making her first quilt. Big blocks, and by the time she left she already had two halves of a quilt top! She'll be back in two weeks to finish the top, put a border on it, and then add batting, backing, and do some quilting.
This charming lady is Mae, who belongs to my friend. Her "sister" in the next picture is Missy, who is also a Border collie but much smaller.
They go everywhere with their owner, and are generally very well behaved girls. They'll all be headed north soon for another summer of traveling around, quite likely stopping off in Oregon to do a little sheep-work along with some of Mae's siblings.
This is her "waiting under the computer" pose. When I sit at the desk, she's usually pretty close by, comes over for pets and skritches and loveys. Of course, if HiHi is anywhere nearby, there's likely to be a flurry of hissing and what is undoubtedly bad language!
You'd think two cats who share food bowls and cat boxes could get along, wouldn't you?
Well, not really trashy--I have yet to watch a single housewife of any variety, I stay off the Jersey shore, and the Kardashians have to do without me. But I enjoy things like the next Food Network star, and some of the other FN shows; I'm a sucker for the bride shows, too, and I'll say yes to all those dresses!
Pretty weird considering I got married in a green wool suit and have never been sorry. Never wanted to be a princess bride, but have been happy to make sure my daughters and sons could have the weddings they wanted.
Anyway, I think that when I press and trim the pinwheels, I'll try to keep some kind of count of them. I'm currently thinking that using clips would work well... and I have a basketful from my paper piecing class!
Last bit for tonight. I frogged the Denver Cowl I had started in Miss Babs' Yowza in the Day at Powell's colorway. Some day I will get to Powell's Bookstore but until then I have to be content with knitting with this yarn. Which, like all good books, is black and white and re(a)d allover...