Although I haven't been in the blog scene for a few weeks, I have certainly not been idle.
I had the extreme pleasure of spending time with my grandson while my
daughter and her husband were on the east coast for 2 weeks.
This little one was my constant companion for 2 days.
I miss him and wish they would all move back to the area.
I also spent time completing my second Marcia Derse quilt.
Just finished putting the borders on yesterday and delivered it to the store in the afternoon.
I also got to spend an afternoon with a my friend, Anne, of Orange Crumpled Napkin.
We were both working on our CQ blocks.
This block of mine will be in the center of a 9 block wall hanging that I am
working on for the CQJP 2013. This is my first experience with the satin stitch. I was actually surprised at how tedious it is to get every entry and exit of the thread just right. When I was finished this part, I noticed one place where I could have added another stitch, but I'm not going to worry about it now.
These are the Japanese symbols for peace.
For most of my life, I have had one word that I cling to. A word that, when needed, brings me back to center when I am tottering. Balance was my word for almost 30 years. Now, it is
When I was going through all my batiks and cutting a 2 1/2" strip from each for my giveaways, I made a pile of scraps and fat quarters. I had fun making these two 16" pillows. Other than the scraps, I only needed one FQ for the front and one for the back. They were pretty quick and easy.
Now that things have calmed down a bit with my schedule, I made a list of all the things I need to get done. Wow! The list is way too long.
Better get started...Happy sewing!
Stay tuned! Another giveaway coming up......