Monday, April 27, 2009

A Very Good Weekend!

Well, this has ended up being a very productive end of the week and weekend! Where do I even start?? How about a picture of my new baby? I promised that I would take a picture of it to show you. This is the Bernina Aurora 440. I have been enjoying this so much I can't even tell you!

So my DH and DS were away this weekend. So it was just my DD and I or so I thought. She ended up going to a friend's house on Friday night and so I had a whole evening to myself with no one around to interrupt me and no work!! Yippee!! So I finished my Lizzie Kate Flip-It for June and I started on July. Here are these two.

So that was great and then I went into my craft room and started cutting out another quilting project. I am going to make a little bag for the kids to put their toothbrushes and such in for when they are traveling. I am coming along nicely there.

Well, I was in a pretty good mood and so I allowed DD to let her friend come and stay overnight with her. My ulterior motive was that I wanted to go to the cross stitch shop and two quilting stores yesterday and I thought she wouldn't mind to have a little friend along to keep her company.

I went to Sew Elegant where I bought my sewing machine so that I could ask a few questions and of course purchase some things for my stash. I bought some beautiful fabric to make a beginner quilt. It doesn't look too difficult, but we will see. Then we went to my LNS and I picked up my May that was done and dropped off June. And of course, added a couple of new things to my stash there as well.

Then it was off to find a quilting store that is supposed to be relatively close to my LNS. Well after a little driving around and a bribe of ice cream (really it was 86 degrees yesterday!), I finally found it and boy did I hit the mother load!! I don't think that I have ever been to a fabric store with that many bolts of fabric! I am definitely going to have to go back without little ones in tow.

That brings me to today. I have been sewing and doing handwork for many years, but I did go through a period of time where I was very much into scrapbooking. However, it just didn't fit with me as well as the fabric did. So today, I moved all the scrapbooking out of my craft room and turned it back into a sewing room. I was so happy!! Then my DD and started to work on a table runner that we bought the pattern and fabric for yesterday. It has flip flops on it and boy are the colors bright, but she loves it!! So I will take some pics of that when we start to make progress.

Well, it is late and I have to get up early. All in all, this was a great weekend!! I feel very productive!

1 comment:

  1. I remember the days when I used to quilt with my daughter. They are some of my happiest memories. I used to take her to shop for fat quarters and we would make doll quilts together and wall hangings for her room as well. She loved to pick out the fabric. We used to make a day of it. I would take her out to breakfast then we'd go to the fabric store and then home to my sewing room. She was 3 or 4 when we started and about 8 when she finally lost interest. It was a special time for just her. No siblings allowed (of course they had their special mom time too). She is 19 now and I miss those days.

    Lisa P.