Family - my twin sister and her husband and two kids came to spend Christmas with us. My brother and his partner and her two kids also came over on Christmas day and spent the night. There were presents and food, of course, but also lots of games, some exercise (ugh! My sister drags me running with her every time we are together. I HATE to run! The only good part is the sense of accomplishment afterwards), and lots of laughter. Plus, my gorgeous little niece wanted to do some sewing. I was more than happy to oblige. She made two denim bookmarks, one for her and one for her dad, plus two little 4-patch sachets filled with sweet pea scented rice.
|She can barely see over my ironing board!|
|But she was meticulous about sewing, going a nice even slow speed and sewing a remarkably straight seam.|
|Quick and easy sewing - little 4.5" foundation pieced string blocks|
|Tall Shoo-fly blocks measuring 6" x 9" finished, with white, spring or lime green, true red and black - I like the look of these, and they were super easy to make|
I also mailed out my ugly, lame-o house block for Beth's Neighborhood House Party over at Love, Laugh, Quilt.
I kept meaning to embellish it, but never found the time. Sheesh! I even forgot a window and a door! Oh well. It probably won't get there in time anyway.
Generosity - people continue to give to the Hurricane Sandy quilt relief project. An anonymous box of orphan/sampler blocks came
|12 B&W sampler blocks|
|12 fall colored/themed sampler blocks|
|and a whole passel of HST blocks|
|Some of the shamrocks are already appliqued on, others are just pinned in place. See that round roll of matching binding? This will be an easy one to finish. Thanks, Marcia!|
Can you guess what I'll be doing this weekend? Yup! Cleaning up the sewing room!