Friday, February 4, 2011

Break Time!

I've been working on store samples for Thimble Town and finally finished this top.  The other one is on the design wall only partially put together.  But I hope to have it done Monday.  This quilt contains 156 blocks!  I thought I was never going to get it pieced.  It is from the book "City Quilts" by Cheri House.  I am teaching one of her patterns tomorrow but I don't have a picture of the quilt.  I'll take one tomorrow and post it.  I love the simplicity of the quilts when they are done but I find myself struggling to put them together because they are so mindless.  The one on the design wall is also from this book.

These are blocks of the months for two of my guilds.  They gave me a break from the store samples.

Hope to have some more pictures Monday!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Aren't birthdays great...

...when you finally get to celebrate with friends!  Yesterday, I finally got to spend the day with two of my friendship groups and they celebrated my birthday.  First, Needle Divas met at Grace's and she put on a great lunch for us.  It was a little sad because there were only four of us.  Five were missing including our special friend Kathy who just moved to Colorado.  We all miss her very much!  But I did receive a card and fat quarter from her.  Thank you Kathy!
Notice the dish towel from my Needle Diva friend Carol!

Then our "Loose Threads" art group met during the evening.  Here are my birthday banners.  Each one made one to reflect their own personalities.  I just love them!  I have a special place all set to go but I need to work on the tabs to hang them.  Stupid me forgot to tell them how deep to make the tabs for my hanger.  When I get them hung I will post a picture.

I just want to thank all of you who have stuck by me even though I have been very lax in posting.  I hope to change that.  Stay tune for more productivity from me!