Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm Honored!

I received a blog award! Thank you so much Elin, I just love your SBS blocks and you are inspiring me to get back to work on my own.

Now to pass the award on to a few others.... Melinda, Marion, Anne, Linda, Jan and Perry. You all are just a few that have "Made My Day" at one time or another.

Well, I have been so busy lately that I haven't had any time to be on online with my blog or or any other blogs. It'll take me forever to catch up on what's been going on with everyone.

On the quilting side of things...the BOM for the guild this month was to make Trapunto Pillows. My first time with trapunto, not too bad. I did, however, intentionally choose a busy multi-colored batik, so that it might not show if I didn't do a super job. I was satisfied with it though and might do more in the future.
I'm working on a needle case at the moment. The kit was a gift from my Secret Santa. I'd love to finish it today, but sadly my wee ones have passed on a cold to me and I might just nap most of the day away.
I'm all set up for the retreat next fall! I got the class I was hoping for and 7 people have already signed up for the one I'm teaching. In addition, a dear friend of mine gave me a present yesterday that she made and I asked if she would mind me making the same to give to those who are taking my class. I have been trying to think of what to make for at least 6 months now, and I'm so relieved to have that decision made. Now, I just need to set aside time to do it.
I sketched out Hailey's bday quilt yesterday. She found one in an older catalog that she liked, but the price for the kit was a bit much, so I decided to make due and make something similar. I have all the fabrics and will start working on it next Monday. The border is made from quite a few pieces, but the center should be relatively quick, so hopefully it will all even out. Gentry has already started giving me ideas for his next one too. LOL!


Jan said...

Thanks for the award and I will try to pass it on! I like your pillow very much--you did a great job!

Marion said...

Thank you for the award!

You did a great job on the pillow! Haven't tried trapunto myself, but maybe a pillow is a nice size to try that technique.

Have a great day!