Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Strange Noise

I am sitting here tonight stitching (a really cute, quick project), watching the Colts game and listening to it rain. Yes it is really raining!  It rained some yesterday, overnight and a good part of today.  We are so far behind on rain and this is good.  Up until a few minutes ago it was a nice steady rain - now it is coming down pretty heavily.  Don't get me wrong - I am not complaining at all!!  I just wish I could send some of this rain down to Texas.  It is so bad down there - they need rain much worse than we do.

I  have a few pictures to post.  I don't know where the time goes.  My summer was busy.  I don't know if I have mentioned that I am chairing my guild's quilt show which is October 28 and 29.  It has not been a  terribly difficult job as I have a wonderful committee that is working very hard and doing their jobs very well.  I still have to keep up with all that is going on, answer questions and make some decisions.

Here are a couple of  pictures of our guild's raffle quilt:

"Batik Bouquet"

Closeup of center applique

It was made by one of the bees in the guild.  Didn't they do a marvelous job?  It is all batiks and the center is hand appliqued.  In case you want a chance to own this quilt, let me know.  Tickets are $1 each or 6/$5.  The drawing will be at our guild meeting in November so you have plenty of time to get tickets.

I continue to keep busy knitting and stitching as well as quilting.  Here are a couple of pictures of recently finished projects:
Jen did a nice job of quilting this one

For Susan's birthday in memory of her dog

Socks for Susan and a dishcloth for Ann

I am also mentoring Lois' great niece for her Senior Project.  She chose quilting so we have been working together for a few months now on her quilt.  She had never quilted before she started so it has been quite a learning experience for her.  She now has her top assembled and today we sandwiched it and she marked it for quilting.  She is using fabric from Lois' stash which I think would please Lois greatly.  I'll post pictures when she finishes.

In addition, I am now working part time for Terri Degenkolb, the owner of Whimsicals (  She lives in Noblesville (about 45 minutes from my house) and works out of her home.  She is a great designer - she produces two fabric lines and at least two books each year.  I am helping with lots of things - taking orders, packing and shipping orders, web site, cutting fabric, invoicing, etc.  We have a good time together and I really enjoy it.

Well, the game is getting exciting and I usually don't get very excited about football games so I'll go for now.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I know you've finished more than that recently! You should throw the blue stars on you wall and do a design wall Monday post tmrw!