Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Nice, Nice Weekend

I'm continuing to work on Going Rouge and have now finished all six of the Sugar Bowls.  Here are three of them.  Still to come are Cake Stand (I'm cutting them today) and Simple Flower Basket.  I had thought that this quilt would take a long, long time to make (and perhaps it will!) but it is going together pretty smoothly.  Sometimes I lose track of which is background and which is basket when I'm working with the fabric.  I'm not too alarmed at that since every block is different.

The Rouenneries fabric has a very pretty selvedge and I've cut and saved them from all of the FQs that I'm using for the baskets.  I'm not a selvedge person, but I know there are those of you who are doing things with selvedges and if you are one of those people and would like to have mine when I am all finished with this project, let me know and I'll send them off to you.  First to claim them gets them.

The shower for Amy was a big success.  It was fun to work together with her Mom on this project.  Everyone was so generous; Amy and Andrew received a marvelous assortment of gifts including some amazing Calvin Klein onesies, a couple of gorgeous crocheted shawls, and a hand-crafter Minkie bear and many, many other things. 

No one felt like cooking dinner last night so we went out with A&A and Amy's parents for a delicious dinner at CinCin and then came home and fell asleep in front of the Olympics.  The kids left for home after breakfast this morning and I've been doing laundry, piecing blocks, and making turkey soup with the Olympic events on in the background. 

Truly a nice, nice weekend.


sheddy said...

Love to have your selveges. Your baskets are wonderful

Julie in the Barn said...

It must be a sign we are longing for Spring with all the basket blocks showing up around blogland lately! I've succumbed as well. Yours are really lovely.

altar ego said...

It does sound like a lovely weekend. We had a good one, too. Details about Sunday are on my blog--Saturday included a very productive (if erratic) church meeting, and a chili cook-off to raise money for the county democratic party. Enjoy your rouging!

Pat said...

Love your quilts and really enjoy your blog!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Amy's baby quilt is adorable; what a lucky baby!! It doe sound like a nice weekend~ with the homemade soup, Olympics on TV and blocks to piece... heaven. I am not a selvedge person either. So, tell me why I have amassed a bin full of them! What will I ever do with them? I'm SO happy someone else raised their hand first, sometimes I find myself doing silly things. Whew!

Tanya said...

Amy is as beautiful as ever! What a sparkling smile! So nice that you all had a good time together.