Today turned out to be a "personal" day! I finally got to spend a little time with "my baby"! If you remember my Godson Oren had a baby last November and it's been months since I've seen him - Shai is 5-1/2 months old and you could just eat him up!
He showed up with his Daddy and my "bestest " friend, his grandma (Bubby), Mucie and I just couldn't get enough of him......
We pulled out the Big Dog Rag Quilt and laid it on the floor for him (it now belongs to Shai) and he was in heaven.......
I didn't realize how really big that quilt is - he'll grow into it - it will make a great play mat! When we made the sample for the store from baby flannellette we used a Simplicity pattern I got at the F-Store (Fabricland). We were really trying to showcase the flannel and it really did turn out great! Nice to know that it found a good home!
"Uncle" Jonathan dropped by to see Shai too, so it was a real family affair!
...and the 3 boys, Oren (Daddy), Jonathan and Shai had to ham it up!
Bubby Mucie also got some love too! ....and too soon they left! Hopefully they will be back soon....
Being an "only" child, Mucie is the closest thing I have to a sister - we have known each other for close to 40 years (ugh - we knew each other in the womb, okay!)so we consider ourselves family. It's nice when you can "pick" your family - I got to pick the best of the best!
Now, back to business! Last night or should I say this morning as it was 3:00 A.M. by the time I finished, I went home to make my blocks for the guild exchange I am involved in. I got home around 8:00 P.M. and was distracted until after 11:00 P.M. so it didn't really take all that long but I wanted to share these blocks.....
They are foundation pieced! So what's so special! As is my way - I always leave things until the last minute, (ADHD) and I work well under pressure! Ha, ha! I have been dying to try these two "new" products we got in the store.
The first one is the EQ6 Program - Town & Country Patchwork which has paper piecing patterns by Cori Derksen & Myra Harder. I have always wanted to do houses in a quilt - possibly design my own and have collected patterns and books over the years but never got around to doing anything. This was great - pop in the CD, pick the blocks you want to do, print the paper piecing pattern and voila - you are on your way!
The second product I wanted to try were the EQ Printable Foundation Sheets.
Wow - I love them! You get 25 sheets in a pack and they are great with the Ink Jet printer, you can tear away (easily) or leave them in (they are soft), you can see through them for fabric placement, and unlike paper, they won't dull your machine needles.
Although I ended up working really late last night I have to say it was a very enjoyable process! I highly recommend the Foundation Sheets and I really enjoyed the computer program. Will have to try the others soon too!
Tonight I will have the pleasure of listening to a fabulous and talented artist, Laurie Swim, who will be speaking at our monthly guild meeting and then I am home to (hopefully) work on my Mystery quilt - or alternatively, get some MUCH needed sleep!