Sunday, November 30, 2008

sewing on Sunday

Last day of the long weekend and I finally have some free time today to sew -- I'm gonna take advantage of the quiet house (the kiddos went to do a late Thanksgiving supper with their dad) and get some work done on the Betty Boop Quilt and sew on a couple other projects.
I have the string blocks sewn into sets of four now and they are laying on the floor of my living room for me to admire for awhile. These squares each measure 6.5 inches and go together quickly so I am hoping to make more blocks over the coming weekend and finish this off.

I have the fabric all cut for the setting squares of the Betty Boop quilt. Gonna go sew on that one for awhile now. Update ... I got the center of this one together and the first border attached before the kids got home. I have the fabric cut for the middle border and hope to do attach that soon. I want this one done and outta here. I haven't taken a picture yet so that will come later. Thanks so much for your help Tirane in the layout of this one!!
I was sitting in church this morning with one kiddo on either side with their little heads laying against me and I thought to myself how blessed I am to have them. I love them so much. I am so thankful for my kids and the times we have together and the hugs that we share. I am so thankful for the holidays that bring our families closer together - seems like over the holidays we are able to spend more down time reconnecting to one another. I am so thankful for the food in my pantry that I was able to put up this past summer and we are now able to enjoy - we ate green beans, peas and squash for Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for my sewing time - I use it to destress and it is my outlet - even if it is not every day - I look forward to it and enjoy it.

until next time ....


Babs Schmidt said...

They look great! can't wait to see it finished.

Betty said...

Hey there!
Great blog! I really enjoyed reading through it.
I noticed that you're working on a Betty Boop quilt -I take it youre a fan of hers.
My name is Andrew DiPalma and I'm an official representative of Betty Boop out here in Los Angeles, CA. I was wondering if you had an email address that I could use to get in touch with you outside of your blog. I have some great news about Betty Boop that is current about some new happenings, her official page, her new official blog and other things that I wanted to see if they would be of interest for you for a write up for your readers.

If interested, please email me at I'd love to hear from you, and we can go from there.

Andrew DiPalma