Yesterday was an momentous day. I finished the quilting on my Dear Jane!!
I have also managed to finish a bag for a bag swap I am participating in! It will be jetting off to ..... soon!
It isn't perfect, but it is still cute. I figure my finishing skills will get more precise with each new bag I do. I kinda made up the design for this bag as I went along. There is a pocket for some pens and a mobile... I bought the bamboo handles back in the States a few trips back, and figured they suited this bag. Hope my swap partner likes it!
And if that isn't enough project for me to show in one post. I am nearly done 3 baby quilts for friends' babies that arrived in November and December. I found some chinese coins swap blocks that I got years ago and decided to make simple baby quilts with them. I will do a stitchery at the bottom of each quilt with baby name and birthday and a little graphic, probably some flowers...
To top off a lovely week of progress, I did a swap with Lynette Anderson, brilliant Australian designer, for some Dear Jane civil war reproductions for her Dear Jane and my CW repro collection (love me some repros!!). She so generously sent one of her books signed for me, An Angel's Wish, just beautiful projects, and mom loves angels, so can see a project for her for the summer, don't have time probably before my first trip over. I also love the notepad she designed and the cute purple pen! Thank you so much Lynette for your generosity, great swap! Glad you're happy with the fabrics and chocolate I sent, one can never have too much of either I say!
It looks like I'll be going to see mom the 2nd- 9th of April. Have to plan my trip around husband's golf schedule! Friends will be helping out and Dave will take a few days as well. Travel is going to take a lot of the time but got a great price. Mom will be starting the chemo March 31st, so will be able to help out her first week. Can't wait to give her a big hug. She seems to be doing well recovering, but is getting nervous about the chemo. She is talking about plans for the girls this summer, so I am so glad I am bringing them over, she can't wait to see them!
Heading up on Saturday to Verry Sherry's for a party and some Easter Egg hunting, might bring the Dear Jane for some show and tell!
Maybe I will do a little angel stitchery for mom, a little angel pillow for her chemo sessions so she can lean on it and think of me for her other sessions when I am not there. What do you think? Better get that started tonight if I do it!!