It's cold today. I am keeping warm by running around the house gathering and packing. I am going to a "Girls Night" at my sister's...we are never to old for a slumber party!
It is always a fun time. I have been gathering projects, picking out fabrics, cutting strips and blocks. Preparing for a day-and-a-half of quilting and socializing. Later this afternoon I will fix a treat to share. There will be refreshments, treats and good company. I am taking projects to work on that need to get finished.
The first project that I started in my quilting experience was a pattern by Red Wagon called "Snowbound". My sister, Kathy, came home for Thanksgiving in 1996. She brought her first blocks of the pattern to work on. I was smittened. I ran out, bought the pattern, flannel material , started to trace out the appliques pattern pieces, and sew it together. We personalized the blocks to represent events in our lives. It didn't seem like a massive undertaking for a first project. I worked feverously on it. But alas, it's been thirteen years and I am still on the final appilques, which was a design element that I added to the original theme of the quilt. Unfortunately, I get distracted with new fabric, patterns and ideas. Hence, thirteen years later...I'm still working on it.
I am not embarassed by this story. It's not like I haven't done any thing since 1996. It's just a funny story because this is what happens...Life distracts us. I am taking this project with me to finish tonight.
I am also taking a new project to sew. It is for my granddaughter, using the fairy-pattern fabric that I posted on my page. It is a simple 2-block pattern with few pieces, so it should go together very quickly. It will be a productive time and relaxing.
Take are and sew.