Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

The quilt I hinted about a few times over the past few months is done, mailed, and has finally arrived at its home.  Which means I can post a picture here now.

This was a fun one.  I found a picture I loved, in a book of quilts. But the book included everything except this one.  So I drafted the block myself, figured out the pattern, calculated yardage, and managed to put it together with only a couple of reversals and unstitching along the way.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Friday, 18 December 2009

I'm Back!

My oh my, where has the time gone.  I've been quiet for a while, and doing just about everything except quilting.  My design wall still looks the same as my last post.  And my sewing room is still a spare bedroom.  But holidays are coming, and I know I'll find some time to get back into the swing with my quilting.

 I spent 10 days on a business trip to China at the beginning of the month. That put a halt to my quilting activity, as I got ready to leave, and prepared my house and guest/sewing room for my mother's visit.  She kindly flew in to stay with my kids while I was out of town.  And then stayed a few more days so that we could visit while she was here.  It was a lovely visit, and Mom conveniently departed for warmer locals right before our cold weather hit.  Nice planning, I must say.

Now, Christmas is almost upon us.  And my gift to myself is some time in my sewing room - as soon as I put it back in order.