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Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Little of This & That

If you read my post yesterday I shared with you that I get up pretty early so that I can get in a little quality quilting time before my day really starts. I have to say that today... this morning... marks a new landmark for me! I was humming along at the machine and I heard my iron "click" off (auto shut off). I made a mental note that- gee, I haven't had to press anything for the last 10 minutes. Nothing special but when I went over to the ironing board I noticed my iron face down on the board. Now, I have my very first ever burnt iron shape on my cover. So, there I am wondering if I am a late bloomer with this problem? I assured myself that #1. it was early and #2. I did quit drinking tea & #3 this is why an auto shut off comes in handy.

Off to work I went. On my desk I have this cute little crochet pillbox holder. A friend of mine that I work with made it for me. I don't have the right sized box to put in it yet, but I will find one eventually.

As I mentioned before my quilt guild will be having the bi annual quilt show in a couple of weeks. I thought I would show you a photo of the Opportunity Quilt we made to raffle off. It was made using a pattern from Possibilities. I think it is a stunning quilt!

r=0> My responsability for the quilt show has been to gather donations and make up baskets for another raffle. I am hoping to have between 10 & 12 baskets put together for the raffle. This is one that was put together with a Yosemite theme and an assortment of fabrics, quiltie and touristie types of things. I have been working on these baskets for months now. I have had some wonderful donations. But I am getting nervous and hope that they all look nice and people like them.

Here is a photo of what has been my favorite purse. It's a Late Bloomer pattern. I love the size and the pockets and the little ruffle at the top... but it is time to make another one I'm afraid. Jen, from Punkie Pie, was the recipient of my scraps, as she was makeing a quilt for her daughter out of the same fabrics!

I need to have this "Merry-Go-Round" quilt sent off & quilted but I am searching for a backing fabric for it now. My longarm quilter lives hours away but will be attending the quilt show, so I need to get my ____ (things) together to give her when I see her! I am very codependent on my longarm quilter! My friend Virginia had always done it for me before. I was her first customer as a matter of fact. But she decided to retire this year. You know the anxiety I had!!!

Time to be off & running! Talk to you soon and thanks for visiting me:)

4 friends stopped by to chat:

PamKittyMorning said...

HOLY COW your fav purse is one that I designed. YOU MADE MY DAY.

Love your Merry Go Round quilt.. very pretty.

Vickie E said...

Love the merry go round quilt..

Sherri said...

I love your purse, and the raffle quilt and your Merry Go Round quilt! Lots of "eye candy" here as usual!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

And your scraps really came in handy for me! I got a few more blocks for Punkie's quilt out of them. I'm loving that bag. LOVING IT! TOO CUTE!