No messy dining room table pictures, I'm afraid.....and NO, I haven't even started tackling that job yet. It's still on my list of stuff to do! I'll get to it though....I really will! Today I'm gathering things for Goodwill so at least I'll get some junk out of here before the snow flies. (I hate snow!) Why I live in Wisconsin, no one knows.
My boys graduated from obedience classes yesterday. Seems strange that although they both had 6-8 weeks of training (I don't remember which), that neither one will still come to me when I call if I don't have treats for them. So what's with that?
On the sewing front, lots of the swaps are coming to an end for the year. Boo-hoo! Yesterday, I got this darling package from Nannette:
It was from the QT Swap and the theme was "Windows and Doors". She noted that I mentioned somewhere that I was in love with the newest Malka Dubrawsky fabric so used what she got at the recent Houston market for the mini. So cute! And the extras were marvelous too!
Then, this week, another one of my newest swaps (and fun one too, I should mention), finished the last round for this year. This is a unique swap. You make a doll size quilt, send a photo to the administrator and she posts it. After the allotted time, everyone who submitted a photo secretly votes and then the administrator sends you the information on where you should send the quilt you made. So.....you have no idea until you get a quilt in the mail on which one you will get. It's very cool. This was my submission for this round which had a theme of "holiday":
I went a little nuts! I think there are 38 buttons and I quilted it by putting a french knot in the middle of each star. Duh! You don't think I was a bit crazy after that???? Actually, though, I liked it so much as I was making it that I decided to make three skinnier ones for my friends using only 3 trees (and, as it turned out,) made up a pattern as a give away for my local quilt shop for their Wednesday night demonstrations:
Needless to say that none of those 3 got ANY french knots! LOL
So, that's it for today. I hope that you are all well, and engrossed in lots of stuff too. December seems to fly by around here. Now, if I could only make the rest of the snowy months do the same thing, I would be a happy girl! Until next time.............