17 March 2008


Hi all! Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you who are IRISH!! This past weekend was soooooo much fun! I participated in the Pat Sloan Quilting Retreat and WOW actually got a lot accomplished! It's funny how an on-line Retreat makes you want to complete projects so that you can post pics. I worked on a wallhanging that has been partially done for a couple of months. It is called Saffron Hill by Sue Spargo. It is machine pieced, then hand appliqued, then machine appliqued, it really was a project that used so many different skills, one part is even paper-pieced (the flag roof). It is almost done, just needs the finishing touches and then I will post a pic!

I also worked on Cottage Blooms...it was a swap done through Pat Sloan, and I didn't like the background of greens, so switched it to yellows and creams...I like it much better now. I just got the blocks done, not sewn together so will post a pic of that later too!

Then at night I worked on Leanne's House, because it was hand stitching and I could do that in front of TV. (Oh saw the movie, "August Rush", GREAT Video! It's a tear jerker, even hubby cried, so you know it was good!)

My 20 year old came home Fri night and claimed my Owl Wallhanging for her apartment at school. She wants me to make another one with different colors (using opposite fabric that I used in the original), so she can hang both of them up, so that is next on the list! Thank you, Diane, Amanda, Karen and Selma for your very kind comments re my own wallhanging! You made my day!! I just love being a Sloanie!

Well, back to sewing...and laundry...and cleaning!!!