I've been a negligent blogger lately. I've been doing some babysitting and not much sewing lately, so I didn't feel like I had much to write about. I was still busy making dolls. I had so much fun with the two I made that I got another pattern, this one for the Tiny Annie, and I've made seven of them.
I gave 2 to my nieces for Valentine's Day.
And since the neighbor girls are young and have red hair, I gave them each one, too.
One day a couple weeks ago, my friend Janice (we were friends in Virginia, but she moved to a cabin in Tennessee) came for a quick over-night visit. (There was a family funeral down in Indianapolis.) We had a great visit, but there wasn't enough time to sew together. However, she brought the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects. I hadn't looked through it yet, and Oh Boy, it was full of fun projects. One jumped out at me--A Noah's Ark scene made with wool. After she left, I went out and bought my own copy of the magazine and set about working on it. I pieced the background and used my machine to feather stitch over the seams.
Then I got my wool out and chose and prepped it. It is now my travel project for bees.
Here I had just fused the camels and am now stitching them.
After a busy week, I was feeling like I was way behind in working on projects with deadlines. I spent all day Friday in my quilting room. I needed to make my final batch of spool blocks for my old bee in Virginia. I missed the due date and feel bad, but I got them finished. Our guild is having a rummage sale for the program next month, and my bee has a table to sell items, so I've been needing to have a really good sort/clear out. I went through EVERYTHING. I've been missing a few things since I moved, and I found them! I also filled a large bin with items to sell. I put away all of the little "piles" that have been accumulating and I straightened up some other areas. I wound 7 bobbins and cleaned and oiled my machine. Since I was cleaning, I took all the photos I needed to so that I can finally show you my quilting room here in the new house! I will be posting that later this week!! I'm really excited to show it off.
I'll be back soon!