Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bad Blogger

I'm a bad blogger. I've neglected this blog and the family blog for too long... hopefully, that will change soon.

What have I been up to? ...

Well.... I went back to work! It's been almost two years since I left my last job, and now I'm back doing the same thing. So for the moment, I have to really manage my time wisely to keep things running smoothly around here.... time is limited.

oh.... it's only a part-time job, and I still have time to do things that I love to do like quilting and blogging .... except only with less time now.

I had several chances during the week to write something up in this blog, but I chose not to. I know... I'm a bad blogger. :-(

You see... when time is limited and the choice is computer or sewing machine.... my sewing machine won! ;-)
It's a good thing that I picked the sewing machine because I am done with all swap projects. The Secret Santa Christmas Swap is completed. Yeah! Can't share with you what it is yet... it's a secret. ;-)

However, I can share with you my Stitchers Angel project. Tomorrow is the deadline for sending out all of the projects. Talk about cutting it real close, I barely finished with the this project for my partner today.

I couldn't resisted ... I had to make a Stitching Angel. I hope my partner will like her.

Here she is enjoying the sunshine and roses.

The pattern is in this book "Gift" by Rosalie Quinlan. For fun and a little of sparkle, I added beads to the wings and changed the word to "stitching" on the heart.

And this is everything that I'm sending to my Stitching partner... the armchair caddy, bag, pincushion, stitching angel, chocolate, and a California thimble.
It may still be early for some people, but for me, Christmas is right around the corner. So here is a Christmas gift in progress. It's a pattern called Nifty Thrifty in Bonnie's new book, Scraps and Shirttails.

The little furry animals were asleep when I spread out the quilt top on the floor for the pic, but as soon as that camera click, they came running and wanted their pix taken. lol ... silly little doxies!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I need to get that book from Bonnie, Nifty Thrifty is a great pattern. Your swap partner is going to be richly rewarded when the package comes from you! Love those furry angels of yours, just precious! Good luck at your new job.

Julie said...

Wow, your angel is lucky! I sent my final package off Tuesday. I first tried to send it Monday but the shipping was $95. Yikes!! I had to repack in a smaller box and remove a pound of weight. Tuesday I shipped for $18. Much better.

Jeanne said...

What a pretty angel! All of your projects are terrific. I still need to order that book, too.

Kucki68 said...

Wish I was on your christmas list, that quilt is wonderful!

Bea said...

Dear Rhonda!
I´m so thankful! I´m overwhelmed! This is all I wished to have... such beautiful armchair-caddy and this lovely pincushion with all the stitcheries!!! I just can say thank you to you! I´ll write you a mail next! So take care and know that all your work is in a good family!!!
I love this stitching angel ...georgeous...
and this bag., so cute, and the sweeties - yummy - ... and the thimble... don´t find any more words!!!
Thank you!

Kucki68 said...

Now that I have my book, and having seen your quilt, I keep thinking Red Cross. Sometime next year, maybe.