Saturday, November 17, 2012
All of the Blogger's BOM are done, filler blocks are done and I am ready to start sewing the rows together. Not sure how big this will end up, I still have a little yardage for a small border. Jackie over at Canton Village Quilt Works hosted the BOM this past year and I could not be happier with the result. Thanks Jackie!
Not much sewing happened in the last 2 weeks -- I think my sewing machine actually collected a little dust. I came back from the Houston Quilt Show sick as a dog (I wonder where that saying came from). So sick that I missed several days at work, no Zumba for 2 weeks and no sewing. Today I woke up ready to sew and shop and talk and blog! That is a good sign! Hopefully Zumba is next - I sure miss it.
When you are under the weather, hand work helps -- but even that was hard for me. What I was able to do, crochet. This crocheted Christmas Tree pattern was first published by Woman's Day in December 1979. I still have the magazine and have made more of these than I can remember. I used a variegated green yarn for the one above, decorated it with little Texas Stars and could not be happier. I bring out a red one every year for a small 1/2 bath -- it has little lights and brightens up the room. My favorite are the solid white ones -- which I have given away many over the years. Guess it is time to make another one.
Now to tackle the kitchen (my stove collected dust too) -- I am ready to bake a Pumpkin Cake and cook a big pot of Gumbo. I am also linking up with Sarah at Confessions for a Fabric Addict for her weekly get together.
Posted by Jamie Janow Elfert at 9:33 AM