Sunday, February 03, 2013

(Almost) Too Much Sewing

This was a fun sewing weekend! My on-line guild, Sunshine, decided to dedicate the Super Bowl weekend to sewing for Wrap a Smile. We had little prizes, and had volunteers for various positions, posted lots of pictures, and kept track of numbers.

From Friday afternoon to Sunday night, I got six quilt tops put together, and I finished 8 blocks. That was a lot of sewing, and by the end I was tired of sewing. I settled down to watch the Super Bowl and promptly fell asleep! When I woke up, they were doing nothing, due to the power outage, so I watched Downton Abbey. After the break from sewing I'm once again feeling refreshed and ready to face the world. I might even sew some more!

When slapping quilts together in a hurry, they don't always end up to be masterful beauties, but they'll look cuddly once they're quilted and bound, and will keep some little kids warm after cleft palate surgery.

Here is what I made:

Started a day early and made this from scratch

made from blocks that I won

made from orphan blocks

I used blocks that were made by a friend

made from scratch

on this one I only had to replace an ugly border

blocks were made from challenge fabric that one of our members sent out

My only regret is that I stayed up sewing way too late on Saturday night, so I slept in on Sunday and missed church.

Oh - almost forgot - on Saturday I had a sewing break and enjoyed a fun gathering with my knitting and crocheting friends.

JW with hat she crocheted

I'm thankful for:
1) quilting friends and the fun of sewing together for kids
2) staying home most of the weekend
3) time to squeeze in a gathering with my yarny friends during a busy quilting weekend
4) yellow curry chicken with fried rice from Big Bowl
5) remembering to make this gratitude list!


Andra Gayle said...

you are amazing! Should I say it again? YOU ARE AMAZING! Good work. You deserve a little rest!

Anonymous said...

Fun to hear about your 'yarny' friends too. Yarny friends are a good thing!