September 13, 2015

Secret Sister

My annual pilgrimage to Amish Country in Pennsylvania is going on right now!  We have been assigned secret sisters and my "sister" likes elephants. Since I've already surprised her with not only the basket but the goodies too, I can show you what I made.

I finished this basket back in July and have been adding goodies to it for a while now.

Elephant Fabric Basket
One Hour Basket | Tutorial from Hearts and Bees

September 1, 2015

Welcome, September.

It is September already - can you believe it? Where does the time go?

star, hst

I have been a very busy bee.  Less then two weeks until I meet up with my very dear sewing friends.  We are meeting in Amish Country, in Pennsylvania.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it up there and can't wait to go back. 

But...there are a lot of projects that need to be completed first.  We got a bit overzealous last year and did a paper piecing bee, a birthday package, a traveling quilt and now that retreat is here, a secret sister.  I didn't even mention the make one take one swap.  Seriously no idea what I am going to make for that.

A lot of my projects can't be revealed yet (since my sewing girls read the blog) but I am sharing a block that I am proud of.  It's slightly different than most stars, but still complimentary to most standard stars.  This is for the traveling quilt that I am in charge of completing the top for.  Once we have presented them to one another, I'll show you the start and finish.  I expect them all to be fabulous!

Happy September to you. Thanks for stopping in.