Sunday, January 10, 2010
Welcome APQ Bloggers
Let's start this post with a big hearty welcome to those lovely folks from APQ who are dipping their toes in the water here for the first time. APQ are deleting all their existing blogs and we have to find new homes. Some have settled on Blogger, others are looking at their options.
One door closes and another opens so we must make the best of it. I have made some wonderful friends through APQ and I hope they will keep in touch with me here.
A parcel arrived in the post this week from my blogging friend Kelli. She has stitched an adorable snowman wall hanging just for me and there is the Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charms book by Pam and Nicky Lintott. Whoo-hoo! I was going to buy that book with a gift certificate I received for Christmas. Now I can spend it on fabric.
Thanks Kelli! I really liked the little cupcake pincushion kit, calendar (just the right size for the sewing room) and charm pack too.
It's been too hot to quilt the baby quilt so I did a little hand sewing yesterday. The first block in Anne Sutton's Bunnyhill Designs free BOM for 2010.
I've gone out on a limb with the scheme. I found the background fabric and it made me think of a night sky with snowflakes. Go on...use your imagination!
I chickened out this time and went for blanket stitch applique. At least there's a chance I'll finish this BOM.
I won't be making a quilt with these blocks. Instead, I will split them up into threes or fours and make other things - maybe a wall hanging, table runner, Christmas tote. Haven't decided yet but you'll be the first to know!