I had participated in my first QAL (QuiltALong) with Lori over at HumbleQuilts back in the spring but it became a UFO when it got warmer and then another QAL came into view. It sat neglected but this week, I decided it was time to have another finish so I got it out and worked like a mad woman on finishing the hand quilting.
I just love to hand quilt! I love the feeling of the thread weaving through the layers of fabric. I also love how a quilt changes and comes to life as you quilt.
Thanks to Lori for such a sweet little quilt project. I had fun making it and using up many of my scraps. And since it is a finish, there is another surprise giveaway! This is another of the fobs I made for my surprise giveaways back in May. I think I might have to start making more at this rate. *grins* I had set myself a goal to finish 6 items over the summer. So far I have given away 9 surprise gifts for 7 finishes and also completed another little wallhanging which was not a UFO. I am really pleased with those 8 finishes and hope to add another couple yet before mid-September.
And now that scissor fob.....
I went back to this post which I had so much fun writing. I used the random number generator and the winner is...
AnitaA at CountryQuilter. Congratulations Anita! Can you email me from my profile page and send me your address so I can get this fob (above photo) in the mail to you?
Last, I wanted to share a gift I made for my online friend Jenny. She does not have a blog but has become a special blogging friend when she found my blog. We email regularly and I feel like we share so very much about what makes us happy in life. I made her a fob for a pair of scissors with blue and pink beads and tiny dragonflies. Then I created a little wool felt scissor cover. I wanted it all to say summertime. Jenny's gift arrived so I can now share it with you.
And as the weekend knocks on our door today, I wish you a weekend of creative juices flowing rich and joys of the season as autumn starts to show its signs. Who knows, maybe you might find a pumpkin too.....
You are such a funny sight.
As you sit there by the window,
Looking out into the night.
You were once a sturdy pumpkin,
growing on a curly vine.
Now you are a Jack-o-lantern,
See your night lights shine."