I didn’t get to spend much time in my sewing room last week. Most of my time was taken up with preparations for house guests and hosting our Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. Our company left yesterday, and I spent the rest of the day not doing much of anything. We had a wonderful time, and now I feel like the holiday season has officially started. I’m ready to start the decorating and cookie baking for Christmas!
Hubby delivered the table runners that I had orders for and my customers loved them. I received a phone call from one of the ladies stating how much she liked her runner and that was so great to hear. I really appreciated that she took the time to make a phone call. It feels good to know that she is happy with her runner – she was excited to share it with the girls in her office. I have to admit, the dark binding on her runner looked wonderful. I was in such a hurry to get it made and delivered before the weekend that I didn’t even stop to take a picture. I really wish I had. Trust me when I say it looked soooo good!
This week I get to do one of my favorite things – quilt a top for a customer. Today I’ll baste it and start on the quilting. We are doing a fairly wide-spaced crosshatch design over the entire top. My customer wants the quilt to be super cuddly, and with the piecing she did I think a large crosshatch is the perfect choice. Hopefully there will be progress to share with you on Wednesday.
I also owe you a wrap-up post on the craft show. That will come later this week.
Even though I get to quilt for a customer and have a few other fun things to do this week, I think the thing I’m most excited about is that my sewing room is clean and organized once again. It was a real mess after all the sewing I did for the craft show – I had piles of yardage, scraps, batting, zippers, and fusible fleece everywhere! I love walking into a clean room to start a new project; that is my crush for this Main Crush Monday! 🙂
Before we take a look at some of the links from last week, I have an update for you on a quilt I quilted for the Wanna Bee Quilter’s Guild. Remember the red/white Disappearing Nine Patch? Ticket sales have been strong since August and the drawing for the winner was held a couple weeks ago.
This beauty raised over $1100!!!
I was so excited for those ladies, and for the scholarship fund that will be helped. I have had a red/white quilt on my own To Do list since I quilted theirs; maybe I’ll get one made in 2017!
Now let’s look at a few of your crushes from last week’s linky party. There were some amazing projects linked – I hope you had time to visit and mingle with the other party guests. (Yep, that’s a reference to the Christmas parties that are coming up!)
Kay of Quilts Plus Color dyes fabric and uses an ice dye technique that has me intrigued. I have never dyed fabric but I love to see the work of those who do.
Louisa of Sewmotion wrote a thoughtful blog post on the giving of handmade gifts and included links to a few tutorials and blogs who inspire her. When she said “I love giving handmade gifts at Christmas, though I do tend to give them to people who I know will appreciate the love and work gone into making them“ her statement really resonated with me. Not everyone appreciates a handmade gift and over the years I have found myself only giving handmade to those who do. Louisa included a pic of cushions she gave to her nephews last year:
Vicki of Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting made two beautiful table toppers at the request of a friend. The quilting on them is fabulous, and I’m obsessed with the shape of the toppers. Beautiful work, Vicki!
Now it’s your turn to share your crush for this Thanksgiving week. Your crush can be any project that has you excited to be in your sewing space, a new skill you are working on, or a new tool or gadget – really anything that you want to share with us. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how: