Sunday, June 17, 2012
Bonnie Hunter's Workshop - Prepare for Major Gushing :)
I'm back from my day with Bonnie! Well...I was back yesterday, but it's Father's Day (Happy Father's Day to my Dad and Husband!) so I was spending time with family today. We had such a good time yesterday at our workshop with Bonnie Hunter and it was a much needed get away for me. Bonnie was a wonderful lecturer and teacher, she gave us great tips to help us make our quilts quickly, accurately, and was just a pure joy to be around. I finished a grand total of two blocks (counting the one I pre-made at home) during our eight hour sewing session! I can't believe it went by so fast - it also reminds me just how much time we put into our quilts. We are having so much fun doing it that we don't always realize how much time we commit to them!
Look at all the great blocks the ladies made...that was one of my favorite things. Seeing all the different fabric choices that were made...we had some talented quilters amongst us!
Sally here and I made friends the night before at the lecture - don't our blocks almost match? This was towards the end of the day (note the TWO blocks there lol*) and we were starting to get a little silly. :)
This was my little sewing corner and my sewing buddies. See me block and my stack of bricks? I had brought my featherweight but it didn't like those power strip things...it had no juice! Good thing I brought the second machine...though my Simplicity Quilter's Classic is just about on it's last leg...one day while sewing I decided to move it from one end of the room - without unplugging it first. It didn't like that too much!
You can't see her there but to the right of me was my good friend Robin hard at work on her project.
One of the ladies brought THE BEST yummy chocolate minty brownie cookie thingies and we ate EVERY bite! Needless to say she had lots of requests for the recipe.
I'm usually a 3 or 4 or sometimes 5 cup a coffee a day kinda girl, but I'm pretty fussy about my coffee so I had one cup in the morning and relied on the power of Diet Dr. Pepper! I ended up having two cups of coffee when I got home though. LOL*
Oh and this little patch was very interesting...see the kissy lips??? AHH! She really DOES put everything in there!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!