Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I have to give this a try

A few years ago my friends at QWHT decided to do a reading club. We picked a book and we would have a month to read it and then we would discuss it. It was about this time of year, I think, that we started it. We wanted something fun for summer so we looked around and came up with what sounded like a really fun book - Sisterchicks On The Loose by Robin Jones Gunn. You follow two friends on a once in a lifetime trip to Finland.

We were hooked from the first book. You see although we are spread far apart geographically we are Sisterchicks through and through.

And the adventures continued - Sisterchicks showed up in Hawaii (Sisterchicks Do The Hula), Mexico (Sisterchicks in Sombreros), Australia (Sisterchicks Down Under), Paris (Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La) and Venice (Sisterchicks in Gondolas).

Now, at long last, Sisterchicks will show up in England (Sisterchicks Go Brit). Oh how I love the English.

So Ms. Gunn is kindly giving an opportunity to win a copy of this newest book and all you have to do is put this picture:

up on your blog and email her the URL. That's it. Nice and easy. Oh how I would love to win a copy of that book. So - I have to give this a try.

Hugs and stitches,


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More accomplishments

With the advent of my new job my quilting has certainly had to take a backseat. But I decided this past weekend to do some finishing up work. I also got my round robin from my quilting group back. This is a huge blessing. I was afraid to join this time because the last time I joined the row by row and I'm still waiting for mine to be returned almost two years later. But everything worked out fine with this round robin - makes me think I might join another one at some time. lol. So here it is:

I also finished up a top. This is a Valentine's quilt. It was mostly done - I just needed to put the border on.

Next on the list was my next round for the roosting robin I am working. We're doing this loosely so we just have a list of suggestions and we each do what we want for each round. Here's mine:

I used some of the fabric I used in my mystery quilt because I love that fabric and I will be donating that top to charity.

And finally I did some work on some nine patches:

I saw a quilt when I was looking around on webshots and these will be the recreation of that quilt.

And on the non-quilting front this past weekend was the prom. Tasha went with a group of her friends. It was very difficult finding her a dress. She is not a frills and lace type person but that wasn't really what caused us the most grief - she's very busty and prom dresses are simply not made for busty girls. We found this dress at Sears, it's from their special occasions line. She loved it and that's what's important.

This is her with her friend Amber. Tasha is the blonde and Amber is the redhead. They had a wonderful time.

I guess that's all for now. Until next time hugs and stitches. Jody