Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Lovely Weekend

Oh, it's been a lovely weekend! I did so much sewing! And we did other wonderful things -- dinner on Saturday at our favorite restaurant in Chestnut Hill, movie this afternoon followed by Jules Thin Crust Pizza, and then more sewing. I tell you, it's been splendid!

In the purge of a couple of weeks ago, I unearthed a batch of bordered four patches that I'd made from a pair of Bali Pops. I put them up on the wall with the hope of getting them together soon. Going to cut setting triangles out of Kona black and then use scraps to make some sort of a border beyond that; we'll see how it evolves. I'd like to think that Wanda would like this project . . . .

The other thing I've worked on is -- gasp -- a dress! A few years ago, a friend in real estate was cleaning out a house she'd sold and came across a partial bolt of some lovely black fabric. It's kind of a thick rayon, but I'm not sure at all what the content actually is. It is plain black and on the dressy side. Well, one of my pregnant daughters-in-law is a professional musician, and she's going to need a long black dress to wear for performances. I can't imagine how much she'd have to pay for that, if she can even find it. I had patterns left from making some things for Sherry and for a friend's daughter when they were pregnant, and one of them just happened to be a simple v-neck, longish-sleeved long dress. I've been working on that and am at the point of setting in the sleeves, and that's not something I can do on black fabric at night. So tomorrow afternoon when the light is better, we'll give it a try. So far, all it has cost me is a zipper!

The movie we saw was "Amelia," and we both liked it very much. I'd known nothing about her, and learned a lot.

And now it's time to go into the living room and return to the hand quilting of the table runner I'm finishing for a Christmas gift.

Because this lovely weekend isn't over yet!



5 comments:

Marit said...

Lovely blocks on your design wall, great autumny colors... It is so nice when a quilt comes together in front of you! Thank you for your nice comment, too...
; )

Salem Stitcher said...

Love the quilt! And a weekend sewing would be bliss to me right now!

graceamazes said...

Nancy, I have nothing to say except, it's GORGEOUS!

Tanya said...

Such a beautiful quilt! The bali colors are amazing!

Exuberant Color said...

I was away from reading for a couple days and WOW, yes I like it. I want to make one too!!!!