Let me catch you up...
January - not much to talk about. Minnesota. Winter. Cold.
My husband and I celebrated our six-year anniversary. No... wait... SEVEN year anniversary. I think. Now it's going to drive me nuts until I go check. BRB. Yep, seven years. The day after that was my birthday so we usually celebrate both at the same time. Dinner at Red Lobster. YUM!
I did some sewing, finished my fleece jacket and will post a picture as soon as my model comes over. I was quite happy with how it turned out, but would make the sleeves an inch or so longer next time. Then I took a quilting class and made a quilt square:
I took the picture with my Xoom so it's not the greatest. The dark purple is beautious! You'll just have to take my word for it.
After that class I took another quilting class, to make a lap quilt and matching pillow. This one I finished in February so let's move on...
February - More sewing! Starla and I went on a crafting retreat. My wonderful brother-in-law, Tom, and his fabulous fiancee, Mary, let us use their farm for 4 days and it was PERFECT! My friend Kathleen came with us, but had to leave early because she wasn't feeling well. It had nothing to do with the roast I made the night before, I SWEAR! =D Here is me with Kathleen:
Anyway, I finished the quilt and pillow I mentioned earlier while at the retreat, and here they are!
Here are a couple of shots showing my work area, and the caftan I've been working on and JUST FINISHED TODAY!!:
We left some gifts from the heart for our hosts:
Starla and I got them a candle display, Kathleen made quilted coasters, and I made them a card. We added some Hershey's kisses too, just because.
The retreat was a BLAST and we hope to be able to do it again.
On Valentines Day my sweet husband brought me some flowers, so I had to get a picture of them:
Also, my Silhouette group on Yahoo is having a swap. Only seven of us signed up, and after making my swap item I'm SO GLAD there weren't more! LOL! I underestimated how long it would take to cut and assemble the cards I made. There were a TON of teeny pieces! This is my project:
Isn't he just the cutest thing?
Okay, that's all I have for this installment of CRAFTING WITH VICKI. Tune in next time for pictures of the finished fleece jacket and caftan!