Monday, May 18, 2009

I am such a bad blogger! I can't believe it's been over a month since I blogged. I have been sewing; I finished another grommet purse, wallet, and eyeglass case for a friend for Mother's Day. And I finished my Mock Smock! It turned out nicely and I will be making another one. I don't like to wear aprons that hang around my neck and I'm a messy cook so I need something. The pockets attach with buttons; the next one I make will have regular pockets that can stand up to use. I should have paid more attention to the print-I have the cupcakes right side up but the pie slices are more noticable and upside down. I think I may make a sewing apron. I've thought about using a chatelaine but it hangs around the neck! So I will add a pincushion and extra pockets for scissors and threads. I have big plans!!
I spent Mother's Day with Jaime and had a wonderful time. I got to visit one of my favorite quilt shops and found out they will be closing at the end of the month. Everything was on sale so I purchased some patterns and fabric and will be going back again before they close. I will miss their shop.
Jaime has a bird's nest in her grill! No grilling out out for her. It's the largest nest I've seen and when you raise the lid to the grill it starts expanding up and up! It's a very industrious mother bird!

My friend Nancy went to the Redbud festival last month and sent me some wonderful pictures. Beautiful quilts and I heard they had some nice classes. I hope to get to go next year.
Nancy is an author!!! She publishes children's books-check out her website-
Here are some of the great quilts she saw=

I have fallen way behind with my monthly goals! I started the year with such good intentions. I am working on the signature quilt and it will be a Christmas gift. I've gotten side tracked with other projects, so much to do and so little time. As long as I get to quilt or dream about quilting every day I am making progress; just at a slower pace. Just keep stitching and enjoy the process!