It is that time of the year and taxes and other stuff around the house have kept me busy this week. I did little sewing. Finishing up my DQS13 but no picture at the moment.
I did make a little bag for challenge #3 of Project Quilting. I like to do at least something small.
I picked out pink and purples and red scraps and through in a green too.
Then foundation pieced them to a lightweight canvas not really worrying about exposed edges. I freehand cut some hearts and thread painted them down.
Then I added some words too.
I used a favorite pink with another freehand heart for the back. I put a red and white polka do for the lining and as the handle. I decided I didnt like the wide handle and halved it in width.
I also made this weeks Grandmother's Choice block. #23 True Blue
Last weeks was #22 , as you can see I had a problem with the first finish
I had to get out the ripper and fix it.
Saturday I had a wonderful day with Mom, Dad, Kelly, and Jamie! We went to Westbend Winery for their annual Valentine's Day free wine/glass/chocolate and music. It was so lovely we sat outside!
Later I gave Jamie and Kelly their belated birthday presents. Jamie got a Penn State mug rug for his office and a Lenox first Christmas ornament. Kelly got a Hello Kitty small candy jar. My favorite gift was a recipe box full of hand written recopies from family and friends. I sent out the recipe cards with instructions at the end of my Christmas letter to hand write a recipe for her. I received many back and it was so much fun to get all the snail mail! She loved it! Funny thing is I actually accidently sent her one in her Christmas card but luckily had cut the p.s. with instructions off of her note. She called me when she got it but I fobbed her off with an 'oh some got mixed up in my cluttered studio' excuse.
Afterward we all went to dinner at Hutch & Harris and had yummy food!
|My new mug rug goes perfectly with my chevron plate.|
|and Im slowly gettin my office at work unpacked-the Peanut Gallery is happy!|