I think most people who are fortunate enough to have a "hobby"...as most of us who have found their way here do...find that we are never bored. I know I'm not. I always manage to have some kind of project on the go to keep me busy and to occupy my mind.
This past week I got my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt ready to send off to my friend Alice to be custom quilted. I'm so excited to see what magic she's going to perform and as always, she has "carte blanche" to do whatever strikes her fancy.
I also started and completed my April mini challenge quilt on Kathleen Tracy's Small Quilt board. Kathy challenges us to complete a small quilt of her choosing every month, usually from one of her books or freebie patterns. This month she provided us with the Contrary Wife block from which we were to create a small or mini quilt of our choosing.
On Wednesday of this week I completed the hand quilting and binding of mine.
And the back, complete with my personalized cotton twill label.
Yesterday was another full day.
My friend Debra (no blog) and I went to our NSL (Not-So-Local) quilt shop where we purchased our Husqvarna machines for further instruction. Debra has a Husqvarna Ruby which is a combination domestic and embroidery machine that she purchased not too long before I purchased my Sapphire 735.
This was my second lesson and I feel so much more confident now when using it. I started piecing another mini quilt while at the class yesterday and everything went very smoothly and my 1/4" seams were bang on! Yippee!
In a typical friendship, friends will do favors for each other without expecting anything in return.
Just last week Debra, Nora (another quilting friend) and I were talking about manicures and pedicures and the fact that we hadn't pampered ourselves in a VERY long time.
On our way back home yesterday, Debra surprised me with a gift...a pedicure at a local spa!
I can assure you that my ugly feet will never be used in a foot commercial but let me tell you that I feel so elegant with my red-painted toe nails and oh sooooooo smooth soles and heels.
Now don't laugh...
Aw, come on. You promised that you wouldn't laugh!
And guess what? We both booked an appointment to return next month!
When I arrived back home yesterday, Frankie just couldn't help himself from checking out what was in my sewing basket.
|Ha, ha! No room for you in here, Ollie!|