Monday, October 13, 2014

A trip to Santa Fe

Sunday I took a spur of the moment trip to Santa Fe, to see the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild Fiesta.  My companion was my very favorite 14 year old.  We saw an awesome quilt show, took a quick trip to our favorite museum, and grabbed a yummy quesadilla at Harry's Roadhouse (thanks, Lisa, for the recommendation!) before heading back - in the wind - to Albuquerque.

My girl took all these beautiful pictures.....a compilation of our favorites:







We both agreed this was one of the best, in our opinion:




Was so happy to see Ann & Michael of Thread Bear had a booth.  Here is a quilt Micheal made using this panel.  I had to get the panel!


The weather was cold and windy - it looked like snow was forming over the
 Sangre de Cristo Mountains:




Hmmmm......cooler weather.  Good for quilt making, no?
:)


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hip Stitchers

Dresses to quilts....bags to jackets - here they are!

Janet made the Washi Dress from Jen Fox's Nomad fabric:

Love this!  
(Am motivated to make myself another Washi!)

Diane brought in her purse - Jen Fox's Button Flap purse pattern, made with our new
"A Field Guild" fabric line from Moda:




Young quilter/sewer Lily is making a jacket from the book Sew Serendipity:


I snuck up behind/next to her to catch a few pics of it - 
still a work in progress, but looking fabulous!

A gorgeous Jelly Roll race quilt was brought in to share:


Haley made this costume for a school presentation, using Moda solids and our new Robert Kaufman line, 
Santa Fe Spice:


Debra made this at craft night.  She started with a flat knitted rectangle and a pair of jeans.  She seam ripped the zipper out of the jeans, cut them apart for the lining of this:


...and in about an hour, was done....recycling at its best!

A sweet Hip Stitcher, McKenna, just held onto this bolt of Alexander Henry flannel like it was a puppy dog.  She finally....reluctantly....had to leave.  But she'll be back - TWO different folks just bought her Hip Stitch gift certificates for her birthday!


And finally, a finished purse made today in the lounge at a private party.....of the 7 gals making this bag, 2 finished, 1 will finish at home, and the remaining 4 will be coming in this week to complete this cute McCall's pattern.
They all did an amazing job, despite being at different levels of sewing, and fatigue hitting them after 4 hours of speed cutting and sewing.




Sunday, September 21, 2014

State Fair 2014!

We managed to squeeze in a visit to the fair in this very busy time in our lives.....the 1st one sans kids 
(sigh....teenagers opted out this year)

Here are some pics to recap the day:

The food - oh the food!




Mother/daughter Hip Stitchers, Trisha & Haley, each had entries in the fair.  
How cool is that?
Trisha had some embroidery:



Haley had a skirt:
(wish it was displayed in full)

American flag made from firehose:

A slice of Americana:


Cool quilt pattern that my math teacher husband loved:


Hip Stitcher Laurel's dress won 2 ribbons!



 Gotta love the crocheted Barbie dress:



 Love, love, loved these knitted sweaters, called 
"2 Peas in a Pod"


Dancers at Villa Hispana:




Until next year!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hip Stitchers

Here's what you all have been stitching up lately!

Janet picked up some of our home decorator fabric on clearance and sewed 3 Gum Drop Pillows:

 Julie made this fabulous bag.  She brought in a pattern that she had purchased in a shop in Florida, and together we struggled through a maze of confusion as we tried to figure out how much fabric she'd need to make the bag.  She went home, then came back with the finished bag:
One side:


Other side:


and label chosen to go on it, to be given to her friend who has a great sense of humor:


Cousins Bemsha and Ashley each made a jelly roll race quilt this summer.  Bemsha surprised her mom with the 
finished quilt: 
 (I love her mom's expression of pure pride & love as she looks at Bemsha)

Here's a close-up of it:



And Ashley's, finished just before her birthday:


Tessa whipped up a doll outfit - all by hand:


Catherine brought in 2 quilts she made:



Rug hooking teacher Cathy Kelly shared a challenge she did.  Take a fabric and design and make a rughooked project.  She chose one of designer Laura Gunn's fabrics to make this knitting needle holder:



Customer Abigail finished a quilt top using a 
Moda fabric as her sashing:
(it's now off to be quilted with Kathryn Fuller)


Yvette made this beautiful hand embroidered linen, using Heather Bailey's pattern:


Susan came in with her finished T-shirt, which she made this summer in the lounge:


Gayle made this great Charm Clutch with 
Amy Butler's pattern:


And finally, a young Hip Stitcher left this smiling pincushion for me in the lounge.  It made my day: