This is what I was looking at earlier today and to me it represents that I have been in my sewing room and actually sewing because there are scraps, snippets, threads, bent pins, dull needles, etc. in my trash containers. Not a pretty site, but definitely means I am making some headway on some of my projects.
First project is this one....
The baby quilt is done! Yeah! ...and with lots of time to spare. I finished quilting it yesterday and even put the binding on and had it hand stitched down before heading off to bed last night.
Today, I put it in the washer and dryer to give it that comfy, cozy look that I love.
I did a cross hatch on this one even though I had some lovely suggestions on how to machine quilt this myself on my regular machine. Since I was on a time crunch, I was afraid of ruining it at the last minute and not having time to rip it all out and start over. Anyways...it is done and there is always next time to experiment.
I finished this book this morning. I am trying to read all of the Chiaverini books in order and felt that this one "story-wise" was a little out of order, but still a very good read. I wish I had been able to read this during the holidays because the storyline would have been so appropriate.
I plan on reading this one. Thanks to my friend Sandy over at http://sewthisismyblog.blogspot.com/who has sent me all of her Elm Creek Quilts books, I don't have to wait to run to the store to pick up the next one. Hmmm...I only have about 8 more to read and then I will be caught up. Jennifer's next book comes out in February. Don't think I will make it though.
Now to get busy!!!
The wedding quilt is my next BIG project. I made some segments this afternoon and put them together to make some of the sections. This is a Triple Irish Chain. Each single block is made up of four sections. I was throwing together some of the easier sections. In fact, the one on the far left is probably a layer of 8 or more blocks. It's the other section that is time consuming. I only made one of those this afternoon. But, I have to say it is taking shape rather quickly now. Wedding is in June. I am hoping to have the top done by March or maybe April.....but those blocks are big and may make up quicker than I anticipate.
Now...explain this one to me. I was working at my sewing machine and was looking at my favorite applique glue sitting off to the side. "Glue Something"
But look at this! Have you ever seen anything like it before?
I am thinking it is moldy! Heck, I have Elmer's glue that I have had for years and it has never turned "moldy". This stuff isn't cheap, but I am thinking I may just have to throw it out before basting my next Beyond the Cherry Trees block. I would love to hear what you have to say about this. I still love using this though.
Well, need to kick back and work some more on the wedding guest list.
Happy quilting everyone!