Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I've been reading...

but I haven't had time to post to my blog, so I'm making up for it tonight. Three posts, with pictures even!

Last week's Vacation Bible School went off without a hitch. (She says with a great sigh of relief!) Ellen (my 16 year old) did a great job of organizing, keeping the kids moving through their groups and just running VBS. She showed quite a few doubters just what a 16 yo can do, I was so proud of her! And...she was asked to run it again next year, so everyone must have been pleased! She is working with another girl next year to run it, then the new girl will take over the following year and have a new helper. It will be a great way to keep VBS a project for the youth of the parish. Thanks for all of your kind words about Ellen...she was a brave soul to take this on!

I got my Pfaff back last week from the shop and she runs like a dream...not bad for a 15 year old machine. I haven't had much time to play with her because I've picked up my paintbrush again to paint the family room. It's a dark paneled room and I'm slowly getting it painted...pictures to follow in the next posts!

The quilt I've included in the post is a little one hanging in my foyer. I made it from a kit (I just didn't have enough little pieces of batiks to make it on my own) that I bought at McKenna Ryan's booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston a few years ago. I put it together in a weekend at my guild's retreat...everything from cutting the fabric, fusing it, quilting it and binding it. It was completely done when I left for home...I was a woman on a mission that weekend! I love how it turned out.

Studio pictures follow in another post, then the family room. Time for me to get back to work...maybe I'll load a customer quilt!

8 comments:

Shelina said...

That's a great quilt. Now nice that you were able to get it done at the retreat. I've only done needle turn applique. Haven't done any fusing, but I now have the Steam a Seam and can now do what you do.

Laurie said...

Great pics of your studio! It looks GREAT!!
Hugs
Laurie

quiltpixie said...

what a beautiful foyer quilt

Mary said...

It's very pretty and I LOVE a project that you can do start to finish in a weekend! I make very few wallhangings but I have several quick patterns for donation quilts that I use when I need want to start and finish something quickly. There is nothing more motivating to me than actually finishing a project.

Laurie Ann said...

I love those pine needles wall hangings. I have one with a blue heron in my room and bought a couple of others on my shop hop. Painting that paneling made a huge improvement!

Judy said...

I love McKenna Ryan's stuff. I bought her Girrafic Park pattern and assembled all the fabric to make it. It's on my list for next years projects!

Melzie said...

I was too chicken to even WORK Bible school this year, kudos to her for doing the hardest job of all!! xoxo melzie

The Calico Cat said...

Love the littel quilt... (I have a few of her "kits" too!)