Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone had a Wonderful Thanksgiving! We did! I've fallen a bit behind on my blogging...that's life in retail, especially at this time of year. SO, this post is a catch up on all the stitchy goodness I've been up to since my last post. This string block is for Lynz-Scraptastic Bee[Nov]. She sent some scraps from Breakfast at Tiffany's and some Moda bella grey for us to use. I only added a bit of fabric here and there.

This is a photo of my finished Circle Quilt in Fall colors. I gifted this to a pen pal who I finally met after 15 plus years, in Oct. She and her husband were visiting the DC and Baltimore area, so we were able to get together several times. We share a love of crafting and always give each other handmade gifts..this was an early Christmas present.
These 2 photo's are of Shari's Union Jack Blocks-Oct Coast to Coast Bee . She supplied the fabric and asked us to make 2 blocks. These are paper pieced and I was surprised how well mine turned out since this was a new block for me.

These 2 Halloween blocks were for Tami-Oct Scraptastic Bee. She sent a focus fabric[the spider web with eyes] and asked us to make whatever type of block we wanted. She plans to use these blocks to make her Halloween loving daughter a quilt.
So, that's what I've been up to lately. I know I've got more photo's of bee blocks to share, but my camera battery has just gone dead, so will save them till the next time.
On the home front the kids are doing well. My Daughter has adjusted to living at College and is enjoying that. Plus, she's doing extremely well in her classes. We are very happy and proud of her. She's planning a trip to New Orleans for Spring Break with some Professors and students to help rebuild for Habitat for Humanity.
I have joined couple more bees that start in Jan. I had so much fun with this first batch and since most of them end in Dec., I wanted to make sure I keep the fun coming:) I've also signed up for a Charity Bee-do.Good Stitches I'll be responsible for making 2 blocks a month for our group-Comfort-benefiting Christian Ministries through our Local Churches . Our quilter of the month will then put the quilt together/quilt it and send it off to our charity.
So, that's what I've been up to lately. Till next time....