Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2010 Hoffman Challenge

This is a pieced pocket on the front of my handbag. The beads start just above the pocket which seemed like a nice way to accent the area.
I used coins, charms, and beads from my stash. made me realize how much junk...uh, I mean treasure that I own.
I got these fabrics at Magrieta's Quilt Shop in St. Augustine, Florida. If you're in that area ... check the mapquest on her site, plug in your GPS, and maybe call her to see if they're fixing the roads and if there are detours. No one tells the GPS about that. Bon Voyage!

Thrift Shop - Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

These are some of the hard working volunteers of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. They have a new location for their Thrift Store. There are always a few lovely animals there to adopt.
They just finished Christmas in July and sold some awesome Christmas stuff. There's always something you need there.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Downtown Stuart, Florida

This is a cute little house in downtown Stuart, Florida. It's behind the Riverwalk Cafe and on the waterfront. Look at the white picket fence with the smiling fish cutouts.

Monday, July 26, 2010

2010 Hoffman Challenge trim

I added bugle beads to the trim on the pockets. I really enjoyed the handwork because there was just a little bit of it. See the posts below for more views.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another peek - 2010 Hoffman Challenge

This is a detail of one of the front pockets. I echo quilted some swirling lines with 30 weight rayon thread and beaded inside of a couple of channels with bugle beads.

Friday, July 23, 2010

2010 Hoffman Challenge

Well, I got my Hoffman Challenge submission out! Granted...I had to send it by FedEx overnight. What can I say? My creative juices are enhanced by a deadline. This year it was a beautiful turquoise print with a ton of coordinating fabrics! It was a breeze working with all that luscious fabric. Now Sulky is a co-sponsor (their prizes are $1,000; $500; and $250...I didn't really use a significant amount of thread...but I do L-O-V-E rayon thread) so there are even more chances to win stuff for your STASH. I tried to clean out my stash...but I LOVE everything I have. I started late this year (like the day before I mailed it) BUT I hope to start sooner next year. Thank goodness the Jam Patch had the fabric in stock...and Margie knew where it was. Of course, while I was there I was lured by more fabric.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Had some friends over for lunch...

They didn't mind the heat and had their lunch out on the grass. I had my lunch near the window in the air conditioning. I had a salad on my newly sewn placemats (which I'll show in a future post) and they had....bugs.