A dear, dear friend came over for a sewing date this past Sunday. While she cut, I stitched. We chatted. We ate. We jammed to Missy Elliot and Lil' Kim. Hootie Hoo! It was a modern day quilting bee. Not only was it fun, but it was productive!
Take a look:
With this second batch o' squares, I've got 25 in total. I can hardly believe it. There are some famous swatches here (click on the pic for a closer view) - anyone notice anything familiar? Stacy? Connie? Nicole? Ally? Debi? Barb? There are also special bits and pieces from my cousin, some local pals and my sewing buddy...she and her hubby both gave me a wish. Their heart is in the bottom left corner - they make a cute couple, don't you think?
This weekend I'll take some time to match up some more fabric and start the assembly line again. I'm going to keep on making these hearts until I grow weary of the project - it calls for 77, but I might just make it to 177 at the rate I'm going. I wanted it to be bigger than the original pattern anyway.
Nothing like a fresh batch o' hearts to lift the spirit.
PS - BTW, it has been 10 months since our LID was issued. We've hit the double-digits...and I think that we finally qualify for veteran status at this point.