Monday, May 9, 2011
Sorry I am so late with the belated wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day and a card to share but you will see why later in the post! Here is a card I made my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day (John’s stepmom Shirley) which she adored! Little does she know the card came together so quickly like 10+ minutes! I used Melanie’s Branching Out and Notes to Mom for the sentiment. I made my card centered around this scrap of ribbon that came off of a notepad. I loved the idea of pairing the pink & white with kraft pure luxury cardstock (the branching out rectangle was already stamped from a previous stamping session so I did cheat a little!) She loved it nonetheless and that’s what counted! Even more so, she loved what I put inside, one of the pictures we took in Jamaica on our cruise.
So, hopefully you are not bored with seeing a Mother’s Day card after the fact (you can always switch up the greeting for another occasion real easily!), but I have been busy working on my 1st quilt (and the top is finished as of this evening!) I worked hard on it Sat, Sun afternoon and tonight because I need to get some stamping done this week!
As you recall from a previous post, I am taking an on-line quilt class with Rebecca of Chasing Cottons and I was determined to finish the top and I did! This is a picture of John helping me figure out the pattern, the quilt almost took up our whole island (little did I know when we planned for the island, it would double as a sewing station) ha! I went with diagonal triangles for this quilt.
Here is a picture of the ‘planned’ design. We got the design down in less than 15 minutes and I started sewing 12:00 on Sat. while John went out geocaching with some friends. He rolled in about 8:00 p.m. and I was still sewing (but I took several breaks during the day to eat, nap and watch a little t.v. *snicker*
By Sunday, I had this done (just worked on it a few hours since we were out most of the day visiting parents for Mother’s Day). I was so excited it was taking shape so quickly!! I looked forward to working on it as soon as I got home from work today and I did! John was so sweet, he was washing dishes and had put dinner together so I got started right away!
A few hours later and this is what I had (took several breaks to share some exciting news with some friends and family a few times – don’t worry the news will be shared here soon, promise!) It’s past my bedtime and my quilt front is complete! It will be a lap quilt, roughly 4’ x 4.5’ I believe. Eeeks! I can hardly believe I MADE THIS!!!
I also wanted to share with you, that on Friday May 20th, there will be a Friday Night Sew In going on, with Heidi and Bobbi
I am looking forward to it since I had to miss the last one since we were on our cruise. If you like to sew, we'd love to have you join us! I'm not sure if I will be done with my quilt or not, but I have plenty of other sewing projects in line to do!