Friday, May 22, 2009

Back Again! Janet Fogg Quilts...WOW

, MY! It has been way too long since I have written....too many irons in the fire. I have been busy teaching and working on quilts. The spring weather occasionally pokes its head out here as well.....and the weeds are calling way too loud! Hopefully today I can get on the mower and cut grass as well as plant more of my annuals which are lined up waiting. I LOVE this time of year when the nurseries open with all the colorful flowers and such. I also like to collect succulents, which I can grow very well, and love the unusual little plants with funky "leaves" and little flowers on occasion. I always plant everything in red, white, and blue.....altho blue flowers are the hardest to find!
JANET FOGG came to our Camano Island guild to speak and show her quilts. If ever you get the chance to see her work, you MUST run, not walk, to do is beyond fabulous. And be sure to check out her quilting as well. She works on a long-arm and does spectacular work. Her cat quilt won at the APNQ show.....and her other pieces are prizewinners as well. She has a retreat in Oregon....which some of us hope to attend some day. I hope you enjoy the couple pix I posted today.
The house quilt belongs to Trish Van Slageren and Elena is posted with her Christmas quilt from Laurel Burch fabric. She used my Creative Detours pattern....
I taught a couple classes of the woven quilts and the gals really made s0me beauties. Also taught Kaffe Fassett's Red Diamonds at Gathering Fabric and the quilts were fabulous as well. Okay, what happened??? I thought the link should appear near the word Gathering Fabric....oh, I just can't get this stuff......and now I got on Facebook because some friends have been encouraging me to do that....more hard stuff....can't get it. I think I just need my old Hermes typewriter from college. It was state of the art at one time.
Last night was my first board meeting with the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum...check them out on the internet....won't try a link here, who knows where it will pop up? The 2010 Quiltfest will be fabulous....this year's too....I will even be teaching! All the applique folks will ove the 2010 with all the stars coming to teach....La Conner is working on a new website and it should be going within the month, so do check it out, and if you are around the area go for a visit.

The goat girls are doing well as are the koi. I wish we would have baby koi, but the fish don't seem to cooperate in that area. All they want to do is EAT!
The quilt shows are a bit quiet for a while....we have the Busy Bee show in July. I am looking forward to my little homegrown outdoor show in August. It will be even bigger this year, and with all the fences we added to keep the neighbor dogs out, we can hang more quilts....ha...
Well, guess that is all the news for today...amazing how boring life can be, but the day by day little things we do are blessings for sure. I love to get up and feed my fish and visit with the goats, and even mowing the lawn...which I really love to do. I will try to post some pictures of the pond project in the future if ever we can continue. Maybe in June the weather will dry things out a bit. In the meantime, hope all is well with you all, and I will still try to figure out how to check your comments....still have not got that figured out....happy quilting and gardening...judy irish

1 comment:

  1. Funny, you are so funny. I'm glad you didn't call for technical assistance this morning. I was still sleeping. I'll e-mail you in case you can't read this!