Boy oh boy, I am going to run out and buy some lottery tickets. Saturday I went to the Gathering of quilters and I won one of their larger door prizes, no not the sewing machine but this wonderful tote bag filled with goodies. Here is the bag and some of the goodies. One of those Snap bags and I put it to use right away. I got the new camera right after Christmas and needed a bag for it. So this Snap bag is nice a padded and just the right size. It is now a camera case. The little card holder is Vera Bradley, Fresh Apple butter and a coffee mug, there were other things pen note pads and gosh a few other things.
Then on Sunday my name was drawn for one of the winners of the Friday Night Sew In. Now I have to tell you I have never checked to see if I have won in the past for I never win anything. I wouldn't have checked this time but some wonderful people emailed me congratulations for winning FNSI. so of course I had to go check it out. And by George I did win.
Heidi and to Bobbi for hosting this. I do this Sew In quite often and it seems to help me get some things done. The book is authored by another blogger here.Check out Amanda Jean she has some really cool stuff on her blog. Be sure to go to Heidi and Bobbi's to sign up for the next FNSI. Thanks again to both ladies for hosting!!!! and to random.org for picking me!
Nope it's not done but one step closer. This is Friendship flowers and yesterday watching basketball I
finished appliqueing all the leaves on. This is an original pattern. Last NOV at a retreat that I attend we had a challenge we had swapped out some Navy fabrics and were given the split 9-patch block and the friendship star block. We had to use the navy's and the 2 blocks. We could add any other color we wanted and we could use the blocks as many times or as little times as we wanted. This is what came up with.
As I look at this I see this block to the left yes that black and pink one. It has been hanging there for years. It is a BOM that was given to me by a secret sister years and years ago. I really ought to take it down and make it. I wonder how long it will stay there? Well I have laundry to do so I better get to it.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Last night was Friday Night Sew In and it started out slow. Hubby and I took the grand kids out to eat and then they came home with me for awhile. My little Savanah is going to do Mini 4-H this year and wants to sew so we sat and read the paper on her projects. I hope I have the patience for it. After they left I got to work on this baby quilt I call 'And one Flew South' this is for my great nephew Kevin. He lives in Joplin, Mo and is already a month old. I try to give to the niece and nephew's first born, can't keep up with any more than that! But I have to get my butt in gear or this one will graduate before I get this done.
This is Margie's Big Splash and she wanted to tie this! TIE it on no. So I conned her into letting me quilt this, well then you know it had to live up to the 'you gotta have it quilted', I guess maybe she will comment on here if she liked it or not.
Well headed off to Northern Indiana Gathering of Quilters, so be back later.