Robin and I bought this fabric a while ago and then needed to figure out what to make with it. The fabric (the pink fabrics that is) is "Daisy Chain" by Amy Butler. The green polka dot I found in my own stash and I think it will be a great backing. Two Wacky Women cut most of their fabrics into one-yard cuts and we have a freebie pattern called "Simple Rails" that takes 3 one-yard cuts. You can usually get a scrappy binding out of the leftovers. I have it all cut and ready to go. It is a very simple and quick pattern. Now to devote some time to sewing it. I think it is going to be a sweet quilt; don't you?
I am finally finding time to talk about my Friendship Group's (Wednesday Wackos) Christmas party. Every year we get together for a great evening of merriment. And this year was no different. We each bring a small gift for each other. I made these Moda Sugar Cube Pincushions http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/04/sugar-cube-pincushion.html. Here is a photo of a few of them. I made 11 in all (that includes one for me).
And the gift table.
Here we are sampling the wonderful pot luck of appetizers and desserts.
And here is all my wonderful gifts from my wonderful friends. I feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful group of ladies.
And while I am at it, I never got around to showing everyone this wonderful book I won from Jan Prytz http://prytzfamily.blogspot.com/ . I won this right before I left for my First-Friday-in-December trip. Then a mess of stuff delayed me from showing everyone this great hardback book. I still have not had a moment to start it; but, I am hopeful that will happen very soon. Thank you so much Jan. I am thrilled with the book.
It has been a while since I have posted anything. The reason is that my mom fell and broke her hip. It has proven to be a trial for me. It happened while I was gone on my annual trip to meet my good friend for the first Friday of December. We have been meeting on the first Friday of December for over 30 years. So while reveling in the joy of our once-a-year getaway, I found out Mom, who just turned 90, had fallen and was alone for a couple of hours until help arrived. Needless to say, it has been a whirlwind ever since. Mom is safely in a rehabilitation facility at present. And, she seems to be in good spirits. I try to take her some little something every day. Even if it is only the daily newspaper. I had decided not to set out any decoration this year, since everything was getting away from me. So it was such a joy when, a few days ago, I received the perfect pick-me-up from a lovely on-line friend in Australia. This little star ornament brightens a little spot in my family room. Thank you so much Naomi for adding a bit of joy at this time.
Here is Noelle, full of wonderment. You know, the Noelle who is getting the "Grandma Loves Noelle" quilt. She lives in Florida, that's why she is in shorts and barefoot in December. My daughter sent me this picture from her cell phone to my cell phone. As a side note, I knitted all six of those stocking that are hanging with care. My knitting hand probably wouldn't let me do that today. Sadly, I have ruined it over the years. Don't you just think this is the cutest picture? I do.