Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quilting, Crochet and More..

Tomorrow I am off on a Quilt  Retreat until Sunday.  I can't wait...we are staying in rooms overlooking a river I believe!  I will post pics next week.  Should be tons of fun, there are about 13 quilters going and who knows how many projects!!  I know I plan to take along at least three quilting projects (Paducah Nine Patch, Jo's Courthouse Steps and an Applique) and one knitting or crochet a good book to read if I find a quiet moment.

I started on another hand applique project.  It is by Barb Adams and its called Wild Pomegranate.  It is 16 - 20" finished squares.  I have one block finished to show you....

In the pattern the blocks lay on their sides and are rotated facing different directions.  I wonder what it might look like set on point?!  I may have to play around with a few different layouts.  The blocks make up fairly quick because of the large pieces.  This is a project that I will be taking on the retreat. 

This past week I have been to Canmore Alberta, a day trip with my oldest daughter.  We were craving a little time in the yarn shop
It is called Knit and Caboodle.  Great little shop with tons to see.  We try to get there at least once a year. We both found some nice new yarns and a few projects to keep us busy for awhile.

Also went on a quick trip to Kalispell Montana.  I managed to find moment to stop in at the yarn shop there..Camas Creek  Again a great shop with so much to see and touch.  I came away from there with a few little goodies as well.

Just a few of the goodies I brought home.  The books - Miss Rosies Spice of Life Quilts - was from the Quilt Store..Glacier Quilts in Kalispell.

The days are getting shorter and a lot colder here.  It is definately the time to hang around inside with a warm cup of tea (or a cinnamon dolce' latte - from Starbucks if your so lucky!).  Pick up your knitting or quilting and enjoy!

Happy Quilting........


1 comment:

  1. Happy Retreat! and your blocks look great!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)