Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Week 4

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.
Modern Mini 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!

Thanks for stopping by,

Linking with Megan today.

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Katie said...

I really really wish I was your partner, that zipper pouch is very cute!

Susan Snooks said...

There are a lot of people out there wishing you wee their zippy pouch partner, especially me! I love the typewriter pouch! The Modern Mini Challenge sounds fun! And good for you for being an integral part of it! Have a great time in Washington!

Danny Heyen said...

Ok, first of all... SO MUCH CUTENESS! Love your pouch, but I already told you that. I'm going to have to step it up a notch if mine is even going to come CLOSE to being as awesome as yours. Second, I love the quilting. Third, I think I am going to have to watch that show... Especially now that Chuck is over and I have an opening on the DVR! :) Enjoy your week away!

Amorette said...

i love the fussy cut typewriter, and i am really excited about the mini quilt challenge! i like the look of yours so far...

Dianne Neale said...

Enjoy your week away - in the rain and cold. Are you mad?

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

I love the pouch for ??? it is fantastic!
Have a fun trip x

Cindy said...

Diane, I wish I was your secret partner. That pouch is so so cute. Love that typewriter fabric. Have an awesome time in Gig Harbor. Have a drink for me at Tides Tavern if you get there. I just finished my digital 98 page 2010 Burke scrapbook last night. Now to 2011. Have a great time!

Katy Cameron said...

Love that pouch, the fabric choices are perfect!

Have fun on your trip!

Sue Daurio said...

Your pouch is way too cute. Love the typewriter. And the quilting on your round robin is wonderful, love it!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

the pouch is so adorable!
I think the quilt is very beautiful too. You are a very talented sewer/quilter. :)