Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Catching up....

Things have been as crazy as always, but I'm beginning to see the light of day here.  My new co-position of programs chair at the guild is slowing down as Annette and I have set the schedule for next year and have signed on for a monthly Sit & Sew for our members.  Good thing, I'm slated to take over the prez. at the other guild that I belong too...I'm already having one way chats with many of the member about the guild.  More on that later, I want to take this post and get some things out of the way.

I received this wonderful PIF from Clara at Cannellaemele.  Clara lives in Italy, how cool is that?  Her blog name translated to English means cinnamon and apples, and it makes perfect sense!  Her wonderful blog is filled with examples of her hand work and often she shares pictures of her wonderful cooking.  If you'd like to see a little of Italy head on over to Clara's blog and become a follower.  She posts in Italian as well as English so it's a very easy read for those of us state side.  Okay, here's what she sent, isn't it adorable???

 Easier than trying to take picture of self while wearing apron...

 Isn't her hand work beautiful???
 My hubs is second generation Italian, I muddied the waters being of 'mut' decent.  I am lovin' this new book that Clara sent!

I've picked these as the first things I'm going to try.  Can't wait!!!

I've just about got all of the quilts that I've been working on in files and posted but not published in the Insanely Cheap Quilting blog.  I've shameless fallen waaaayyyyy behind and not posted since October 4th, which was about the same time I unloaded the camera.   I have no idea how many quilts I'm going to have to share, but I'm just going to post them all at once.  I've got more that I'm working on/with.

Off to the quilting room, need to get things in order for a guild meeting tonight and another quilt on the frame.  Thanks for checking on me,
hugs,
joanne

love to hear what you've got to say.......

11 comments:

~Laurie~ said...

Just reading about all of this makes me tired! Glad you are keeping busy - good for the mind and soul :) The PIF gifts are wonderful - what a treasure the cookbook is AND the apron is adorable. Let us know how the recipes work out!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you are on a merrygoround there. You need to take time to breathe!!!!!

Katrina said...

Good to have you back!
I was wondering what had become of you...hoping it was too much fun!

Terry said...

You're a busy lady! Thanks for the mention today too! And now...SHOW US THE QUILTS!! LOL I always enjoy seeing what you've been working on! :0)

Anna said...

Ciao, ti ho vista da Clara, d'ora in poi ti seguirò anch'io!! Un abbraccio, Anna

Clara said...

Many thanks for your words, Joanne! It's funny seeing my handworks in your pictures, knowing they're in the USA!!!!!!!!! You have to add that you too sent me lovely presents, like several flowers cut with the GO fabric cutter..... It's been a pleasure having a friend like you! Enjoy your week, Clara.

Suzan said...

LOVE those Mennonite Girls!

lisa said...

busy busy busy! Keep yourself rested and healthy. I admire all you do and accomplish. How are the boys?

Barb said...

It is interesting to know that we travel in the same circles....

Your friend does do good stitchery.

I was just thinking about you and how quiet you have been.

JCnNC said...

Good to have you back - you have been busy. Have you ever caught up with Judy Sulentic? She was over last Monday so I gave her your address and told her to just send the quilts and an email telling you they were on the way. Judy C

Millie said...

Okay, anybody who lives in NH and recognizes the house across the street from QT I gotta meet!