Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sister's Bag #2 & Some Other Stuff......

so here is Sister's bag #2 the one i will be taking with me to Sister's. its the same pattern as bag #1 but smaller & no appliqued initial. i am very pleased with how it turned out. i used clear thread and quilted around all of the flowers & leaves. i had issues but never the less it is done.

the pattern is The Big Shopper from Whistlepig Creek Productions

the fabric is Brady Bunch from Michael Miller which i found at Fat Quarter Shop

of course i did the inside different with a divided pocket closer to the top for the cell & camera - Hello its Sister's - 1,300 quilts i will be taking lots & lots of pics that i will be sharing of course

i also added a spot for a water bottle you can see it at the bottom of the pic

this weekend i also made my 1st 2 blocks for Sarah in my Bee Splendid bee. i LOVE how they turned out & Karrie liked them so much that she is doing a quilt along with the same pattern using charm packs - go check out her blog & join her on the quilt along i am

i also made the next 2 blocks for the Simple Sampler Quilt Along that Amy is doing

last but not least i made a block for a local group that i belong to. we each have a box with our fabric in it & each month we rotate the boxes & we each make a block (the same block each month) so at the end of the year we have 12 different blocks. not a super exciting block but when you have a deadline sometimes easier is nice.

(this is my bff's fabric we'll see if she notices)
my lime quilt was from last years group

this is a short week for me with leaving for Sister's early Thursday morning & a possible trip to Spokane for yet another doc apt. so little to no sewing will be done but i will come home Sunday totally motivated to spend sometime with my machine.

3 days before we leave & i think i have things in pretty good shape.
we will hit 4 quilt shops on the 6 1/2 hr trip there.
we stay about 25 minutes outside of Sister's in Crocked River Ranch at my BFF's sister's vacation home. which is totally awesome because its FREE. my BFF won't be makin the trip this year & i will miss her tons. she could either do Sister's or Quilt Camp in September & she picked camp. once we get settled & have dinner we head into Sister's & go to the Stitchen Post they are open until 10 that night & last year we closed the place down. Friday it will be quilt shops galore in Redmond, Terrebone, Bend & Prineville back to the house for dinner & a good nights rest before the big show on Saturday.

Saturday we get into Sister's around 7ish - 1 to get a parking spot by the park where we have a picnic lunch & 2 to go to the Sister's Coffee Company for coffee & a pastry for breakfast. we are usually in town until around 3 or so then we re-visit any of quilt shops & head back to the house for a re-cap of the show & our purchases before a good nights sleep & the drive home on Sunday.

i will be taking my laptop in hopes of being able to post some of our trip along the way....... so as always stay tuned for the mis-adventures of me & my peeps as we take on Sister's 2010.

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