Saturday, November 23, 2013

WOW! I cannot believe this... has actually been 2 months since I posted.
Yes, I have been busy but, 2 months, yikes!

So, what have I been busy with?
I'll take you on a journey with some pictures that tell the tale.
I went to Idaho to visit my daughter and her family!
We went to the park...
and, yes, my grandson moves fast so the pics are all like this... LOL!

Gathered some pumpkins...
Ate at a Mexican Restaurant...
I should never ask to take a picture...but I did get a kick out of the tie with his skeleton sweatshirt...LOL!
And I really liked those Sunflower chairs in the background!
Played with the dog...and she stood still for me!
Good girl!
My daughter and I did some sewing (sorry, no pics) and went to a quilt show.
They had quilts hanging in many of the shops all around Jackson Hole.
We spent two days there doing the walking tour of the quilts.

There were a lot of one block wonders.

When I got home it was time to prepare and sew for the
for my daughter-in-law and son!
I made her a mommy bib! 
She was a good sport and wore it.

Here she is holding up one of the receiving blankets I made for her.
They are so stinkin' cute and I made matching burp cloths too!

Then I did some more sewing...
My friend Debbie showed me how to do an English Paper Piecing project.
It's a pattern I have had for about 4 years and I really wanted to work on it.
So far, so good...need to make 180 of the little kite shaped units!

I also had a lot of 'strings' in my scrap container and decided to
start sewing them into blocks at the end of every day.

Last night I took the 38 blocks I had completed and sewed them into rows of eight across.
Darn, missing two...but I sewed those up this morning real fast and now I have 
5 completed rows...only need 5 more for a throw quilt!
I'll work on that!
Yesterday I ruffled a whole bunch of crepe paper for a special project...
I will post more on this when ready.

Made some pillow cases with an Asian theme to sell
at the Karate School.

We are going to have some Asian themed gifts and home decor
items for sale in the school.
I also worked on some table runners to sell
and have some hand towels and dish towels in the works!

So, yes, I have been busy.
There are some things I am working on in addition to these
that I will post at a later date...
shh...they are Christmas Gifts!

Hope you are all having a fun time sewing like I am,

PS:  Sorry for the unedited photos...too busy sewing!