Sunday, March 22, 2009

Locker Hooking (on National Quilting Day)

OK, so it wasn't quilting, but yesterday, on National Quilting Day, I took a Locker Hooking class at a quilt store. Close enough, right?! Considering that we were out of town, and I didn't have ANY supplies, it went pretty well. The quilt store (Greenbaum's Quilted Forest) did an amazing job of pulling things together for me at the last minute (literally).

The instructor, Lorraine, and my classmates, Brenda, Fran and Debbie, were way nice. I worked during class, got home and hooked like a madwoman, and created this rug! OK, it's only about 6"x9", but pretty good for learning, and only one day! Our class was called the Happy Hookers, and next door was the Strippers class! Risque place, that quilt store! ;-)

It's a great type of project - easy to do, and uses up all those scraps! Couldn't ask for more!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sew Expo Treasures

I wasn't even sure I was going to Sew Expo this year. I always say that I don't need to, but when it gets here, I always feel compelled to go! I didn't buy too much this time. Some thread (Superior Threads, of course), and this kit. It's a Hip to Be Square kit from The Pine Needle (of Lake Oswego, OR). I can hardly walk by their booth without being sucked in... happens every time. Anyway, I now have one more UFO, but I'm so excited to start! I hop I like that pattern, because I now have 3 of them to do!

My favorite quote today: "JoAnn's is the Voldemort of quilting - the store that shall not be named." - Debbie @ quilt class