Spring Quilt MarketMonday, May 18, 2009
I wish Barb and I had a great bunch of pictures of Spring Quilt Market to show you....but Barb and I stayed home this time. I worked in my yard over the weekend, knitted on my sock a bit, went to the movies and visited with my daughter and son.
Everyone else was at the quilt party...and we were at home. I did feel a bit left out. No van to load up, no trip to drive, no antique booths to shop along the way, no booth to set up...and worst of all ....we didn't get to see the fun people we always see at market. (I'm starting to sound like I'm whining.) Really, there's quite bit of fun to be had in all of that work. Lots of inspiration too.
I met with Barb over the weekend though. It's always nice to spend a moment with her. She gave me the May stockings to photograph. Today I've been working on photography and pattern design. I have a new camera, so it's taking me a bit longer than usual.
Also, Barb made a souvenir pincushion of our trip. The picture of it is below....Barb wants to give you the pattern on the blog site. (Now I know you will like her better than me!!!) She gives the best presents!
After Alissa completes the chart I will post it for you to download. I asked Barb...."Where's mine?" I might have to make this myself. It's just too cute.
Below is the sampler I just finished. It is from a pattern I purchased in France two years ago. (Marie Lasguigue by Bleu de Soie) I took it back with me again during our last visit. It is well traveled linen!!! I changed a couple of things and added a bird, heart, my daughter's name and the two towns that we visited. I took out about 4 motifs and made it a bit smaller. I think I got tired of stitching the small flower. There are quite a few of them in this sampler. I have
purchased the frame and will ship it off to Laura this week.
Until later friends...hope you find a minute to stitch!