Still not a lot of sewing going on in my house. We had the grandkids this weekend (I still haven't gotten a chance to have the newest little one, since he's only 4 months and his parents will not release their hot little hands to let him stay with Nana and his cousins... I'm still hoping)...vbg, His mother is going back to work for just one month and my son is being Mr Mom for a month so I'm hoping he'll drop Eli off so he can go bike riding or anything!!
I did finish the Primitive Gatherings freebie called A Penny Gathering. I added birds and some more leaves on the outside border. I think it could still use more. Any suggestions? My big question is what to do about the quilting?? My birds could probably use some feet but my embroidery is so poor, I'm not sure I could do it very well.
What's the giveaway??
I'm never going to make this pattern again. It consists of 12 little 5" blocks; the center block; the instructions for the little (TINY!!) half square triangles and the outer border. Anyone interested?? I'm looking for someone to pass this pattern on to... please leave me your email address. I'll draw a winner in a week or so.
Why a week?
I did get caught up on the Triangle Gatherings little project! Such fun blocks... and they go together so quickly. Remember I'm using the bright and lively fabrics from the Farm Girl Vintage collection/quilt. Plus some others! Definitely loving the cherries!! And polka dots!!
Spring has sprung here in California (definitely NOT in Oregon where our snow has just melted!) and the lilacs started blooming! I had lilac bushes when I was growing up in NY and still just love them. It's so sad that they are in bloom for about 1 week a year, though.
Our two oldest grandkids had a good time helping to pick them and put them in vases.
Maybe I'm overly partial but who can resist Miss Emma's smile?? Both of them have their own gardening gloves, which Emma still hasn't figured out how to put on (two fingers in one space? no problem).
Ryan's two front teeth are just starting to poke through his gums! Note my fitbit on his right hand?? He loves to put it on when he visits on the weekend!
Why must you wait a week to get my Primitive Gatherings pattern? Well, we are taking Emma and Ryan with us to Hawaii for a week, tomorrow!! Are we ever lucky!!!! I still can't believe our daughter agreed! We are so excited.
So there will be no sewing this next week, although I might take a quick trip to the fabulous quilt store in Lihue, Kapaa Stitchery...
Oh, who's the winner of the paper pieced flying geese pattern? Not a whole lot of people were interested which is fine!
Let me post this and I'll announce the winner later!!