Sunday, September 21, 2014
Been busy, been in a funk, just plain not enough hours in a day.
That's my excuse and I am sticking to it.
Finally got myself into the sewing room today and realized I haven't shared all my purchases from the Grand Rapids quilt show.
Already started these two mini flags that came with a stand. Now I need to get the buttonhole stitching done and then I can use them.
Bought this dot fabric for the backing of my QOV challenge quilt and have it all pieced together as of this evening. I even made the binding, so this quilt just needs to get on the long arm.
On the Dot are little markers for your rulers. I am anxious to give these a try and the little bottles are fabric ink with the six dabbers. I am going to try using this on the back of a wedding quilt that had signatures but the marriage didn't last. I'll let you know how that works.
I have a request from one of my grandsons to make a sock monkey. I made each of the two older ones a monkey long ago and now this one wants one, so I thought I would make two for the two grandsons that don't have one. This may be a Christmas project.
Bought yardage of this fabric for a backing because I just couldn't resist. On returning home, I found the perfect quilt for it and it is one of those that is nearly done. Just loved this fabric. It was calling my name every time I walked by it.
Just because! Maybe I will make a little zippered bag with these.
12" show special cutting board.
Yes....$3.97. I thought that was a super price.
Well, that's it for my purchases.
As for my finally getting into the sewing room today. I pieced the backing for the QOV quilt that I showed you above.
I cut out a backing for a baby quilt that was made out of left over triangles from a previous project.
......and I cut out the backing for my huge white/black/red Chinese coin quilt. Now all three of these are ready for the long arm.
Also, I should mention that I got the coolest pin cushion from my son and daughter-in-law this afternoon. They just returned from a belated honeymoon to Scotland. The pin cushion is made from recycled sweaters in a Scottish motif stuffed with sand from the northern Shetlands. How cool is that?
Anyways, here is a picture of all the goodies they brought back for us.
There are a couple little bottles of Scotch, some handmade soaps, fudge that is flavored with scotch and my pincushion.
All-in-all, today was a good day. Just maybe I am finally out of my funk. One can only hope.
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