Thursday, December 31, 2009

The End

Of 2009, that is.

It was an interesting year, to say the least; and a challenging one in many ways.  But there seems to be a slight glimmer at the end of that proverbial tunnel.  So let’s lift a glass and toast in the new year with all the hope and anticipation and optimism that we Americans are known for.

Okay, enough of the serious stuff.  I need to show you my most recent completed projects, and pictures from Rome….

For Christie in our A Dozen Quilters group, a “Swanky” Jumping Jack block:

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For the coworker whose name I drew for our office Christmas party, a cute junior legal pad folio:

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What was so fun about this drawing is that we each had to make our gifts, and they couldn’t cost more than $5.  Originally the cost was to be less than $1, which would have been really challenging (for me anyway), but there were some funny ideas being tossed around.  Maybe next Christmas.

Since I am rather limited in creative talents, I resorted to what I know best: sewing.  And because my coworker is all about recycling, repurposing and economizing, I thought using selvages to make the exterior of the cover would be perfect for her. 

The good news is she loved it, and that makes me happy.  Problem is, I had fun making this folio and am so thrilled with how it turned out that I now want to make more, along with some journal covers.  But who would I give them to?! 

Hmmm….I’ll come up with someone – several someones – because they are just too darned cute to stop at one.  Hey… maybe a future giveaway???

The gift I received is still at the office.  As soon as I return, I’m taking a picture of it to share with you.  Absolutely priceless!  I can’t wait for you to see it.

Aside from cutting and glue sticking a million petals for my Jacob’s Coat blocks (with only a gazillion more to go – I’m just a tad bit behind the rest of the group!), I don’t think I have done any other quilt-related or knitting projects.  Bummer!  I need to do something about that, and soon!!

So, why don’t we return to Rome?  How about a tour of the Colosseum???

Enjoy…

Exterior:

Interior (just a few):

             

Looking out from the Colosseum:

                       

Our next excursion will be to see a few of the fountains of Rome.  Everyone stay together now.

1 comment:

mallorymurray said...

I love the gift for your coworker - that's one lucky friend!