Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I have been and now I am back!!! As always Puducah was wonderful---one because my "Best Bud", Diane was here. We had lots to talk about and as always she provided wonderful insight and support to both me and my family. Second, the quilts were as usual awe-inspiring. It was hard for me to imagine that a woman (or in some instances, a man) actually made these masterpieces! They were absolutely beautiful and although I always come away with renewed creative energy, I can't imagine I would ever be able to create such masterpieces. If you get a chance, go to the AQS web and have a look.
I of course, added my own economic stimulus--Diane and I didn't do as much impulse buying as on other occasions, but I did bring some "stuff" back. My prize purchase I think is the rotary blade sharpener by USA. It REALLY does work!!! Although it was a bit pricey ($29) given the cost of blades, I figure if I sharpen three blades I would have made my money back (and I already have). The next thing I got and am anxious to try out is two little fabric dye kits. They each will dye 30 fat 1/8th in a variety of colors. I plan to try them this week-end---I'll post pictures (if the results look nice). I of course did get some fabric to add to my stash, a couple of patterns and of course a set of templates, but other than that, I stuck to my budget.
What I did get however, was the strawberry shortcake!!! The quality has remained consistent and the lines indicate that others agree!
I've missed you and I am glad to be back!!!!