Not a very good picture, to be sure, but I was so excited I finally had the borders on (which I considered DONE, by the way) that I wanted to post it for all to see!! Once it's "more" done, I'll post a better picture. It's such a pretty quilt even with the hodge podge of this and that that I used to make it..truly a stash quilt. Not sure if I'll keep it or donate it but it will keep someone warm, right?!
I finished the little block we started in Darlene Christopherson's workshop. First time around, it was a royal MESS!! I had cut the inner circle TOO BIG and that just wasn't working (as you can well imagine! lol). SO took that out, cut it down to the proper size and re-stitched. Came out MUCH better with the measurements being correct. A LOT of work for one little block but it's SO CUTE!
Well, tomorrow it will be the first day of spring. This year's just zipping by and soon it will be Christmas again. OH NO! SO, I'm going to enjoy this beautiful weather. I still have lots of quilting to do and our show's just over a year away but that will go as quickly as the past few months and I don't want to get caught with no quilts to enter. LOL
I haven't finished my block from Darlene's workshop yesterday but I did get the little heart pillow sewn that I picked up at guild on Tues. I believe those go to breast cancer patients. I just need to stuff it and whip stitch it and it will be ready to turn in. I also started working on the applique block that will go into our next raffle quilt. It's gonna be beautiful! I only picked up one and probably should have gotten one or two more. Oh well...
Last night, our guild had Darlene Christopherson as our guest speaker and today was our workshop. We were working on hand-piecing one of her sunflowers and I think MOST had a good time! Patty, however, was NOT one of them! LOL She decided rather quickly that hand-piecing was not her cup of tea.
Now JoAnne, on the other hand, is a pro at hand-piecing as she's completed a Dear Jane (AND won a ribbon with it!!) and is working on another. We're both in a DJ group at our LQS and we BOTH happen to be making our second DJ in red, white and blue!
Here's me with Darlene and some of her magnificent work. LOVE IT!!
I had fun today and will hopefully be able to post a photo of my finished block SOON. I know JoAnne's racing to beat me so we'll see.
Ooo, I just LOVE surprises and I get more of them the older I get...LOL! As I age, I find I forget more so watching a movie the 2nd or 3rd time is like seeing it for the first time as I've forgotten how most of it goes as well as how it ends! YIKES!! So as I'm cleaning up the other day, I'm finding some flimsies that have laid around for who knows HOW long and I can't remember when I made most of them. So this one is in the stack and I've decided I'll have it quilted and put in with some others to go to our local Fisher House. I've mentioned Fisher House here before but thought just in case you were wondering what that is, here's a link to fill you in--http://www.fisherhouse.org/ . Oh, and Mr. Fang managed to make it in the picture as well. He's SO beautiful but SO BAD!
I've made a couple of these pillowcases in the past two days (while working on other projects). I bought enough fabric to make 8 of these and figured I'd just have them ready by the machine so that when I'm sewing, I can whip one of these out (and they really ARE that fast! LOL). Our guild works with the Pillows of Love organization (http://www.pillows-of-love.com/) and they provide the fabric with the verse pre-stamped on the cuff. OR you can use your own fabric and, once you've turned them in, they'll see to it that the verse gets stamped. Such a WONDERFUL organization to do this for these women and children who are in such sad circumstances. It's fun to do these in the cute, juvenile fabrics that are in such abundance these days or in some pretty, feminine prints for the ladies. Will turn these (and any others I might get made) in at guild next week.
WOW!! Isn't this a SAD looking little quilt. The colors are just...ewww! Our guild has LOTS of donation fabric and, of course, when someone donates, it's usually because THEY don't want it anymore, right? lol So our gals in charge of community service try to make it easier to use that fabric by cutting it into 'kits' so that members can just grab and go. I picked up four at last month's guild and two turned out to be just panels. This was one of the two remaining kits that had been precut so I just sat down and sewed the squares together randomly. MAN, I'm sorry but that is just UGLY! Pitiful colors. But it's DONE so hopefully SOMEONE will love it. Now, back to some better looking projects!!
Gingerbread birds and butter brickle
I made these gingerbread birds this past week from an antique cookie board
I purchased last year. I can't even begin to tell you how much it
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Books I've Read
1 Widows by Lynda La Plante
2 Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant
3 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
4 Splintered Silence by Susan Furlong
5 The Buried by Kathryn Casey
6 The Thief of all Light by Bernard Schaffer
7 Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin
8 The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens
9 City of Bones by Michael Connelly
10 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
11 The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
12 Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
13 The Baker's Secret by Stephen Kiernan
14 Educated by Tara Westover
15 Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
16 The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
17 Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
18 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
19 Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
20 Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
21 The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni
22 Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
23 Between the Lies by Michelle Adams
24 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
25 Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
26 Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
27 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
28 The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
29 Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauk
30 Home Front by Kristin Hannah
31 Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin
32 Cardiac Event by Richard L. Mabry, MD
33 These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
34 Burnt River by Karin Salvalaggio
35 A Life Intercepted by Charles Martin
36 The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz
37 All The Light There Was by Nancy Kricorian
38 As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
39 The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
40 Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan
41 A Lethal Legacy by Heather Graham
42 The Body in the Wake by Katherine Hall Page
43 One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase
44 Cold Woods by Karen Katchur
45 night road by Kristin Hannah
46 American Predator by Maureen Callahan
47 The Territory by Tricia Fields
48 This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
49 Into the Savage Country by Shannon Burke
50 Wolf Pack by C.J. Box