At our office we have a baseball field by us and they hit their balls into our yard, yes break windows and such. They do not come over and ask for them back so we keep them. I have a large box full. One day I decided to use up some of those scraps i have been collecting. Well, I made it into a pin cushion with a face. He holds a needle sharpening strawberry and wears a hat of some sorts. I made one into a clown and an angel. They are cute. I don't have a photo at the office here anymore to show you, but I have posted him on the board under ballman. I count this as one project even though there are about 30 of them to do. It was fun making up my own pattern.
Sorry for your loss NotByThe Book. I agree that sewing, quilting and crafting really helps with the healing. And that this is a very supportive and encouraging group. Hope we see pics soon.
Quiltermomma, I'm glad you explained ball men. Sound really cute. It's too bad that people aren't aware of the cost of materials and the time involved.
I've decided that this year, I'm going to stay away from block exchanges and such. I have 3 potential quilts waitng to be put together from block swaps and I am doing a (2012) BD block exchange so that will make 4. The blocks are beautiful but I just can't seem to visualize how to put them together.
Happy February everyone.
You are so right thomp116 I bet those would go over well if I made them little football guys with team colors. They do not have to be pincushions then they could be just for fun. I like that idea. Will definitely be cheering for the Giants over the Patriots this weekend. Would love to see Giants smack down the Patriots again!
So goals for February anyone?
I need to finish my Fall quilt and my Valentine swap blocks. I had to put them both aside and only work on them sparingly. I'm in the process of moving(unexpectedly). So, once that's squared away, I can devote time to those and my swap blocks. And I want to finish the fall quilt and valentine quilt by the end of the month.
Finished UFO for January, 10 placemats I had attached the binding before surgery and finished hand sewing it down to the back. On to Feb:)
That was smart thinking brushandthimble. You did good girl. Hope the healing is going quickly and you are up and running agiain.
Notbythebook - I'm so glad that you're back in the swing of things!
Quiltermomma - My goals for Feb. are (1) to practice some FMQ on a small piece with the wool batting so that I can get rid of the eyelashes & (2) FMQ my DGS's Solar System Quilt. (3) Stay up with the PC blocks. (4) Make a 6 hour Quilt for my Apprentice. She is leaving to go live with her fiance in Austin. :( I'll put one strip on it a day. Her baby is due in July so I'll be able to finish this one. Her leaving will give me 3 or 4 more afternoons to work on my owne things.
Judith1005 - So sorry you have to stop & move. That's the way life is, right when you start to develop a rhythm something comes along & changes it.
brushandthimble - You thought that out wonderfully.