Sunday, August 5, 2012

Weekend sewing and happenings.

What a weekend!  I have so much to tell you about.  It's been so busy and I've gotten alot done. 

Friday night, I went and sewed with some of my buddies at the church. I started working on my Bento blocks. I'm doing a swap with these and had to have them finished by the 11th.  I just started them as I had been getting ready for the Think Christmas blog hop.  I  was able to finish them up today.  I have to square them up and cut them apart now.  I made 12 blocks and you slice them up to  make 48 blocks.   Here's my blocks. I hate being behind and cutting it so close to the deadline!

Saturday, my MIL came over.  We went down to see my sister.  I took the grandbaby with me too. My sister and BIL had never seen the baby so I thought it was time for them to meet.   We stayed and visited for a little while and they fell in love with Carmen.  It was a great visit.  While I was there, my sister said she had a garage sale earlier in the week but didn't sale everything.  She pulled out three quilt tops she had tried to sell and gave them to me.  She said she didn't like them and I could have them if I wanted them.  Uh, what do you think I did?  Of course I took them.  I was thrilled to get them.  My sister is a hand quilter and she quilts on a frame.  She didn't like these enough to finish them for herself.   She also gave me some books, (regular books to read, not quilting books!) some crocheted doilies, some embroidered place mats. She was having a clear out and I came at just the right time.  Lucky me. My sister is so good to me!  I didn't take a pic of these but I'll show them later.

We left her house and headed back home.  My MIL hadn't been to my #1 son's new house to check it out yet. So, we headed over there for her to see it.  We had a nice little visit there and then headed home again.  When I got home, I opened the mail box and had a nice little gift in there too.  Debby Kratovil sent me her calendar on CD!  How cool is that? What a great gift! Thank you, Debby. I'm going to really enjoy this!

I went to Joann's later and bought some things too.  I have been wanting this little  pincushion for a while now. I've looked at it several times but didn't like the fabrics on the ones I had seen but I decided to get this one. I collect pincushions and this will be a good addition to my little collection.  I also bought a new book and am starting to read it.  I've been wanting to do Etsy for awhile now and this book might just help me do it and answer some of my questions. 

Now, the reason my sister gave me the quilt tops was because I told her what I had purchased last week.  I went to a Long Arm demo last week and bought a new machine.  I haven't got it yet but it should come in next week.  I'm so excited.  I bought a Tin Lizzie 18 and can't wait until it arrives.  I hope I can finish up all my UFO's now and my husband hopes I can too! 

Now, I have to get off and review and read the blogs of the Think Christmas blog hop. Today is the last day of the hop and I've got to see what everyone has done. I've got to trim my blocks up too so I really have to hurry.  til next time, happy sewing!


Mary said...

You were one busy lady! Sounds like it was a fun weekend with family and quilting.

Linda said...

WOW! You were busy...Love all your projects!

scraphappy said...

A new Tin Lizzie!? So exciting. You will be out of unquilted tops in no time at all. It is amazing how much faster the quilting can go with the right set up. Congratulations!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Oh my goodness you have been busy!! How nice to get so much family time!!

Miss 376 said...

Oh, how exciting for you, hope you have lots of fun with it

Anonymous said...

Color me officially deep jealous green! I've tried out several models of the Lizzie since its inception, and I like the latest ones quite a bit - nice features. What fun! It sounds like a very busy day with visiting and shopping and dreaming! =)

I'm enjoying wordpress. It's different, so there is a learning curve, but it seems to be pretty easy to learn, and pictures upload! Yay!

quilt32 said...

How wonderful that you're getting the new Lizzie.

I saw those cute pincushions at JoAnn's, too.

Mary said...

Are you having a problem with e-mail? I just sent one back to you, and the mail deamon sent it back to me. Just checking!

Rosa said...

You have been very busy.Your projects are fantastic.There are a beautiful goodies.Enjoy!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Ooooo....great post, but DEFINITELY the new machine is the most exciting news! Can't WAIT for you to try it out and show it off to all of us.

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