Driving alone. I certainly had time to chill and reflect. The leaves were just starting to turn. In a couple of weeks they will be amazing.
Usually I bring up one quilt to design and work on. Everyone else is power sewing away and I just plod along, feeling a bit unfulfilled. This time I decided to join the crowd. I made a bunch of small projects.
So here's my list:
1. Breast cancer pillowcases for our local hospitals. I made 4. You can find directions here. They fit a travel size pillow.
2. Casserole carriers. I made 2. You can find extensive directions and tons of photos on the 2 Little Hooligans blog. I used Insulbright to help the casseroles stay warm during transport.. I lined the carriers with a contrasting fabric.
3. One beaded bracelet for my quilt guild's December auction.
4. Tallit commission. This was a great project. A neighbor called and asked her if I would do this for her. It was her idea and I just love it. A tallit is a prayer shawl that some Jewish people wear when they go to synagogue. (Thank you Chrisitne for modeling.)
My neighbor called and asked if I could transfer photos to fabric and line her nephew's tallit
with photos - photos of loved ones - some who are no longer alive. I just love the idea, that during this important occasion, you are wrapped in love. This is a great project. I would do this again (hint.hint) and I don't say that about many commissions.
5. Then I started working on this wonky silk dupioni wallhanging. It is a bit too wonky for me. I have it on my design wall and I am just not sure what I am going to do with it. Any thoughts?
Getting all of these projects done was extremely gratifying.
I have to share with you some of the projects that my friends were working on. Jane was also working on a commission. I have to say she was doing a great job trying top make a silk purse out of a sows ear. A man wanted her to make 3 lap quilts from his deceased mother's clothing. Most of the clothing was wild housecoats/mu mus.
Bailey was the only one that liked them!
Terry made a soldier's quilt. The top border is bunting and it has this great aged look.
Kelly is always the queen of many projects, but I forgot to take photographs. Christine really did power sewing. She finished all the braids for 2 queen size quilts.
Always a nice time with friends.