It's funny.....sometimes when you think you will have all the time in the world, life changes and whamo....you wonder if you'll have time to turn around. Last week was like that for me! Monday I had a date planned for lunch and shopping with friends so I couldn't do much else that day. Tuesday, my friend with the puppies came over and by the time Toby and I were done playing with her and the puppy she brought, we needed an afternoon nap! On Wednesday, it was something else.....(right now, it escapes me, but whatever it was, took up time too.) Then, on Thursday, we had a funeral to attend during the day and had friends over in the evening for cards. On Friday, my niece popped in with her daughter and as soon as she left, my son drove into our driveway. I had all I could do to work on Lady #46, little at a time. Usually, my life is not like that! I can sometimes go for days without even a phone call. Needless to say, I get lots more accomplished!! I can, however, show you a few things.
First, let me introduce you to Lady #44, Dr. Sil from Brazil:
Sil was my partner in the Fab Little Quilt Swap and I have known her as a web friend for years. As soon as I knew she was my partner, I knew I had to make her in fabric. She always comments on all my ladies and since she had many pictures of herself in her photostream, I was lucky. I also sent her "Where's Waldo".......:
You might remember him as I posted him awhile back. I got my package last Friday from the lady who had my name and you must see the gorgeous creation that she did. I love it! Janice (betteroffhtreads) is most talented!! I asked for something paper pieced (since I am an idiot and still haven't gotten the hang of paper piecing), and she really went the extra mile. Wow!
I am one lucky girl, huh?
I sent off the mini quilt to my QT partner for the botanicals and birds theme for April/May and she said she liked it. It's only 7x11 inches and I hand embroidered a buttonhole stitch around each flower just for fun:
So that's it for the sewing. If you look at my sidebar and see the blogs I follow, check out "freezeframe". She posted some envelopes that I did for her. I tried to steal her pictures once and couldn't so now I just direct to her blog. Besides, she is super talented in all different things and you might enjoy her work as much as I do.
So, that's about it. I finished lady #46 this weekend and I have yet to ship her out. That needs to be done. Then, I have lots of envelope ideas floating around in my head, besides signing up for two more swaps, so I guess I'll be a bit busier than last week. Finally, we are getting some nice weather. In fact today is my first day without socks.....although I still have on a long sleeved t-shirt. BUT, the back door is open and it's marvelous smelling the spring air.
Hope you are spring like too! Before you know it, we'll probably all be sweltering in heat and need our AC. E-gads!!! Have a great week, my friends!