Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Hello Tuesday. What do you have in store for me today? Yesterday was a jackpot goody wise. I received 3 packages. Woo Hoo. My Dear Jane book, my dear jane charm packs, and some little ditties I found on Etsy. Now I know how excited all you ladies get when you get a nice pack of fabric. I got 30's repro packs and they are so fresh and colorful. The Etsy package came from Crafty Dad. I had been looking for a simple fabric coaster pattern and these looked so nice, I'm afraid to use them. I threw in a little tissue holder for good measure. We have to support those dads.
With my new supplies I was able to begin my Dear Jane journey. Thank you, thank you Anina for starting with the easier ones. I can get my feet wet, get comfortable with the size, style, and hems before we dive in to deep water. I worked for a couple hours in the cold (never ending cold) afternoon. I am really happy with how it turned out. I did sew the last strip on backward (I was so excited to be almost done). It was sewn perfectly backwards though so that is something. I took me a few min. to fix and tada...my first ever pieced block.
This is B-13: Four Corner Press
Today I am on too D-13, Field of Dreams. I looked for freezer paper at Target to no avail. Hmmm...where can I find this illusive freezer paper to start my appliqué?
Cathy at Big Cats Emporium has started a cute international craft swap. The theme is "Into the Woods". Tessa and I are in. You have til Sunday to sign up. You can do anything you want and have a month to do it. More fun for my busy April, which reminds me; April isn't April without a birthday cake for yours truly! The big day is the 20th, but since I haven't had a birthday at home for 10 years we will make the cake when I get to Arizona. I have enlisted the help of this adorable site and their fantastic cake toppers. I ordered a couple sample packs...cant wait. So get into that swap! You don't want to miss the chance to possibly get some of Cathy and Tessa's art. As for mine...I promise I will do my best!
I just had to post this picture I found. It is a Paula Dean brain child. I dont know if I should be horrified or intrigued. Would you eat this? You would have to have a million wet naps handy. In case you didnt notice, those are DONUTS in the place of buns. And an egg, Aussie style. Wow!
The cooking group I was invited to is tonight. I hope I feel good enough to go. It is really good for me to get out, and easier when it is for something I love and not to just socialize or hang out. It is pork meals tonight. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm off to make my block and try some more hand quilting. Have a great day!