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!