Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Guild and Sewing Room Tours Cont.

March meeting was held at Diana's house where our
'sewing room tours'
will continue.
 
I wasn't able to attend, but our sweet President, Susann took pictures for us to enjoy.
 
Show and tell is always a hi-lite of our meetings.
 
It looks as though Sue has been busy as ever.  She shared her penny quilt.  This is a group exchange where we exchanged fabrics for a couple of years.  I think she is the first one to complete hers.  I love it!  Way to go Sue!
 
 
Recently she shared a couple photos of these blocks on our fb page and wondered if they had been an exchange we had done.  She had just ran across them in her sewing room.  It wasn't, but wherever they came from they certainly are gorgeous!

 
 
 
What a sweet mini quilt.
 

 
Diana shared this cute quilt.  She makes a lot for her grandkids.  Thinking this is for one of them.  Love the colors!

 
Cheryl shared this fun apron.

 
Now on to the sewing room tour. . .
 
At the top of Diana's stairs, before you enter the room she has this fun dresser where she displays some of her gorgeous quilts.  I love how she removed some drawers and added the cute paper!
 
 
Diana loves color and her cheery sewing room just makes you feel happy!
 
 
A close up of this shelf which houses some of her pincushions and other sewing goodies.  She painted the plates years ago and they are still darling.
 




Plenty of eye candy in each and every corner!


 
 

 
She also painted this cabinet years ago.  It opens up to a small ironing board.  Isn't it fun?
 
 

 
I love how she added the rick rack and little English paper pieced flower to her lamp shade!
 
 
 
 
Great way to store her ribbon.  As pretty as it is handy.
 
 

 
Another cute display and some of her wall d├ęcor.
 
 

This vintage rocking chair pincushion is precious.  It was made by her great grandfather.

 
 
I love the green Singer machine!  I was with her when she bought it for $15 at Star Mill Antiques.  What a bargain!


 
 
 
 
Swooning over this!
 
 
 
 
It's easy to see that she is surrounded by the things she loves! 
 
 
 
 
Such a cute idea to use an old ironing board for a bulletin board.


Diana does beautiful applique and this gorgeous quilt is one of the many she had made.

 
She made the cute curtains.  A little hard to see, but there is a button and spool garland.
 



 
Thanks so much Diana for sharing your space.  It's a beautiful place for you to create in!
 
Keep on quilting,
The Kennel Girls


Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Guild and Sewing Room Tour Cont.

February's meeting was held at Rita's home.
 

We gathered at her kitchen table and in the center was a large Lazy Susan.  Perfect for displaying our 5" 'Aunt Gracie' type squares that we are exchanging this year!
 
This is Rita showing us a project that she had made with her penny squares.
 

Cute, cute!
 
In attendance was:  Susann, RaeAnn, Cindy;
 
 
 
Sue, Lynda, and Diana;
 
 
 
 
Rita, Janey, Jann, and we had a new member join us.



 
Joylyn arrived a little bit later so Cindy agreed to pose with her again.
 
 
While our president, Susann took us through this months schedule Rita treated us to some yummy muffins and her delicious homemade grape juice.
 
 

After business we had show and tell.
 
Sue shared this little mini wall hanging.
 
 
 

this darling scripture bag for one of her granddaughters.
 

 
and this cute spring time quilt she made out of fabric she already had.
 
 
Now it was time to tour Rita's sewing room.
 
Well, she doesn't have a room, but she has an amazing 'sewing closet'!
 
It's right in her kitchen.
 
She said that it worked perfect for her while home schooling her children.
 
 
Love this thread organizer!


 
Fun butterfly scissors and a sweet pincushion.

 
Look at all of those darling pins!  I think they are made out of clay.

 

 
My love for red has me a bit envious of this sweet sewing basket!!
 


And who doesn't love jars of buttons?

 
This heart pincushion is just precious!
 
 
There was another room just off of her kitchen that held her cutting table and had lots of shelves.
 

 
I know that these have nothing to do with sewing, other than most seamstresses are good cooks. lol!
 
but I just love old cook books!

 
Thanks Rita for the fun tour and the yummy refreshments!
 
Happy Quilting,
 
the Kennel Girls