The past seven days have been full for me! I'm the Membership Chairperson for our quilt guild and since our fiscal year is beginning shortly, our membership renewals are also in full swing. I think I'm caught up with a lot of the paperwork but everywhere I look in the office, there are turquoise forms laying about! (We color code by year and some of our forms are then that color.)
This little guy, our first grandchild, was born last Friday, September 21. Unfortunately, Connor and his parents live many miles away and we won't see them until Christmas. Pictures and Skype are great but nothing's as good as some in person time which we're looking forward to very much!
Then last weekend, my daughter and I drove up to Kansas City to do some shopping. She was looking for clothing and shoes and I was looking for, what else, fabric! In fact, fabric for the "In Living Color" challenge I told you about in my last post.
I've settled on a theme but that's about all I can tell you, for now, since we're supposed to keep this "confidential". Someone from the challenge committee has been known to read this blog so I better be good. By the way, I don't want you to think I bought that whole bag of fabric. It also contains fabric from my stash which I plan to use in the challenge quilt.
Because my schedule's been crazy lately, I haven't had as much time to work on my hand sewing projects as I'd like. This is the Jubilee+5 Garden Quilt and I don't think you can see it but I've big stitch quilted a few more blocks since my last post. This isn't a portable project so I don't get to work on it as much as I'd like.
My reproduction of Ann Ruggle's hexagon quilt is portable so I've been taking it along with me to work on while I visit my mom at her nursing home. I can usually get an hour's worth of English Paper Piecing in while I'm there. I usually spend part of my Tuesday's at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas. Many of the residents and workers are interested in my quilting and I'm enjoying hearing their quilt stories!
As you can see, I have all of the pink/brown flowers done but I've only been able to sew part of one on to the center (at the top).
Because someday, maybe even this winter, I would like to start working on a Phoebe quilt of my own, I signed up to take an Applique class at one of our local quilt shops. This really wasn't a good time for me but I'm not sure my life is going to slow down anytime soon.
Last night was our first session and this is all I got done! Its a good thing you can't see those curves aren't the smoothest but I guess its OK for my first time at needle turn applique. I think I will hide this block in the lower left hand corner of the wallhanging I'm hoping this becomes! (That's where I hide all the blocks with "personality".) Only three more hearts to add to this block. Don't know why the background looks so blotchy and am hoping the camera just took a weird picture.
I hope the past seven days in September have been good for you!
Until next time, Mayleen