Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday morning stitching

We were a noisy group this morning at Andjareenas Place. Wow, so many opinions on so many different subjects. No more discussion on hockey. lol.
Franny was working on this beautiful piece of white work that leaves me wanting to start a piece of my own. I keep repeating over and over , don't do it. Sharon U. has some beautiful knitted cowls for spring that made me want to start another knitting project, and again I have to tell my self  not to start another thing.
Judy is working away and has done quite a bit of hand piecing on her new quilt and I am ready to put the final border on my quilt for Quilts of VAlour. Started on Monday end date maybe Saturday. Now that's my kind of project.
Hookers meet on Friday . Dastardly Deb is ditching us for the sewing show in Toronto but Bad Betty and I will be there to keep everyone in line. lol
These groups that meet on a regular basis keep us all sane and are cheaper than medication. lol
See ya tomorrow and to all who are off to the city for the show , have a great time.

Monday, April 23, 2012

What a great day!

Today I hosted Jan Easton and Quilts of Valour. What a great day of sewing we all had and thanks for all the great support. Emily Mountenay was kind enough to come out and take pictures for the paper so watch for them on Thursday. Hopefully Emily got my best side. lol
It was nice to see Marilyn Edmunds , who stopped in to check on our progress and pick up a quilt kit to make up. I'm sure she'll have hers completed before the rest of us after listening to her sewing schedule. lol

Trent Valley Quilt show on the weekend was very well attended and it was nice for a change not to be working at it. I really enjoyed being able to just walk around and have a nice look at the quilts and visit with everyone who I haven't seen in quite awhile. Unfortunately I work for a living and am unable to get out of my shop in the afternoon to attend meetings but that doesn't mean that I don't think about the guild or the people in it. There was a real variety of quilts and there are some very talented ladies in this group. More than once , while reading the tags on the quilts I realized that they were designed by the quilter. These ladies have taken great pains to design their own quilts from the ground up and done a wonderful job.
Congratulations to Sharon French . I hear that she won for her Thimbleberries pattern that had a lot of applique as well as embroidery and silk ribbon embroidery. Well done Sharon!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quilts of Valour Monday

Don't forget that Jan Easton will be at Andjareenas tomorrow with Quilts of Valour. Drop by and check it out or participate. They have a large display at the Knights of Columbus today with the Trent Valley Quilters. This is a great show and if you have the time swing by and check it out.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Don't forget our Spin In Friday

Don't forget that our monthly Spin In will be held on Friday. Bring your wheels and fibre ladies and I hope to see you there. Bad Betty and Dastardly Debbie (I like that one Deb) will be there hooking with us.
Fresh off "The Gathering" I am excited about the new fleece I am spinning. The pile of skeins keeps growing and I know I'm soon going to have to knit something with it. For now I am really enjoying the relaxation that goes along with spinning. Next, the loom!

Quilts of Valour

Jan Easton will be at Andjareenas Place on Monday the 23rd of April for the Quilts of Valour. Bring your machines and we will provide food and drink. There is limited room so be sure to call and book your spot. There will be a five dollar charge for the quilt block kit and it will be payable directly to Jan. I am providing the venue and Jan will be looking after the rest. Mary Anne

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of you.
Andjareenas will be closed on Good Friday and open again on Saturday from 10-4p.m.
I hope to spend a little time with the family and see those adorable grandchildren I am so fortunate to have. Carter is walking and I'm sure Peyton will not be far behind.
On another note:

Frill Seeker black and white is back in stock but don't wait long as it won't last and is always difficult to get.
Frill Seeker twisted is in stock and doing very well. This yarn has been very well received and is only available in three colours as, you guessed it, it is sold out. I try to keep the supply up but this yarn has just exploded into the market place making it difficult to keep in stock. Check often, as the shipment seems to turn up when we least expect it.
For those of you who have been waiting for Sock Looms they are now in stock. These are a popular item as well so don't wait as the supply is limited.

Mary Anne

Monday, April 2, 2012

Winner of my Shop Hop Gift Basket

The winner of my Shop Hop Gift BAsket worth $100.00 is
Betty Benedict.
Crongratulations to Betty and a big Thank you from all of us, to all of you who participated in our Shop Hop and made it another successful year.
Mary Anne