I know I have mentioned that I get the wonderful privilege of watching my grand- babies 3 mornings a week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. I adore every minute (yes, even helping with potty training), but by noon I am tired! The thought of hitting the sewing machine, no way! So on those evenings I do my stitching.
I wake up Thursday, a little sad as I have no babies BUT I dive into sewing. I try to work from Thursday until Sunday!!
I think I would be called a long weekend sewer!
Today I start yellow,
Here is the pile I will iron and cut!
I am also trying to design a birdie block for November. I have loved every block that Little Miss Shabby designed. It was a wonderful Quilt-A-Long! I however,wanted to try my hand at a block. I used her February Birdies (minus the hearts and flowers) and added a cornucopia, I may add the tree from her September block as it was so pretty.
Do you have special days you sew?
Yes, I have to get going, get off the computer, get off the computer, get off........
I started the Quilters Palette Quilt. I started with the color I had the least scraps. Ideally I would like to have 25 different prints but the first two colors I am using, well, hard to believe with the stash I have, but I am lacking in these colors. Brown and for some reason yellow.
When it comes to pink, I could make the whole quilt and never use the same print more than once!!
So, Let me introduce Mrs. Brown.......
Squares laid out.
Rows ready to sew.
Block done. Notice the kerchief girls! Also some of my favorite fabric, Katie Jump Rope and some fun coffee prints.
Now that my Wonky Houses are done I was able to move on to another project. I finished my flimsy of Sparkle Plenty. May I tell you Stephanie's patternis wonderful. She makes it so easy not to make a mistake. I need to trim the sides then decide how I want to quilt it.
So, after a nice cup of hot cocoa in a beautiful pink china mug I looked at my patterns to decide what to start next.
We had a nice long weekend, filled with fun! The Chicagoland area has its first significant snowfall. Not bad for Chicago, the middle of January.
We live on a hill so all we have to do is open the front door and sled. Little T came over with his family and they and Pops (DH) and Maggie all sledded. Come on, someone had to stay in the house with Little M!!!
On Saturday we celebrated my FIL's !00 birthday, even though he passed at 95. It was wonderful to have the whole family together and share stories about Grampy. He would have loved it.
The rest of the weekend was devoted to laundry and Wonky Houses!
As you can see from my flickr stream it is filled with Wonky Houses so I will show you just a few.
The Wonky Houses are done, so now on to other projects.
Have a wonderful day.
P.S. I am on the lookout for a Charm Pack or scrap pack of Katie Jumps Rope. Any idea where to look, or want to trade for thread? Thanks!!
Well, we did it!! Made it through the Holidays and now onto a new exciting year! I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday. I know I did! After a few days of rest, we got the Christmas decorations and the tree down. The house looks so bare but soooo clean!!
I would finally like to share with you the quilts I made for family members.
First, my middle daughter. She got married a year and a half ago. As part of the reception, I made yellow and pink napkins.
The few that were not used I scooped from the tables!
I had some left at home and had bought extra yardage with this in mind...
I wanted to have it done for their one year anniversary but was only a few months late!
Next Little M.
I have been showing you her pink wonky stars but this is the finished quilt. Now hanging over the back of her crib.
His Dr Seuss. So bright and fun! He asked for red yarn for the ties, I made them extra long so he could "feel" them as he falls asleep. The back is the softest minky I have ever felt. It is also in fun bright colors.