Saturday, March 19, 2011

Renee Plains comes to visit The Loft

I was excited to be able to see Renee Plains of Liberty Star for a few minutes yesterday. She makes the trip over from Arizona a few times a year to teach at the Loft. Here she is with my sister Kathy in the check out area of the shop.

.......and here she is standing in front of some of the blocks to my mystery quilt, Folk Branches...
.....I almost got all of her class in....They were having a great time! Renee is a wonderful teacher. If she is ever in your area, be sure to take one of her classes. The classroom in the Loft is a little "cozy", but we always have a lot of fun.

.....and here is part of the wool room in the shop.....through the door you can see the kitchen/notion room....The old wool rabbit by the lamp is one of mine.

....and this cupboard holds a lot of the projects from "Crazy at Home"....Almost all of my samples are at the Loft. People are always asking if my house is full of my creations, but they very rarely make it out of the shop.

Gene and I have a full day planned today. We are off to little league games for our two oldest grandsons....and the zoo later today with another....and lots of last minute errands before I head back to Portland on an early flight tomorrow.....So I best sign off...


  1. Hi JoAnn, I am glad you had a nice visit with your family!The Loft looks great full of goodies!
    Safe flight back, Cheri

  2. Hi JoAnn,
    The Loft is looking mighty fine!! Make that full of eye candy! I had to expand every picture to take in everything! I still haven't made it out your way...we have three more weeks so perhaps I will whine a little harder...:o) Enjoy your time at home...hope all is going well!
    Take care!

  3. I'll bet you all had a wonderful time with Renee:)

    I am loving looking at these photos of your shop!