Friday, July 18, 2008

Cats, Dogs and Potpourri!

What a wonderful gesture! Last Tuesday we went to the monthly meeting/sewing day of our state guild, WAQA, and a great day of friendship was shared by all.

On the table next to our group, Creative Threads, a lady was hand-quilting this cute, whimsical quilt of cats and dogs and guess what, it is a charity quilt. Last year our Past President set up an activity whereby one could choose a UFO that belonged to someone else and finish it for charity. How generous of Pam Burgoyne to put all that time and love into completing this cutie!

Our weather is really wild and wooly and unfortunately I am overcome by guilts and must get some housework done today. I have plenty to think about while I am slaving my little fingers to the bone.

The runner in the middle was a free pattern from Quiltbus a year or two ago and has been soooo popular! We have all made lots for family and friends.

Then we have A Is For Apron, top right - friend Pat has loaned me the book which has really trendy patterns for aprons.

Lower right - my scarf - I am hooked on it (pardon the pun!) and it is very slowly growing.

One of Kaffe Fassett's latest books, just fabulous. I love the way he turns antique quilts into modern and there is even one based on Jane Austen's famous quilt in there.

Kristie has started her Civil War Love Letters blocks and they look just great - so tempting, I would like to make a start.

I have promised myself I will get back to patchwork and quilting this weekend - let's see if I can keep that promise. Perhaps I should make myself promise I won't go near this computer also, then I will really get some fun things done.

I'm off to do boring chores, dinner is in the slow-cooker, so I'll be racing through chores to get back to play. Have a great weekend everyone!


3 Lovely People said ...:

Kristie said...

Don't work too hard!!! I just love how your scarf is turning out!!! It will be beautiful when you finish it!

I didn't really mean to start the Love Letters quilt but I had to do just one block and then I ended up with 8!!! I think this weekend I will get back to work on my CWD quilt. I just love these two quilts!!!
Kristie

Donna said...

I know what you mean about those chores. I had to spent yesterday toiling around my house also. I did however finish up a wool penny rug while watching the television last night.

I love, love, love that scarf. Any chance I could lay my hands on the pattern?

Christine said...

Love the scarf, is it difficult? I would love one for our trip to Germany in Febuary

hugs
Christine