Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flower Frogs

I collect flower frogs.  I have quite a few.  I keep one by my sewing machine and it's convenient for holding scissors, seam rippers, pencils, pens, nail files, crochet hooks, etc.  I also have a frog
by my telephone for pens.  Frogs are very useful for holding things.
Does anyone watch Dr. House?  I love that guy and wish he could be my doctor.  Within an hour
every week he manages to cure his patients of quite an assortment of odd ailments.  Anyway, I was surprised to notice while watching last night that he has a flower frog like mine on his desk!  I've never seen a flower frog on tv before.  How cool is that?

Monday, March 30, 2009

More Quilt Pictures

The Studios Magazine with my studio in it should be arriving at the store this week!  I'm impatiently waiting for it.  
Meanwhile, here's Debbie with a quilt that is going to be awesome!
Toni made a baby quilt.  I wish the picture was better, it's an unexpected combination of
Beatrix Potter and Kaffe Fassett.  I love it!
Ginger Brockey brought in this fun Summer quilt for us to see.  
This baby quilt was made by Kathy for her 1st grandbaby!  Congratulations Kathy!
Ann Marie worked on a bright tablerunner.
Okay Lynn,  if you close your eyes, we can still see you!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Scrappy Tuesday II

Melba Corliss-Yish and her current quilt.
Nancy Ellis's version of the same pattern.
Carol Jones helping Marian.
Loretta and Janice busy at work.
Ann and Yvonne not quite as busy.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Show and Tell

This is Paula Dunn showing us the quilt she's making for her grandson Stone out of his tee shirts that his mother saved.
He has some really cool tee shirts.
Marianne Wilson was in and showed us her Thorton Burgess quilt she's working on.  She painted the pictures herself.  
Carmy Davis and friends were down for the day from Dartmouth and New Bedford.  They picked out a backing for Carmy's dinosaur quilt.
Mary Flavin pieced her quilt top entirely by hand using templates, not strips. 
Thank you all for coming in and showing us your projects!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Busy Bette Ann

Meet the fabulous Bette Ann Mahoney!  These are some of the projects she is currently working on.  These are sailor's valentines that she made out of some of our fabric embellished with shells and beads.  Click it to see the details.
She has been doing little Dresden Plates.
Here's some more made with fussy cut Christmas fabrics.
They are so cute!
I love these!
Here's Suzie!  She is Betty Ann's sister and she made this beautiful log cabin quilt.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday night with Carol again.

They're alway very busy on Wednesday nights.
Betsy Clark made this really cool jacket.
Lynn Russo did this awesome canvas wall quilt.
Betty Ann is working on this butterfly kaleidoscope quilt.  Wait until you see what else she is working on. 
It's never to early to start thinking about Christmas.  Tricia Curry finished this one already.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Quilts by Dottie and Elsa

This is a quilt called "Tickled Pink" from a pattern in Quilter's World magazine.  It was made by Dottie Long.
This is a mystery quilt done by Dottie at the Vermont Quilt Festival.
Elsa Sampou made this quilt from a design by Alex Anderson.  I love the little black and white inner border.  Click on it and look.
The fabric in this quilt, made by Elsa, was all designed by her daughter Jennifer.  

Monday, March 23, 2009


I love hexagons!  
This is one of mine - the top is done.
This one is in progress.
This one is completely finished - Queen size.
These binder clips are the best thing ever for keeping your hexagons in place, whether you use paper or plastic.  You buy them in office supply stores.  They keep your fabric from shifting without stabbing you like pins would.
Ellen is making this quilt out of her dog's scarfs.
She likes to use paper clips to hold her hexagons and fabric together.  
We can give you a quick demo on hexagons anytime at the store, just ask! They're lots of fun and very portable. 

Sunday, March 22, 2009

More Thursday girls!

Isn't this hat great!  Jessica made it and let me try it on.  I'm loving it!
Here's Debbie wearing Jess's hat.  Click on it to see the bead work.
Debbie made this shawl.
Here's Sue wearing hers.
Debbie made this hat, I can't wait to see it embellished.  Kind of a Mad Hatter style.
Debbie always has the best "stuff".
Click on Vi's picture to see her decorated tape measure.
She also made her earrings and necklace.
Here's a couple of more tape measures.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday morning Studio Club

Here are the Thursday girls!  Most of them, it's hard to get them all at once.
They meet here every Thursday morning from 10 - 1 followed by lunch, usually at Olive Garden.  They work on a wide variety of things.  Mostly applique, knitting, felting, beading, but you never know what they'll be doing. 
There's some beading and knitting going on,
some wool applique and more knitting,
a felted bag and more knitting,
more knitting,
and knitting and some strip piecing.  Just a regular Thursday morning.