My week started with the arrival of this "Up Parasol" fat quarter bundle from Shabby Fabrics https://www.shabbyfabrics.com I won them on Kelly's blog http://myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com they are one of her sponsors. I made a quilt with these fabrics on commission for my sister and jumped at the chance to have some the fabrics for myself. Thank you Kelly and Shabby Fabrics!
I got my November BOM for the "Journey of a Quilter" pieced in one evening, so it will be ready for the embroidery. I think I only have one more block on the way...I better get moving on my embroidery!
I made my Little Letters S blocks and I plan on making my T and U blocks tomorrow when the U directions post.
I kept making Coffee Koozies for Christmas gifts. I have been cutting up some Bonnie and Camille fabrics for more.
I finished my wool felt fence block for my "Love Blooms Here" BOM.
I went to a Father-Daughter dance at one of my school's last night with my dad. My daughter, Heather, who was sick still managed to curl my hair and do my make up. I am only as tall as her in this picture because I have 5 inch heels on!
I got five other teachers to bring their dads too. I hope to get pictures back soon as there was a photographer there and my mom took some pictures. It was very sweet to see kindergartners dancing with their daddies. It was also very sweet of my dad to come with me!!! Here is the pretty corsage he gave me. The girls really got a kick out of seeing the teachers with their dads and us dancing the chicken dance, limbo, etc.--think of a bad wedding music disc jockey!
Today, I finished the last block for my "Love Blooms Here" BOM and I got my whole top together! I apologize for the bad picture, but it was after dark when I got it done and I had to settle for indoor pictures.
I am really pleased with this one! I am planning on hanging it up for Valentine's Day, but I love how it is not all done in reds and can stay up past the holiday. The only materials I bought for this was the rose print that is on the corners of the word blocks, a couple of small yellow wool felt pieces for the sunflowers, and a subscription to Quiltmaker magazine for the designs-- all of the rest was from my stash. I think I even found a brushed cotton backing in my stash. I would love to start hand quilting this for Slow Sunday Stitching, but I need to finish my Christmas Tree skirt first.
It is going pretty quickly with large, primitive, perle cotton stitches just around the pieces.
I have 25% of it done, so you know what I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching. Get more handwork inspiration here http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com It is supposed to snow tonight and be cold tomorrow--perfect quilting weather!