Sunday stash report is first. I used about 2 yards of fabrics adding borders and bindings. I am really liking how the 4 patch posie is looking see pic below. I won't show a pic of the Sister's Choice until I have the binding hand stitched down. That is a triple decker flannel quilt--all three layers are flannel-- and I decided it is a quilt for subzero temps. Wow is it warm!!
I am focusing most of the quilts I am making on a smaller size. I am making them about twin sized or smaller for use on the back of my couch. I have an aversion to making larger quilt due to the sheer bulk. I made one queen sized and decided never again.
I had a nice afternoon with Mom. We did a little shopping. I purchased the following at our LQS. I love yo-yo's. I love hand work. I thought the perfect stashbuster would be a yo-yo quilt. I thought the yo-yo maker would make it easier. We were given a free Valentine fat quarter. It is so cute.
I mailed out the pincushions. Here is a pic of one that I made first and thought the others turned out nicer so I kept it for myself. I thought they turned out nicely and I thought they were CUTE. I forgot to get a pic of them but I am sure pics will be posted when recieved, I will add the links. They are all different colors. I used this tutorial for the pattern. Free internet patterns, how cool is that.
On the yarn segment of my life, yes, I do alot more than quilt! I joined a group on ravelry that is working on a granny afghan I saw many years ago. It is featured in the 1977 BHG book Crocheting and Knitting that was my Grandmother-in-law's and I was given this book in the late 80's. Wow, how's that for dating myself. I absolutely love every project in this book. I want to make this "so ugly it's cool" afghan in modern colors and maybe follow others (in this group's) lead by using Vanna's yarn. I have been tempted to buy this yarn when it first came out but had no plan, well that has all changed. I really enjoy making all kinds of squares must be the inner quilter :). My yarn stash is nearly busted, yeah, I can feel guilt free in purchasing for a purpose.
Two more days of nothing but crafting as Monday is President's Day and no WORK!!! The house is nearly clean and laundry , shhhh, nearly caught up. Friday our car's radiator blew up, so I have relied on Mom for a car until the DH and DS are back this afternoon. Soooo, an occasional weekend without family turned out to be ok. Yes, I know it was Valentine's Day, and to day is my 23rd anniversary but DH and I are going out next weekend for an overnight date. Hockey, Joann's are on the agenda. I was a little disappointed that the youth retreat was this weekend but once I got over it , the weekend has been good. My DH love chaperoning youth group events and I feel better that one of us is there on these trips. I just like peace when I am not working, I have too much craziness and stress. He likes the energy and events with the kids.....
3:30pm Just wanted to show the Santa at the glued stage. I had the base done-his coat. I did the rest today and it took me 3 hours. I free handed the leaves. I am going to embroider the holly berrys. I am excited because I am not a very proficient applique-er.