All of my fellas went out of town today, and I got to spend the whole day alone. Those are so rare. I did the things I have to do, housework and laundry (yuk!), and spent the rest of the time sewing and a side trip to the fabric shop. What a nice way to spend the day!
I signed up for the Friendship Bag swap at the Quilters Gallery, and decided to go ahead and make one. I needed a small gift for a friend, and since she's a quilter, I knew she would appreciate it, especially if I included some FQs. What do you think? I don't have the appropriate button for it, but I will before I give it. I know, I made the handles wrong. I didn't notice until I was done, and I'm not taking it apart to change them. Well, what the hey, if the 'quilt police' show up, I'll deny, deny, deny....
Besides, one thing I've learned as I've learned to quilt, is that if you're a perfectionist, this is the wrong craft/passtime. All I can do is the best I can do, and when that's not enough, just accept it.
When the guys got back from their trip, I immediately lost the tv show I was watching to racing (or anything else sports). So, I put "Mama Mia" in the dvd player and retreated to my sewing room. I still needed to make a block for my August swap buddy, so this is the result. The lighting was really bad, so not only is it not clear, but the colors are weird. The center is a floral, with star points in 2 shades of pink, then the rest is 2 shades of green. It's so much prettier than it looks in this picture. I hope she likes it.
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