I am so happy to report that I will finish my 3rd UFO this week and get it sent off! Woohoo!
|I was so happy to get this on the machine, I actually sent a sneak peak to Ashley (the recipient).|
|I decided yesterday morning that this may be my favorite part of the process. That point where you're cutting off the "extra baggage" and revealing the nice, clean look of the quilt.|
|Isn't this just lovely?|
So, today I will get the binding assembled and hopefully put on this evening after work. I just have to avoid eye contact with John and keep off the comfy couch.
I had a moment to lay out my Snapshots blocks and pick out the colors I'd like to use for the next block. Ice cream, yay!
My goal on this is to have it (and the camera block) done before the next block is released. So I still have a couple weeks.
And I had another deviation (darnit!) but I need it, I really need it! I am making a pillow using directions from Gerri Robison's pattern from her book A Cut Above. I am very excited because I'll be learning how to make a piping!
This weekend is our guild's retreat, and I'm going just for Saturday. One of my fellow guild members, Megan, had invited me to ride along with her, and after I discovered bonus money in my purse I agreed to go. I had wanted to attend, just didn't think we had the extra money for it, but it turned out I did! Plus John encouraged me to go It's an hour and a half drive, so Megan and I figure we'll leave ~7:30am and then come home whenever we feel like it (probably won't leave later than 8pm). I think it will be fun, Megan is about my age and is happy to escape from packing, if only for a day. They are moving in a couple weeks, yuck! So I'm also happy I get to spend some quality time with her :)
I decided that I will take the Big Fish Little Fish wall hanging, the football pillow sham, and the pillow up above as my projects. I hope to complete the Big Fish Little Fish, hahaha! I have heard sometimes there's more visiting than actual sewing, so I'm keeping my options open. But who knows, maybe I'll actually get all three done!
UFO Challenge List:
2. Ashley's quilt- SO CLOSE (needs binding)
4. Football Pillow Sham-taking to retreat
5. Fabric Basket
6. Big Fish Little Fish-taking to retreat
I hope you all stay cool, it's going to be 100 degrees at our house today!
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