Back to work I went on Monday - and just as I said it was like I never had a month off!!
So after being away for a week my blog reading is quite behind. I did do a bit of email in Portland but I really did get any blog reading done - so of course there are hundreds of posts to catch up on this week. I am slowly catching up but still behind because I worked Monday and Tuesday.
Tuesday - I came home from work to a package from Wendy!!! I had won her 100th post give away and I didn't even know it. How exciting to come home to this fabulous package!!
There is a great pattern book of pincushions, and a lovely fat quarter package of creams/neutrals (that don't photograph well), some wonderful bits of wool to add to my collection a bookmark and an "applepatch design" wallhanging pattern that is so cute. Thank you so much Wendy!!! You made my day :)))
I did do a bit of sewing on the weekend. I do need to get the baby quilt together as we all know how time does fly!!
This is the final layout -- nine patches alternating with 6 inch squares of sock monkey fabric. It will be a really scrappy, fun, cuddly quilt I think. Just a flannel "utility quilt" for throwing on the floor or whatever. I will put on a couple of borders yet. I spent time today getting the rows together. Jim thinks it looks "yellow"
I have also decided to work on this quilt for the baby. I started machine quilting it this past month as well. It will be a bit more for the baby's crib and room. I had made a wall hanging a number of years ago that has the cutest bunny with the same blue star fabric border and country type fabrics ( that I don't have a picture of). Jessica had mentioned she was going to put the Bunny wall hanging up in the babies room.
I had started this quilt a number of years ago - it isn't that big - crib size. So I have decided to finish it for the baby as well . I have layered it, machine quilted it and now I just need to put the binding on and I think it will be cute addition to the babies room. I will have to get Jessica to send me a picture of the Bunny wall hanging and see how they look together.
I had a lovely dinner tonight of marinated lamb chops - as Jim was preparing the lamb chops and getting them ready to BBQ, I was Instant Messaging Carole via Gmail. It sure was fun to talk to her "real time" We had a lovely chat. Every so often I also get to IM Andrea in Argentina. Isn't it amazing talking to new friends from far and wide that without the computer and blogging you never would otherwise know.
Now we just need to figure out a way to get all of us together for a great big fabulous quilt retreat somewhere!!! "Beam me up Scotty"