Saturday, May 14, 2011


Dad's still in the hospital, hopefully he will be home later next week.  Thank you for your kind words and prayers, they mean so much.

While things were a little crazy with dad in the hospital I did manage to get a little sewing done and attend a workshop  & trunk show with KIM DIEHL!  I have four of her books and have been wanting to try her technique for applique with my sewing machine, WOW, I can't believe how simple it is.........The most important part is the correct thread and setting your machine on the correct settings.  I know that I will need to practice, and the workshop did include a project, we also learned the way she preps her pieces for applique, it can be used for someone that is planning on hand stitching as well.  I am working on a quilt that has over 100 leaves so I will get PLENTY of practice on prepping, LOL.  Here is a photo of the pattern that we began working on in the workshop....... 

These are the books that I have.........

Sorry that I didn't take any photos at the trunk show or at the workshop, I had enough just making sure that I was learning what I needed to know in order to be sure I could do it later!  But believe me when I say that I really did attend her class, LOL.  I will take more  photos as I work on the above project.

This is another quilt I am currently working on along with a photo of the book by Lisa of Primitive Gatherings.......If you love little things you should consider getting this one.  I will take more photos of this quilt as I go along.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


  1. Denise, sounds like a wonderful class, looking forward to seeing photos of future projects. With the threat of rain heading in for the coming week I'm sure your sewing machine will be humming! Is spring ever going to come to Maine? Hugs, Julie.

  2. Denise, good news about your Dad. Glad he is on the mend.

    I love the quilt!

  3. I'm glad to hear that your dad is doin better. I'm still keeping him in my prayers.

  4. You've been very busy! Love those books! Glad your dad is doing better! :0)

  5. I'm sure I would have liked this class. I love to do applique by hand. Let us see your progress!
    Hope your dad is doing better.

  6. great news about your dad. wow, kim diehl workshop! i thought about that one but i was out of town saturday for the guild meeting. sounds like the workshop was great...can't wait to hear and see more!

  7. What do you mean you are going to class... you should be teaching them. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I only wish I had 1/4 of your talent.

    I am so happy your Dad is doing better. That has to be such a relief.

    Glad you are getting time to do what you enjoy. Have a great week sweetie.

    Hugs, Deb


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