Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sisters' Quilt Show

We went to the Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon. I am not a quilter, but our friend came from England to go to the show and I really enjoyed the trip. It was a beautiful day and not too hot.

These are just a few of the pictures that I took. Everyone should attend at least once, it is amazing how they hang all the quilts on the buildings and in the trees. Some were for sale, I was surprised that they weren't more expensive considering all the time that goes into each quilt.

Love the sunflowers!

These are wall hangings on one building.

This quilt is amazing! I love trees . . .

The end to a wonderful week-end was a stop at Mount St. Helens, I can see a new project in this picture.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Adventures in Needlework

I recently purchased the book "Adventures in Needlework" by Jessica Aldred and Emily Peacock. I was looking for a book with hand applique instructions. The diagrams, pictures and instructions are excellent. I am looking forward to trying a small applique project before my next class.

The other techniques covered in the book are canvaswork (needlepoint), silk shading and goldwork. The instructions are well written, a great reference from how to frame up a slate frame to how to finish each project. The mounting instructions are easy to follow and your framer will love you for finishing your projects this way and you will save money too.

A must have book for every embroiderer's library.

Thank you Jessica and Emily!