Sunday, August 15, 2010

Finally, a Finish!

This is the little table topper I showed you pieces of a couple of months ago. I finally got it done this last week and it is my first finish all year! It feels so good to get something done and it's got me motivated to keep up the good work! Yesterday I made a block for a quilt that my friendship group is making for an injured soldier.

Just a qualifier here, all I did was sew the pieces together. My friend Le did the dirty work of planning and cutting all the pieces. I can't wait to see what the quilt looks like when it's done!

Yesterday, I also worked on putting the rest of my French Country place mat tops together. Next, I will layer and quilt them, which should go quickly as these will be turned inside-out rather than binding, so that *should* make things go quickly!

Lastly, I started quilting this baby...

It has changed somewhat since this picture was taken in that I added corners to it. This was a progressive that was made by my friendship group (wouldn't you love to have friends like this?). I started with the center compass and all the rest was done by them! I really want to hang this pretty thing, so it really needs corners. Hopefully, soon I will be able to show you another finish! Oh boy, it feels good to be back in the sewing room!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sewing with Good Friends!

I've decided that one of the best ways to spend a day is sewing with friends. I have been fortunate to do just that the last 2 Saturdays! Last Saturday, I got to go visit at Loris' house and see her wonderful sewing set up! This girl is spoiled, but I think she is fully aware of that fact!! Here are pictures of Loris and Rana taken from that day.

Now, I KNOW that our Loris is shy, but I just had to share this photo of her modeling her recently crocheted hat. Isn't she darling?? And not just on the outside, but on the inside too!

Speaking of is a sweet photo of Rana! I was having such a difficult day that day and I just thank the Lord for these 2 wonderful friends of mine! They just got me through in a way that was just so healing. Thanks girls for everything! I love you both!

So yesterday, Rana and I got to sew together again at the Mariner's Compass workshop we attended at our guild. It was fun and we both got lots done on our own little blocks. Can't wait to share that with you@

I'm about to go hit the sewing room to do some actual quilting, but wanted to share a photo of this little embroidery project I recently finished. It is a pattern from Kathy Schmitz. These are such enjoyable stitcheries! It took me a while to complete, but I loved every minute I worked on it! I hope the person I gave it to loves it as much as I loved working on it.


Okay, I'm really going to go stitch now! Hope to have something to share soon!