Friday, August 28, 2015

Halloween Prep

I have been absent for a couple weeks due to a picture upload problem since updating to Windows 10.
But that didn't stop me from starting my holiday sewing and quilting. Starting with Halloween.

First up is a simple table runner

Next is another Halloween Runner that is reversible.

These are fast to make, depending on how much embellishment you add. And for me, interruptions for Tebow bathroom Breaks.

The last Halloween project was these reversible large coasters. 
With Halloween out of the way I started on Autumn/Thanksgiving projects. First up is this UFO table runner. I had completed all but the binding last year but didn't like the backing fabric I had chosen. So off came the backing a new one is on and I am 1/2 done with sewing down the binding. I will share the finish with you next week. 

This is a long post but I want to share some great garage sale buys.

Three quilt kits for $1 a piece!!

A small sampling of 3 bags of fabric in scraps and yardage for $5

A little more.

I am still working on my granddaughters rag quilt, my QAG hand quilting project and piecing the tumbler quilt. I will update you on their progress next week too. Until then, relax, enjoy life and quilt.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

God's Country

Back from Camp Sumatanga in Gallant, Alabama. What a beautiful place to rest and heal. 

View outside my room door. 

Another view from my front door.

My room was large and well equipped with a small kitchen at the end of the hall stocked with makings for coffee and tea. There are two entrances, one from outside and one in the hall.

The main gathering area and dining room had a few quilts displayed on the walls. I kept forgetting to bring my camera to take pictures of them. 

The cross outside the main entrance was designed by and constructed by a person who stayed at the retreat center in the past. There are smaller ones sitting around the retreat center.

Down the road a little way is this pretty lake. They even have a rack of fishing poles available. 

Across the way is a rack of canoes for use. 

There is a whole lot more to see including a pool, lodge, chapel and even a mountain to climb. At the top of the mountain is a cross and small building. When I return in October they will take us on a picnic on top of the mountain or we can climb. I personally will take the ride. :)

I did take my Quilt As You Go hand quilting along which I worked on during our times of silence but I haven't done any piecing or machine quilting since returning home. Hopefully I will have some progress to share next week. 

If you would like to spend a vacation at Camp Sumatanga visit

Blessings, Debbie