Sunday, December 19, 2010

I LOVE the rain!

Besides, aren't rainy days just the best days to hunker down in the sewing room and get to stitchin'? I think it's the perfect excuse to relax and hang out. It even keeps my husband off the golf course, which is a welcome change. Not that I'm complaining about his golf because that doesn't bother me at all. Just saying it's nice to have him home. We rented a couple of videos yesterday and hung out in front of the fire. Nice...

I suspect there's lots of this type of activity going on all over at least the West Coast of the US. We really need the rain, so it is a blessing in many ways!

So far this weekend, I've been able to finish up 3 DJ blocks that were in process. This first one, hot off the sewing machine, has been one that has stumbled me up for awhile and even kept me from even working on this project for awhile! It is I-12, called Fred's Square Fair, has 41 pieces and is paper and regular pieced. Not a bit of applique on this one for a change! Sooooo, happy to have this one done!

This one is J8, Anna's Anchor, has 22 pieces and was machine pieced with a bit of applique. These last 2 are finished, but definitely not perfect!

This last one was made from fabric recently given to me by my friend, Loris. It is called Pam's Bells, is paper and regular pieced with a bit of applique (shock)! I think it's a sweet little block and I will always think of my dear friend when I look at it! Oh, just for the record, it has 21 pieces.


Now it's time for just a bit of wine tasting. I'll tell you more about that later!
Have a great day!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Working on the final stitches of my Christmas quilt!

These are the blocks that I made most of last year. They are Gail Pan's designs and the setting I stole from my BFF Rana. I'm mostly happy with it. Feel like I've been quilting this thing forever!

Once I make it through the holidays, it's back to getting some Jane blocks done!