I am very lucky , I have 2 Scottish Ladies coming to stay with me for 2 weeks. They are friends of mine and have come over every 2 years for the last 6 years. They are the best house guests. I am so anxious for them to get here. Been working on a few things for us all so today I and hubby went out to see what they had for flowers and I bought some beautiful MUMS, then found a new chair cushion I wanted earlier in the summer. Wanted to get a chair pad for the large chair I have on the front porch for hubby to sit in . His is pretty faded and worn so maybe the store in a town south or north of us have one to match it, the new cushion. I am looking. Here is a couple pictures of the front porch where we will spend some time maybe hand sewing .
I was able to get this small table topper made and finished over the last 2 days . I really like it it is fresh and happy to me.
Today I am testing recipes for the retreat I am hosting in September. I have a small yahoo group and we are gathering in Loudenville for the 3rd time.Two our gals fly over from Scotland they are super lady's. It is always fun to visit and see each one. We are having a teacher come in this to teach us a class. It is Edith Dyke of Toledo Ohio. Her class names are so different like the one we are doing is named" You Want Me To Make a What??"
That is going to be so fun and we are all looking forward to it. We are providing our food so I am testing the cooking of it today. It smells so good "Baked French Toast". Along with some fresh fruit medley and drinks. We will also have for another breakfast a type veggie egg omelet only done in muffins pan. Served with bagels and homemade jam and sausage links or bacon strips. Orange juice , coffee, tea ,or whatever you like. The last one is Baked Oatmeal it will be served with Cinnamon bread and the usual drinks and fruit slices. I know none of us will be hungry!
We are going to be together from Wednesday through Sunday. What a week it will be.We have our class on Thursday and shop day on Saturday. I am so ready to go mentally but not packed yet!! A couple pictures of the dish I made .
Tomorrow is a shopping day for me . I am going back to http://www.jellenshouseoffabric.com/ to get a couple more pieces of "Flurry" by Kate Spain Then buy myself a couple of the things she is having on sale this week to celebrate her 1 st anniversary in business.All of her precuts!! awesome Her prices are great.I can hardly wait to get there tomorrow. You won't find lower prices anywhere.I do not think Thanks JOYCE and SARAH!!
I have been able to catch a few minutes to do some sewing. Feels good, and I am enjoying it. I have layered and cut backings for 3 small things . I have one completely finished.My Pumpkins. The designs are from Bird Brain Designs Then today I came across a lemon table runner I had started a few years back so I layered it and quilted it out and am now applying the binding. Turned out pretty nice. I will post the photos of them all in a few I first have to take them LOL. I have the twister table runner ready to layer as well. I like it too. There is plenty for me to sew on and yet I have a hankering to start another new project. One for Christmas I would really like to get it made and have it hanging on my entry way wall. If I do you will be the first to see it. hehe I have purchased the whole line by Kate Spain called Flurry. I plan to make the gift box quilt that is a free pattern on United Notions web site.
It is such a happy quilt to me. Stay in touch to see my hand works soon.