Monday, November 30, 2009

Favorite Store

One of my favorite stores to visit is Anthropologie. They only seem to be in cities, so whenever I get to Boston, Philly, New York, etc., I always make a point to stop there. It's especially fun around Christmas. They seem to have really cool stuff.
I'd never seen this before-felted soap. What a great idea! You felt all around the bar of soap and use it in the shower or bath. The felt part functions as a washcloth and shrinks as the soap shrinks. It would be a great stocking stuffer or gift for someone. They had nice felted bags that would be good to put the soap or anything in.
A nice wide knitted headband with a big flower on it is quick and easy to make.
There was a lot of knitted and crocheted hats with flowers to keep someone warm and cozy.
I loved these bird ornaments with the year on their tails. My favorite was the felted ball ornament, though. We have the felted balls in the shop so I put it on my list to make.
There was a lot of pieced placemats and tablerunners. The tablerunner shown in this picture is actually folded in half. It was quite long. There was felted balls on the ends. That's another good idea, instead of pom pom ball fringe use felted balls.
The hand embroidered owl towels were great!
The displays are always imaginative and awesome! Look at this ostrich! Click it to see it bigger. It's made out of rolled magazine pages. I loved it.
Here's another ostrich looking under a table. Check out the snow patch he's standing on.
Everywhere you look it's fun! Hanging from the ceiling were these ropes and tassels hanging for no good reason. Just FUN!
Check it out if you get the opportunity!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I'm Back!

I was in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving at my son Joel and his wife Rosalind's house. I had a good time! I hope everyone's holiday was nice. I fully intended to blog from there, but unfortunately I couldn't stand using my husband's laptop. Everything is different on it. So, here I am.
We did venture out during the weekend. Of course I found a quilt shop to check out. It's a cute shop called Spool. I love the name! It's a small shop, but really nice.
My daughter Keri loved this quilt.
Next door to Spool was a yarn shop called Loop. Another really cool name!
A short distance from there was a tea shop called Steap. Really cool names, and really cool shops!
If you're ever in Philly, you should check them out!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Convergence Quilts

This month we have Convergence Quilts on our display wall done by ladies in Carol Jones's Scrappy Tuesday Class.
This one was done by Louise Toler.

The next two are also by Louise.
Carol made this quilt.

Next we have this one by Janice Bergen.

This one is done by Nancy Ellis.
The next one is by Louise Toler.

Carol Jones made this quilt.

Carol made this one.

I can't remember who made this one, I think it might be Louise's. The name doesn't show in the picture. I'll find out and let you know. Or, leave a comment if you know who made this one.

Ricky Tims designed and published this style of quilt in his book, "Ricky Tims Convergence Quilts". He will be coming to the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center along with Alex Anderson and Libby Lehman on September 2-4, 2010 with his Super Seminar. For more information, click here or here .

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Joanne made this festive scrappy Christmas quilt. I've always meant to make a Christmas quilt. It's on my list.
She also finished this double wedding ring quilt top and Dianne machine quilted it for her. It's beautiful!
Here's a closer picture. I love the yellow background.
Nancy is working on a Cape Cod village quilt, and Dot is moving right along with Christmas projects. Christmas is coming quick!
Marianne is working on hexagons. Next to her is a pile of pillowcases made by Elaine. She's gotton a lot done for Christmas!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Take a look

Kay Alvezi brought in this beautiful log cabin quilt for us to see.
June Auger made this bag in a class with Willie.
Harriot made this bag in Willie's class.
Marion Griffith made these next two quilts and had them machine quilted by Tricia Wolski.
This quilt of Marion's is from a Scrappy Tuesday class.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday Night

Kellie and Carol were busy working on their projects.
Kate was still working on her Cinco de Mayo quilt. It's coming along!
June kept busy laying out the music quilt for her brother.
Sam was on the table pinning a quilt top from her Great Aunt Vivian, who got it from her Great Aunt! It's finally going to become a finished quilt after all these years!
Another very productive Tuesday Night! You go girls!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday morning

You never know what you'll find in the classroom on Thursday mornings. Sue is completing this knitted shawl.
Sue Oats showed us this fantastic needle felted owl she made. I love the wings.
Mickie and Paula are working on felted bags.
Nancy is knitting a bag.
Ellen is working on a bag similar to this one of Sue's.
Debbie made this shawl.
Debbie also finished this tablerunner.
Vi is wearing a necklace and earrings that she made.
Vi is also working on this quilt.
And, Barbara is wearing a bandage for a rotary cutter injury.
Today a group of the Thursday ladies went to the new Twilight Movie and to dinner. They are always having a good time!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


More Westminster Fabric came in today!!
There's some really cool seashell prints.
Here's my quilt I made with Bali Pops. Mostly. I always add more, I can't help myself. The colors look better in person, or maybe if you click it?
Janet Vaughn showed us this quilt of her's. It's also batik strips. I like her's better. Mine's simpler. I always love Janet's quilts. She does awesome scrappy quilts!!
I LOVE this one. Carolyn showed us her Venetian Tiles Quilt done with Kaffe fabrics. I love the subtle background colors. It's one of the X-Block patterns.
Here's Barbara Nicosia's current project. It's the Night and Day Quilt from the Pink Lemonade Book, but to Barbara it's known as Ann's Quilt. Love it!!