Monday, January 22, 2007

What a weekend

I had such a busy weekend. :-) On Friday I had a great mail day with my charts for the new Drawn Threads Samplers (and fabric) and the new Loose Feathers charts arriving along with the final order of NPIs for my Village of Hawk Run Hollow. I love the Drawn Thread piece and I want to start sooner than later so I ordered silks from Vikki Clayton. There was a conversion listed on her site so I went for it.

On Saturday I machine quilted the backing for my dog bed. I used a wool batting and it turned out so nice. I did a simple grid pattern and after I washed it up and dried it on low, the pugs laid right down on it. It really is soft and warm with the wool inside it. I need to quilt the sides and still take care of the top. This is starting to feel like the project that never ends. :-)



On Saturday evening and most of Sunday afternoon (while I watched the BEARS! GO BEARS!) I worked on block 9 of the Village. I'm pretty close to finishing this block up because all I have left do to is fill in some more grass and the letters at the top of the piece. I'm thinking about five to six hours. I hope to finish it during the evenings this week so I can spend the weekend doing my Christmas ornament of the month with my SAL group.

And then on Sunday morning, I wanted to do some sewing but I didn't really feel much like quilting. I did sew a little on a JoAnn Fabrics Block of the Month quilt that I've had sitting around for ever but after an hour or so I wanted to move on. So I looked under my sewing table and found a tote bag that I had cut out at least a year ago. And here it is! The pug fabric is a Lee Jofa called Pugs & Petals - those of you in the UK should recognize the designer. Super expensive - I picked it up on eBay for around $30.00 for an entire meter! What a deal. I need to take better photos - my camera ran out of juice while taking these pictures.

And of course to work on the train this week - or until I can't stand it anymore, is Blackwork Fantasy Garden. I would like to pick up a project from my "Waiting in the Wings" list but I really want to work on the new loose feathers - my threads should be at my house today or tomorrow.


8 comments:

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had a productive weekend. Cute tote! And your VOHRH is looking fantastic!

Carol said...

Your VOHRH is gorgeous! I am a Patriots fan, so I will end up rooting for your Bears in the big game - I hope my cheers can help you!

Libby said...

You stitching pieces are just gorgeous -- so detailed. The little pug bag is darling, too. What a great ebay find.

KarenV said...

Great progress on VoHRH Margie! I actually started Block 5 yesterday but progress is very slow LOL!

Katrina said...

Your are really moving along on VoHRH, it looks great! Love all the other pieces too. great mail, I am anxiously waiting on my new Loose Feather :-). I may have to start it right away.

Lucy said...

Even tho I'm a Steelers Fan (but we know were that went this year!)I'll be going with the Bears too...I think! Don't you love busy craft weekends!!! Wish I could do it every day.

Adana said...

GO BEARS is what we're screaming at our house to. I bet you had some snow flurries this weekend by the looks of the Bears game and what my son (who lives in your neck of the woods) was saying on the phone Sunday.
The bag is adorable, that fabric was a nice find. Hawk Run is coming along great and I personally don't think you can go wrong with Vikki Clayton fibers.

Cindy said...

The progress on your work is looking fantastic!

I just love the tote, that is a great ebay find!!