Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! It was so nice to see some of you come out of lurking to comment. I had my friend Sherri pick a name out of the coffee mug (it’s a big coffee mug) this morning, and the winner of the DMC giveaway is…. Nic! Congratulations, Nic. Please leave me your email address so that I can contact you for your mailing info!
The giveaway was fun, and I have a couple more planned for the future. I’m thinking I’ll offer something on my 250th post, which is about 20 posts away. So, stay tuned!!! The hard part of the giveaway though was that I wanted everyone to win!
So, what have I been doing? My antibiotics have kicked in and I am feeling so much better. I’ve been stitching away on Kathy’s RR, and hope to have it finished this week. Our next mailing date is Nov 15th, so I’d like to have in packed up to mail in plenty of time. I’ve also been taking all the quilting out of my quilt (photo above). I had started quilting it some time ago, but the quilting was terrible on my old machine, so I am picking it out and starting over. I thought I’d show you a closeup of this one, since I showed it farther away last time. This is a table topper, for Valentine’s Day. The center panel has this fabulous fabric that looks like a box of chocolates. Anyway, the seam ripper and I will get to be good friends.
I thought I’d pull out a couple more quilts to show you, since I am focusing on finishing up some things. The quilt below is my very first quilt. You may remember I told you that when I took my quilting class, I made two quilts – one of which was the bright one I showed you before. Well, this is the one I made in class. The fabric in the border has partridges on it, so although it is not traditional Christmas colors, I consider this a Christmas quilt. This one has been partially quilted, and I need to get back to quilting it. I thought I’d practice with the Valentine quilt, and then move on to this one. I won’t be pulling any quilting out of this one though, thankfully!
And finally, I have one more little table topper. I would love to have some more that are holiday or season-related. This one needs quilting too.
I think that those will keep me busy for awhile. I’d really like to be able to start on my wedding quilt in the new year. So, that’s what I’ve been up to. Oh, and making Taco Soup. MMMMMmmmmm!
Thanks for stopping by! Eric has to head off to South Carolina for a couple of days, so I’ll be stitching away on Tesori while he’s gone! Wish me luck!
I am grateful for getting those quilts out and making some headway!