Saturday, April 18, 2009

My Festival Report

Hi everyone,
Quilt Festival was great. Imagine that. It was nice to have such a big show close to home. I have been to Fall Festival in Houston several times - usually to teach. So, I have seen some of the quilts in the exhibits before, but that is fine with me. And all the vendors adds to the excitement. Chicagoland guilds have hired me frequently over the years, so it is not surprising that I ran into old acquaintances. That was fun.

The 19th Century Divas is always my favorite exhibit at Festival. I think this is an online group. Could be wrong. If anyone knows anymore, do tell, please.

DH messed up my plans to not buy any fabric. Before I left he told me he expected I would buy some. So I did. (Oh, and he says he never thought I was obsessed with buying fabric! Seriously.) Apparently there was a big Longarm show this weekend out east somewhere. So I was disappointed there weren't more longarm supplies there. But I did manage to find a few things.

And I did get all the thread I wanted. So guess what I was doing tonight. I put a quilt on the frame this afternoon. I quilted this quilt about 10 years ago, but I never quilted the border. So I am doing it now cause I want to take the quilt off the stack and hang it on a wall. Maybe I'll get a picture of that later.
Today's picture is of my flower garden from last year. Spring has finally sprung so I have been busy in the garden rather than behind the camera. I sure don't know how I find the time to take care of them. This is about half of them.
Sew long for now. I have to get the quilt ready to do the side borders.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Last year's garden is beautiful. Perennials don't need much care except dividing every few years. I hope this year's garden will be just as pretty.

Michaela said...

I love your flowers. I spent my Saturday in the garden as well, tilling, but i planted my radishes and peas.
Can't wait to see that quilt.

Carol E. said...

Your flower garden is AWESOME!! Our son's wedding is happening in our back yard this summer, but I think we'll move it to yours. It way more gorgeous and wedding-ish than ours!

Beena said...

Sounds like the festival was fun and inspiring! It's always nice to finish a quilt that has been haunting you from the stack of unfinished projects! Please do post pics when done with that quilt/ border. Beautiful garden.

Betty J in OKC said...

So what kind of fabrics did you get??? Inquiring quilters would like to know~LOL! :) May we see a picture of your purchases??