Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is a project that my mom bought at least 10 years ago to make for a friend who collects moose items. She has since moved away from that friend and bought a few more cross stitch projects, so I was bequeathed this one because now I have a friend who collects moose items. He is moving into a new home next month, so this will be a housewarming gift for him. Although it seems as if I just did this, the year on the bottom says 2007, so I must have had it hidden in my sewing table for at least a year and a half! Yikes!
I worked on it a few weeks ago when I was hosting the Bonnie Hunter workshop, so the back of it sports a wonky star a la Bonnie, with thanks to Linda for the moose in the middle - isn't it great to have friends with fun scraps?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Celebrated my birthday and my present to myself was the completion of my new purse, with matching pouch. Headed to Michigan for a long weekend with my college roommate and her family. Visited with several college friends, went boating in the rain, and had lots of fun with their Wii!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Piwacket would put up with another dog!
Saturday was the Crumb Piecing workshop and I was the hostess for the day, which means that I helped Bonnie with anything she needed, ordered lunch, and made sure everything went generally well. As the class hostess, you can semi-participate in the class, because you have to take care of the lunch and participant details first and foremost. Even though I wasn't actively involved in the class, I had a good time watching Bonnie teach and picked up enough that I could easily do some crumb piecing. I was working on a couple other projects that I will blog about over the next week, but did make one wonky star Bonnie's way - as you can see, not quite as scrappy as some of the others! Linda had the moose fabric for the middle, which fit very well with the theme for the front of the little hanging this is going to go on.
Here's one of Bonnie's crumb pieced quilts - she laid them out on the floor in the middle of the classroom for everyone to have inspiration throughout the day!
Cincy gals and I made a trip to Quilts Plus, so they could support them again! We finished the day with ice cream from Baskin Robbins, mmmmm.
It was a great weekend and I've now subscribed to Bonnie's blog! I may not get all the way there, but it is a start! It was really fun to have some of my quilting peeps in town for a mini-reunion and I am looking forward to the next one!
P.S. Sorry if the pictures are small, I had to borrow them from Jill as my camera is out of service right now....you can visit Jill or Becca or Linda's blog to see better pics (I don't think Cathy was taking pictures)!
Monday, August 10, 2009
(She doesn't even look like she had surgery earlier in the week, does she?)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
This month, I got in 22.75 hours of sewing, the exact same amount as June! I finished:
- Snow wallhanging
- Last block, assembly, and quilting for Nick's QOV
- Assembled top and binding for 16 stars - I am waiting to show a picture of this one because I still need to stitch on the applique sections.
- Quilted my mom's oriental drunkards path with my micro handles
- Made a pink penguin bag for Patti for my 100th post giveaway
- Made a wine tote for my friend Bonny for her birthday (and it was filled with a bottle of wine!)
My goals for August:
- Finish and label Nick's quilt
- Label and mail my Mystery Quilt Re-do, which is now a baby gift
- Make progress on some UFOs
- Start a couple Christmas/fall birthday gifts
- Get at least 2 quilts done on the HQ
I have a good start on August since my mom and I got to sew all afternoon! Pictures to come later in the week of our project.