Thursday, November 20, 2008

CQ Lace Dinner

For the past couple of days I have been deep in dyes and lace. I think I have just about had my fingers in every color of dye possible. I have been trying to dye up about 600 pieces of lace for a Lace Buy In for the girls on the HGTV Board as well as laces for an upcoming Christmas Art Festival and a few other orders . Most of the HGTV girls are involved in our latest CQ RR so I 'd like to get these in the mail by this weekend. Think if I stop playing around with them so much I might reach that goal. If you are interested in any please contact me at my email address (located in my Profile).

Not only did I dye up lace motifs, I decided to dye up quite a bit of lace trim that I have been collecting over the past years. Good thing my husband Rob is away on a business trip - there certainly isn't any real cooking being done in my kitchen this week. The layout of the lace trims reminded me of some pretty placemats, now that they are all laid out, I think I'll set up the table.

While ironing all the laces I realized I hadn't had a thing to eat in about 14 hours ... my belly was grumbling and I wanted something sweet. As I was ironing I kept thinking how pretty the laces were and then they started to look like yummy desserts. So I got to thinking, why not serve them up for dinner? Anyone up for a full course dinner of nothing but desserts?

Now that I've had my main course which has consisted of a lot of colorful things to munch on, I think I might wash all those sweets down with a nice glass of dyed ribbon.......... now where's the chocolate? LOL!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Crazy Quilt RR - Block #1

I'm getting so excited as the next round in the HGTV Crazy Quilt RR is about to take place. All the blocks are due to be mailed by the 15th of each month and I am ready to receive my next block. We started this RR with about 40 ladies from all across the the US on October 15th when our first block was due to be sent out. My Group is called "The Crazy 1's" and there are 7 blocks being swapped about. My first block to work on was Owen Jules Mommy's. Her block is for her little girl and is to be all dressed up girlie like. Since most girls love pink I thought I would start it off by dyeing up an old doilie and embellishing it with silk ribbons, pretty threads, beads, buttons, charms and a pretty cloisonne butterfly.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CraZy Quilt Lace Dyeing Marathon

WEW! After about 3 days of dyeing laces I'm finally finished. Can you say "I love color?"! I had so much fun dyeing up this big batch of lace - I put on a pot of coffee, set up my table and cranked up the music (good thing hubby was away on a 3 day business trip LOL!) Turned on a little bit of Yanni, some Higher Octave, Deep Forest and then a complete switch to Garth Brooks and Phil Collins- what a mix!

I am currently hosting a CQ Lace Buy In on the HGTV Quilt Board. In a matter of 24 hours I had 30 ladies sign up and was on my way to dividing up laces and picking out what color of dyes I was going use. Group #1 is done and once they are in the mail I will start the process all over again with Group #2. I am addicted... so much so that yesterday while I was at a Quilt Show in New Hampshire I bought another 7 bottles of new dyes.... new colors - just couldn't resist.

The Quilt Show, "A Quilter's Gathering" (20th Anniversary) was held at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH. I have to say it was one of the nicest shows I have ever been too. I could not believe the beautiful quilts on display - there was no way you could pick out a favorite as all of them were gorgeous... I could only dream to make a quilt like any one of them. I do have to admit though, I was completely mesmerized by a Quilt made by Sharon Schamber. Due to the fact that I forgot my camera I don't have pictures to share yet - I had to borrow my friend Elaine's camera and as soon I copy them to disk I will share a few of the beauties my eyes were treated to.


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