Another week already?
Time flies when you're busy.
This week I was out of town for 3 nights on a consulting job. Translation: I didn't cook from Sunday lunch through Wednesday night dinner - WooHoo! On the other hand, There was lots of catchin' up to do when I got home.
Still haven't made it to the grocery store. Might have done so had I not locked myself out of the house Friday morning taking the dog on a walk (part of catchin' up).
As I closed the door, I knew I didn't have the key. So, a little unplanned cleaning of the garage took place while waiting for DH to come home and let me in. Then, we went out to lunch - we NEVER get to go to lunch, just the 2 of us. Another bonus!
While lying in my hotel bed, almost ready to turn out the light, I read the 1 Choice for Quilting blog and discovered that I had won another of their giveaways! What are the chances, huh?!
Also while I was away my mug rug arrived from the swap hosted by Leona of Leona's Quilting Adventure. I had to wait 2 days to see it!
Isn't it pretty!? Alberta did all kinds of fun things - she appliqued, she embroidered, and she did some weaving. Yes, all on the left is weaving! Isn't that beautiful? I don't know if I want to use it or hang it up and look at it b/c it's so pretty!
The other thing Alberta did that I must also try; she used the backing as binding, like my grandma always did. These things are small and I found the double binding technique that I use for quilts is awfully bulky for them. Note to self for wall hangings, etc.
There are some tutorials out there for single binding, too:
I have not tried either of these, just for reference.
Speaking of BOM.... The only sewing for me this week happened last night at my LQS sew down. The regular goal for myself is finish my guild blocks first and then work on something else.
Oh - one of my quilty friends brought me a honey bun last night that she's decided not to use. It's Swanky by Chez Moi. I've not used a honey bun before but I'm thinking about making four of Moda's Sweet Treat bags - assembly line style.
Another quilty friend brought some crushed walnut shells. These are very fine shells. Now I can make some of the Schnibbles pincushions.
Sew, here are the numbers:
Used this Week: 0
Used year to Date: 28.875 (28 7/8)
Added this Week: 5.67 (5 2/3)
Added Year to Date: 42.42
Net Used for 2011: -13.50
Uh-oh - the negative is creeping up into double digits! For more stash reporting, visit Judy's blog.