I hope your weekend was as nice as mine was. I got lots of sewing time, the sun is back out and we got to hang out with some lovely friends.
I am on my way out the door to take Brunhilda for her cleaning and servicing before the movers come next week.
How empty my sewing room looks without her giant presence. No worries, I have Bertha as backup. And she really likes getting some sewing time from time to time.
I am working on this little wall hanging for my friend. Her husband recently was promoted and she really liked the gnomes I made for Kim last month...so I made an Army gnome and his lady. I did take liberties with the uniform. The brown boots and black beret has ALWAYS bothered me, so I made this gnomes boots black. I totally took Syko's little birds. I have always LOVED them. I free pieced the gnomes, but sonjaartisania has some great little paper pieced patterns that I based my gnomes after.
Here is the quilt top I am working on for Melissa. I am sure those of you who recognize this collection of fabric know how special and rare it is. I bought it some time ago right after it came out. I have been hording it since because I really had no idea what to do with it. The scale is funny and I didn't want to slice up the deer. Well, Melissa's husband is a hunter and they are having their first baby and after talking with her back and forth, I knew I had the perfect home for my lovely Lush fabric. When I come home from KC I will be stacking this baby and getting ready to quilt it.
I finished some potholders for my friend and neighbor. She is a really brilliant litle artist in her own right. There is always something amazing happening in her little house. And I adore her little girl, she is a total ray of sunshine. She and Emma play so very well together. Amy was really funny when she was selecting her fabric. I was teaching a little sewing class so I couldn't assist with her fabric selections. Like many of you, I have fabric that is strictly for petting or taking down from time to time and soaking up the inspiration that it emits....but it CERTAINLY IS NOT FOR CUTTING! Anyway, I pointed her to my fabric closet and said go for it. I had almost forgotten she was here, but she came out with her arms laden with some of my most treasured fabric, some I had even forgotten I had (or at least I had forgotten where I had put them). Liberty of London, delicate Japanese lawns, hand screen printed specials I found in Australia....I just couldn't let her have them for pot holders. SO I took them away and pointed her to some of the shelves I thought were safe and full of wonderfully usable fabric. This time I kept my eye on her, but stayed over with the ladies I was sewing with. Nope....she was making a bee line for my Independent Fabric designers. I had to go over and narrow down her selection. SO on the third time she selected fabric I had to let her have them. I don't want to seem like a complete nut job. Maybe Amy is too much like me? Without a doubt she has the best taste. She wanted the pot holders to be very simple, so I complied. I really like them, and I think I will have to make myself some more when I get all settled. Are you like that with your fabric? DO you have some you just can't use due to it's awesomeness? I hope I am not the only one.
Last, but not least! Joy's order! I LOVE this too! Both she and her husband are in the Army, so her top is on the front of the bag and her husband is on the back.
OK, I need to boogie if I am going to get all I want done today!
Have the best day ever, folks!