There was sewing going on here this week, but you can't tell it from this picture. I pinned the last round of logs on the blocks last night, but discovered my bobbin was empty - all of my bobbins were empty. It was time to call it a night, so this morning I'll fill all 15 or 20 of them and be ready to sew for a while!
Will start sewing these together today, but first some things need to be done about the house.
My mouse rolled over and died yesterday, so I headed over to Office Depot. Geez, I didn't realize that mice were so different. Every color in the world, every design in the world, itty bitty ones, weird shapes! I finally had to get a sales rep to find me a plain Jane gray or black mouse. I asked him if they just had mice for old ladies. Without missing a beat, he reached down to the bottom shelf and got what I needed. I'll have to remember to pull out the "old lady" card the next time I can't find something! It's amazing how much better everything is now. I guess I had been fighting that one for so long that I had gotten used to it.
This week fabric finally landed. Hey, I made it three weeks! I received a package from the Fat Quarter Shop. It's the Night Before Christmas BOM by Anne Sutton of Bunnyhill Designs. I am going to get started prepping that block when I clear off my sewing table, probably two weeks. The backing I ordered for the quilt arrived in the box, four yards. Also included were all the embellishments for the whole quilt, each month carefully labeled. I love those neatly organized packages from Kimberly!
I'm in love with Anne's designs. They're whimsical and fun. Her instructions are perfect, and the pattern contains full size drawings and colored pictures of each block printed on card stock. I particularly like that because I have the picture out when working on a block and they prop up nicely on the table next to my applique chair. It's that old lady thing again!
I also want to get things caught up in my sewing room so I can participate in Anne's Henrietta Whiskers Club. Just need to make sure I'm signed up for her newsletter to get notification when each block is available on Bunny Tales blog. I think I am, but I'm so forgetful these days ...
And speaking of old ladies, this is what Penny looks like first thing in the morning! She didn't like it one bit that I moved her quilt and woke her up. Those ears! Kinda looks like my hair in the morning! Okay, so she's not old, but she acts like it sometimes. "Arf," I want it now! "Arf, arf," outside, please, now! "Grrarf," bacon!! Now!! LOL, she cracks me up! She's such a sweet, docile little thing, but she inherited my impatience. Hey, gotta love a woman who knows what she wants!
Busted: 22.65 yards
Purchased: 4 yards
Net YTD: 18.65 yards busted
Visit Judy's Patchwork Times to check out reports from other quilters! I see lots of good things happening there!!
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Yes, I will be heading over to Road to California quilt show next weekend!!! I forgot that part. Thanks for the reminder, Darlene! I can't wait!!!