Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This and that - back from retreat

I am back from retreat and unfortunately have no pictures as Picasa ate my pictures before I imported them. Stupid Picasa!!!!

At any rate, I worked on several different projects.  Here's the rundown:

1. made binding for Bella's quilt;
2. made 9 patch blocks for Debra's American Cancer Society auction quilt;
3. made my wool pillow for our guild's Victorian tea (got pics of that);
4. worked diligently on my dryer sheet blocks which will soon be a quilt top. I'm going to call it Bounce since all the blocks have Bounce fabric sheets as foundations; and
5. made more mastectomy pillows which I will make til i run out of fiber fill which should be soon.
 Here's my pillow.

It was a great location with super accomodations, fabulous quilters and I can't wait to go again next year!

Since I've been back, I have made another of the Brackman CW blocks, Birds in the Air. Ta Da!

On Saturday I went to a workshop with Elin Waterston of Art Quilt Workbook fame.  We got to experiment with textile paints on fabric and Shiva Paintsticks.  It was interesting in that I realized I liked the stenciling and over painting on fabric but wasn't a big shiva paintstick fan other than for accenting.  I had a picture of Elin but STUPID PICASA  ate her too.   I hate technology and computers and cameras today! 

I also made hearts to send to New Zealand which I read about over at Quilting Gallery. Here is the link for the Hearts for Christchurch if you are interested. I had a few cross stitched heart blocks from years ago which I stay stitched and bound .  They are on their way to New Zealand  to cheer someone I hope.

Well, back to the Brackman blocks.


Anonymous said...

I know just what you mean about technology which we all battle every day. Wish we could have enjoyed your pictures.

The pillow is gorgeous and the Civil War block looks great.

Kimmie said...

I am unhappy with picasa too! I will stick with iPhoto from now on ....

Nellie's Needles said...

All photos that have loaded to post on Blogger are stored in Picasa web albums. To access photos that were loaded for previous posts, as well as for those that "disappeared" do the following:
- Click on the "picture icon" for adding photos to your blog.
- The "Add Images" box will pop up.
- Locate the "Upload" sidebar.
- Click the link, "from Picasa web albums"
- Scroll through all those photo to select the one(s) you wish to post in your blog. The newer pics will be at the end.
- click "add selected" and they'll appear in your post.

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