The calm after the storm

Last night was the final event related to the Quilt Show……our guild meeting and wrap up party.

Deb and I had a wonderful team of women serving on our Core Committee and then heading up each of the other committees!!!!   We wanted to do something to honor them and debated long and hard about what to do.

Then, one of us mentioned making 3-dimensional flowers and the ideas started flowing.  We decided to give each chairman a flower, just like an actor receives after a wonderful performance!!!

I have already shown the process that we used to dye the background fabrics…check it out here, AND, I have shown some of the beaded flowers here.

We both had ideas that we wanted to incorporate…..I was enjoying playing with beads so wanting something “blingy”,  and Deb really enjoys using words on her quilts, so we decided to do both.

The words were printed on “Extravorganza” fabric.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t get all of the quilts together to take a  photo but here are my portion of the completed projects…..


In the next few days, I will post pictures of the individual flowers and tell a bit about how they were made.

NOW, as for this morning……I slept wonderfully last night, with no “disaster” dreams haunting me, I woke up relaxed and refreshed, my Husband and I skipped the gym and I had biscuits and eggs for breakfast!!!!  Needless to say, I am in relaxation mode……at least until 10:00am…..then I have to get back to doing tax returns, but it is SO nice to know that I can sit at my desk all day and work, AND to know that the guild has pulled off another successful show!!!

Full House Art Show

We in the Athens, Georgia area are very fortunate to have access to the Lyndon House Art Center.  It is a county operated facility that provides meeting places for many of the local art groups, including quilters, painters, photographers, wood turners, weavers and garden clubs.  Every two years they present a show that combines talent from all of these (and other) groups.  I have two pieces hanging in the gallery……

“Peacock Pavilion”


and “Casa Amarella”


I was in good company, with several hundred wonderful works of art.  These three are by fellow blogger, Anita Heady ……



And this one by fellow guild member, Cleo Ward……

The center itself is a lovely place and is so bright and airy……

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If you are in the area, it is worth checking out.  The show runs thru September 18th.  Hours are  Tuesday and Thursday; Noon-9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Still no sewing going on here….tomorrow we move our youngest to an apartment in Atlanta where she will be working on a Masters at Georgia State University.  It will be strange for NEITHER of my kids to live here!!!