Sunday, July 4, 2010
In addition, for a HUGE surprise for hubby Steve, I had pieced the Pansy Park quilt which he had purchased as an anniversary gift about eight years ago. For a long time I resisted making the blocks because I was afraid if I made any mistakes that there would not be enough fabric to make the quilt. Steve has asked somewhat regularly when I was going to make this quilt and I always replied that I will make it when I had more time. No, I don't have more time now than I had then, but at some point I decided to try to get the top made for our anniversary. (Which is July 5th). But then I upped the anty so to speak and decided Fathers Day would be a better time to do the unveiling. So while Steve toiled at his computer, I snuck in piecing blocks. If he emerged from his cave, I quickly threw something over the blocks until he returned. Actually, his cave is his office, but when he has lots of work requests ahead of him, I don't see much of him. By the week before Father's Day the top was nearly complete except for the last two borders. And I had a heck of a time getting those on because that week was the week he stayed up late almost every night either working or reading. Some nights I was sewing on a border at 1:00 AM.
I think he likes it. Now to get it quilted and on the bed!
Next on the list for the wire hanger is a 4th of July flower arrangement. Oh wait! Today is the 4th of July. Guess it will be on the hanger next year :( .
Saturday, July 3, 2010
The dolls are called Rosette-the taller doll, and the smaller one is Bleuette. The names were what the French called them when they were first produced. Both of these are reproductions that I made. Since I am starting to make more clothing that will fit the taller doll, I need to make a couple more that size.
To get back to the subject of the project notebook, for the time being I am finding it very helpful. If you are like me and can lose things easily (or not remember where you left something) you might this idea. I'll keep you posted on how this continues to work out.
A long term project-well-since last winter has been a quilted bag for my Mom. This should have been an easy one, but she wanted a zipper to close the bag and after I got that in, my enthusiasm waned. Last week I decided she had waited long enough and finished the bag. Just take a look at "Cool Mom". This falls into the "Why did I take so long" category!