Today I had two lunch guests. Miss Hollie and her house mother stopped in on their way down to Dallas Christian College for the orientation day. Hollie is very fortunate to have a full scholarship to Dallas College. So I got to spend a few hours with them and was able to give them a rather filling lunch of quiche, Greek salad, stuffed potatoes and fresh grilled asparagus and strawberry fluff pie, to keep them going until dinner time this evening.
Today's mail brought a lovely parcel of scraps from Lisa, my swap partner in the Scrappy Log Cabin Challenge. Thank you so much Lisa, such lovely scraps. She also included a cute little mesh bag and a lovely fat quarter, but what I loved was the postcard of the lakes that are only about five minutes from her home. I think I'm a little green. I don't know how you manage to sew with all that beautiful water so close by.
I've been working on the Four Season's Spring quilt, and have the top together minus the embellishments and most of the machine quilting is done. Now this is probably going to be one of those moments for you where you think, "my gosh is she blond"? Answer... Yes......lol...
I decided to buy a pair of quilters gloves the other day when I was buying the fabrics for this little quilt. So yesterday I gave them a test run, oh my gosh what a difference they make. I just wish I had would have thought of them when I was making Hollie's Tutti Fruitti. My only complaint is that they don't make them for those of us who have extremely long fingers.
The other thing I decided to pull out and try was my little extender table thingy I got when I bought my machine. Another one of those "eh duh" moments. I can't believe I've been struggling with quilting for so long and not been using this little gem. Amazing isn't it, quilting for over 25 years and new to these two items. Just goes to show you, that you're never too old to learn something new.
All going well I'll be able to show you the finished quilt tomorrow. I just have a few more rows of quilting to do and pop the binding on, give it a quick whirl around the washing machine and add those little yo yo's and I can call it done.
Happy Stitching, and thanks for stopping by to visit with me.
There's one (1) spot left for the PIF if anyone is interested.