I would like to take a minute to thank everyone that has left me such wonderful comments both here and over at Stash Manicure. You have all made my week so much brighter with your 365 quilt love!! My good friend, PTM pointed out that I did not say when I would be choosing the winner of the layer cake. Since I know that people sometimes get busy and may not have a chance to read the post until the weekend, I will do the drawing on Sunday January 23. Please be sure I can contact you via email or I will have to choose someone else.
Yesterday was the funeral of a friend's mom. I am not a big fan of funerals as I suppose most people are not. I felt good that I could go and support my friend though. I was walking into the church (this was actually at my own church) when the pastoral associate came up to me and told me that my friend wanted me to be the eucharistic minister. YIKES! A big honor to be sure but very nerve wracking for me. I did it and my friend PTM told me I did a good job, WHEW!!
After the funeral I went to the grocery store,UGH. Then off to play in PTM's basement!!! We had lunch first, her famous chicken salad (you should go and ask her for her secret recipe!) I decided that I needed to pay her back for all the amazing binding she has done for me so I made her first three blocks in the layer cake QAL, with the fourth one waiting to be assembled. I need to finish that one and her last 2 tomorrow for the FNSI. I will also be working on the Over the River quilt for LTW. WOW, you would think I didn't have any of my own things that need working on would you? Well, I sure do but I would like to pay back my friends first. PTM and I will work on finishing our mug rugs too, so I guess that is for me. I bought an adorable owl mug and will use the owls on it for my inspiration.
Photo of Mosen laying in my scrap bin!
Tonight is the meeting of the Plymouth Piecemakers and we get to bring our finished basket quilts for judging. I know you have already seen this but for those that haven't this is my entry.
The criteria was that you had to make a quilt with a basket(s) in it. You had to make the entire thing yourself, piece or applique, quilt and bind it. So this is smallish (29" x 29") since I had to quilt and bind it myself. I have no idea why I am so excited, since you only win the right to select the challenge for next years quilt but I am. It is the first time I have done something like this. I was thinking of sending this to a magazine to publish the pattern. Do you think anyone would like to make it?? Well, wish me luck tonight and thanks again for all your kind words. I love reading each and every one of your comments!