Monday, April 27, 2009

TQS Chat room; Wall Flower Workshop photos

                                The Quilt Show will host ME for a live chat this Wednesday April 29 at 7 pm CDT.  (8 pm EDT, 6 pm MDT and 5 pm PDT)
If you have a paid subscription, all you have to do is log on, and click on Chat. Find Guest Artist from the drop down list, and you'll be able to ask questions, and share with the group via the internet.  If you haven't subscribed yet, check out Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson's new venture online at The Quilt
I can't wait to see what kind of questions you will have for me! I probably won't have much time to think before I answer, but your questions may present great topics for future blogs, and maybe even future workshop titles.... Please join me on Wednesday evening.
Finally, I arrived home yesterday afternoon about 5 pm. I left Tulsa, OK about 6 pm Saturday planning to stop at my sister's house in Blackwell for a few minutes before progressing home. BUT the weather got in the way, literally. While I watched the clouds gather and turn dark, I called Helen only to find out that Blackwell was under a tornado warning right at that moment. I knew then I wasn't turning north onto I-35, but headed south instead to Stillwater for the night. The next morning, the weather report wasn't much improved, but I decided to head north so I could cross the Salt Fork River before it was predicted to reach flood stage at 1 pm. 
I made my way to Pratt, Kansas when Ken called me to stay put until the storm front passed. I spent an hour hanging out at McDonald's and then moved on to the Sonic where I could park under their covered parking spaces to wait out the anticipated hail and wind. I napped for an hour, ordered a half-price drink during their "Happy Hour" and sat and waited. The storm never progressed. So I called Ken to let him know I was going to brave the storm. After driving for 20 minutes through high wind, high water, hail and blinding rain, I came out on the other side of it into sunshine and much, much cooler temperatures. (No tornadoes, thank God!)
Dolce LaVeta (aka Wall Flower) detail:
Loved, loved, loved my Wall Flower class at Sew Flakes in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma! The class was small, cohesive, and FUN! Thanks to Terry, the Bernina technician, and Chris and Bob Fornell, we were able to play around with Bernina's new engineering feat: The 830! What fun to watch it embroider effortlessly four motifs at a time!
Thanks go to Debbie Ross, who remembered to bring her camera! We have photos of the class in progress. (After telling you I take my camera everywhere, I left mine at home this weekend.)
Here are some of our class members working hard: 
Debbie using freezer paper templates; Rebecca stitching star points.
Sisters and former cheerleaders, Letha and Anita.
(Yes, we had a little humor going on here.)
(Sorry, we somehow left out Marilyn...
She was our 5th participant, who worked quietly and quickly, but we didn't get her photo, for some reason.)
And projects progressed...
By the end of class, we made a collage of projects. 
Some new design possibilities here, don't you think?


  1. Susan, the original now has the proper link. I checked it out and it works. Try again, OK? And let me know if you get it to work this time.

  2. Thanks so much Elsie! I really appreciate your help on this!

  3. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.