I spent 10 days away from home since my last post. I went to visit my daughter and 3 of the grands, and got to enjoy the fun of a certain youngster’s birthday party. Have you ever been to one of those “bounce” places? WOW !! Six kids from age 5-10, 3 adults to monitor among 300 or more other kids. My only “job” was to keep my eyes on the 5 year old, and I lost sight of her in the first 30 seconds. When I spotted one of the bigger kids, then I spotted the 5 year old, and fortunately they stayed together for the better part of the hour. Heart stopping moment, that lasted for only a few seconds. That didn’t happen again, but golly!!! (This grandma almost got fired!)
While I travel, I play with my English paper piecing project. I managed to get a couple of my diamonds together. I also realized looking at the photo below that I need to get two more pieces attached to the diamond in the second row on the right end. 🙂
Every once in a while, I dig the diamonds out of the giant ziplock and give them a press and put them on the wall. 19 are complete. I have LOTS more to go, so I need to take more trips.
Do you see the houses on the left side of the photo? I took a class called LIBERATED HOUSES at Ocean Waves Quilt Guild a week ago with Barb Vedder and made these funky little houses. I used scraps and enjoyed the process. If your guild is looking for an energetic and fun speaker, I highly recommend her. Check out her website for more info – Barb’s website
I took 5 or 6 bins of scraps to share with the class and the guild members had a great time !
Here are a couple of blocks made by others in the class….
This was a fun class and a great way to play in the scrap bin!
Speaking of funky houses – I visited the San Antonio
Arboretum Botanical Garden in February, and spotted these 2 in the new Children’s area.
I’ve played with my embroidery machine a little in the last week too, making 2 t-shirts for the youngest granddaughter. She just turned 2 and I had fun watching the wild antics of at least 10 kids under 5 at a birthday party last weekend.
One project for the week was working on our Senior Quilts for church. I chair this project every year, and this year, we only have one graduate. (What a change from the 10-15 in previous years). Last Saturday we laid out the pattern, and then marked the rows, stacked it all up and I brought 1/2 of the rows home. Another quilter is working on the “other half”. I had a Material Girls quilt bee on Wednesday, and took my half for the bee. I used Bessie – my Featherweight to stitch the blocks. I have my rows completed, and just need to give them a good press. When the other quilter gets her half finished we will “join the rows” together!
Don’t forget today is the day for the next step in From My Carolina Home’s mystery Quilt. Go check out the block post and get your directions for Scrap Dance Square Dance ! Coming Down The Middle Step
I’ll be working on my pieces tonight! I am all caught up with the last step! Photo’s to come!