Saturday, 19 January 2013

Summer School - The Days 2 & 3 Report...

Still at Summer School...still having fun...Day 2 (Thursday) was the second day of Karen's quilt workshop and I worked on "Anna", surprising myself by actually stitching in "class"...imagine!  I've now assembled two x three rows of coffin shapes for the side borders of the centre medallion...Day 3 was the hand quilting class with Karen - the class that involved Wretched. I was consoled by learning that everyone, including the tutor!, had trouble with this little quilt top that looked ever so easy and was completely the opposite.  I loved seeing the different fabric combinations and colours as well.  I managed to pin baste the quilt and then marked and stitched one motif...didn't want to over do it...
When Karen asked for help with Show & Tell after lunch I was happy to play hold up quilts (really, any excuse to stop work!).  She has had the most gorgeous little bird pincushions made, one for each day, as the daily door prize.  As I was on stage I did the draw...I scrunched up my eyes, turned my head away from the box of names and rummaged around as Karen remarked "wouldn't it be funny if she pulled out her own name"...and...I did!!! It was hilarious, I was laughing so much I couldn't even pick which little birdie I wanted for a couple of minutes.  The one I really really coveted was chosen by the day before's winner so I went with this sweet little blue bird...

Isn't it just divine, hand stitched and gorgeous....lucky me, he is way too beautiful to have pins stuck in him and will join my little china thimble collection and have the job of adorning my sewing room.

Today starts an applique workshop with Rhonda, only ever so slightly terrified - her work is amazing! 

Happy Stitching...

It must have been my lucky day yesterday...I've just discovered I also won one of Fiona's gorgeous thread catchers! Thank you Fiona, you know how much I loved your versions and Mr Random must have too!

7 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

Yeah for you, I'd say it is probably time to go and buy a lotto ticket ;-)
Love the little bird pincushion too.
hugs - Miche'le

marina said...

great going! Looks like your are having fun at school.
love your little pincushion.
Lucky you.

Noela said...

Congratulations on your wins. Looks like you are enjoying your classes. Hugs....

shez said...

congrats Annette on your lovely wins and i love your quilt blocks,the colours are gorgeous.xx

Mistea said...

Glad your little quilt was in good company! The quilting does look pretty, along with the little birdie - you sure you didn't change all those tags to your name?

Enjoy the applique workshop - hope you're not too hot!

Fiona said...

sounds like a lot of fun.... love the little blue bird pincushion.. such a clever and cute one... I have your Addy so will send the catcher on.... it's just tiny...
Hugz

Shay said...

I bet you were thrilled to discover that pretty much everyone had the same problems as you with that top.

Sounds like you're enjoying yourself...your version of Summer Camp sounds just like the kind of camp I'd like to go to !

Birdie is very very sweet!