Sunday, April 26, 2009

April projects

Been busy trying to finish my shawl, I want to enter it in our Homemakers cultural arts show, it needs to be turned in tomorrow, but I just blocked it and finished weaving in the ends. It is a bit shorter than I would have liked, I used Knit Picks Bare and the pattern is by Nancy Bush Estonia lace.

I also finished the April Bunny Hill block and the 6th block for Home sweet home.

I took a class "Scrap Therapy" I was so disappointed!! I expected to get tips on organizing and preparing my scraps, but all we received was a plastic container, a pin and the cutting directions for a scrap quilt, and told to cut squares, it was such a waste of time, I could have cut the squares at home and saved myself $10.00 and a 150 mile round trip. This class is required to take any of the other scrap therapy classes and for what?? I know how to cut fabric!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Simply Romantic

I had a very productive weekend, but staying inside was really hard, weather was gorgeous!

I finished quilting Simply Romantic, got the binding on and used an extra block for the label, I need to finish sewing the sleeve down, but will save that for quilt group on Thurs. I also finished the next block "Berry Street" for Home Sweet Home, prepped 2 more blocks, this is going together very quickly, I really love this pattern. We were under tornado and severe Thunder storm warnings last evening and being a quilter I just took my hand sewing in the closet as we waited out the storms, I just can't get used to the storms we have here in KY

Now I really need to buckle down and get some cleaning done, get ready for Easter, our daughter is coming down for the weekend and bringing a friend......????

The new Bunny Hill block is out too, so I need to prep the block.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Home sweet home

finished block 41 Thistle hill Terrace, I also prepped blocks 5 and 6 so I am moving right along.

Today I want to finish machine quilting Simply Elegant, and make the binding, it's such a springtime quilt and I need to get it finished!

I did some Easter decorating this week, got out my lovely eggs and a few more rabbits.

I was so bad this week, I bought a new set of dishes, Butterfly Meadow by Lenox, I have loved these dishes for a long time, I think I need to make a new table topper to compliment the lovely flowers and butterflys.

Little Brown Bird

Little Brown Bird