Well, it's officially spring now, so I've plunked down these beautiful tulip bulbs in my office:
And I've put on a happy face.
Camp Stitchalot this weekend really helped! What a fun group we had!
Kristin Link (Sew Mama Sew) and Sara Lawson (Sew Sweetness) came and taught us all about bags.
Wow are bags a serious amount of work! Pictured above are my two: on the right is the Tackle Bag from Kristin (no tutorial or pattern as yet) and on left is the aptly named Camp Stitchalot bag (buy the pattern here).
The tackle bag is a gift for my dad. He's a great cook and brings knives and spices on vacation, I thought he could corral them in a tackle bag!
The Camp Stitchalot Bag is for me! And I've already used it to bring home my blocks that I made at camp.
These blocks are for a Disco Quilt. I was inspired to make one after seeing my guild-mate Rebekah's version of this quilt. Her's is a gift, so she can't post it online just yet. I will be sure to link to her post/quilt once it is up!
Quilting is also a good activity (depending on how much space you have). I finally quilted this throw that has been sitting around basted for months!
These blocks are dyed and bleached! I'll share this quilt again when it is bound and washed. You can see previous posts about this quilt by clicking here: The Quilt for Kelly.
Back to Camp Stitchalot:
Think you might need a fun retreat in September or November? There are still spaces at Camp Stichalots those months.
September's teachers are fabric designers, bag makers and quilters Bari J and Vanessa Christenson . (September 19th - 20th).
November's teachers are modern quilters Carolyn Friedlander and Sherri Lynn Wood. (November 14-16).
The teachers are amazing, the bed & breakfast is relaxing, the campers are fun, the sewing room never closes and everyone hangs out all weekend. Your ticket includes the classes, your room, and your food! $525.00 to sleep in a twin bed in a shared room with 1-4 other campers $475 for your half of a queen bed (share with a friend, private room).
Check it out here: http://www.pinkcastlefabrics.com/pages/camp-stitchalot
Full disclosure: I think this is obvious, but I'll restate it for clarity: I work at Camp Stitchalot! I'm a host with Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics.