Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What am I working on This Wednesday?

Friday night was the first Club Sew of the Fall. It was so great to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. I enjoyed helping a couple ladies with their projects, so I didn't get as much done on my own, but did manage to get 2 more Star Surround blocks done in the Frolic fabric.
These blocks are made out of leftovers of 3 Frolic quilts I had already made, all I'm adding is the background. I'm not sure I'll have quite enough for a backing, but plan to piece as many scraps into it as I can.
This is the original one I made to see how I would like it. It's more accurate of the cream color of the background.
I didn't find my last ahhhh piece at the shop like I expected, so I was terribly disappointed. Sunday morning I woke up and it was on the floor next to my bed. I'm not sure where it came from, but I was so excited to see it. I finished the stitching up Sunday night, so I have my 2 ahhhh's done for the month.

Sunday we needed tags for our car/pickup so we went to the kiosk in the mall to get them. It was a huge time/money saver, no lines and we didn't have to drive to Sturgis or take time off from work. Mikaela sat next to us and was patient (which is hard for a 2 1/2 year old), so we let her ride a ride. She chose the airplane and Mathew could go with her, so she was excited. They both seemed to enjoy it.

We are off to the cities for long weekend starting tomorrow. I teach tonight, so I did a marathon pack last night and hopefully we'll get headed out tomorrow morning fairly early. I'm hoping to find a few quilt shops along the way. We are attending a wedding in White Bear Lake on Saturday, so I found the quilt shop there to stop at. IKEA might also be on the list of gotta stop locations. I am so thankful I finished the quilts I plan to give last month, so all I need to do is wrap them and they are ready to gift. I've given away 5 quilts this week, which I think is a record!


Sara said...

grubers in Waite Park (out near St Cloud) is amazing, Old Bowling Alley shop in Sherburn is fun and just off I-90. Mankato has a couple of great shops but I love the River City shop.

Depending on your route to the cities there are tons of great shops.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

5 quilts is a lot! I hope you are able to make it to Bear Patch - it's a really nice shop (I used to live nearby in Lino Lakes).

Kelly Young said...

The dark surrounds really make those stars pop! looks great!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation