QAL week 6 and a the Urban Home Goods swap
Week 6 of the quilt-a-long run by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts. All of these little pieces are making me a little nutty but I am pleased with my progress. Though, truth be told, I'll officially be three weeks behind as of tomorrow - shhh. My little one is modeling my quilt here - so it's approximately the wing-span of a 5-year-old big, so far. It will be a twin sized quilt when it's finished. I have no plans for it, so it's a good thing all of the little futzy pieces really have no deadline.
Here is my inspiration mosaic for another swap - Urban Home Goods - a Modern Swap, hosted by Heather of alamode fabric and Kerri of lovely little handmades. It should be a fun and inspiring group to be a part of. I had "sew" much fun with the pin cushions, this swap will up the "skills ante" just a bit for me *gulp*.
I have had such a nice weekend, I hate to see it come to an end. As a State employee, I had a furlough day on Friday. While the strained Wisconsin budget is not something to celebrate, I think I put the furlough to good, if not a tad bit selfish, use. I saw The Kids Are All Right at the local Sundance Theater. It was so good - wonderful acting, I laughed AND cried! I also had the best popcorn. Then I had a wonderful adventure shopping and enjoying dinner with my sister. Life gets in the way so often, it's hard to find moments to spend together. I will remember our impromptu dessert at the fondue restaurant for some time, to be sure. We were in chocolate coma. I think I get how the chocolate "better than sex" cake got the name.