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Austin: Quilts, Friends, Food and Fun

26 Feb

I spent last Thursday-Sunday in Austin for Quiltcon and some visiting with dear friends.  After a very long day of travel cancellations and delays on Thursday, I made it to Austin in the evening.  I was up bright and early the next morning to get myself to Quiltcon.  It was delightful. Here are just a few pictures:

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Friday evening I had dinner with my friend Ann and my new friend Tracy. BBQ in Austin is a thing of beauty.  Saturday morning I volunteered to help at Quiltcon and had a lovely time chatting with this fellow volunteer http://catherineredford.com/blog/ between taking tickets and stamping hands.

Then I was off to meet up with some long time, long distance friends. We ate, took some pictures, window shopped and then ate some more.

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Back to the hotel for some much needed sleep, and then up again to go eat some more.

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I also got to give two of my friends some little prezzies I had made. I still owe some, but they are the kind of friends that don’t mind.

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Next adventure: The Monte Vista Crane Festival with the family in two weeks time.  Between now and then, I hope to get a couple of quilt tops quilted and bound and some smaller projects finished.

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Library Window-My first original design

31 Jan

This is the building where I work. I have been thinking that those big center windows would make a good quilt design for a while now. Image

I started playing with Illustrator, and came up with this:

The inside of the library is decorated in blues, grays and that lovely shade of green, so I added a bit of the green in there too. What do you think?Image

Dusting off the blog

24 Jan

Not that it ever got much attention, but still.

I am determined to sew/quilt more this year, and document it here. I may also throw in some random cooking, crafting and aren’t my kids and animals cute posts.

But first, a few pictures of some of the projects I did get done last year:

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Made the boy a new pillow out of his favorite outgrown sweater.

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Custom art, with one of my favorite poems, for the bathroom.

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New headboard, in collaboration with the man.

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Baby quilt with minky.

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Quilt for my best friend’s birthday.

That last one took a very, very long time.

Let’s Get Ugly, Part II

11 Nov

The Ugly Day finally arrived!

We decorated the house.

 

 

Put out the food-

And prepared the crafts-

The girls also watched a movie and had a sleepover, which meant they were awake until 4am.

Thanks to Bunnycakes for the inspiration!