Thursday, April 18, 2013

Getting my Groove Back ...

If you follow my blog you know by now that March is a very hard month for me ... the hardest in the calendar. So much sadness and bittersweet memories, I for one am glad to see it move and and enjoy the coming buds of Spring.
It seemed like I had forgotten where my sewing room was and how to operate my machine. Well, I'm happy to report that I have found my fabric, machine and my sewing room and I'm getting back in the groove!
My long arm quilter returned a couple of small items ...

This little runner is complete and ready to go. I have sold it so it's going to a new home on Saturday!
And this little cutie is almost done and ready to jump into the wash to get "old" looking. This is a kit from my friend Penny and it's so very much me!      
I had planned on attending a quilt retreat in early March and it was a Mystery Quilt retreat. I had the fabric requirements prior to the retreat (orange paper!) I bought the necessary fabrics and was ready to go. However, life interrupted my plans and I couldn't go. Last eek I pulled out the fabrics and decided it was time to see what the mystery was all about! My friend Rita, the creator of this retreat had provided me with the actual pattern so I'm set to go. Here are my fabric choices, love the colors, they are so not me but very Autumn looking! This is part of Judy Rothermel's new line. I got it all cut out on Monday.

Sewed the strips together on Tuesday ....

  And Wednesday and today I started the piecing process ... as I make additional headway I'll keep you posted! It feels good to have a new project under construction!!