After the shipping of the quilt and dealing with an ungrateful lady this past week, (no matter what I did, she wasn’t happy) anyway, I was needing a good weekend and that’s what I got!! Saturday, I had lunch with my friend Pam and we went up to our guilds quilt show and to the LQS. I had a surprise for Pam and I was dyeing to give it to her. I hate waiting for things. LOL!!! Anyway, there is a new book out (I think it’s new anyway) that is based on the designs of the floors in Venice, which is where Pam and I were at this time last year. When I saw the book, I had to get one for myself and one for Pam. I was hoping she didn’t have it yet, and luckily for me she hadn’t seen it. It has actual pictures of the floors, and the lady wrote patterns so that you can make quilts from the floor designs. We are so excited about the book, now we have to start collecting fabrics, so we can make some of the quilts. One of the designs was our favorite one that we had seen on the floor, but couldn’t figure out the pattern. Now we can make it!!! (Not that I need another project, but….you know how that is, right? LOL!!)
If you’ve ever been to Venice or probably any part of Italy, check out this book. You’ll love it, if you liked the mosaic floors.
Ok, so that was Saturday. Sunday my DH and I went down to the little town where he grew up for their yearly picnic. His sister came up from Oklahoma, so we got to visit with her. I was glad because I only know a few people. Anyway, it’s about 2 hours south of here, so I had time to do some handwork in the car. I worked on my state flowers and birds block. The part you can see, is what I accomplished on the road yesterday.
Those little french knots take forever. LOL! Anyway, I’m getting close to finishing block 1 of 50. LOL!!!!!!!
My 10 minutes a day of sewing is working out too. When we got home last night, I went down and did my sewing for the day. I now have the 2 halves of the quilt completed, and all I have left is to sew the 2 sections together. Then I have to decide what to do with the border. I want some pizazz in the border. Anyway, I’m just happy that after my sewing today, the top will be together. Yeah!!!!!!!!!
I guess that’s it for today, I better get down and get to work, or the day will get away from me and I won’t get as much done as I hope to.
Have a great day!!
Oh, I almost forgot, my great weekend started Friday night, when my nephew won at the races!! Of course, I didn’t carry my camera along that night. It figures!!! Danny is still the points leader with one more week of racing left. I hope he can hold on and be the track champion!!!
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Funny, I just bought this book too. It arrived today!!!!!
Isn’t it a great book?
Wow, that quilt is gorgeous – I just *love* your colour choices!