I can't believe how much I have managed to get done, even with work bogging me down.
I finished Momma's Sunshine and I love how it turned out- just haven't been able to get a decent shot of it, so that will have to wait.
Tomorrow, I pack my overnighter for a trip to Arlington. I am driving up to spend the night and go to ACNP program orientation. (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) Oh, Yeah! I forgot to tell ya'll! D'oh!
I am super excited. I have been applying since August of last year and finally got in! Woo Hoo!
I am sad though, a little, because I need to be working on my Christmas gifts and Mystery Quilt! But, I am thinking of packing my littler machine and stuff to take with me. It will be limited- but i'll make it work.
Ok, onward with the WIP's!
First up: I am working on Christmas stockings, I have 3 finished. And a couple cut out. No, I didn't get snaps of the couple I am actually working on, but I did manage to take a couple of shots of the ones I finished.
2 of them are for very special little girls and the third one is a "secret." Can't tell! No way, no how.
Second, I have been working like mad on Easy Street Part 2. Since I am just finishing last years quilt up and this one is actually for moi- I need to get a move on and stay up with each step. I just keep thinking that this one is the monster I will be using on our bed. I can't wait!
I managed to finish part one, even after changing my mind on the colors. I decided to use a neutral stars material as my "gray." I think it will add more warmth with my warmer color scheme.
Pinned together in sets of 10! Wonder where I got that...
And, once I finished those, I set to work on cutting out all of the peices for part II. I have never really had much luck making consistently sized (and not completely jacked-up) triangle units; especially flying geese (gooseys.) But, I decided to go really slow and meticulously cut and then "built up" and guide for my seams so that I had all hands on deck to get the gooseys finished and perfect without having to redo 100 or more. Eek!
|Dark Chocolates & browns for purples! Center of flying geese. All cut and ready!|
|My little corner peices, almost all cut and ready to sew. Pretty Pretty!|
|Lovin' the little car and ice cream cone!|
I also managed to cut all of the rectangles that were requested for a future step. I used them when I just couldn't take cutting any more triangles for fear of losing my mind. Triangles are, so so my weak point! I hate that too, I really love the way they look!
I also have quite a quandry for ya'll to help me with- I need to figure out what to do with these guys. I used them in a wooden dough bowl as a "fall/Thanksgiving" decoration and now I am sad to just throw them away. They are the real deal and look just as good as the day I bought them- and they have no soft spots. They are just regular ornamental gords/squashes. I don't think they can be used to cook- but I hate to just throw them out.
If someone has a really good idea, and posts a comment telling me- I will gladly ship them a little lovey package! I am linking up over at freshlypeiced and Quiltville. Please see the buttons on the side for those sites!
Thanks ya'll and Happy sewing!