Hello blogworld friends...I have been away for too long! You may not have noticed, but I sure have! I guess I've been really busy doing 100 other things, and forgot I even have a blog!
Well I have made a mid-year resolution to start writing much more often! There's a lot of stuff I could be talking to you about, but I guess it requires more work than I have had energy for recently. But I will do better!
First of all, I recently returned from a trip to Spokane, Washington, where I taught a class in a really beautiful quilt shop called The Top Stitch. It is owned and operated by my new friend Carrie Jarvis, who invited me to come and do a class after she attended another class I did in Spokane a year ago. We had a really good time together making the Casual Clutch pattern, and had a little lunch as well!
Here are some pictures I stole from Carrie's Facebook page of the event! (Thanks Carrie!)
A fuzzy one of me holding up the pattern piece we are cutting out...
Christine with her new black and white purse! She went home and added a red
button to it.
Other adorable class attendees!!!
Everyone took home a really cute Casual Clutch they had made in the class! It was a lot of fun:) Didn't they all do great work?
This is a closeup of the clutch Dana (see below) made...isn't it adorable? Love the pop-out buttons in the centers of the flowers!
Then I got to stay and visit my dear friend Dana who lives in Spokane as well! I stayed for a whole week! She treated me to all kinds of fun outings...an art festival, Farm Chicks, and lots of fancy dinners and lunches out on the town!
Here's a picture of Dana and I and her daughter Jessica at quilt market this past May in Portland! (That's another event I have neglected to talk about!) But I digress...
She came because Portland is sorta close to Spokane...and cause we could play!!
This is Dana and her husband Dave. Aren't they a cute couple?? They made me feel really welcome and comfortable in their home while I stayed...and stayed...
Dave was very patient, although he did make a few jokes about the bad influence I was on his wife! Let's just say she didn't get a whole lot of work done while I was there, haha!
But she did manage to make a delicious Italian dinner for her family on Sunday, complete with Lasagne and homemade ravioli! YUM!! (Wish I had a picture of that)
One thing I really enjoyed about Spokane was the beautiful park near Dana's home. It's called Manito Park, (I think) and it is just gorgeous! Here are some pictures I took of the park when I was walking one morning.
Its really green, and the flowers were just starting to really bloom nicely! I couldn't get enough of it!
So that's the latest news...and while I was uploading pictures for this post I saw a bunch of pictures I took at quilt market in May that I never posted about! What is WRONG with me?
So I promise to get back to that right away! (That resolution I made)
My newest fabric collection called Priscilla is on the shelves now, so this is the time to get some! Here's a little plug for Dana...she has an online fabric store: Fabriphoria.com, where you can order my fabrics,
and her Facebook page too! You should definitely order some from her!!!