I feel like I'm never going to get back to patchwork! I don't think I've touched fabric for the whole week! (That's not true. I quilted for 30 minutes on Monday night and paper-pieced a small block over the weekend.) But I am far from my normal quota of sewing! Obviously I will not be reaching the goals I set for myself this month. I guess I was too optimistic about any free time I might have. No big problem but now I'm beginning to worry if I'll even finish the Wonky Word Quilt by the time we leave for California. I had thought I could just quilt in California if I didn't finish it but I certainly won't be taking my quilting hoop with my across the Pacific so I need to get it done in the next two weeks! (This is where it would be very nice to have mastered Tonya's hoopless quilting technique.)
But I do have something great to show you! Ta-Da!! May Britt's stitchery bag arrived in the mail!! Isn't it adorable?! She even checked out some of the quilts that I've made to get an idea of the colors I like. They are just perfect! I'm taking it today to show my quilting friends and I can just hear them say "Those are Tanya colors!" The stitchery is so tiny and even! The inner lining is a beautiful dark red shade in a deep floral pattern! And the quilting! I had to ask May Britt if she'd done the machine quilting herself or if she had found prequilted fabric! She did it herself in a beautiful swirling pattern! The pictures just don't do it justice!
Thank you May Britt! I am carrying it around and bragging to everyone about my wonderful bag!