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