WHOOMP There IT Is! #25 – Quilt Show Faves, This Hair! and So Long My Friend

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The Arizona’s Quilters Guild 2016 Quilt Show was fantastic!  After my volunteer shift on Saturday I walked the entire show…for the 2nd time. The 1st time was on Thursday after the awards ceremony.  There were 300+ quilts and a ton of vendors. It was a day spent in quilty splendor and I left the show filled w/so much inspiration!

I entered Gossamer in the Pictorial category.  Here are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the category.   Can you say AMAZING?!

I love scrappy quilts so it’s no surprise that most of my faves were scrappy delights!

Here are some of my other favorites! Forgive the bad lighting/photography on some of these pics.

Now about my hair….

I’ve worn it short most of my life but I’ve been growing it out for about 1.5yrs.  Here’s a pic I took a few days after my last hair cut in October of 2014.  I went to visit Greta of Material Datchment and we went the the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines.

I’ve been wearing hair extensions (braids) for the past year, but recently decided to give my neck a break for a while (any braid style tends to be heavy when you have as much hair as I do). I took the braids out and treated myself to a silk press.  It took my stylist, Maranda, less than 1 hr to transform my mass of hair into silky bliss. Thanks again Maranda! It won’t stay like this forever.  As soon as I warsh it, it’s back to my worlds of curls but I’ll ride this silky wave as long as I can.

l to r: warshed, blown-out, silk-pressed

And one last thing before the linky. Yesterday a very dear friend went home to heaven. She was the best Scrabble player ever…even at 91yrs old!

Elinor is on the right

Elinor, you are already missed! Until we meet again, rest in peace.

Now it’s time for sew and share.

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In Between Times

Hi y’all! Long time, no post! Oh how I’ve missed you! So let me fill you in on what I’ve been doing.

I finished my Cats Galore commission. I used a full loft batting and stitched in the ditch and around the cats which made it nice and puffy. My customer is very satisfied and looking forward to giving it to her mother-in-law for her birthday! I’m looking forward to hearing how she receives it!

I’ve also made a few bags.  The first being this snap-ruler bag. Pictured here w/a nifty coffee mug!

The snap-ruler bag is a project from Kids Camp. Kids Camp is week long day camp, hosted by the Quilters Anonymous chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, where kids, 10+ years come for 3 hrs a day and learn how to sew and make various projects while doing so.

I first volunteered 2 summers ago for an afternoon.  Last year I volunteered for 2 full days.  This summer will be our 4th annual Kids Camp and I’m excited to say, I’ll be volunteering for the entire week!

The 2nd bag I made is this canvas work tote   A while back I found several, brand-new panels of this grey IKEA canvas fabric at Goodwill. I’m sure I didn’t pay more than $2/panel for it because I only  go on 50% off Saturdays. I’m glad I finally found a project for some of it!

I also made this gorgeous Mondo bag. I love this pattern! I used lovely Japanese fabric given to me by a good friend stationed in Okinawa. Thanks Izola! I also made two more snap-ruler bags out of the same Japanese fabrics and gave one to to my sis.

And speaking of my sis…she’s still stitchin‘!  She had put quilting on the back burner for a few months but recently got back in the saddle and made this gorgeous jellyroll race quilt!  Way to go Sis!
I saved the best for last!  I made this blue beauty for David’s birthday, which was May 1st. I named it My Baby’s Blues.

Oh I almost forgot! I’ve worn my hair super-short for many, many years. Back in October I decided I was going to start growing it out. I’m sure some of you know what a long, grueling process growing your hair out can be. Alls I can say is Thank God for extensions!! I got my hair braided to get me through the ugly, awkward stages! What do you think?

Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!

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