Sunday, November 29, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

My birthday was November 24th. Since I was out of province on business on the 24th, we celebrated my birthday on Saturday night.Tradition in our family was always an angel food cake for on your birthday. This year was no exception to that tradition.

This is my DH and me. The photographer was my son.

After supper we retired to the family room. It was a nice relaxing way to celebrate a birthday.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Current Projects

Although I have not been posting to my blog lately, I have been busy.

I finished a fall table topper for my mom. We purchased these fabrics at an Oregon Wal-Mart this summer. I have enough fabric to make myself one of these toppers as well. I have only finished one so far and that one is currently on the table in my mother's kitchen. Maybe I will have mine done for next year. I have been busy quilting customer quilts and it seems that I don't get an opportunity to work on quilting my own tops much. This fall, I have started inserting my own projects between customer quilts so that I can move my own projects forward. This plan seems to be working so far. This picture was taken Friday night and it is a top made from strings foundation pieced onto dryer sheets that I finished piecing August 1st.
I am also working on the binding on my Daffodil BQ2 quilt. I only have one corner of the quilt's binding hand sewn to the back of the quilt so far. If I am looking for a handwork project this is the one I can pick up.

These are the fabrics that I recently purchased to start a new project. I fell in love with the floral fabric and coordinating stripe. The light green fabric in the middle will be used as background--a departure from the usual white or off white background that I usually gravitate to in a project.

These fabrics will be used to make a Terry Atkinson pattern, "Got Stripes?" from Terry's new book, "Time Out Quilts".
I work on the reward system to stay motivated as I work through some of my UFO's. The reward for working on a UFO or other challenging project is to work on something new. Working on Got Stripes will be the reward for the next while.
Having several projects at various stages of the process also helps to keep things moving forward. If I feel like piecing or quilting, or doing handwork, I have something ready to go.