Saturday, November 22, 2008

Coming soon to a mailbox in North Carolina

Coming soon to a mailbox in North Carolina will be a box full of fabric for my sister! I'm just back from a quick visit to her new home, after a conference in Florida. We spent five days, resting, taking walks, enjoying the geese on the lake and playing in her fabric stash. We picked out four projects from fabrics we had purchased during our Tokyo trips for her to work on over the next few months.. Of course, there is always something else you need, so I promised to send fabrics from my stash. On top are the various black scraps for a simple Asian fabric quilt. Then there are the three inch squares for a pagoda project similar to my August 20th post. A bit of cream and gold for an inner and outer border and then the red accent fabric for the Asian squares.Every Tuesday and Thursday, my sister (below) and her friend (above) spend the day stitching and having sewing lessons for her friend. While I was there I did a quick lesson on machine applique using three different stitches and two different methods of preparing the applique. Then we practiced making half square triangles, for an upcoming project. Wish I could spend every Tuesday and Thursday sewing with them!!
My sis (above) took quite a fall last week while in Iowa, visiting her daughter and my special favorite niece! So yes, she really does have black eyes... thankfully there were no major injuries. Unlike my dad who fell just a few days before, fractured his hip, had it pinned and is now in Rehab.

Today, I had a good afternoon in my sewing room, working on the 9 patch pizazz on the design wall which was previously posted. Have three of the four sides ready to stitch. Am hoping to wrap it up next weekend and will post pictures when it is finished. I also stitched the binding on two more quilts while in North for pictures during the Christmas season.


artfilstitch said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun and of course quality time with your sister and her friend. The Japanese fabrics are lovely and am jealous. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

Jackie said...

Your fabrics are fantastic! Sounds like a wonderful visit with your sister! Her friend is a lucky one!