Hit the Ground Running

It has been non-stop since we got home Thursday night at 10 pm. David was gracious enough to go to the store and buy groceries while I worked on binding and started a chocolate cake. After he got home Thursday night I got the cake in the oven. I needed to prep for the Lakeview Studio home tour that we had on Saturday.

I also made an Oatmeal cake Friday morning and David made a double batch of the Knorr’s spinach dip recipe. I got some new cushions for the retreat house; the others needed a quiet burial. I love the pop of color in the new ones.

new cushions at the retreat house

new cushions at the retreat house

The year that Lakeview has a quilt show they also host a studio/home tours in order to raise money for the quilt show. They ask 6 people to host and show off their studio to the guild members or to anyone that buys a ticket. Ha! It is a wonderful event, we get to see where they create, but the people who host the tours don’t normally get to see the other homes on the tour. So we put our heads together and thought we would do a “preview” night on Friday.

So we met at Marcia Henry’s house first and got to see a lot of antiques, they are beautiful and so was her space. She has a long arm too! I got to take a lot of pictures.

at Marcia's

at Marcia’s

at Marcia's

at Marcia’s

at Marcia's

at Marcia’s

at Marcia's, her thread case

at Marcia’s, her thread case

at Marcia's

at Marcia’s

at Marcia's, loved this piece

at Marcia’s, loved this piece

at Marcia's her faceted jewels

at Marcia’s her faceted jewels

Next, we went to Cathy’s house and she has a lovely place too. She showed us her quilts that she had quilted and her long arm and enjoyed seeing her creative space.

at Cathy's

at Cathy’s

at Cathy's

at Cathy’s

at Cathy's

at Cathy’s

at Cathy's

at Cathy’s

at Cathy's

at Cathy’s

at Cathy's, her faceted jewels

at Cathy’s, her faceted jewels

Next we drove to LaPorte to see the retreat house. David was there to open the house and greet us. It was fun to show off the house, some had not seen it and then ones who had; I had some new updates for them to find.

one of my frivol finishes

one of my frivol finishes

a mini quilt, one of Primitive Gatherings patterns

a mini quilt, one of Primitive Gatherings patterns

Frivol finished and hung

Frivol finished and hung

my last quilt for the 30's bed. wahoo

my last quilt for the 30’s bed. wahoo

a closer view of the AR crossroads quilt

a closer view of the AR crossroads quilt

I thought this was a good place for this little mini!

I thought this was a good place for this little mini!

Next up, we went to Sharon M house. She has a wonderful home and it is a quilter’s paradise. A lot of eye candy everywhere, she is quite an accomplished quilter and extremely talented. She has a great design wall, with little teasers for us to marvel at. I told her that I took off my shoes because I wasn’t leaving. Ha!

at Sharon's

at Sharon’s

at Sharon's

at Sharon’s

at Sharon's

at Sharon’s

at Sharon's, this is still on my bucket list

at Sharon’s, this is still on my bucket list

at Sharon's

at Sharon’s

at Sharon's

at Sharon’s

at Sharon's, see how small

at Sharon’s, see how small

upstairsat Sharon's, loved seeing all the fabric

upstairs at Sharon’s, loved seeing all the fabric

upstairs at Sharon's

upstairs at Sharon’s

upstairs at Sharon's

upstairs at Sharon’s

upstairs at Sharon's

upstairs at Sharon’s

upstairs at Sharon's

upstairs at Sharon’s

upstairs at Sharon's, this made me think

upstairs at Sharon’s, this made me think

upstairs at Sharon's

upstairs at Sharon’s

upstairs at Sharon's, this made me think too. wow

upstairs at Sharon’s, this made me think too. wow

upstairs at Sharon's, work in progress

upstairs at Sharon’s, work in progress

upstairs at Sharon's

upstairs at Sharon’s

upstairs at Sharon's, I think I want to be her relative. ha!

upstairs at Sharon’s, I think I want to be her relative. ha!

Lastly we went to Georgia W house. It was late and very dark but she has a lovely home with a lake view and the full moon was there to greet us too. She is a new quilter and has a new long arm. She has a great space for her sewing time and her long arm room and a beautiful collection of Hull. Georgia is working on her Winnie Borders quilt, 3 of them in fact. Whoosh that is a lot of work!

at Georgia's, her Hull

at Georgia’s, her Hull

at Georgia's

at Georgia’s

at Georgia's

at Georgia’s

at Georgia's

at Georgia’s

at Georgia's

at Georgia’s

at Georgia's her Winnie borders work

at Georgia’s her Winnie borders work

at Georgia's

at Georgia’s

We didn’t get to go to Cindy’s house; she had other commitments – maybe next time.

We had a wonderful time, or at least I sure did. I do enjoy seeing other people’s creative space!

Saturday, I got up early and made mom’s Italian Cream cake recipe. Ten was tour time and we had a beautiful day we had, perfect weather too! Thank you to all the people that came by to see us. I appreciate you taking time to stop by and all of the kind words that we heard – they were greatly appreciated!

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Oh, here is the Primitive Gatherings, Somewhere in Time 9th block I finished.

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One other little share is my pincushion collection that I started back in March. I love this old battery jar, it is in great shape! The little doggie has a tape measure in its tail – cute!

my pincushion collection in the battery jar

my pincushion collection in the battery jar

Sunday was cutting day – we worked on our bow tie fabric exchange. Holly was very organized with her little stacks.

Holly working hard

Holly working hard

look how perfect her squares are stacked

look how perfect her squares are stacked

Our fabric exchange is now complete, now just to have time to sit and sew! I can hardly wait.

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I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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1 Response to Hit the Ground Running

  1. Ron Bible says:

    All this is very nice. I liked it all.

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