Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's July!

It's hard to believe it is July already!
Here is what I have accomplished lately:
I made this adorable drawstring bag! And it is lined too. I made this bag to hold the pancake game that I also made :)
I love the pancakes!! They are so cute and so much fun and I learned how to make the ladder stitch. The apron is reversible.
This is the other side. I will be donating this game to my quilt guild's boutique to raise money for our guild. I hope it finds a home with someone who will have fun playing with it!

My sister and I are working on our swaps! I forgot to take pictures of hers before we swapped again, but here is mine! We are going to swap again this weekend!
My initial blocks were the sail boat and the fish blocks. My sister put them together with the vertical striped blocks and the star sun! I loved it! I added the piano key row on the left side and appliqued two seagulls! I love it!! I can't wait to see what she has done to hers. I believe the plan is to swap 3 or 4 more times? This is a lot of fun! Do you like the whale? And the striped piece makes me think of seaweed!! I love putting my scraps to good use!

At our June guild meeting we received the final step of our mystery quilt. I have my blocks pieced, and I just need to sew them all together! I just have them roughly laid out for this picture. I am afraid that by going scrappy I may have lost the design a bit, but I'll see how it looks once it has been sewn together. What I do love about the scrappiness is all of the things to see! Flowers, cats, fish, ice cream, lemons, polka dots, music notes, instruments, stamps, rainbows, and lots more!! And the fact that I used what I already had on hand. I am not sure where this quilt is destined to live yet. I have thoroughly enjoyed this mystery, and am proud that I have managed to keep up so far!

In other good news, I participated in the MidCarolina Run Shop Hop, and I won a prize!!! Woohoo! I won this blade sharpener from The Cotton Quilt! I love this place. The owners are awesome and super sweet. I was so excited to win!! And guess what?! When I got home from picking up my prize there was a message on my answering machine from We're Sew Creative saying that I won a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!! Wooohoooo!! This is a nice shop with so many patterns and lots of samples on display. They are a bit of a distance away from me so I don't get to go often. They didn't participate in the shop hop but since we were in the area I stopped by and picked up their Row by Row pattern (and lots of other goodies too!) When I checked out they told me I could put my name in a monthly drawing if I passed on a bag for my goodies. I said the earth, right?! And now I've won $25 😊 I am never this lucky!!!
July has always been a good month for me! I will be celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary on the 22nd. Hooray! Due to vacations and other commitments this month I won't be getting too much sewing done, but it's ok. Gotta enjoy summertime while I can!! Happy July!