The Last Couple of Weeks


I just spent a couple of weeks in Spokane with my son Jason and my family. I had a great time. I also spent many hours working on my ‘Workt by Hand’ project. Unfortunately I can not share it with you as it is a secret. I picked Jason up from school in Ellensburg where there is a fabulous house that has great creations in the yard. I believe it was created by a local professor. Of course I loved this bird!

We also spent a morning watching the sheep, lambs and lamas in a pasture near my sisters home. They were fun to watch and photograph.

Last weekend I taught at a new quilt store in Cortland Ohio, Olive Grace. It is owned by a young gal Kori and it is delightful. Housed in an old school house and is full of an eclectic collection of fabrics, gifts and trims. www.olivegracestudios.com
We worked on my Saffron Needle Roll incorporating hand dyed wool, beads and ribbons.

I have just returned from The United Quilt Guild in Salem Ohio. We created blocks from my Magnolia Quilt using a wonderful array of fabrics and threads. Many students worked on the center house block. Some are going to continue to make the whole quilt and others are going to incorporate the block into bags and pillows.

I love this flower block from the quilt. It has so many areas to embellish and use textural fabrics.

I am leaving for Barcelona and France in the morning with computer in hand. I am hoping for internet access so I can post this fabulous experience. I will be teaching in Nantes, France so will post as soon as I can.
Keep stitching I love what each one of you are creating.
Take care
Sue

11 Responses to “The Last Couple of Weeks”

  1. Maggey and Jim says:

    What a great group, I am sure they were loving that project..Have a wonderful trip and looking forward to your post on it.
    Maggey

  2. The French Bear says:

    Sue, their houses look so sweet. I really need to get more wool so I can finish my projects!!! I am so exciting to see what you make for Workt by Hand….maybe next year I will make it!!! I sure hope to be in Calgary when you come this fall. It is so nice that you spent time with Jason and your family! Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

  3. K says:

    Interesting how, when we visit a place, we end up ferreting out places like that house with the magical yard. I wonder how many places like that there are, right in the towns we live in, but we never really go hunting for oddness there. Too busy with all the rest of life.

    You will love France. Have you been? Odd how not odd it is to be in Europe. You will be brilliant, of course. Sois sage!!

  4. Cindy and Joe says:

    Being in France right now, I know you will have a wonderful time. Spring has arrived in the south and it is gorgeous. Enjoy every minute. I wish I was attending your class.
    Enjoy!

  5. Donna says:

    Enjoyed meeting you and shopping in your basement! Can't wait to create with the beautiful wool I bought. Thanks for the inspiration…

  6. Magia da Inês says:

    Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha…
    Seu cantinho é muito agradável!…
    Lindos trabalhos… criativos e inpiradores.
    Bom fim de semana.
    Beijinhos.
    Itabira – Brasil

  7. Lizzie says:

    Gorgeous work from the group and what a fabulous garden! So inspirational. Have a wonderful time in France, will look forward to seeing what you do.
    Safe trip.
    Lizzie
    xxx

  8. Sew Unique Creations says:

    OH Sue – you always have so much fun! Love all your work!

  9. bjk says:

    It was such a delight to have you return to United Quilt Guild for another great workshop! Your new "Journey" lecture was great at the Tea! I can't wait to see your photos from France and Barcelona. You are such an inspiration….the way you see life in colors and smells. Anytime you have the opportunity to teach in the Columbus area, please call me, you can stay at my house.

  10. WoolenSails says:

    What a fun place to open a store. I hope you are able to get online in France, will look forward to seeing pictures of your trip and experience.

    Debbie

  11. Nancy in MT says:

    Love all the pictures, more inspiration, can't wait to see the pictures from France.

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