Sunday, September 28, 2008
String blocks, etc.
Our Heartstrings group had a block party this week-end to replenish the inventory of blocks that are ready to assemble into quilts by volunteers. I cut 48 green center strips and managed to finish 35 blocks. The other 13 will be finished tomorrow. Usually our center strips are red or blue, but we are doing green for the months of September and October. These will have a masculine appeal.
I added a couple of borders to the Snoopy Disappearing Nine Patch top that I made for my friend, Val. She will have it quilted and donate it to the fire department.
Friday night Jim, Connie and I attended our final Tigers' ballgame of the year. WE WON! We had tickets for 16 games this year and were there for only two previous wins. It was a very disappointing year, but Tigers' fans set a new attendance record of over 3.2 million. We did get to see Gary Sheffield hit homers #498 and #499. He has one more game tomorrow to make it to 500 this year.
The American Sewing Expo was in Novi, Michigan this week-end. We left early for the ballgame Friday so Connie and I could spend a couple of hours browsing the vendors. In the center of the room was a roped off area where a contest was going on similar to Project Runway. There were many seminars and classes that looked interesting. At one end of the building was a large lounge where Jim had a comfortable couch and free WiFi. He was content while we wandered through the different areas of the Expo.
A lovely package arrived from Gina over at Quilting in the Valleys. I was the lucky winner of her 200 Post Giveaway. She made a cute tote bag using sewing themed fabrics. The tote bag held a pattern, fat quarters, two magazines, chocolate, floss, and a wonderful panel of Quilter's Quips. It's always a fun mail day when packages are in the box. Thank you very much, Gina.
Congratulations to Hanne
who is celebrating her first pattern release with a giveaway. Check out the cute Christmas stockings she made.
Myra is also having a giveaway celebrating her 200th post. And don't forget to sign up for my giveaway celebrating 200 posts!