Sunday, April 29, 2018

Hill Country Film Festival

Hill Country Film Festival has been our go to event this weekend--beginning on Thursday and ending Saturday night we have been engrossed in films, shorts, documentaries, panel discussions, visit with film makers--all of the independent variety.

Hill Country Schedule--includes many short blocks, major features and one night, the viewing of
"Goonies!"  




 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Here Come The Cowl........................


Skeinwalker (love that name!) which reminds me of 'skinwalkers'--
Anyway, she has some wonderful easy knit cowl patterns
and a bonus--she offers them free!
Explorers Newsletter is her outlet to give you news,
tidbits of knitting, test knits and promotions

This is my second Skeinwalker pattern to knit.
This one is Kalasi--Crescent of the Wave--
I'm using stash malabrigo yarn--
we're on our way to another addiction!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Oh Yes, I DO!

It's not a secret--I like Wine!  It's my
hobby along with my fiber activities.
This past weekend we celebrated all Rose' wines
so many to taste so little time!

The event was held at Horseshoe Bay Resort,
located in the heart of Texas Hill country--
what a good location!
Here is my Rose' shirt--I don't do Pink so
settled with gray with pink lettering--
got to have a shirt to go along with event

Yes, the wines are pink--or Rose'--some
peachy colored--depends on how long the skins are
allowed to sit on the juice.
Our large drinking vessel for those 'tiny' pours
from 45 different wineries

In the background is the main hotel and surrounding
area contains villas--so many amenities!

Tents! Tents! Tents!  Lots of Rose' wine to sample!


Behind the scenes look--this was a perfect
location--we're looking forward to 2019!



Monday, April 23, 2018

WIPs

WIP=Works In Progress
Always something ready to be sewn, cut out, 
stitched, bound, finish................

Here is my small stack of Tumblers left over from the quilt above
This is a leader-ender project from Quiltville.  I think there is 
plenty here to finish up a quilt

I traced the patterns to Fatcat Patterns for her whimiscal
Gnomes--a Christmas theme--haven't even printed off the
Halloween one


I do have some trees pressed on fabric just waiting for when
I sit to cut out.  I try to have several of these ready for the scissors
Pat Sloan has these small quilts for each month--
Button Club patterns--more fusible involved

Made in USA flag quilt is one that I would like to have
finished and bound by July 4th
Pat sloan grand ole flag done 3
Pat Sloan has this free flag pattern--although much
larger it is the same principal

And last to not least--this oversized block is just waiting for
me to complete the half blocks that will finish up this
There is always something to work on--when in the
mood

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Year And Four Months.............

We all have those projects that linger in the stash bin...
some of mine seem "ancient"!  I was so excited to
finally finish this one..

An easy way to make a 
quilt is a block a month--but that does take a
whole year or longer to wrap it up
as a Quilt.  These blocks came from

She is hosting another BOM tis year
I don't do Pink but somehow I had these
fabrics in my stash--found some green too
and tried to use ALL the pink I could find.
Someone will like it---I hope!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

One Tuesday in Magnolia

The sun finally came out to make our day even better!
On this Tuesday several of the expatcher group gathered
to share their projects--some ongoing, some
very much aged!

Annette was working on her small blocks, using
her birthday fat quarters of naturals. 

Judy found these trees in the bottom of her stash bin--
object--finish two small hangings

A close-up of Brenda's purple/green quilt that was 
just quilted--lovely!


Brenda decided to make a shamrock quilt, using a
table runner pattern--she added blocks!

The quilting of Brenda's Valentine quilt below

"Love" this!!

Judy is making baby blankets with flannel--
two pieces of 45" sandwiched and blanket
stitched by hand

This is the quilted pattern on Camilla's quilt
below

Nine Patch mixup, I call it!
Two nine patches, one with dark in the corners,
the other with light in the corners

cut across diagonally and vertically
and then mix up! 


what about a happy crayon quilt!!


Ready to go on Judy's long arm

Talk about complicated--oh whoa!
these will go into a table runner
Always a good day to spend with expatchers!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Handspun + Knitting = Satisfaction!

In these two year long endeavors, the joy of using handspun is 
shear satisfaction.  Delight through the fingertips
Shetland Lace patterns are a real treat to knit!

Alpaca/silk blend--two ply

some beads when I feel like it

no beads across these rows just
2 ply silk/polworth blend

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Savor--These Handwovens!

Our April meeting of WOW (Way Out West) Weavers was a humdinger!  We had lots of show along with some tell.  Some of our members are moving, some are working on their flood damaged homes, some are traveling,  but we still come together to share our love and joy of weaving!


















INSPIRATION!  all in one morning!