(channeling Minnie Pearl, Tonya over at Hillbilly Handiworks has me remembering my childhood by watching HeeHaw reruns on Sunday evenings - lol)
Hope ya'll had a Happy Thanksgiving. We had a nice, uneventful road trip and DS had fun playing games with "Papa and the two grammies," as he calls my mom, grandma and step dad. Even Ruby had a good time running at top speed around Grandma's house - it's a big yard.
It was nice to get home and sleep in our own beds. And DH and I both went to the gym yesterday. That is after I went to Joanns and picked up a few things.
|Sorry for the pix quality - very cloudy here today.|
I am making a pillow from the blocks that quilty friend Joyce gave me - may even bind it to give it that extra pizzazz! So I got a pillow form and 1 yard of waffle weave muslin, which I've not worked with before, for the back.
Then, I got the two rulers that Bonnie Hunter swears by for working with strips - the Easy Angle and the Companion Angle.
There's also 10 yds of fusbile interfacing and a bit of wonder under. All at 50% off, thanks to the flyer and my iPod app, plus 25% off the eligible total.
The pink floral I thought would make two nice panels for charity kids quilts. I'm sorry that you see the colors well. The polka dot is navy. and the solid on the left is dark green. The burgundy in the middle is a good backing candidate while the light will probably be cut p into strips for scrap quilts.
The green and gold isn't all cotton. It was the longest piece of the day! Maybe it was used to make drapes. I thought it would also make nice Green Bag Lady shopping bags.
The brown floral was practically an entire bolt. I took about 1 yard.
Anyway, they were quite brown and bit musty so I soaked them on OxiClean. That brightened them up but there are still some spots.
I may some simple sashing and cornerstones so they can finally be finished.
Yesterday was a busy day! The crockpot is working overtime this weekend and will be for the next 2 weeks while I clean and maybe sew before I have to dismantle my sewing corner to make way for the Christmas tree and guests. I made some cranberry relish and put it in the freezer. Also made some bread dough that will eventually go to the freezer. I really do like my freezer!! Love planning ahead and being able to take some action rather than just think about it, you know what I mean?
Oh - here are some things I worked on while we were away.
Clover & Violet tote sew along. Got a lot done while DS watched "Horton Hears a Who" Thursday night.
However, I had only two white centers. Sew, I did lots of basting.
The larger one uses pieces leftover from making flowers for the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap a couple months ago.
Well, the numbers took a big hit and on some of these pieces I am guess-timating, on the low side, of course. LOL!!!
Used this Week: 0
Used year to Date: 65.42
Added this Week: 20
Added Year to Date: 135.57
Net Used for 2011: -70.15
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Have a great week!!