The current state of affairs around here is quite the mixed bag. I feel behind on everything and the end of the year is rushing towards me at top speed. A number of deadlines are looming.
This is the current state of my sewing room. It's amazing anything nice comes out of this disaster. Someday I hope to see the tabletop of the Hoosier cabinet again...
On the cutting table currently are this batik table-runner, layers basted and binding cut, ready for quilting. I've promised this to my dad. His birthday was this week and I skipped the party due to catching a cold. My dad never wants anyone who is sick to show up and possibly infect him. Plus Cove was there and I didn't want to get him sick, either. Today I'm home from work due to said cold.
These mug mats were made for the guild meeting--at the last minute, of course. I had some tumblers precut and matched up some other scrappy leftovers to fashion the mug mats.
Simple stitch and turn and some minimal quilting. I like to have little things like this on hand to give as gifts.
I think I mentioned my sister and I joined the local Modern Quilt Guild, a couple of months ago. This month we signed up to provide snacks for the members. Kathy made a blackberry cobbler and announced that "none of it better come home with her". That started a run to the snack table. I made the fabulous dark gingerbread that Trader Joe's sells this time of year, and provided whipped cream for the topping. That was popular too :) Some members rented a table for $5 each to sell their surplus items. I came home with these fabric chunks. There are William Morris prints and a bundle of coordinating fat quarter prints tied with the ribbon. These will fit nicely in the stash dresser. Can't beat the prices!
But Cove helps out with the laundry he makes!