I was so enchanted when I saw Libby doing some hexagon blocks. But I have too many UFO to finish before I could start another big project, so I just held back my temptations for those hexagons , hopefully.*LOL*
Well, the other day when I was sewing on one of my quilt blocks, an idea crossed my mind.
"Hey, I can't start on a big hexagon quilt project, but I can do a miniature one!"
The result as you see in this picture. Yes, I'm start making these mini hexagons. *LOL*
I found my "My Country Week" (pattern by Cheri Saffiote-Payne) UFO in my sewing room and started stitching on it the other day.
Here is the block that I just finished.
This Thursday market block reminds me of my local farmer's market. Oh, I love the Farmer's market, specially the one's Spring through Fall. They are full of all kind of fresh vegetables, fruits and lovely flowers.
Also sometime there are some very talented craters there too.
I bought this adorable vintage cloth appliqued apron at the Farmer's market for my daughter, Mindy .
She and I just fell in love with it and she now always wear it when she is playing with her toy kitchen. :-)
Well, back to some quilting topics. The picture above is Monday through Thursday blocks.
I still have Friday, Saturday and Sunday block to finish plus the borders and filler blocks to go.
I found this tool at the Road to California quilt show.
I actually saw Jean Brown's demonstrate it right front of my eye. She show her audience how to use it which was so helpful. I used to just wear a thimble but never protected my other finger. I like to feel the needle when I'm quilting.
Gee, I was wrong. Since I start using the aunt Becky finger saver, I love the idea of SAVING my finger! *LOL*
It's a bit tricky when you first start using it but once you get used to it, your stitch will flow. :-)
This is the site for Ms. Jean Brown's marvelous performance with aunt Becky.
I am a bookworm. Yup, I LOVE BOOKS! Did I mention that to you before? I think I did.... :-)
My hubby has a headache every time he sees me buying books. ( fabrics TOO. *LOL*)
I went to Barns & Nobles today and bought these books. They have been on my wish list for a long time.
I love books about vintage aprons and linens. These are very pretty books.
I'm very satisfy! :-)
Also, I went to a Japanese bookstore to purchase this book.
It's a lunchbox recipe book. We Japanese love to make lunchboxes all the time. Specially if your kids are in preschool or kindergarten. Making a lunchbox is part of our morning routine.
My son will attend middle school this September and I suggested to him that he should take a Japanese style lunch box to school sometime. His class visited the middle school for a field trip and he told me that the cafeteria has wonderful food. But I told him that he won't be buying his lunch everyday. It's cost $5+ and that can be expense if he does it every-single-day!!!!
"That can cut into your money for your fabrics ;0) "