Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My 2010 Work in Progress Project

This is the Mumbo Gumbo, by Pie in The Sky Quilts, pattern I'll be working on this year. I started this last August and have 12 of 48 blocks done as I continue to collect lots and lots strips of different widths. One just can't have too many!!

The quilt is very simple to make and looks great when all 48 blocks are sewn together. There are no borders, so once all the blocks are complete, it should go together quickly.

I do plan to complete this by years end, really.

My Hugs Quilt

A Hugs Quilt is something you really want to get, but don't want to do what you have to do to get one. After breaking my shoulder, my Wacko friends came together and surprised me with a Hugs Quilt.

All the brights just cheer you up immediately and will bring you the biggest smile ever. I love this quilt and have used it every day since I got it last month. I just kinda of feel like a little kid with their security blanket.

As my grandson, Sebastian, says, I cried happy tears when I got it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I WON!!!

My very very first on-line win and I'm so excited. Melinda, who is the sister of my friend Robin, had a giveaway in November, or maybe it was December on her blog and I entered and WON.

This is such a cute pin cushion made from salvages and backed in red fabric. The best part, I have a collection of pin cushions, this will be added as one of my special ones.

Melinda is one of the busiest quilters I follow. She is a long arm quilter, a teacher of quilting and blogs it all to share with us.

For this giveaway, I think there were to be three winners, however, once the deadline was met, she decided to make and give one to everyone who entered. How sweet was that??

(this was a prior posting, deleted by mistake)

A Slow Return

Well, I'm off to a very slow start in 2010. I took a very bad fall on New Years Eve and broke my shoulder.

I wanted to you let you know I'm on the road to recovery, this is my first day trying to type, however, it will be some time before I can sit at my sewing machine.

I do want to take this time to thank my family and friends for all your good wishes, flowers, cards, visits and best of all the good meals that were brought to Carlos and I. I love you all for the help and support.

The photo is an applique I did this last year and the flowers were from my friend Pat B., just a picture of what I have had the opportunity to do this last month, sit back and enjoy my coffee and smell the flowers.

Will be back to posting real soon.
Pamela O.
(this was a prior posting, deleted by mistake)