It was great fun although I found my skills were a bit rusty. Can you say, really rusty? There were 4 designs and we had supplies to make 3 of each card. Needless to say, I didn't finish all of the copies of each design but I did get the main designs done. Um, er, I forgot there were four cards so only pictured 3 of the cards. Hum, the colors are really light in the center card. There are some flowers with leaves on the right side of the center card. I will finish the extras of them and start using them. (Some of them I left the sentiments off since I probably won't need a bunch of Best Wishes cards. I left off another little saying on that card too.)
My daytime activity was a shopping trip to a quilt store I don't get to very often. I met up with a bunch of quilters and headed to Stitch by Stitch. They do have a web page but it hasn't been updated since last year. (http://stitchbystitchquiltshop.net) It's a nice shop with a fairly good variety of fabrics. (Hum, I don't remember seeing any batiks but I wasn't looking for them either.) They have a nice selection of classes being offered. I was shopping for a dog quilt I will be making.
Here's the pattern I am going to be making. I love Atkinson Designs. Terry's patterns are well written and easy to follow. This particular quilt will be donated to Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue to raise money for the group. I may not have mentioned it but I volunteer with the group. Some of the larger squares will have photos of our rescue dogs on them.
And, I found these fabrics at Stitch by Stitch:
The dog sayings aren't exactly the right size for the pattern but I can make a few of them work. Now, I need to get a few more photos of springers so I can have them printed on fabric. And, I need to get going on this! I'm hoping to have it done by mid April so they can start selling raffle tickets. I understand that it takes a really long time to sew all those little squares together. I know it is going to turn out great!
That's it for me today. I'm off for a sewing day with friends. (Hum, maybe I did feel a little cabin fever from last week's snow storm.) I'm linking to Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? and Needle and Thread Thursday.