Back again from a wonderful time at Vina de Lestonnac. This is one of our beautiful views.
What fun way to spend time with such lovely
ladies and chat it up, eat too much, and quilt-till-we-wilt.You always think you are going to get much
more done that you actually do don't you?None-the-less, I am happy with what I have here.
First up is a
twin-sized quilt, Lattice Patch.It's
Robin Gallagher's pattern and you can find her pattern here.It is one of her magical patterns that goes
I still need to find a border fabric.Then I can at least get it into
the "Need-to-Quilt Pile".
Next I did a wallet (this is the 9th one I've made). And, a little bag that took me far too long to make.
So I came home with two more quilts cut out and ready to go
for next time. And my "Need-to-Quilt
Pile" keeps growing.Sigh.... But, I am a happy rested chappy; it's all worth it. Have a good day and
I've been putting together and cutting kits or sewing projects
this week.Like most of you, I have so
much fabric that putting together kits should be a no brainer.Of course, I still had to go shopping to fill
in gaps, like the perfect background.But, I have several kits ready to go now.
Tomorrow, my friendship group is meeting for a sew-in day. It
will be nice to just set up the machine and put the foot to the pedal.
Then on Monday through Thursday I'm going to another group sew-in.I'm sure I have enough cut to see me through
both. Gosh it will be nice to just have
nothing to do but sew, and eat, and visit. Awwwwwww.......
I have had major problems with my blog; but, I think I have fixed them. Fingers crossed.
I have been back in Long Beach since the end of January and have settled into my regular routine. And, the dogs are very happy to have their yard back. They were almost funny to watch romp with such joy. You know what they say, it is fun to vacation, and oh so good to be back home.
I have not done a lot of sewing. However, my friendship group is doing a Round Robin this year. There are ten of us in total, so it has the potential of growing quite large. Here is my center block.
I think it is quite fitting after spending so much time in Florida. I went with a raw-edge applique for the birds and foliage. I will probably bling them after I get it back and quilt it. We are all putting our first border on this month. I finished my friend Terri's block today. I can't show you because she may see it here. But, I like how it turned out.
I hope to have a newsier post next time, now that I can get into it again. In the meantime
I belong to a wonderful friendship group. We call ourselves "Wednesday Wackos", because we meet on Wednesdays, and yes, we are a bit wacko. But most of all these women are a loving, caring, giving, and beautiful group of women.
I have had a few recent upsets in my life. A couple of family deaths, and I took a little fall. I haven't even been home for the past two and a half months. But, look what came in the mail today--all the way to Florida.
I know! Isn't is beautiful? What a wonderful surprise. Guess what I'm sleeping with tonight? Trudy immediately tried it out. It's folded up nicely at the moment. This is my 2nd quilt from this wonderful group of women. I can be a bit clumsy. If I was home, I would also show you that quilt.