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Thursday, August 16, 2012

~A Class with Deb Louie...A Primitive Book...and Pirates of Penzance~


Last week I had the absolute pleasure in attending a very comprehensive quilting workshop at Steph's with the lovely Deborah Louie


I did a one day workshop and boy did I learn heaps!!!
Above is fabric Deb had drawn up for us showing cables, cross hatch and straight lines where we learnt to lift and drag...
Deb also showed us how to prepare a quilt for quilting


My lift and drag...



Cables and cross hatches
I had never really been shown this before and I am so pleased I did this workshop
I thoroughly enjoyed it and hopefully will be able to attend the 2 day one next year if it runs
Thanks Deb......I have learnt so much from you and can't wait to do some cross hatching


During the week I received this Primitive magazine from The Stitching Post which I couldn't resist and ended up signing up for it
lots of lovely projects in warm autumn colours


Rehearsals have started for Gilbert & Sullivan's Gilbert and Sullivans Pirates of Penzance at our local Amateur Theatre Group
I'm in the Chorus of Police and learning heaps......even some acting and singing along with a bunch of other Highly Nervous Police......and having lots of fun

I'm away this weekend with a bunch of school friends that I haven't seen for a while
Mr Armchair is going to take over care duties for JoJo while I go and kick up my heels with my buddies

So I better go and pack now and I'll be back after the weekend with some pics of our rehearsals!!!

16 comments:

Kath said...

That looks like a very useful class indeed and I love the look of that magazine, warm autumn colours sounds just my style.
Enjoy rehearsals!

RitaGri said...

Interesanta meistarklase.
Lai top jauni darbi arī no jaunā žurnāla idejām!
Lai aizraujošs teātris un sirsnīga tikšanās!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Everyone says the classes with Debra Louie are really good. It's great to see some photos. You'll have a wonderful time with your theatre friends. Pirates of Penzance would be such fun!

Chookyblue...... said...

I'd love to do a class with Deb but she doesn't come out this way...........

Terry said...

Deb is just such a great teacher. So inspiring Enjoy the weekend with friends.

Simone de Klerk said...

That must have been a great course. You did a great job with the quilting.
So the fun continues with the theatre.
Have a very good time with your friends. Enjoy!

shez said...

looks a very interesting class Dzintra and have a great time with your friends.xx

Palomasea said...

Enjoy, dear friend!! I hope you have a wonderful time!
What a full and fun week you have had, dear Dzintra...
Oh, how I wish we had an amateur group like this, but Anita and I may have to put one together!! :))
Oh, and I'm still waiting on the Winter DH issue, hasn't arrived yet...
Much love,
- Irina
(How's JoJo loving those drums? :))

Nat Palaskas said...

Your machine quilting is fantastic Dzintra. Have a lovely weekend with buddies and enjoy the child free weekend - Hugs Nat

Margaret said...

Love Gil;bert and Sullivan while I am typing Iam singing along We'll run em in.

Sue said...

Great quilting, a class worth taking methinks! Love the look of that prim book too.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YIPEEEEE! ANOTHER THEATRE PRODUCTION!!!!!!!! Oh you are going to love this one my dear! FABULOUS QUILTING going on chez toi!!! LOVE ! Anita

Maree: said...

Great Job on the Quilting and what an Opportunity to have a class with Deb..
Good Luck with the Play & I'm sure your having a Great Weekend.
cheers

Amish Stories said...

Thought Id drop over folks to say hello, fall like weather is here at least today with temps being in the 70s. So Fall is not far behind and I welcome the cooler weather myself. Richard

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful Dzintra and Jo Jo!!! Thank you for coming to visit yesterday; my day flew by as I was filling out orders for my Etsy! Oh, what a beautiful day it was yesterday, yet I could feel a little chill in the air!!!! Soon you will have the sunshine and warmth and HAVE A BLAST IN THE SUN MY DEAR!!! At least we all have each other to share our experiences in the seasons....so I look forward to living vicariously through YOUR SUMMER!!!!

Be well my friend, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! Oh glorious, SPRING IS ON HER WAY TO YOU!!! This is fun; blogging has allowed for us to live vicariously through one another's lives!!! So as we say goodbye to summer, you are welcoming spring....GOOD! I shall keep my eyes on your flowers and sunshine as we enter into darker days....good to see you my friend! Anita

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