School is in Session.

I'm back from Sisters and Boy! did I get sunburned. its Friday and Im still red. On a whim I decided to take Susan Beals Log Cabin class at PNCA. Truth: I had money left over from my "super well planned" weekend.
  Cherri and Kaci had planned that Sisters weekend so well, and it went so smoothly, and so cheaply without feeling frugal, I think Kaci should be my tour guide for life. I could learn from her. They invited me along and hopped on the chance to hang with them.
On my Summer of making docket this month is Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin Class
and later this month the Denyse Schmidt quilting class.  July is busy.
This is Fabric Pull for the Log Cabin class. An " its a HOOT" Jelly roll and fabrics to go with...including a The Sometimes Crafter owl print... hooray... 
Susan is such a thoughtful teacher she contacted each of us and encouraged us to put together fabrics that we wanted to use and I decided to bring stuff that can could go both modern and "new school traditional". Im gonna skip the "serious traditional".
Im keeping my eye on the prize of  trying to make a twin top before this is over. fingers crossed.

How Long is This Week?

Seems  like its been going on forever. They are still 7 days right? Seems like the 4th was so long ago.
I finished a quilt,  quited for a client and then added binding to the finished quilt. I still have binding to sew before I show it off. Went to lunch with my pal Faith and goofed off on a gal pals couch while I ate her homemade cookies! yummy. and its only Thursday... feels like Monday was so long ago. 
 This is early on the fourth at my "neighbors" house (they live around the corner, but we share an HOA) Its our 5th year of the block party (which is in its 6th year). The boys are getting big and will be driving soon. I can tell this because all they did all night was throw firecrackers and follow the girls around.  Im not looking forward to cars going round and round and round... 
 We walked over to get pics early while kids were still napping.
 Heres my latest finish. made from a Jelly roll and Layer cake. It will be going into my stack 100 quilts for kids. see the button on the side there?? I am hoping it will go to the community warehouse.

Apparently, I feel a lot better as I just signed up to take Susan Beals Log Cabin Class. I scored a discount code on Facebook. :) yea me! thanks PNCA! thanks Susan!

I leave tomorrow for Sisters and hopefully it wont be like landing directly on the surface of the sun 
too hot. 

I'm not taking a machine or have any great plans, Im taking some binding(so behind and its a long drive) but Im hoping for unstructured time. 
Visiting and Goofing Off: that's my plan! 
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How You Doing?

Yesterday I took my mom out shopping. If there is one thing my mom loves, its going to the shops. We went on a long drive thru hill and dale searching for fabric. After that, we hit the mall to have chicken salad and figure out why my ipad map stopped working.
I've been getting these weird warnings about "charges" ( fees) .. so I went in to check my account.. Next week I'll be going to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in BFE , the hottest brightest spot in oregon   near Bend and want to take all my toys, HBOgo, Ecrack,  devices. Its a big quilting deal here in Oregon and I want to be able to ...sit in the shade/in a bar with a huge cocktail and watch movies if I get too hot ... tweet, text and flickr.
On the fabric front I got a bunch of lights to replace all the ones I've used lately and strengthen my light stash as I have plans. I'll be continuing my "low volume" series later this summer( which is my quilting-est time) and  using some of the pale greys in my next quilt. That 2 yards of black for a class later this fall.
Do you see the word Kaleidoscope? and the text.. Im loving the pale greys.. 
 and this cute fabric with the little poodle color spots .. too cute.
In the mail came a vintage sheet bundle that Im happy about:
Its from Jeni over at Incolororder, I'm hoping to do a churn dash, star or something for my mom( im still trying to get something made for that room.. ... I just needed a variety of good colors. It will be a quick made color blast with pale solids... fast easy big bang for the effort.. just color..

When I'm not shopping... Im still binding, binding binding! which I'm getting well sick of, let me tell you! but I have 2 left to bind so I fit it in as I can...  I start quilting a job tomorrow and Im excited to be earning a bit. hooray for that. are you? what are you doing, sewing?? 
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