As you've heard me talk about before, my instructor for our Jo's Little Women Club is Jan Vaine. Jan's book, The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, Embellishment and Applique has been released! Jan's book can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble web sites (I can't get links to work in this new blogger with my Mac - ugh!). Jan came to our quilt shop for a book signing.
She also brought the quilts that were photographed for the book. I don't know why I didn't get a picture of this entire quilt because it's certainly the star of the show. Her father even used the instructions in the book and made a square that's included in the quilt. Isn't that so fantastic?
A closeup of a center block of another quilt.
As you can tell, Jan is an extremely talented quilter. I have learned so very much from her and feel very fortunate to have her as my instructor.
The same day we had our Jo's Little Women Club meeting. Judy brought two of her finished projects. I love her use of the cheddar color in this one.
This is just the top but it's so cute! I haven't even started this one.
The last two weeks have been extremely busy. I've had two business trips which required late Friday night travel and Sunday travel. Weekend time is very sacred to me and I cannot say that I enjoyed business travel at that time. I came back to two consecutive days of 8 hour training as a student. It required me to give a presentation to my peers on Friday which I prepared for until very late Thursday. I did well so it was worth the extra time. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to a couple of quiet weeks! I spent a little time in my sewing room today and hope to end the day with some stitching and some knitting. I hope your weekend has been full of stitches too!