Saturday, December 02, 2006

Here today......Gone Tomorrow

Don't you just love the way I skip in and out. It seems I can be fairly consistant for a month or so, then nothing. That's always been exactly the way I've kept journals...and everything else it seems! Went through a bout of the flu at the end of September, then hit the ground running after that. I've done a ton of quilting, nothing wonderful, just finishing up some of the UFO's that have been piling up for months. Feels good, and has allowed me to see some of the horizontal surfaces in my sewing room!

This is one of the cutest - it's up for sale in my Etsy shop, as are most of the things I have been working on lately. I'm pleased to say I've been selling quilts on there fairly consistently, and there is a lot of satisfaction in sending my little creations out into the world for other people to enjoy. I've been trying to keep a range of prices going there, kind of a something for everyone deal, and have made lots of quilted bags and sundries. Lots of fun and it's nice to use up some of those fat quarters that I keep accumulating also. I also made up a lot of tote bags from a sample book that was given to me by my interior decorator client. I'll give here one of the totes as a thank you.

This morning my Women's Ministry Team is holding our annual Christmas Tea. We decorated with lighthouses, and are serving Ministrone Soup from a local restaurant. The ladies are bringing finger sandwiches to share. We will sing Christmas carols, have a wonderful humorous lady to speak to us, and a trio for special music. We also have a Chocolate fountain for dessert! Should be a good time. I am doing the hot cider for a beverage (huge hit last year - ran out before everyone was happy, so hopefully am making enough this year!) It's a lot of fun working with the team, and I love all the ladies of our church. I'm really looking forward to this tea because I missed our retreat due to that nasty flu bug I had! It will be wonderful to catch up with everyone.

I'll try to keep up a little better with my blog this month, I'm sure both of my readers will be anxiously awaiting all the news of my life and adventures in quilting! I'm planning on getting 3 or 4 more quilts basted this weekend, so I have my work cut out for me. I also need to get started on the Christmas PJs. I scored some wonderful flannel from the quilt shop last year for this project so they will be extra nice this year! Also need to sew hubbies flannel shirt this week before his vacations starts - haven't actually made a real garment in some time, so better give myself some extra time to work on that one. Though I am excited to use the Brother for the buttonholes - this little machine makes such excellent buttonholes!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quilt!!! It looks so happy. I love the colors