Monday, May 14, 2012

My sister's "visual aid" for her class she is teaching this Friday at Quilt Beginnings in Columbus. This is her pattern and so cute! To hear the delight in her voice as we talked about the success of her first class she taught a couple of weeks ago on the Mariner's Compass, I wish I could be there for the class this week. She is such a sweetie and her quilting is amazing!
Monday's Mantra.....Row row row your boat....or is it the question, "What floats your boat?"....the ebb and flow of the tides.....and of course a favorite of mine...The ripple effect...And while on a easy river paddle, what better than a hot dog for the picnic....Mom's current quilt is the red and yellow quilt taken from the book photographed on this post from the pattern, Dancing Squares. Mom loves hot dogs so she and I have decided to name her quilt Mustard and Ketchup with relish on the side since one of the yellow squares will be a green POP!.....How do you like Noah's assistance with my Umbrella Girls quilt, he went to my garbage can and picked out the tiny yellow scraps to make the tennis shoes into stilettos...He is a funny little boy. Happy Monday, friends. In 6 days, 6 days.....Gwen Marston and a room full of quilters, CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!! Love, Em

8 comments:

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

You mom's quilt....I.LIKE.

Everything is GREAT! Looks like some fun going on!

Kim said...

You have quilts in your DNA! What a great family craft to share.
Oh Gwen....you lucky dog, I have signed up for her retreat in Sept.!
Take lots of pictures at your event with Gwen.

Love the brollies....

Happy Sewing

♥Duff said...

Oh, I love the quilt from Simple Contemporary Quilts--I just bought a ton of blue with a little coral for the accent. I can hardly wait to see hers done--maybe it'll give me the push I need to get started!!
Bring your camera for the Marston class---oooh, lucky lucky girl!

Miki Willa said...

I am loving the umbrella girls. Great stilletos! I can't wait to meet your mom at Gwen's class. This is going to be so much fun! How much fabric are you taking?

Vesuviusmama said...

So much to comment on here - the dancing squares really speak to me; I might try something like that. Your sister's visual aid is awesome, and what a hoot to see those stiletto sneakers!

Snoodles said...

I love the dancing squares...but your sister's visual aid is even more stunning! Whoo hooo! Will they let you share pictures from Gwen's class? Fun!

Magpie Sue said...

I have had to restrain myself from trying to go to Gwen's class. She's so close, so close! But it would be a waste of time and money on my part. I would end up too sick to get much out of the experience. I know I can count on you to enjoy her on my behalf though. :- )

Love those umbrellas!

Sally said...

Love your son's addition of the stilettos. You always come up with the most unusual. Wish I were so creative--and prolific. And going to Gwen Marston's retreat? Sounds as if it will be right up your alley! Lucky you. Keep us posted (though I don't think she's wired for internet). In that case--keep good notes and tell us ALL.