I didn't think I was going to get to post this week, but I'm on a quick break so here is me making the effort.
It has been a wild week here, I did get in my sewing room though, I spent my time doing essential stuff, here it is......
As you know I'm in Stash Bee Hive 2, my quilting bee commitments take priority every month and Cheryl requested this granny block in brights on a white background with high contrast, just up my street, and I enjoyed making this block.
Next my bee block for Sue in the Bee Inspired bee. Sue wanted a monochromatic block with a white or cream background for this block, Inside Addition. The block was originally designed as an 8 inch block but Sue upscaled it to 12 inches. You can find out the measurements and the links and see the other blocks which are being posted on the Bee Inspired blog.
Finally I got these slab blocks done for the Quilting Bee hosted by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts. It's in commemoration of Canada's upcoming 150th anniversary in 2017. You can read about it here.
The blocks have to include the With Glowing Hearts fabric line, it isn't available here but the lovely and very kind Bernie from Needle and Foot was kind enough to send me pieces her hers, wasn't that so sweet of her? I have enough to make a few more too then I will post them all off together. THEN the equally lovely Lisa from Sunlight in Winter offered to send me some fabric too, what lovely people they are.
I really wanted to join in this bee, and to be honest it was partly because of Lorna, she was so kind and encouraging to me when I started blogging, as many others were, and including Bernie and Lisa too, I just wanted to give something back. I'm not a designer, I'm not clever and don't have any special talents, but I do love quilting and there are lots of ways to contribute to this wonderful community.
So, want to know how the book launch went last week? Never mind, you are going to find out anyway. It went great, it was very low key and informal, no speeches or anything like that, we didn't invite the press or anyone important even, just the people who have supported us over the years and those who have already participated in our courses. We did have a PR lady there who brought a photographer and Gary spent the whole night talking to people, signing books, and being photographed, he loved that, not. If there is anything he doesn't like it's the limelight. Want to see a couple of pics?
This is Gary signing a book, duh!!!
And this is me with three of our teachers,
That's all, I don't want to bore you rigid with pics of lots of people you don't know.
You won't believe what I did when I was setting everything up just before people started to arrive, I fell, AGAIN!!! In the kitchen area, I slipped in something, although Gary checked the floor and couldn't find anything. I fell onto a table and chair, then landed on my back on the floor, ouch. My daughter says I'm a liability, but I think it's because she was thinking of when I fell on my head on holiday with her six months ago, when I had concussion. I felt sort of ok, I missed my head and I didn't let it spoil the night. I did have some wonderful bruises on my left arm and down my side though and I was rather sore.
I can't tell you who got pulled out for the Pay it Forward yet as I haven't emailed the winners so I'll let you know next week. I will also let you know what my 'sweet little Indi' got up to yesterday, I may have calmed down a bit by then.
Have to go now, I can hear you all thinking that for a short break it's lasted a little long.......
With smiles from,
Linking up with Sarah @Can I Get A Whoop Whoop, and Jen @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge hosting TGIFF