|These hands. This talent. So missed.|
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Finally the cold has abated. Having woken up this morning feeling better than I had for the last week, I attacked the day with enthusiasm. Sewing and cooking were the order of the day. And the results are:
|Nine Postcards almost ready for mailing|
|Valentine cookies ready for celebrating.|
Friday, February 11, 2011
Road to California seemed to inspire me to new things. I got wise this year and only took two classes. I gave myself a whole day to see the show. It was much more relaxed that way and I really got to slow down and see the incredible workmanship and design of the quilts. Of course, I visited the vendors but I really didn't buy much.
So now I am home, and itching to sew. I brought home a UFO from my Micky Depre class. It is called "Fish Nets". It is a design she uses to introduce her students to the delights of Decor Bond. I only need to quilt and bind it and it will be done. I'm going to donate it to a fund-raising auction at my DGDs school.
|Wonky Fish designed by me|
First up on getting home was to get back to DGD#2's birthday quilt. It was started in November last year. I'm actually to the quilting stage now. I'm plugging away at a grid pattern. On a domestic machine this takes some time. Goal is to have it done today to the point that I can take it to share and tell at my quilt guild meeting tomorrow afternoon.
Then there are postcards to be made. On a whim I joined a fabric postcard exchange on-line through a Bernina owners group. By the end of Februrary, I need to make and send out 9 fabric postcards. I've experimented with two and have come up with the idea for my nine to send. I just have to get down to work and make them.
|Giving the technique a try #1|
|Trying it out #2|