Yesterday was a roller coaster of a day. It began well enough. I had a busy day at work and everything worked out well which is unusual when it is so packed. Then I went home, dun, dun dunnnnnn...
The beginning of the evening was GREAT! Look what came in the mail for me from Anne Sutton's personal stash!
She told me that after reading what I wrote (about looking for this fabric) that she has some in her secret stash and so would send me a yard. What a wonderful lady, THANK YOU SO MUCH, ANNE!!!
Then came the event that panicked me. I have been saving some money for something and a HUGE chunk of it was missing!!! I looked everywhere. I am not sure whether I misplaced it or if, during our graduation party, someone took it, or a friend of the kids took it. I am just SICK over it (it was THAT much money, over $1000). I am still holding out hope that I somehow misplaced it or put it in a "safe" place that I am just not remembering. Please pray for me to St. Anthony (patron saint of lost stuff) that he will help me to find it. That's all I am going to say about it for now or I will begin to panic again.
It was quilting night at CHV so I had to get my stuff together and get going. "Breathe, Pam, just breathe and go to quilting, you can do it." So I got my stuff together and went. It was probably the best thing I could have done. I didn't talk about the money and I just focused on my owls. I managed to get the fusible fused to the owl fabrics for 2 of the owls, one set of 4 owls cut out and one owl of another set cut out. I didn't think to take photos of the first one (Sleepy) but he is all cut out and ready to fuse to the backgrounds. I got one of Grumpy cut out and it is not fused down but it looks like this:
I am pleased with how he turned out. I liked the sleepy one too but as I said I forgot to take pics of him. I am planning to work on them tonight so will show you more tomorrow or so.
My DF Pauline is in the swap with me too and she is making crows. Last week at CHV I drew crows/ravens for her and here is a sneak peek at 2 of her blocks. She has a couple of other designs too that aren't done yet but these are awesome. she doesn't have a blog so I asked her if I could put them on mine. I think this one is my favorite. I like how the feet curl into the eye socket.
The second one is a variation on the first.
Can you believe this one? She paper pieced the bit on the bottom of the block. *Over achiever!!*
So there you have a sneak peek at our Spooktacular Swap blocks. I think they are coming out very well. Our other friend, Sharon, has spiders so I think we will be helping her with those soon.
As I said in a previous post, I have also been working on the Big Ten blocks for the center of each of the blocks. This is what my sewing table looks like at the moment, covered with Big Ten kits.
They are all fused and now I need to stitch around them all. There are 11 schools in the Big Ten so we added the "Big Ten" block too. We are making 2 quilts each time until the 5 of us each have a quilt for ourselves too. That means I have 22 blocks to stitch around. I will have 12 owls to do at the same time. The BT blocks need to be finished by Aug 29 and the owls need to be arriving at Jane's on Sept 1st!
Wait, can someone please add a few more days to August?