Yes, that's right, I signed up for yet another swap. This is one I could not resist because it is being hosted by some of my best bloggy friends, Hadley, Susan and Cindy. Keeping right along with their witty personalities, it is called Mouthy Stitches and it is a simple zippered pouch and FQ's worth of scraps swap. There are so many lovely blog friends in this swap and I will surely make a few more. Everyone is already very active in the Flickr group. Here's my inspiration mosaic.
I've also made my first block in Jeni InColorOrder HST Block of the Month. I'm using this stack of fabrics. I like the color combination of the oranges, browns and aqua fabrics.
I'mAGingerMonkey has put together on Flickr. I made these blocks last summer but I am so happy to be joining along with the other 300+ people who are Swooning along with Katy. This was just the push I needed to get this quilt finish. I just love the Heirloom fabrics. It is a super easy block to piece but takes some careful cutting. I have two more blocks cut and ready to sew.
Last month my son asked me if I would make him some drapery panels for his loft. It's not fun and exciting sewing but I am discovering all the bells and whistles on my new machine. Who knew there was a blind stitch foot that helps make hemming these huge panels so easy! Yesterday I completed about half of one panel. These things are huge and the fabric is a very heavy linen and wool blend. Very manly loft style.
sweet story with you. In a previous post I asked what your favorite Christmas treat was. Well, so many of my comments came from the UK and they all said they don't have Christmas cookies, but Christmas Cake. I didn't really know what that was. Many people described it was a rich cake full of dried and candied fruits and then covered in Marzipan and a thick layer of frosting. Ew, you mean it's fruitcake? Katy TheLittlestThistle said her mom makes the best Christmas cake and she even offered to send me a piece. I was a little scared because I didn't want to be rude, but I remember my husband's grandmother's fruitcake and it was nasty! So last week this arrived in the mail. I knew exactly what was inside. With much anticipation I opened it to find a carefully wrapped piece of Katy's mom's Christmas cake.
I'm linking up with Lee Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.