This year, I am entering 2 quilts. And I am working on quilting my Paris quilt to get it done by the submission deadline. I wish I could send it out to a Long Arm quilter but there are so many thread changes that I am sure I will have to pay an arm and a leg for it.
This pattern is from Verna Mosquera and it is called "Mon Ami". It measures 55 x 64 so it has been a strain on my left shoulder to quilt more than a couple hours at a time.
I started this project in the Fall of 2010 when I went up to Danville, CA to attend one of Verna's very fun sewing retreats. I went with my friend Lynn and we had a blast! Verna and her assistant Pam put on such a wonderful event. They decorate the place so beautifully, take us out on field trips and serve super yummy snacks.
Here are a few photos from the retreat.
I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since I started this project. I have since grown out my bangs and have laid off my Revlon waver iron. It was sort of an homage to the 80s when I used to crimp my hair.
One of my co-workers is moving to Las Vegas and was getting rid of her salt and pepper shaker collection. I managed to
swipe rescue these two sets just because they are so adorable.
I would have taken her cups and saucers too as I've always wanted to make a mosaic table. But realistically, I will probably just store them in the garage for the next 20 years so I passed on them.