Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Busy, busy, busy...

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......


Indigene Theresa said...

Those colors are delicious! Your creativity is in abundance and that is truly wonderful!

Masha Novoselova said...

oh, I love those pillows!!!:)
and your quilt looks very interesting!
with love!