I enjoyed stitching on Friday night with friends all over the world. I’ve been working on the stitchery part of a small quilt I’m making. I finished up today, so should have a quilt top to share with you soon.
Last weekend I attended my guild’s Quilt retreat. On the first night, I whipped up this little wall hanging as a warm-up project.
Then I moved on to a quilt that I took to the retreat last year as well. When I started cutting it out, I realized I didn’t have enough reds, although I purchased the two charm packs that were recommended. So I bought more red fabric, and started cutting and stitching.
I sewed it in rows, and I was stitching the very last piece on each row when I realized a huge oops! I had to unstitch nearly every piece and start over. Thankfully, it was a Schnibbles and not a large quilt! I present Brocante! It’s now in the to-be-quilted pile.
I also started another top, but I didn’t get far enough to show here yet. I hope to make some progress on it tomorrow.
Look what arrived in my mailbox yesterday!
Several months ago, my new friend Leanne and I were chatting after she returned home from a trip to the US. I offered to send her some Mickey Mouse fabric, and later added some Halloween fabrics. Fast forward a few months to when I asked Leanne if she would consider making a Tilda doll for me after seeing the beautiful doll on her blog. She said she would, and she refused payment because of the fabric I had sent earlier. That was my first unintentional swap. Thanks Leanne – I love my Tilda!!
Michelle was my next unintentional swap partner. She mentioned a quilt book that she was looking for, and she found that it was out of print. I happened to have the book, and although it had beautiful quilts in it, I knew I was unlikely to ever make one, so I offered the book to her. I wasn’t expecting payment for it, but she sent me some of her wonderful patterns!
If you don’t already know Leanne and Michelle, you should pop over to their blogs. They’re both extremely talented and I’m proud to call them friends.
We had snow again earlier this week, and there’s a possibility of more next week. But…. we had the chance to do some yard work today, and DH grilled out dinner! I have to believe that Spring will eventually get here.
I’ll leave you with a Spring picture from last year.
Off to do some more stitching now! Sunny