As the first month of the year comes to a close
I can officially count January 2012 as a success.
I finished my zippered bag for the Mouthy Stitches swap.
I have received positive feedback from my secret partner.
She doesn't know this is for her but she did say she likes it, so I am happy about that.
I will share more photos of the inside and the back when I am ready to send it to her,
filled with scraps of fabric.
Do you remember this quilt that I worked on last year?
It's the Rockin Robin QAL quilt.
I made the binding and attached it by machine this week.
All I have to do now is sew it down on the back.
I thought I was unhappy with the quilting
but when I see it in this photo, it's growing on me.
Cujo seems to like it, too.
My friend, Jennifer, has a special announcement on her blog tomorrow.
You'll want to check it out.
She has secured some great prizes for a Modern Mini Quilt Challenge.
Jennifer and I have bonded over a lot of things, not just quilting.
Our latest passion is watching Downton Abbey.
We are both a little late to the game on this Masterpiece Theatre series running on PBS.
It has everything I love in a series,
historical fiction, beautiful people, costumes and scenery, scandal and passion.
It is an early 20th century "Peyton Place".
If you haven't watched it, search for it on Netflix. I bought season 1 on iTunes
and have already watched all 7 episodes, twice.
Now I am catching up with season 2 on the computer.
It runs live on Sunday evenings on your PBS station.
This is just another thing to add to my new found love of all things British.
So back to Jennifer's mini-quilt challenge.
She's asked me to be a stop on her blog tour.
So I'll be telling you more about this next week.
Meanwhile, I've been watching Downton Abbey as I worked on a mini.
Heck yeah, I am going to submit an entry, too.
Do you recognize the fabrics?
I'm using some of my Stitch in Color to make a Malka style mini.
There won't be any sewing for me next week.
My friend, Monika, and I are going on our annual girls' trip to Gig Harbor, Washington,
where we will work on getting our scrapbooks up to date,
between drinking wine, eating and laughing.
We stay with our friend, Mim, who used to be in our scrapbook group here in California.
We stay in her beautiful home where we are spoiled by having our own suites.
Her home is in a lovely neighborhood and we are surrounded by tall trees and beautiful skies.
We are excited to go somewhere cold and wear our cute winter clothes
and have some rain.
This will be my first time to only work digitally while we are on this little "retreat".
That's good for me, I'll only have to take one suitcase.
Have a great week!