Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lake Arrowhead Sew-In

Went to Lake Arrowhead this past weekend.  I had a really good weekend finishing some projects that have been sitting. 
The first one was my Fat Man's Squeeze top.  This is from the class I took this summer with Kathy Brown.  I took these blocks with me when I went to see Richard in Turkey in September but I forgot the ruler so I couldn't finish the blocks.  I couldn't finish the top this weekend either!!  I felt as if I needed a cream colored border before putting the bigger outer border on.  And so it sits....
All of these little lovely sherbet colored squares were for my cornerstones for the other summer class project, Lollipops by Joanna Figueroa.  While at the condo, I blind hemmed the blocks to their background blocks, cut, sewed and attached the circles to the Dresden (or lollipops) and put the sashing and borders on.  Whew, that was quite a finish! 

This ended up being a pretty good size quilt.  I think it will fit a twin bed nicely.  Now to hit a sale and find a backing.


This is my friend Susan.  I've known her since elementary school.  She made several of these little table runners with her Thangles.  She loves those things. :o)

It was a gorgeous weekend for the mountains in October.  It was around 70 during the day and in the 40's at night.  The lake was just beautiful.  In the photo are Sherrie, Neena, Susan and me standing.  I had to run after putting the camera on the timer.  lol

This is a photo of the front of the condo units.  We didn't stay in one that faced the water but that's okay with us.  We barely come out of the condo to see the light of day cuz we're so busy sewing.  hehe
This is Judy.  She decided to stay inside and sew instead of going out to the lake.  She was making adorable Christmas trees for a craft show.  She got quite a few of them done.  I guess that's what happens when you don't mess around.

Neena and Susan were busy sewing.  Neena hadn't worked on her blocks for a long time.  She needs to make one more block and she can stitch them together.

We don't get much of the fall colors at home but up here, there were a few trees and shrubs that were quite colorful.  Very pretty and with the cool air, it felt like fall was here. 

Here is Neena with her quilt blocks.  You can see she only has one more to do! 

I unpacked but have to 'repack' for a visit to go see my sister.  We're going to work on our Christmas cards.  So from one activity to I go.  :o) 


Michelle said...

Looks like a great time's always fun to get together with friends and sew! :)

The Other Barb said...

Looks like a fun, productive time was had by all~ Beautiful scenery~