Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sidetracked into the Sane world

I took part in my first Bee Night at my quilting guild the other evening and in one and a half hours I actually completed this placemat!  It was fun and the pattern was quite simple, just a "nine patch" with oblongs added to the sides and then the corners trimmed.  After that, the backing and filling, and it was done.  It was realy nice to have something to bring home that was a done deal and not another UFO to add to the big pile of UFOs!  Mind you, since I mentioned to one of the ladies that the plain pink side piece looked a bit bare and boring, she suggested that I do some fancy stitches.  So I will check my sewing machine manual and make an effort to learn a fancy stitch and add it to the placemat.  There were lots of lovely colour combinations made at the Bee Night and the object is to donate a bunch of them to Meals on Wheels and give one out to each new MonW customer.  

6 comments:

fast said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。.........................

hetty said...

Oh, I get it! Sane as opposed to crazy quilting! Diane, I have read your entire blog from end to beginning and I love the things you have made! Your crazy pieces look amazing and remind me that I started a Valentine CQ at least 10 years ago and never finished. If I can find it I think I will finish it. I am also blown away by your cake decorating skills! I love those flowers! You must tell me where you buy the stuff to make them with. One final thing...your comments are set for no-reply, so when you leave a comment on my blog I can't e-mail a reply.

Diane said...

Thanks Hetty, I'll change that in the settings. Thanks for all the nice things you said, and I am amazed you have read the whole thing!

Diane said...

This is a message to "fast' who left a comment in an Asian language. I would appreciate it if someone could translate it for me. I hope it's something nice!

Ann Flowers said...

That turned out so cute. I love it. What a cute idea for place mats. Your color choice are perfect. I love the contrast of a solid and a print. Very nice!


Ann Flowers
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Anonymous said...

Mum,

I used the google translator service for chinese to english and it came back with this:



Love, apart for a heart and by the word. Intention to accept each other's everything, all the intentions to love each other. .........................


Heather