I think I am finally recouperated from my weekend. I can't believe I haven't posted since the bridal shower. My, oh my, how time flies.
Okay, try and condense this NOVEL!! Saturday we hit the other four shops in the Spring Fling: Timeless Quilts-a small shop but good to visit if you're in the area, The Quilt Cupboard-which is moving this next week and Bear's Quilt Shop. Bear's is in a warehouse area and we keep trying to give these guys the benefit of the doubt and visit them during the hops. The shop is always dirty and this time, we were met by a barking dog. I don't know what the story was on the pooch but it doesn't seem like a good idea to keep a dog in the shop when there is the traffic from a shop hop. The last stop was Flying Geese Fabrics , just down the street from Sherrie's house. Sherrie bought this cute caddy pattern. We're all going to make one for classes, retreats and TNT. We figured we better get it cut and sewed right away before we tackle one of those other million and a half projects on our to-do list!!!!
We stopped and ate lunch (aaahhhhh...food) and hit the strawberry stand on the way back to Sherrie's house. We FINALLY got to sewing at 4:00 in the afternoon. Sherrie (on the left) and Neena (on right) sat in the sewing room while I was out the door in the garage on the longarm.
Sherrie worked on her BOM banners and Neena worked on some aprons for her daughter and granddaughter. (I forgot to take pics of all of that!) I didn't take any pictures of me either. I just didn't think of it. I know what I look like when I'm working. LOL
Anyway, the first project I did was Neena's quilt for her mom. She gave her the top over a year ago for a birthday gift. It was time to get this puppy quilted! I used a simple butterfly pantograph.
Because that panto went so fast, and because I didn't know what the heck I wanted to do to my quilt, I loaded it up and did the same butterflies on it. I got my binding sewed on Sunday night and have been tacking it down the last few nights. I've had other stuff going on so I've been working on it in spurts. Here's a peek. The blocks are from an online swap called Sunshine & Blue Skies and the block is the split nine patch.
And...slurp......they 'were' delicious. We licked the plate clean!!!!!! What a GREAT weekend!