Saturday, November 8, 2008

Vetern's Day weekend

This has been a rainy week here in Western WA. So I decided to treat myself to a quilting class. I've always wanted to make a Mariner's Compass and the local quilt shop was offering a class using the QuiltSmart pattern.

It is done on fusible interfacing and there are enough pieces to do 4 of these. They measure approx 21" across. The dark sections behind the stare are two shades of green. I'm pleased with the first one and hope that the other three will turn out as well as the first one.

Then I made this Tidy Tote to put on my ETSY site for sale. I want to make several of them in different fabrics for sale. They are very handy next to your sewing machine or on the arm of your chair when you have hand sewing to get done.

Earlier this week I made a lovely chicken pot pie for supper. The recipe came from the Sunday paper and I'm glad I tried it. It has become a favorite of ours. If you'd like to try it let me know and I'll email you the recipe. It makes enough filling to do two pies. I make one for that day and freeze the second one for later. It never waits to long before it's out of the freezer and into the oven.

At the moment we are having a break from the rain and the sun even managed to come out for a few minutes. This sure is beautiful country when the sun shines and the sky is blue with whispy white clouds. I caught Rosie on top of my truck enjoying the sun while she groomed herself. So before the rain starts up again I am off across the yard to the quilt room to get a quilt done for a customer. If you have a few minutes and some fabric take time to make a quilt for Quilts of Valor or one of the other groups making quilts for veterans to let a veteran know they are appreciated and remembered on this Veteran's Day and every day. Have a good weekend everyone.


StockdaleJo said...

Hi, your Mariners Compass is very impressive.

The Compass is high on my wish list to try. Such a lovely intricate block.

Looking forward to seeing the finished project.
Cheers Jo

Chocolate Cat said...

You've made a great job on the Mariner's Compass. Looking forward to seeing the end result. Afraid I don't have enough patience for one of these!!

Amanda said...

the Mariner's Compass block always looks so difficult to do and so 'flashy' when it's finished. I hope your other three turn out as well as your first one.