Friday: I spent the day in Pensacola with DD on her birthday. We shopped, ate, shopped, ate, and shopped some more. Mostly we were looking for Christmas gifts: we have had husband shopping days for the last several years. We always find “stuff” for the guys but mostly we have fun together and this year was no exception. We didn’t buy anything big or expensive, just little things that each of them will either enjoy or get a laugh over.
Saturday: I spent the morning in the studio and started the quilting on the frog quilt.
I have used this panto before. It is quite subtle but a fun addition. As of Sunday evening I am halfway done, which is really good since I have other things I need to be working on.
In the mid-afternoon I gave up quilting to go to the community college for two basketball games. I haven’t attended for several years and really enjoyed yelling at the refs as well as cheering for the players.
Sunday: Back in the studio for more quilting and then some time cutting fabric and doing a little stitching on a secret quilt for a friend that reads my blog. I have parts on the design wall (which I can’t show) but I did want to share that the wall contains something new.
I can show one of the fabrics I am using. Isn’t it beautiful? I bought this piece (6 yards) for $3 a yard on sale several months ago, just waiting for the perfect chance to use it. Today I did some cutting on it but I can see that I will have enough left to do something else with it later.
Since I can’t show the main wall, I thought I would show my 4 teapot blocks that are on a smaller wall in the quilting room.
As soon as I get the next quilt top finished I will be able to begin the applique stitching on these pots. Today, as I was looking at them I began to wonder if they would like to have teacups and saucers to go with them. What do you think? Just in case I decide to follow though with this idea, I am going to put matching fabric aside so that each pot has an appropriate cup.
This past week I bought a Christmas cactus. I got it because Wanda at Exuberant Color is always showing her cactus and I got jealous. Now I have a beautiful, flowering cactus with lots of buds sitting next to my chair and heralding that Christmas is coming, soon.
But before that I want to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. And to share the Thanksgiving mug rug I won from Rhonda at Ravelly 1. Rhonda is the artist behind my teapots and several other designs and BOMs. This turkey is sitting beside my chair, with the cactus, and has been well used in the couple of weeks it has been here. Once again, “thanks, Rhonda.”
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