What fun we had yesterday, sewing and chatting on Zoom. Thank you to all who were able to come. I really needed some quilty fun and I enjoyed the day a lot. I got a fair amount done, too. I removed sleeves from two quilts, and made a permanent sleeve for my Twinkle Twinkle Pumpkin Star quilt. This is the one that was published in Quilts and More Magazine under the name of Evening Harvest. I want to show it at our guild’s show in May, so it needs a good sleeve. I made the sleeve from the same fabric as the backing, and pinned it on. This will be my handwork project for Super Bowl Sunday.
I made progress on my challenge quilt, getting the assembly done and the flying geese borders on.
It was loaded on the longarm for quilting. I hope to get that finished by Sunday, so I can bind it and turn it in next Thursday.
Next up, binding on the offset diamond quilt in red and white for Safelight. My friend Linda quilted it for me, and she cut the leftover backing into strips for binding. All I had to do was sew the strips together, press in the crease and sew to the backside of the quilt. Then I turned it to the top and machine stitched it to finish. All that remains is the label, and it will be delivered on Thursday at the guild meeting. Since I provided the backing, this will be five yards out for me for February’s Stashbuster Challenge.
While I sewed, Bourbon Chicken was simmering in the slow cooker.
I removed the chicken from the bone, shredding it and thickening the sauce.
Yum! I served it on jasmine rice with steamed broccoli. I add salt and pepper at the table, that is what the black specks are. My Sweet Babboo went back for seconds, then thirds. And he usually isn’t a fan of chicken meals!
I did a bit of stamping this week too, and there is still time to do a bit more and get my cards in the mail in time for Valentine’s Day. These were sent to friends and family, just to let them know they are appreciated.
These ‘berry sweet’ cards were stamped with Impression Obsession strawberry theme stamps.
These were done with older stamps from my collection. I thought they were perfect for friends who quilt.
It was nice to be able to just stay home and get some fun things done. Making progress on my projects, and sending fun cards to friends is a joyful thing. Are you doing creative projects this week or sending any Valentine cards?
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