Monday, December 6, 2010

I survived!

What DIDN'T we do this weekend!?! First, the parade on Friday night. Of course, it snowed! But we kept warm inside decorating our cars until the very last minute.

Once we were out there, the snow stopped and the kids did a great job moving forward - having a movie to watch helped!

I brought up the rear carrying the banner I made from fabric fused to fabric. I cut the letters free-hand - kind of fun, although some letters (S, N, W) are hard to get right the first time!

Saturday and Sunday were super busy, too (I won't bore you with the details of the 2 basketball games, Santa's workshop, movie, luncheon with our "adopted" international student, grocery shopping, laundry, blah, blah, blah), but I did get some sewing done.

1) All four of my wallhangings are now completed and just waiting to go into frames - photo to come when the frames arrive.
2) I finished all the sashing and cornerstones for my Plaid Dresden and got one row sewn together (I know, the photo looks the same as last time, but I promise you, there are more sewn seams this time!)

3) My latest Leaders & Enders project has been to make scrappy log cabin blocks from my scrap bag using 2" strips. Here's what I have so far, all in various stages of completion, and none completely done.

4) I did all the prep work for a project I am working on for my niece for Christmas. I've never made clothing before, but I'm trying out a skirt. We'll see...

Today is bright, but frigid, and I really just want to be on the couch quilting and sipping tea, but you know how it goes. Instead, I will embrace my full life and the excitement that each new day brings!


Shay said...

I was thinking of you and the Parade and hoping it wasnt TOO cold.

Love the quilt project and while it may look the same progress is progress!

And as usual your weekend roundup wore me out!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your parade sounds like a frigid affair! Ours was just wet - rained a little but not too much. Love the quilt you are working on!

Piece by Piece said...

You have been really busy this past weekend. Your parade cars look great and the boys did such a great job.
Love your quilty projects.

Becky said...

I love all the quilts! The cars turned out so cute. Great idea!

Barb H said...

I think you deserve a big pat on the back for all you do--for your kids, family, neighbors, community and even international community. You are the kind of person that makes life so much better for all who surround you. And, best of all, you're a great quilter--I love how the plaid dresden is turning out.

Cheryl Willis said...

that plaid top is huge, you can cover up all the kids and their cars!! merry Christmas cw

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Love all the quitls and the cars turned out cute.. hey did you get the pattern I sent you?

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