Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sewing Day With Friends

Happy Australia Day to all my Aussie readers!

Today Mavie, Darlene, and Tasha came over to sew, eat and have fun. I moved my sewing table from my studio down to the living room so we could stay on one floor and all of us would have room to work.

Tasha took control of the camera and started with taking a photo of me sewing. I'm sewing the binding on a baby quilt we made a few weeks ago. It's now ready to have the back hand sewn. I also worked on blocks for DS #3 and GF's quilts. I have all of the two patches done and about 40 of the blocks completed.
Mavie worked on three different quilts: happy blocks, some HSTs and one other project.
Darlene gets the GOLD star for completing the most projects. She completed three tops using Happy Blocks. Here's #1 - the blocks are ballerina slippers.
Number #2 is Pink Panther centers.
Number 3 has daisies in bold colors.
I made triple chocolate cupcakes for our afternoon snack. These cupcakes have cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.
When they were done baking we topped them with melted white chocolate and sprinkles. Tasha had the first one.
We went to Nana Sue's Quilt Shop for one last visit. They are closing next week. All of the fabric on bolts was $3.99, if you bought at least one yard. I saw this wild laptop fabric and bought three coordinating prints to go with it. I'm thinking it would make a cool laptop bag for someone. The stack on the right are one yard cuts of Kona cottons. I may try using them as different backgrounds for stitcheries.
Between Tasha and I we bought 8 yards of flannel. After washing and drying them there was a loss of about an inch on each yard. I trimmed up the pieces and will buy blanket binding to make quick receiving blankets for the new baby. Two of the pieces had an extra quarter yard to them and we will use the extra quarter yard to make bibs. The four prints on the left are Sesame Street prints. The four prints on the right are baby prints.
All in all, it was a fantastic day. I love spending time sewing and eating chocolate with friends!
Sweet P


Yvette said...

wow! You all got a lot done in a day. I am sew jealous!

Pam said...

oh my goodness....that laptop fabric is hysterical!

sounds like you had a great day sewing with pals...and what could be better than choco-choco-chocolate cupcakes for a snack??


Jackie said...

Aren't those sewing days with friends fantastic?? I just love them.I think that I am going to need to schedule one soon. You all got quite a bit accomplished too.

Kim said...

I love sewing days with friends. Looks like you had a wonderful day.

Amy said...

It looks like you had a good day.I spent Sat & Sun sewing with a girlfriend too.

mavie said...

oh we had so much fun sewing with friends and eating together, laughing and shopping!!! Mavie

Janell said...

How wonderful a day! You make me miss my quilting girlfriends-guess I'll have to schedule my own day to play with them. And those cupcakes look scrumptious! I would have grabbed the first one!!!

Libby said...

What a fun day - I love the time spent stitchin' with friends *s*

Mary said...

I didn't know you knew Darlene. .. she always wins the prize for getting the most done.