Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jumping for Joyce!

You meet the nicest people while blogging, you really do!  Take my blogging friend, Joyce....Although Joyce doesn't have a blog, she frequently leaves me the nicest comments!  We have been in touch now for years!

Recently, I shared pictures of the small quilts that grace my quilting daughter's sewing room. While looking at those pictures, Joyce noticed Erin's old scissor collection...all two of them... and decided that she would like to add on to them!   Would you believe that Joyce has mailed Erin her old scissors!  Erin is thrilled and can't believe the kindness of strangers!  I'll be sending pictures of Erin's growing scissor collection after she receives them! Thank you, Joyce!

Joyce just finished stitching two quilts and wanted to show them to me...but you know me!  I can't keep anything to myself!  I have to share them with YOU!!  YES!  BLOG FODDER!

The first quilt is hot off the press and it is gorgeous!!  It's a Fig n' Berry Creations...a quilt designer from Australia!  I hadn't heard of  Fig n' Berry Designs so off I went to check out their website...OMGosh...gorgeous stitchery patterns!!  You can check them out HERE...nice, eh?!

This is the masterpiece that is on Joyce's bed...and it is DDG!!  (Drop Dead Gorgeous!!)  Just beautiful!  Joyce had a quilting friend in Seattle quilt it and man, is she a master at her craft!!!
  


Make sure that you click on the pictures to enlarge them as the details are wonderful!  Thanks SEW MUCH, Joyce...not just for sharing your quilts (and scissors) but for your friendship!  I really appreciate it!

Hey..FYI... starting THIS FRIDAY, (that's tomorrow!!) the Victoria Quilter's Guild Quilt Show begins!!  If you live on Vancouver Island (or on the Mainland) you should grab your quilting friends and plan on attending! The more the merrier! It's always great fun... and even MORE FUN with a car, bus or boat full of quilters! Ahh yes, the high jinx of a car full of quilters...:o))  




Be there or be square...as in fat quarter!  YES...there are merchants!!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Stitching!!~P                                  






Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Heritage Happenings...

My head is hanging in shame!  I have been remiss in reporting on our Heritage Happenings... I could blame it on using my iPhone as a camera...or I could say that the DOG ate the pictures... But we all know that it's not the phone...and it's sure not the dog (sorry Rylie)...it's ME...all ME!  The pictures are THERE...I just need to do it!  So sorry....(insert a sad face here!)  

Ok...better late than never...SEW...on with the show...

I need to explain the next few pictures.  Someone donated this sweet sheep quilt as a charity quilt!  Adorable...but there was lots of discussion among the quilters as to the size of the quilt...It was huge!  Should it be taken apart and made into two children's quilt?  Not sure what was decided BUT it was dang cute!


 I mean how cute is THIS!

At Heritage there is always a quilt set up on a frame...and those wishing to hand quilt can mosey on over for a lesson from the masters!  Their hand quilting is GORGEOUS!


 From here I am going to let you wander through the quilts!  Pour yourself a coffee as there are a ton of pictures!  No comments from me...they are all WONDERFUL!

                            
























                                        










                                      



                                      



                                                



                                                











 Charity quilts...a whack of them!







Whew!  As you can see, it was a VERY productive winter!!  :o))  Thanks ladies for not whipping me with a wet jelly roll!  I will try to be better at reporting on our Heritage Happenings!

Have a wicked Wednesday and Happy Stitching!~P