I've been tagged! It's the "Around the World Blog hop" and I've been tagged by Cindy Foster of Oregon. Cindy is a quilter and designer, currently working towards her local Christmas Bazaar, and operates her own company "Carter Creek Quilts".
I cannot believe that I have blogged for 365 days in a row, but I have. When I first decided to join Cricket's blog challenge, I thought I must be crazy and I didn't want to be crazy alone, so I invited Jennifer Houlden into the challenge as well. I think we have both kept each other on track.
Last Wednesday on my free-motion quilting post I used a photo of a pinecone. Let me refresh your memory with this photo or you can look back at how I created it here: Last week's quilting.
For some time now my daughter has been asking me if I was going to make Thomas, my grandson a Christmas sack. Even though this Christmas is his second, we were all surprised when he arrived last Christmas eve. Of course, no time to make a Christmas sack! So this year I made him a special sack.
I had a call from a friend who was clearing out her sewing room. She had some hand dyed fabrics and wanted to know if I could use them. I love hand dyed fabrics, probably because I do not dye fabrics myself or maybe just because the colors are not interrupted with designs. Whatever my reason, I said "yes, I can put them to use".
I love receiving new fabrics, I'm sure you do too. This week I received some of the newest Hoffman Fabrics. There were so many to choose from, but I couldn't get them all so had to settle on just a few.
Last weekend I showed you fabrics that one of my pattern testers had planned to use for the project I'd given her. If you missed last weeks fabrics, you can find it here: Pattern Testing. This week she has sent me an update.
Recently I have been working on a new pattern. The pattern is patchwork with a small amount of applique and celtic work, although the quilt would look really nice without the applique and celitic too.
This weekend our newsletter went out so I wanted to share it with you. It covers most of the new updates on the website over the last week including some specials. Lots more happening this week so watch out for some super savers to come.
I spent the day with my friend Sue sewing. We decided to have time out and make a tote each. Here is mine finished bar the buttons.