..... QUILTING FOREVER, HOUSEWORK WHENEVER .....

Saturday, February 21, 2009

In the sewing room!

Six sleeps till our retreat of 15 quilters!!! 48 hours of fun and laughter, stitching and eating! The best part is we don't have to cook, so it's peddles to the metal all the way! Maybe we will get some sleep... 8-)

Today I spent the day doing the prep-work for the quilt-as-you-go table runner some of us are making at the retreat. We don't want to take too much of Yn's and Kh's time away from their own projects, so hopefully we will have them completed in a couple of hours...

I decided that this table topper would be for my mother, so it will be done in colors in her living and dining rooms. I shopped my stash for it.

All the make ahead parts are done, the blocks, binding, and the batting and backing are spray basted and ready to roll! Below is a closeup of the fabrics. Nothing fancy, nor anywhere even near the newest fabrics in shops now... Waste not, want not! 8-)
The fur-girls had to put up with me in the sewing room all day, so I made a comfy place for them to be close to me by my sewing table...otherwise one wants to be on my lap, and that just doesn't work! 8-)

Ruby is laying on the shelf under the cutting table, and Dora on a footstool. Can you say spoiled!?! lol!

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

The girls look very happy! What girl isn't happy when she can spend the day in her sewing room?

Pat said...

Can't wait to see photos of those projects when completed. I like the fabrics.

acereta said...

Thanks for the comment in my blog. I have a good teacher in lace making, I've been doing it only for one year. The project you see in my blog is my first big project, so I am eager to see the result...
In turn, I'd like to learn quilting one day. But in order to do it good, I need classes and expensive equipment and fabrics... Hope one day... And time also!
Irina

Guðrún said...

They are spoiled :) I have a dog that follows me around when I am sewing!

meggie said...

Our little dogs love to follow us everywhere. I love the pics!

Brenda said...

My doggie does the same thing! I am jealous about your trip. I am so much in need of one now. Cabin fever and cold weather does that to me. I would be counting the days also!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Glad you're getting ready for the retreat Myra! Do you have your other projects ready to work on yet?