We did end up getting a bit of a winter storm very early yesterday morning. Lot of ice! Jamie called me early yesterday and I told him to stay home and come today instead. I was too worried about him driving. I’m home today until dance time anyways. The girls ended up having school canceled as well. We had a very relaxing day together. Jamie told me that I could still practice on my A-1, but not with the stitch regulator on. I felt I needed a day off from practicing on the machine and chose to spend some time in my sewing room working on Elaina’s Blissful “Toulouse.” Lot of piecing there!! I did finish all the rail fence blocks. I’m almost done with the little 9 patch blocks. Whew! I’m enjoying it, but my next quilt project will not have a gazillion 1.5″ squares in it!!
Speaking of wooly Wednesday…I won a giveaway from Debbie over at Woolensails. Debbie designs her own patterns for the most beautiful rug hooking, punch needle and penny rug projects. I won two of her e-patterns! I picked the ones I liked from her Etsy store. Actually, she sent one to me and one to my friend Patti. I’ve always wanted to learn rug hooking, so now Patti and I will have to take a class together!
I will be working on my wool version of “Hop To It” tonight while the girls are at dance. I’ll be starting a new block tonight. I just finished this one.
I love each block more than the next it seems! Here is a recap of the blocks so far…
I don’t have a designated design wall…yet. 🙂 Alyssa is actually helping hold this up from behind! I don’t know, the bunny might be my favorite so far. This has been such a fun and relaxing project. I need to put myself into overdrive, though. The first weekend in February I am going on a retreat and I want all my blocks done by then so I can work on the sashing and borders while I’m there. Meaning, I want it all put together and ready for quilting by the time I leave the retreat. That’s my goal for right now. It may change a bit, though! 🙂
I met a customer, Karen, at the shop Monday that had heard about my blog through a friend and wanted the name so she could visit it. How nice! Anyways, she too is working on “Hop To It” but in batiks. Her batiks were gorgeous. I was pleasantly surprised when I checked my email Monday night to find that Karen had sent me a very nice email. She also included a photo of her version.
It’s just beautiful! She just has the borders left to attach. I hope that I’ll see her again at the shop soon!
Hopefully, today my A-1 will be purring like a kitten again.