Between battling bouts of my own and my children's illnesses (somehow my beloved husband always misses out on the fun) I have managed to get quite a bit of sewing done. Unfortunately, I can't count any of it yet. :( That's okay though. I'm using the stash and I'm having fun and that's what it's all about right?
I have joined a new sewing group that meets twice a month to sew for two organizations: Quilts for Kids (pediatric illnesses) and Quilts of Valor. I've only been to one meeting so far, but it was FANTASTIC! Everyone was so nice and welcoming. They also didn't seem to be at all bothered that I'm an incredibly slow quilter! I can't wait to go back on the 29th! Using one of the groups many BOM patterns, I'm making butterflies:
My plan is to make 16 of these beauties sashed in black, and then an outer border. I hope it will make a little girl very happy! They make me happy everytime I make one! This is the only new thing I have going on which is good since I have some many other unfinished projects!
I have also been doing quite a bit of shopping. Last weekend I needed a little mommy time, so what's a girl to do, but go to the quilt store...
I had to buy some Terrain. Seriously, it practically threw itself at me! :)
Then I picked up some of the leaves from Little Apples. I have no plans for these, but I thought they'd be good additions to the stash. I would love to have the whole line, but right now it just isn't in the budget. :(
I thought this print would work for a QOV that I'm planning to make in the New Year. Right now I'm just in the planning stages, but I think it's going to be really cool!
This past Friday night I went to Joanne's armed with a coupon and came out with this:
project, and some lemons because they were pretty! What can I say? I have no will power...
Used this week: 2 yards (includes fabric I donated to 100 quilts for kids project)
Used YTD: 34.5 yards
Added this week: 12 yards
Added YTD: 127 yards
Net added YTD: 92.5 yards.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go sew. To see how everyone else did, please head over to Judy's.