Monday, October 10, 2011
Another week has gone by and I haven't gotten much time to sew. I'm still cutting the little, bitty pieces for my Fireweed applique. This was a kit that the Boss brought back for me from his trip to Alaska last November. I decided that it had waited long enough, now that he's just returned from THIS year's trip to Alaska. One of these years I'll get to go with him!
My big accomplishment was getting the center done and the last few petals, leaves and centers appliqued onto my Aunt Millie's Garden quilt block. I used Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles to make the centers and I highly recommend them!
Sadly, my Phillies lost on Friday night, which ended their playoff run. I've never seen such a quiet crowd leaving the stadium as I did Friday...it was a long walk back to the parking lot!
And now Daisy (who thinks she's a cat) and Ellen will pick the winner of the drawing for The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue. I finished reading the book this weekend and really enjoyed it. I'll have a review some time this week...as soon as I get a chance to sit down and organize my thoughts! I asked Ellen to pick a number and the number is...3. So that means Jane from Imperfect Quilter is our winner! Jane, I'll be emailing you shortly to get your address!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
My living room is back to normal...my machine is up!
Of course I immediately quilted a donation quilt!
And since we gave Andrew our kitchen set when he moved into his apartment, it was time for a new one, which just arrived...
After eating at at a wobbly card table for the last few weeks, I'm so happy to have a real table again!
We even have matching bar stools! Yeah, it's the little things that make me happy!
Monday, October 03, 2011
Not much happened in the sewing room this week because I was too busy watching baseball! So, I have a fusible applique quilt in the making, I need to cut out all of the little pieces...
And I've been working on my applique block...still need to make the pinwheel that goes in the middle...
So, I have a design table tonight (yes, I'm cheating and writing this on Sunday night) and I'm working on them while I watch the Phillies in game 2 of the NLDS...
And that giveaway? Last week I was contacted by the publicist for Clare O'Donohue's new book, The Devil's Puzzle, which just came out. She asked if I'd be interested in receiving a copy of the book to review and another to give away. Of course I said yes! I'm reading it and so far I'm enjoying it. Clare will also do a guest post or a Q and A for us, so to enter...just leave a comment telling me what YOU would like to ask Clare O'Donohue! I'll post the winner on our next Design Wall Monday!
Let's go Phillies!!!