Saturday, June 6, 2009

Kim's Fireworks

The best of the best, "la creme de la creme" is what Kim is.  We all sewed like crazy, talked, laughed, and were treated to an all American lunch by our teacher Kim AND on top of all that, she made us a tote filled with goodies.


Guess Who?
Special signature up do and embellishments
denim embroidered jacket with red, white and blue figures
red, white and blue slippers
patriotic sunglasses
a mischievous twinkle in her eye
and the biggest smile 

My stuff with a few of my essentials....
And no I do not have one of  new bernina's 
- my old machine "ain't" broke so I can't fix it....
Then again, I could not afford to "fix it."

These are a few shots from around the shop before class.
It is always a busy Saturday.

Kim's Cherry Delight pattern and purse on display in the shop.

Carol - my guardian angel 
     and angel to all who come in contact with her.

Lindy Munday, owner of Bearpaws and Hollyhocks, BP&HH.
Her smile says it all.  
She makes quilting a joy by sharing so much.

Part of the "spread" put on by Kim's Catering.  Check out her quilt!
One of the students brought the bunt cake. 

Photo caption should read:  Some of the tools of her trade.
I looked over during the class and saw this collection in front of Kim.
She saw what I saw and we both started a photo shoot on it.  I always suspected
Kim saw things through "rose coloured" glasses and this is the proof I needed.

THE TOTE.  She made each and everyone of her
students a tote.  On her blog you can see a basket of them that 
she walked around and let each student pick the one they would
like.  I love mine!  Thank you Kim.

Inside after the bow is undone, we each discovered the
Fireworks pattern, a fireworks note sheet and pencil.

This afternoon I put the book that I am starting to read in the tote.
It went in easily and was so fancy to hold.  I will treasure it and us it.
It is the cats meow.

Thank you Kim.  Your excellent information before  class, and the pattern along with your tips were appreciated.  If anyone in class needed help you were right there understanding and leading us to a successful technique.  We got so much done in class and were taught the things we needed to know to complete the borders.  


Ruby said...

Hi Gran! What a pleasure it was getting to meet you in person in Kim's
class. I agree with you, Kim is the best!!! Your post today summed it up real well. I am so glad I took the class (only wish I lived a little closer). Kim is so generous and such a talent, as are you! You immediately made me feel right at home as soon as I walked into the classroom. Looking forward to maybe seeing you again in a future class!

Tianna said...

Looks like you gals are having fun. What a joy! I wish I could say the same. Things are coming, slowly. Andrew went in to work this afternoon. The beginning of the end. However, I was suprised how much the children let me accompish. There is hope... a month from now!

Yvonne said...

Sure looks like fun....thanks for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see your quilt! I love your choice of envelope, in fact we would had to probably arm wrestle for the same one! Not much sun over here, a lot of clouds and humidity, but oh well. Having a great visit with my brother's family, and mom is having fun. Hope to see ya soon, take care, hugs!


Kim said...

Great photo collage! Are you all rested up and recovered from class? LOL!

Kim said...

P.S.: I'm very, very sorry I caused the UFO list to grow longer!

Gran said...

You noticed - shish!
When am I going to get them all done???

Eileen said...

Hmm, I thought we were really going to see Kim. You have to keep her front photos secret don't you. Nice p;ost , Eileen

Amanda said...

The class looks like it was a blast! I would love to take a class from Kim!