Well I've been working so much on all the Christmas blocks and hand quilting the red schoolhouse quilt, that I over did my muscles in my forearms. They are mad and not letting me forget it. They need a break for a few days...So I switched gears a bit and decided to do a bit of machine sewing.
I've been enjoying all the great pictures of Carol's visit to Sharon's house and after the great "after quilt show party" they had at Sharon's the other night, I knew exactly what I wanted to make!! While visiting a few blogs here and here, I noticed a great small quilt on Sharon's coffee table. Who knew at the same time that Beth had noticed the same quilt and was hard at work re-creating it! We've been sharing notes ever since! She's much farther along than I am, but hopefully I'll catch up tomorrow. Here's my blocks so far:
I grabbed all my 30's scraps and started cutting strips. I even went into the stash and cut a few of the new colors too. I have a huge tub of strips to finish sewing this week and I hope to have it on the coffee table this weekend! Just in time for spring!
Today, after my regular doctors appointment I stopped of at JoAnn's to pick up some of that thin crappy muslin that I so callously discarded in another visit. My how times change. I used the thick stuff and it really was too thick for me, so I'll try the thin stuff. But, quite frankly, I like making them with no backing at all...so I might stick with that. While I was there I finally got to pick up another pair of quilting gloves. I had bought the yellow size Large a few months ago, but they weren't the right size. The gloves fit, but the fingers were way too long. I have stubby fingers.... to go with my stubby legs, and stubby body. So I got the medium and they are the perfect fit! Now why is she going on about gloves, you ask? Well, I can't use the brand new, never used yellow Large ones so if anyone would like them, just send me your address and I'll mail them to you. They are brand new and no reason to have them sit in the drawer and never be used. First person to ask gets them! My email can be found on the profile page, just let me know.
Thanks for indulging me this weekend about he snow. I've craved it for the last few years and now I'm satisfied. I saw it, I touched it.. hubby scraped it off my winshield. My hero!