Just thought I'd check in and touch base!! I've been doing a lot of reading, so I'll have several book reviews to post in the next week or so, but I've also been able to satisfy my creative side, too.
We started off the month of May with a retirement party . . .
Yup. It's a done deal with no turning back! Luckily, retired life is suiting Todd very nicely. Later in the month we're traveling to Maryland for some NAMB training. Isn't it a happy coincidence that the training takes place thirty minutes from my parent's home??!!
I've continued to work on the wedding quilt. I'm *bound* (har har har) and determined to have it finished before Joc's anniversary (her fourth!) at the end of June. But I can't work on that cumbersome thing *all* the time, so I got out my new apple core English paper pieces and started playing around with those...
In no time at all, I had a nice sized little Christmas topper. All that's left to do is to whip them together!
I've also been dabbling in granddaughter clothes, which is very rewarding!! Kim had given me some material (waaaay back in THIS post) and finally I got things together. First was this outfit:
Isn't it cute?? Ellie was kind enough to model it for us before June got there.
Of course, that it was so perfectly darling on Ellie should have been my clue that it would be just a tad (seriously, just a tad) big on June. A few modifications and it's good to go!
And next was a beach outfit for June!
She decided to do her own modeling for this outfit - and as you can see, I worked out the sizing! She was jumping up and down when I tried to take a picture of the ruffled rump (my favorite) so I'll substitute a still life pic:
Isn't it darling? Can't wait for the next "order"!
I also had a couple of wins ... but only one has come in, so that's what I'll share. I won not one . . .
But THREE sweet little patterns from Snuggles Quilts during the most recent 100 Blocks blog tour.
I really love the table runner patterns in particular (the pattern in the middle). Deanne has lots of really cute things on her site and it's very much worth clicking over!
And finally, the whole 100 Blocks tour got me thinking about what I'd create if *I* were making a block. So I twisted my own arm and sat down at EQ (yeah ... it was a real tough sell). Stars have really been speaking to me lately, so that's what I dabbled in. I settled on this one . . .
I've got the templates cut out and I'll put it together and see how it works!!
Heading back out for now ... the wedding quilt is calling my name ... as is all the pre-coursework I've got to get finished before our class!