Friday, May 23, 2008

A Whirlwind Existence

Seems like the month of May is worse than the Christmas season. Between end of the year activities for school, a big 13 birthday party, a host of quilting project coming due and the usual household responsibilities, time is at a premium and chocolate is a staple.

The first picture is of the rocket that involved the entire family to create. It may not have gone the farthest, but it was the best looking rocket, complete with nose cone. We were very proud of our effort.

Then came the blocks for the Good and Plenty swap with Block Buddies, my favorite on-line quilt group. Made six Sprocket blocks and six Paths and Stiles in black, white and pink. There was a paper pieced aspect of the Sprocket block that took forever. All in all, they turned out fine and it will be fun to see what I get in return.

After that, the fabric postcards with Love Apple Quilters came due. The best part is that I was able to get my American Flags, complete with the Pledge of Allegiance done in time for Memorial Day. (They didn't call me Betsy Ross in high school for nothing!!)

Finally, I finished an apron for another swap with Block Buddies. My swap partner wanted a tea themed apron in green and purple. While on the NJ Shop Hop, a tea cup fabric in purple and green jumped off the shelf and I had to purchase it. Also bought an apron pattern that made a very simple, easy to embellish apron. The only challenge was to use rick-rack. I had jumbo rick-rack that looked great on the pocket, complete with teapot. Got a very special red-headed model to show off the completed project.