Has any one person on the planet sewn more blouses than I have? I don't think so. Seriously, I'm going to have to start building closets in front of my closets like my MIL did! I cannot fit one more hanger on the bar where I have them now.
I'm sure you will recognize most of them.
I wanted to keep them here so I could see how many I have made and not forget to wear them.
I guess I have already had to let some of the blouses escape to keep them from being squashed to death!
This does not count the blouses hanging in my closet in our other home.
I do believe it is time to start weeding out the ones I don't really like that much. Sad thing is, I can't give them away because the person receiving them would have to have all the same fitting issues that I have, or the blouse would be all wonky on them.
SOOOOOOOOOO, I was going to tell you that I have been working on a quilt top. It is a pattern I bought in 2007 at a Bernina store in Springfield, MO. I wasn't much of a quilter in those days, so I looked for things I thought I could actually do. They had this made up and hanging on the wall in the store. It was really cute, so I bought the pattern.
When I had to be at my MIL's house for all those months with NO television and NO internet, I decided to take a sewing machine and a quilt to work on for those long, lonely nights. Recently, I finished the last block and decided to bring it home.
Here is what it looks like right this very minute on the floor of my sewing room:
It will have two borders.
Here is a picture from the pattern:
Each block has to be appliqued. I took a picture of the sunflower block BEFORE:
NOT ONLY have I been working on that quilt, I decided to join in a project that Rhonda of "Rhonda's Creative Life" started. At first, I didn't think I would participate, but I decided today that I was in the mood. For some reason -- which you can read about on her very nice blog -- she is making 900 -- yes, NINE HUNDRED pillowcases for a Hospital to give to children. She has asked for us seamstresses out there in bloggerland to help her. I managed to make five of them today.
I didn't have a whole lot of juvenile prints because I gave them all away when my grandkids got to be 5' tall, but I did find two cute ones.
Here are the kitty cat pillowcases I made today:
Remember my very first quilt -- the purple squares with the fall colored squares??? Here is another version that I started way back then, but never finished -- and I doubt I ever will since I have advanced quite a bit since that stage of my quilting life. Wonder if anyone would want it. All the blocks are already cut out. They are in the bin on the floor right next to it.
That's it for today. Time to go swing for awhile and decide what to fix for dinner.
OH! Check out Phylly's blog. She wrote all about the very sad tale of our most favoritist-of-all fabric store in Tulsa, OK. www.justalittlebitofsewing.blogspot.com She shows us the GORGEOUS fabrics she bought. I would LOVE to have been able to be with her yesterday.