Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving Thanks

       Patrick John Guthrie arrive 2 weekds early - 8lbs. - 18" at 12:45 11/23/10
       Big Ed, Mom, Lil' Ed, and baby are all doing fine
I added a new widget to AuntSpicy's new "100 Quilts" program.  Join in and help donate a quilt to a local charity for those in need during this holiday season.

I am recovering from a 3-day community artisians' show - very successful.  There were times you couldn't breathe it was so crowded.  I did some stitches there - very few.  I came home and got some things in progress - so pictures of my relaxing work.

I loved the Jelly Roll quilt along, so of course just had to do the Layer Cake.  I have a mix of Koyoto and Frosty Fat Quarters that are working well together and should make for a lovely soft quilt. 

A scrappy tree block using my 1.5" squares - yes I love to work with tiny pieces, either in paper piecing or regular piecing.  These will be sashed with a "red brick" and black corner stones.  I have some left over black/muslin and red/muslin 9-patches that might get worked into the final border.

And I am leasurely piecing the first step of Bonnie Hunter's new mystery - finding I don't have a lot of pinks in my stash/scraps, hopefully there is enough to use here without buying any more fabric.  Pink, orange, and purple are out of my comfort color zones.  Do you have a color you avoid?

And some cross stitch spring Mandela designs - yes I am looking forward to spring before the major part of winter is even here.  Lilacs and thistles - funny, there's those pinks and purples.  I love them in stitcheries, but not fabric - how odd.

I have watched a couple of Bing Crosby/Bob Hope  "road" movies.  They are pretty much the same story line no matter which "road" - song, dance, and fight over the same pretty girl.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving week and remember to give thanks to those in need,

Sewingly Yours,


Roma said...

Sharon, I want to come to your house and sew with you!! I think I take too much time thinking of what I want to sew and talk myself out of doing anything.
I am collecting the steps to Bonnie's Mystery Quilt. And maybe one day I will get to it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!1\

Aunt Spicy said...

Thanks so much for helping spread the word! Your quilt squares are gorgeous!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Beautiful blocks! I love the soft colors you have chosen for the Layer Cake Quilt Along.