Super Bowl Sunday and Slow Sunday Stitching finds us spending the weekend in Henderson, NV with my husband's son and his lovely wife, Jennifer. We came down Friday morning and will go home tomorrow morning. It is always and wonderful stay. We went out to dinner Friday night to celebrate my birthday which was delicious. We all shared an order of mussels with garlic and lemon and I had a cobb salad for dinner. Extra yum! Saturday, Jennifer and I went to Jo-Ann's and I used two gift cards that I had. One had a little left on it from Christmas and then my daughter, Jennifer, (Yep, there are 4 Jennifers in our family) had given me one for my birthday. All-in-all I only had to pay $1.34 for all that you see in the picture below.
Yesterday I finished another round on my La Passacaglia. I'm really liking how it is turning out. The next round is more stars. I didn't bring any material down with me so it'll be on hold until we get back home.
My main project for the past week was quilting my Midnight Mystery quilt. I free-motion quilted it with loop-da-loops and stars. I'm not sure if you can see the stars in the up-close picture. I brought it with us and got the binding on the back hand stitched. It is all washed and dried. I used two Color Catchers and they worked perfectly. Some of the red and blue fabric must have run as the Color Catchers were kind of purple when I took them out. I still need to make a label for the quilt and get it sewn on. First I'll take it to quilt guild for show and tell and to make certain it can be used as a Quilt of Valor as my quilting isn't the greatest.
I'm trying to sew from my stash and I had bought material for 4 baby quilts. At first I thought I only had material for 3, but when I went through my big tub of batting and projects there were 4. I had already cut out the pieces for one so I got that all pieced together. I did have to buy fabric for the backing which is green with white polka dots. The photo isn't the best as I don't press my quilts until I'm ready to baste and quilt them.
I didn't get much done on the cross-stitched Christmas stocking this week, but check out that little patch of green in the area by the right antler of the moose. That was all I accomplished on it this week.
Next week I'll spend more time on my cross-stitching, hopefully finish the one baby quilt so it can be donated, get fabric cut for the next round on my La Passacaglia, and get three more redwork blocks prepared for stitching. I'm trying to do 3 of those each month.
I also received happy mail from Kathy Brown at The Teachers Pet. I had won all these wool applique patterns. Do you remember that cute little tin that I had gotten at the China Ranch Date Farm? That will be used for one these Wee Woolies. Thank you Kathy.
I'm linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching today. Happy stitching.