Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just One Finish

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted. I've been reading blogs everyday, but just haven't wanted to write one myself.  I also haven't wanted to sew, but I've done a few things which I'll show you.  I have only 11 more pieces to make to have all the pieces made for the Dear Jane.  Then I have to start quilting it.  Maybe that's what's keeping me from finishing - I'm not looking forward to handquilting this project.  So we'll see if I get myself motivated to complete it.

What I have been sewing is a quilt for Quilt for Kids, but I'll wait to show it to you when it's complete.  The other sewing I've done is my set of blocks for a 9 patch swap at juliekquilts.  They're all set to go in the mail tomorrow.

Look at the goodies the mailman brought me this last week.  This first one is from Di.  She does beautiful embroidery, and the little snowman hanger is going to look great with the winter decorations.  Thank you so much, Di.  I'm really going to love using this sweet gift.

The next is from Pip in Australia.  It's a beautiful little woolie pincushion, scissor case, and scissor fob that she made, with the fob on the cutest little pair of Scissoroos.  The workmanship is wonderful and the mother-of-pearl buttons just really set it off.  Then everything was cushioned inside these lovely pale pink and blue fabrics.  I can't wait to find a project for them.  These little scissors are a great size for embroidery and cross stitch, so they'll be used a lot.    Thank you so much, Pip!

I realized today that the end of September is so close (can't believe it), and I don't have an OPAM finish for this month.  Okay, so everything just worked for me today - I had these wonderful new fall fabrics, the OPAM deadline is approaching, and I don't have an autumn table runner.  So my work for today was a no brainer.  I finished this table runner, including the binding.  I did minimal quilting, and may go back later and add more - we'll see.  Anyway, it's on my table and I'm counting it as a finish.


Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Sometimes its good to have a break from blogging and other things, it sort of rejuvenates you. The apple embroidery is just lovely and the snowman reminds me that Christmas is coming up fast, time to think about making some presents I think.

Pat said...

I like all your gifts and our runner looks perfect to me just the way it is!

Tonya said...

love the runner and all your goodies

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow look at all those goodies!! Nice!!
Love the runner!

Needled Mom said...

It is nice to have a bit of a break once in awhile.

I can't wait to see the completed DJ, but I know how much work is still left.

True Blue Nana said...

I have been taking a blogging break too. My aunt started making random 9 patches and then put them together and it looks great. I love yours.