|This is what my Bernina 1260 looks like on the inside.|
|Marion won the prize for the dirtiest sewing machine, but after all, that's why we hired Carl!|
|Sally showed us a new use for foam earplugs. I didn't know that you could buy them by the jar!|
|She is using straight pins to pin baste her quilt top and she is sticking a foam earplug on each tip |
so she doesn't get nicked by a pin. Double click on the photo for a larger view.
|Best of all, Marion and I finished the top of our enormous, commissioned t-shirt quilt! |
Our friend Kim P. is going to machine quilt it for us.
|Kim P. made these cute little bags for her Mom as a Mother's Day gift. It is a Terry Atkinson pattern |
called Brigid's Bagettes. They have a clear vinyl front so you can see what is inside. They are super cute.
Joannie came over to sew on Monday night. She put the finishing touches on a tote bag that is a donation for Sadie's Dream for a Cure. I will be posting more about this organization soon.
I was working on some pink place mats for my friend Dianne at work. The pattern is called Fine Dining and it is from Pieced Tree Patterns. Dianne and I are exchanging services--she is painting some cool stuff for my quilt studio and I am making her some quilted items.
|Dianne has a pink dining room, so she requested pink place mats. |
I think they are very pretty!
On Wednesday, Mike and I usually have a date night. This past week, I made an appointment so that we could meet with our insurance agent to review our homeowners coverage. Sorry Mike, it was not an especially exciting date night. Sometimes being a responsible grownup is so boring. We did get to enjoy a late dinner at our favorite local Greek restaurant in Dedham Square.
On Thursday night, I met up with the Thursday Girls. I am working on a quilt for my friend Eleanor that I hope to finish in time for Christmas. I don't have any photos of the quilt in progress but it is a Trip Around the World design made out of hand dyed fabrics in shades of blue, green, and purple. I promise to show you a photo soon.
|Judi made this very cool comic book quilt as a high |
school graduation gift for her granddaughter.
|She made the quilt back with all of her left over fabric.|
We had a home-made dinner with Mike's sister and her family for Mother's Day. Hope that all of my friends had a Happy Mother's Day.
Mom--you are the best Mother in the whole world!
Pugs and kisses,