In Houston…

Another day in Houston and it dawned bright and sunny. Here is the view from our tenth floor window…

DSC06003 If it was Saturday it was time for my Yo-Yo Flower Pin class at Make It University. It sold out!!

DSC06019 That’s 25 people wanting to make a flower pin…

After a quick demo they set to work.

DSC06007DSC06006DSC06010Not everyone completed their project, but here are some that did…

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I hope the others were able to get their pins finished at home.

I spent the afternoon looking at quilts and was duly inspired. I took lots of pictures to remind me to make a quilt sometime soon.

We had tickets for Gala on the Green in the evening. We got our drinks before we ate… Here are Cheryl, Judy and Susie waiting for the food line to go down before we joined it.

DSC06153Food eaten, I went back to the hotel for the Modern Meet Up in the bar. There were some familiar faces there, including my QuiltCon roomie, Anna who is looking very happy with her door prize!

DSC06154And so to bed.

That extra hour was very handy for packing our bags. it was hard to believe it was Sunday already!

Time for more yo-yos from the Yo Yo Mama

I had the 10 to 12 slot in Open Studios.

DSC06219I set my space up,

DSC06221and set to stitching.

And that’s where my pictures end for now. With all the excitement I had of course neglected to recharge my camera battery…

Houston was fun. Being a part of Open Studios and Make It University added a new dimension to the whole experience. I learnt lots and met all sorts of interesting people. I need to make more quilts!! (where have you heard that before?) I bought some more new hand sewing needles to try… and one packet of fabric…and some thread… It all fitted in my suitcase no problem!!

The plane ride home was delayed taking off but we got the one spare seat on the plane on our row. (It might have been due to my Texan size sneezes whenever anyone looked or way? Yes, I caught a cold) Steve was there to meet us, our bags came through safe and sound. I spent Monday wallowing in my cold and then pulled myself together…

This morning I am setting off to spend two days with the Sinnissippi Quilters in Rockford taking a Safari through African Folklore Embroidery.

Then I believe there is a wedding to prepare for?


  1. Cindy Larsen said:

    Looking forward to meeting you today at the Sinnissippi Quilters Guild and I’m excited about taking your workshop tomorrow! Thanks for linking to our website in your post.

    November 7, 2013
    • catherineredford said:

      See you soon!

      November 7, 2013

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