After the craziness of the holidays we have settled back into "normal" (thank God!), but it was kinda fun...the blizzard, the family get togethers, the new Nikon : ) I made absolutely nothing for anyone for Christmas...well, some delicious ginger cookies for the awesome staff up at the kids' school...but nothing was sewn for anyone at all. Actually very little sewing took place at all during December...it was a little sad. If gifts are to be hand-made I will have to begin sewing in August I think.
Oh, and there was this from my husband. If I put this on my Volvo wagon will I be a total nerd?
With the new year came a new sewing project...the 3x6 (6 blocks made in 3 months) Sampler Quilting Bee! This is my first bee and I'm so excited! In case you don't know, a quilting bee is where each person in the group sends the other 'honeybees' a block specially made for them according to their preferences...in this case the only preferences given are colors. So I could choose any design I wanted...and with my limited quilting experience that was a good thing. I have to say it was not easy deciding on a block...so many fun designs. But I did finally decide...WHIRLYGIG! I have now completed blocks for 2 of my fellow honeybees and they actually turned out very nice and correctly sized...I'm so glad my math worked out on this pattern.
Just finished a custom order from etsy for a very pretty black & white peasant top and now I'm down to 3 sewing projects...the quilt blocks, bedskirt and pillow shams for my homegirl Christie, and a full size quilt for my little Gracie-poo. I love that I can spend so much time sewing, what a blessed life I have here!