I got a pretty little present in the mail today. My dear friend, Marge, made and sent me this wonderful quilted postcard! Isn't it great?! Thank you very much, Marge!
I also got a bit of work done today as well. Working on three projects simultaneously keeps me busy, but also keeps me from getting too bored.
I completed the second row of the ABC quilt and prepared the Q/queen block for him to color... which he did very nicely. Only 9 more letters to go! And when he went to lay them out today, he didn't seem to notice that 5 more were gone... if he did, he didn't bother mentioning it to me. ;)
I found a mistake I had made on the stairstepper quilt (sewed the fabric on upside down... it was a light fabric and hard to see) so I corrected that and have started cross-cutting all the strips. I'll need to finish that cutting tonight. But I have a new blade on my rotary cutter (it's been at least 4 years since I had a new one) and it is cutting like butter. I didn't even realize how dull my other one had gotten.
And for my own quilt, I've completed step 2 of sewing the blocks together. So far the pattern seems to be working out well. I have two testers giving it a try as well, so we will see what they have say.
I also talked to another dear friend on the phone today. She just got back last night from a mission trip to Honduras (sp?) where she was helping to build houses for the people there. She is leaving again next Friday for another mission trip somewhere else. However, we made plans to get together for some quilting on Wednesday afternoon. I'm so excited, we haven't really seen each other in so long, this will be really good for both of us.
And finally the FQs my sister is selling for me on her ebay site arrived at her place today. I'm sure she'll have them up within the week. I hope they sell as I need the funds to pay for my sewing machine to be serviced... another thing I've neglected to do for several years.
Now, a question... I received a collection of about 70 5" squares (samples from Eleanor Burns - Quilt Through the Seasons fabric line) on a trip to the Paducah AQS show, when I went to her program. I would like to use them in some kind of quilt, but I don't really have a good idea. I would prefer not to have to use other fabric if I can manage except for maybe a border. Any suggestions????