I'm Back! Christmas in July!
First off ~ I'm sorry for being gone so long. It's been C-R-A-Z-Y since quilt market. I really appreciate those of you who visit and read my posts. I vow to post more regularly. I actually have quite a bit waiting in the wings (or in my camera and brain) for future posts.
This time I'd like to tell you about this past weekend. I took a little time for myself and took a class at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe. What a delight! I enrolled in Debbie Busby and Sharon Stewart's "Gingerbread and Holly Woolly Workshop". I'm not a wool stitcher (well I guess I am now since I've taken the class) but love the look of wool and have seen some wonderful projects lately so I thought I'd try something new for me. I love occationally stepping away from what I normally work on. When I come back I'm alway refreshed and excited about gettting back into my designing.
Here's some of the weekend in pictures~
On the left ~ Debbie Busby of Wooden Spool Designs
On the right ~ Sharon Stewart of Liberty Rose Patterns
These 2 are a hoot. Besides teaching us the MANY different projects for the weekend we heard lots of funny stories about their friendship and their families. It's a long story but.......after the more "serious" photo's they posed for their "sexy hair" photo! They flipped those heads down, fluffed the hair and whipped it back up for this shot~
My table mates ~ from left, Charlotte my friend that came with me, my new friends Peggy and Gayle. We had a great time!
Some of the other students working away.
"Holly" one of Sharon's designs from the weekend.
This little Holly Purse was one of Debbie's projects. I actually finished this project in class. I know you probably can't tell in the photo but the holly leaves and berries are needle felted. This is the first time I've done a project with needle felting before. It was fun. Totally different than anything else I've ever done. For those who aren't familiar with this technique, you use a special needle to poke wool fibers into a wool/fabric base to create a design. It's very FOLK ART. I'm going to fill my little bag with Candy Canes at Christmas and hang it as a decoration. Cute huh?
The photo below is Jen's bag (Sharon's holding it). She needle felted a bird on her bag that she'll be giving her granddaughter.
Other fun projects by Debbie and Sharon.
So I'm now a wool stitcher!! I had lots of fun and am off to a great start with my projects. I'll post pictures as I finish them. I'll use some as gifts and keep a couple for my home. It was fun to experience a little Christmas in July!
Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings ~ Terri