Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Visitors from GB


I've had a very busy past few days. On Saturday I spent over 5 hours on the computer loading an update on my Adobe Acrobat, so that I could open my first issue of Fiber & Stitch. It's is on line now, & is really beautifully done.
Unfortunately I bought the same program from Adobe twice (accidentally), so this issue has cost me something like $206.95. Well, $99.00 will eventually get refunded from Adobe, & i needed the program anyway. I'd been limping along with Adobe 5.0 for way too long.

Once I finally got the new program loaded, I had no problem getting the magazine to load so that I could print it out & actually read it.


I realized there is an advantage to printing this way at home. I really liked the way articles were organized so that they were all together chronologically, so I could staple each section separately. Now they can be filed according to subjects, & saved or tossed according to need, instead of having half an article in the front, & the other half in the back along with other mixed up ends. I LIKE it! It was very full of lots of interesting & unique techniques. Sue B you all did a fabulous job! I am honored to be contributing to the February issue.


Last evening a quilting cruise from the British Patchwork & Quilting Magazine landed in Anchorage, & they asked some of us to come have a Show & Tell with them at their hotel downtown. There were about 28 of them, & around 18 members of our guild showed up. We had a great time visiting with this group, & sharing what we brought. A few of them brought small items, as the were told to only bring 1 piece of luggage each (they all are buying another to fill & take home with them).

Margaret & her husband sat by me, at the table, & she brought the sweetest, smallest Round Robin quilt I've ever seen! 8 quilters worked on this teeny little quilt! It's sooo cute!

Here were a couple more of their show & tells. We from ALCQ brought a whole bunch of show & tells, in fact we managed to show until 9 p.m.

Christy's Dress is finished, ready for the show this weekend. Here's the front view,
& here's the back. I think it was the hardest thing I've ever made. I sure hope it fits well now!


I had to go for Jury Duty this morning, but luckily didn't get picked. Tomorrow is Quilt Guild, & Warren goes back to work. The deck borders are slightly less than 1/2 done, but now it'll have to wait until next week. There never seems to be enough hours in a day, or days in a weekend!

12 comments:

Needleroozer said...

The dress has turned out beautiful! It has been fun watching the progress on it.
And Thanks for the idea to staple each section of F & S individually! Mine is such a mess, pretty much as you described, and the pages keep getting out of order, etc. I will do that first thing tomorrow!
LB

Shirley Goodwin said...

Busy girl! That outfit looks magnificent.

Sue B said...

Thanks for the kind words Deb! I am thrilled your happy with Fibre&Stitch. That dress is gorgeous! What an absolute work of art that is.

Micki said...

The dress is so beautiful. You have done a magnificent job.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Fantastic dress! Ultra, ultra!

My little 6 year old niece just won her first Irish Dance competition. What a wonderful outlet for those girls' energy and creativity...

Jeri said...

Gorgeous dress! What a labor of love.

Thanks for turning me on to F&S. I just went and subscribed from your link...

The visit from the British guild sounds like fun - thanks for sharing the pictures!

mindy said...

Wow oh wow....don't know how we'll wait til the quilt show is over this weekend....if it wasn't Homecoming we'd probably just camp at the Conoco Philips building and guard it and drool. Its beautiful. Thank you Deb.

Anonymous said...

Deb, just wanted to let you know that the clouds are now floating through the sky right side up. thanks again for sharing the dress. mary from 3 sisters

jenclair said...

The dress is marvelous! I've enjoyed watching the progress, but am still amazed at the finished product!

Gaia Quilter said...

The dress is absolutly beautiful, be sure and post a picture of Mindy's daughter wearing it.

Granny Fran said...

Even after watching you create this dress, I find it hard to believe that anyone could make something that spectacular. Now I want to see her dance.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on finihsing the dress - it's awesome!!