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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sew many things are a happening!!

Finally the kitchen renovations are DONE!!
Hubby and I bought our house over 30 years ago,
and I always wanted a lighter and brighter kitchen.

The kitchen went from being dark and dreary


to light, bright and VERY cheery!

here is the other side
(you can see where paint colors were being tested!)

 Finally the Cape Cod kitchen I've always dreamed of!!


Went to a paper piecing workshop
taught by Jackie Kunckle!
Awesome - she is just a ball of energy!
two blocks done just a few more to go!


Then there was MQX in Manchester….
the show was fabulous,
it had a special and awesome vibe - loved it!


Here are a few of my favorites









My MQX experience also included CLASSES!!

the first was a Fabulous class by Lisa Calle
"Divide & Design"
my attempt at creating a design!
Lisa was great - very positive and creative

then...
Judi Madsen taught
"Modern Quilting Meets Traditional"
This gal is spunky!
and incredible!
so open and sharing of her designs and ideas
truly refreshing.

and a lecture with Timna Tarr
displaying and discussing her fabulous quilts.

and there were Quilty Friends!
Diana, Kathy and Michelle

Wrapping up all the quilty fun this month...
was a wonderful lecture by Alex Veronelli of Aurifil Threads
after seeing his presentation of raw cotton to the spool
I now understand the cost of thread …
totally worth it!

and best of all … going home with a door prize!!
 YUP!
10 spools of 12 wt threads!
Perfect for my embroidery!

 Also finished up blocks #12 and #13
of my appliqué Flower Garden by Kim McLean


 OH! the herd is getting larger!
decided to make this quilt a bit bigger than originally planned…
so only 21 more to go!

It's been a busy past few months!