Friday, August 20, 2010

FRIDAY FINISH

WOW ... what a week! what a couple of weeks! After 2 weeks of traveling with 19 biker friends and seeing all the awesome sights of SD, I spent last weekend just vegging and doing a little knitting and reading 268 e-mails. I won't tell you how many blogs posts I read and read and read.
Then this week started. I spent 3 days playing with the cutest little happy chubby boy in the whole world, at the dentist for a temporary cornanation (I'll be crowned in a couple of weeks) and having a "catch-up lunch" with 2 sewing friends. Oh yeah - and a meeting with my sewing bee. But - no sewing, not even a teeny little bit.

Finally on Thursday - some sewing ...maybe ... or not. But I WAS in my sewing room. I've been a gramma (times 4) for not-quite 2 years and finally had the chance for a sewing day. Kierstyn is 9 and has been waiting (not too patiently) to get her hands on fabric. Bless this child!! First a trip to the fabric store to pick out perfect pillowcase fabric. Tough decision - we better make 2. She kept one and we're donating the other to the million pillowcase challenge being sponsored by McCalls magazine. Kierstyn thought Sponge Bob would make a child with cancer smile
Brownie baking, shopping, burning the brownies, sewing and a nice dinner - what a fun Gramma day I had! Notice the order of activities and you might understand why the "burning the brownies" thing happened.

My big finish ... finally ... today! My OP Art Infinity quilt. HURRAY!! quilted, binding, label and a sleeve - finished, finished, finished. Not sure what I'm going to do with this beauty but it was a lot of fun to make. Marilyn Doheny - what a FAB-O teacher!






7 comments:

Leslie said...

yeah for your sweet girl and the pillowcases. it is so fun when the young ones show an interest in sewing. but my goodness, your infinity quilt is just wow!!! amazing

Karen in Tucson said...

Mary - love all of your postings. My 9 year old DGD informed me she really isn't into sewing. I bought her a machine 2 years ago and she was good at it but her dad loves using the machine. At least it won't go to waste!

Just love the Infinity Quilt - so unusual and unique!

Dawn said...

Your quilt is wow! It looks like Kierstyn had a good time sewing!

Sarah Craig said...

That Op-Art quilt is amazing! I've got to try that technique sometime...
Thanks for sharing!!

Seams Inspired with Larri said...

Wow...what a busy, busy week! You're little sewer is adorable. I love the Op-Art quilt and cannot even begin to wrap my head around putting it together. Fabulous finish! Stopping over from Sew & Tell. Happy Sewing! :o)

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Haylee said...

I loved the whole post. The pillow case looks great. The quilt is absolutely beautiful! I would love to have a sewing room like that one day.

Pokey said...

I love the happy smile of accomplishment on Kierstyn's face! Just one of many to come, I hope...yours must be at least as big over this marvelous quilt!!! I've seen the centers completed into table runners, but I don't remember ever seeing a quilt. It is beautifully done, the fabric selections are great, and I love the curved corners, too. Amazing! pokey