Saturday, December 06, 2008


I know it's been a month. All I can say is BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!! I know that is the case with all of us. This time of year is always hectic. I have been sewing and knitting feverishly but can't show anything yet as most of them are gifts or still in process.

I do have a couple of things to show! One is the latest Round Robin I did. This is the last round before we embellish. I added the 3D flying geese units to this one, which is BRIGHT and BOLD and definitely reflects the gal who it is going to. I am now working on the last round of this project. There were five of us and we hope to do the final reveal at the end of December.

I also can show the spiffy ribbons that I made for our Parade of Pigs (Projects in Grocery Sacks) or UFOS to many of us. I am still waiting for pictures. Hey Lesa!!! Send me the PIG pictures!! I have to thank Nellie for the ribbon directions. She made them for her guild's show last year and she generously offered the directions on her blog. Everyone loved them!! I think we will have more gals participating just to get a ribbon!

And here is a picture of me modeling my PIG which has a dual purpose. It is also one of my FINNTASTIC FINNISHES for Finn's end of the year challenge. This jacket has been in process for about two years. I wove the fabric panels about two years ago. I had done them as a demo for my guild. I bought the jacket pattern from a vendor who did a jacket and purse trunk show for our guild last year. It is lined with flannel and was pretty easy to put together. The time consuming part was quilting the panels. I really like how it came out and have been wearing it quite a bit!

Thanks to all of you who have emailed me to make to check if I was still inhabiting this planet!! It makes me feel so blessed to know there are gals out there thinking of me.. I have been visiting some of you periodically. If I haven't been by in a bit, don't worry! I hope to get to everyone soon.

For those of you who have been asking about my son, he is currently working three part-time jobs in Vail waiting for the season to open. They had snow recently and he got his free Vail pass so he has been riding. I can always tell from his voice when the snow has arrived. He gets very mellow! LOL. He loves snow like his mom loves fabric. It's a ZEN moment.

This will be our first Christmas without him. Just me, my hubby and the kitties at home on Christmas morning. It will definitely be a little sadder but I'm sure we'll get through it. Even though he isn't a little boy anymore, having Alwx here to open presents was always a highlight for me. Better get busy packing that box for Colorado!!


Vicki W said...

Welcome back! I love that RR quilt. It's one of the best I've ever seen.

Debra said...

I was wondering about you!

fun & playful wallhanging!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your RR quilt is wonderful! Whoever it is is going to be so happy with it!

Libby said...

You wove the panels!?! I bow down to you - that is just fantastic *s* No wonder you don't have time to blog much *s* Okay, only a tease . . . still it's good to hear from you.
Hang in there with Christmas - our first Princessless year was kind of funny - we were like old, aged, college kids without parents at home for the holidays - we lounged on the couch watching stupid stuff on televion and ate pizza. It was kinda fun.

Nellie's Needles said...

What a fun contest and I like your ribbon(s) as well as your jacket.

Kay said...

Great post! I like the asymetrical look of that RR, and the ribbon is great.

Dionne said...

I love the Round Robin!!

Tazzie said...

The round robin quilt is really cute, I especially love the flying geese, they really give it life.
Have a great weekend.

YankeeQuilter said...

Welcome back! Wild round it! Nice job on the jacket too.

laura west kong said...

Glad to see you back again! I love the way the round robin is coming along. Wonderful ribbon and jacket too!

julieQ said...

Love the jacket, I bet is so warm and comforting. Your quilt is great with all the different borders. It has such an alive look about it!

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