What have I been doing? Obviously not blogging. I have been learning a new website and blog site and plan to switch over later this year. In the meantime I went to Lee's Summit, MO area last weekend to teach my Dresden plate class. It was a blast. Old friends, new friends and lots of sewing. We took everyone's blocks and just put them up on the board. It could be a quilt couldn't it?
Tom and I went to two local glades today to see what was blooming. We weren't disappointed. Victoria glade and Valley View glade near Hillsboro were spectacular.
The Fremont Leather flower blooms only in these areas and we saw them today!!! Isn't this beautiful?
One of my other favorites is the violet - so many color combinations of purples.
One of my guilds had a 3 day Sue Spargo workshop last week. It was so unbelievable to stitch for 3 days with Sue there. She brought so many wonderful embellishments. I went home with a few new threads. Here is the block I completed. It is 6" square. We each had a packet of patterns and backgrounds and could do any embellishments we wanted to do. I used this time to try out new stitches I had not done and to ask for Sue's guidance.