In my last post, I wrote that I had made a few things I could not yet show. Well, those things are arriving at their destinations today, so I am finally able to show you. Nothing that exciting, mind you...just a few things I made.
First off...linen napkins for Lindy.
Unfortunately, I only had enough of this natural linen to make 4 and she has a family of 6, so when I get more of the natural linen, I will make/send 2 more for her. I also made her two face cloths...one red and the other green. Sorry, no photo of them.
Lindy is my 'almost' birthday twin. Her birthday is the day before mine (the 15th...and, yes, her gifts were late) and she is a few years younger than I am. We met on a rug hooking message board several years ago and started exchanging birthday wishes...which eventually turned into gifting one another. Lindy is the one who gave me the Curio fabric to make this quilt...which, of course, needs to be finished. This year, she sent a gift card for the Missouri Star Quilt Company! I had fun spending it. I bought a layer cake of Denyse Schmidt's Hadley collection, some yardage for binding, needles for Naomi Janome and a package of needles for hand sewing. Thank you so much, Lindy!
oh! I must tell you...dealing with the Missouri Star Quilt Company is a very pleasant experience. My layer cake was short two 10" squares, so I called them. Instead of sending two 10" squares, they sent me yardage! More than 1/2 yard! Wasn't that nice? This was not my first shopping experience with them and it definitely will not be my last. Love to find suppliers that are willing to take that extra step to satisfy a customer!
Next up...more kleenex cozies. Apparently, there are more people in the state of Maryland who have yet to receive one. My sister, Joyce, is determined that everyone she meets receive one...so, of course, it is up to me to supply them. ~grin~
And, that is all I have done! Well, I have been planning things, too. That takes up way more time than it needs to most days. But, you know, it has been so cold and gray...definitely saps any energy I may have. Spring is not far off.
Yes, I had a birthday. And, the federal government honored my birthday by giving federal employees (at least some of them) the day off. Nice! ~grin~
One of the things I bought with birthday money received was...you guessed it...fabric! I wasn't going to buy any fabric, but then decided that if I was going to, it would be better to spend birthday money than to take money out of my budget. HA! So, I ordered a fat quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner's Folk Song! It arrived today and I am in love! Her fabric is so wonderful...the colors and the feel/drape of the fabrics are just something else! When I made this quilt back in September...
|Pretty Potent by Anna Maria Horner|
So...want to see what I received?
|Folk Song by Anna Maria Horner|
Oh. My. Gosh. I love these colors...they are so vibrant! There are only 14 fat quarters in this collection, but if I pick up a few of the coordinating solids, I will be able to make a very nice sized quilt! Not any time soon, though. It's going into my 'someday I'll make a quilt with this' container.
Yeah. So. My birthday. In honor of me, I am having a giveaway! Not today, though. Check back in a few days. I need to decide what to give away.
In the meantime, stay warm and safe! Have a great weekend!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11