All those mug rugs I made were used as favors on Friday night - everybody got one to take home. I was sad to see a couple of them find new homes, but I can make more. Each meal comes with a favor planned by momm so we not only go home with completed projects, but also a fun little tool or goody as well. Mini fabric fortune cookies, a tea cup saucer pin plate, chocolate (of course), cool little key fobs and more!
It was cold and there was a thin layer of snow on the ground, but we got to stay nice & cozy inside sewing away. The best part was being able to sew all weekend - with no interruptions except when it was time to eat! This year there were a couple other events/meetings going on at the resort too. Friday was a murder mystery dinner party and Saturday was a 12 hour paranormal event. We weren't quite sure what that was all about, but I was hoping to see flashing lights outside! Instead, C & I entertained ourselves with the Ghostbusters theme song & some great ideas of what would be paranormal about the evening.
I worked like crazy to get my Swoon blocks together and ended up with 7 out of 9 finished! hooray! I have #8 ready to piece together and then have to cut out #9. I have to double up 1 fabric and wasn't sure which one at first. It was easy to fall into a rhythm while piecing these together and didn't have to rip much out. Just a couple seams when I sewed on the wrong side - easily fixed. Once the blocks are finished, I can sash them and then see how much of a border to give 'em so that it fits my bed nicely. Can't wait!
I also put together a mini quilt to hang in my sewing room. It was inspired by In Color Order's giant Vintage Star quilt, but mine is scaled down to 6.5" HSTs. I used all dot fabrics that I collected in Houston and from my stash. Even the white has dots! I'm thinking a black & white binding - perhaps a small stripe just to off set it.