Yes, today is my birthday and I have made an executive decision that nothing I eat today has any calories. So far I have enjoyed chocolate chip cookies for breakfast and steak and fried rice from the Japanese steak house. Hmmm.... wondering what yumminess I can have for dinner!
I have finished up a couple of baby quilts this past week. This first one was a comissioned quilt. I had to cut back the number of quilts I was making for the new babies at church to one per family - otherwise I would have no time for my own quilting! But this mama REALLY wanted a quilt - so the daddy hired me to make the quilt. He bought the supplies and my part of the gift was making it. She loved it! Baby James should arrive tomorrow - unless he decides to listen to my advice and come today!
This next baby quilt is for another family at church. This is for baby number 3 but they started worshiping with us after they had the first two. I just love this color blue! Quick and easy!
My June UFO for Judy's 2012 UFO Challenge is to work on my spiderweb quilt. Last night I decided to get busy! I was able to cut out enough yellow points for 16 blocks. And then I realized I did not have a glue stick! Lucky for me, I have a neighbor who is able to fulfill all my strange requests! Can of black beans? Sure! Saltine crackers? Check! Swiffer duster? Sure - a whole box in her car - to dust her car dash board. Children's Tylenol? Of course. Glue stick? Yes! Can you tell that she is much more organized than I am? I am still trying to figure out why she keeps me around! Anyway - I was able to get some star points glued on and start sewing. I started with 12 inch squares and cut them in half. Bonnie's directions use a 8.5 inch square. When Ian saw me working on this this afternoon, he asked who it was for. I said "me!" He asked that I not make it too big or too girly so we can use it on the couch. He really liked that scraps from his quilts are in this block - can you see the soccer fabric and the Gator fabric? And notice the rooster in the bottom left corner? That is in honor of my mom!
I am setting a goal of making one star block a day - this should take maybe an hour. Friday me and two quilting friends are celebrating my birthday with a pedicure, lunch, and an afternoon of sewing. Maybe I can lure them into helping me!