August 4, 2009

My Bags are Packed, I'm ready to go!

Well the project ones anyway. Thursday morning I'm leaving for the High Mountain Quilting Retreat up Fairview Canyon. I attended this retreat last year and had a such a great time I'm doing it again. But this year I've been asked to be one of the workshop teachers. I will be teaching the Black Forest Bag class on Friday evening. There will also be several quilt workshops. I have signed up for 3 of those plus the mystery quilt. There is always room for improvement or learning a new quilt technique, right? My kits are cut, seperated and ready to go. This year's theme was centered around the holidays, so if we wanted we could choose to make all of our projects to fit the theme. All but one of my quilts will follow the holiday theme. For a good amount of my projects I pulled from my stash. I had plenty of fabrics for all of them. Hum, does that tell you a thing or two? I have way to much in the closets!
Look at this wonderful new project bag I made about month ago. I've just been waiting to get it all packed for this fun weekend. I made it from charm packs from the Wonderland line for Moda. I can't get enough of this fabric. I just love the red scissors print, don't you? There's just something about scissors and fabric.

Here's my matching hot iron bag that I really, really down sized alot from the original pattern. I wanted it to fit my little travel iron and to hold my bottle of Mary Ellen's Best Press. I can't
leave home without it! I was kinda of like the Energizer Bunny, I just kept going and going! I made a matching sewing machine cover and a couple little pouches to put in my large bag. And oh, did you notice the fun pin cushion to. It's a "SEW" Shannon weekend for sure!

***Hey there's going to be something special for everyone to get in on on my blog. When I went to publish this last post it said I have hit the 200th post. Wow, how did I do that? Don't you think that calls for a celebration of some kind? Before I leave on Thursday I'll post a fun contest to win a really fun prize. The more the merrier so tell all your friends to take a peep at my blog site. See you soon.

1 comment:

Sboyack said...

Love all of your projects what cute fabric, you have been busy. To answer your question I am going to wear out my new machine bernadette. Happy Sewing and have fun on your retreat.