Thursday, May 15, 2008

What happened to APRIL showers?!

Lots of rain lately.  Luckily it was nice on Tuesday for youngest DS's field day.  I got to run the long jump event for all the 3rd through 5th graders.  It was lots of fun for all.  

My quilt kit (see below) for the Lucky Stars quilt finally came yesterday.  The fabrics are gorgeous.  Gotta love Moda!  I had a few "to wash or not to wash" moments and decided to go ahead and pre-wash the fabrics since the fabrics are so bright and I was worried about bleeding.  Luckily my front loader is easy on fabrics and I used the handwash cycle with a color catcher sheet.  Nothing bled and they are all pressed and ready to go.  The pattern is really well written and should go together easily.  I hope to cut tonight and begin piecing as time allows.  Hubby and I are leaving for Key West soon so I need to get the house in order, laundry done and packing started.

I'm currently working on stencilling four shirts for youngest DS's basketball team.  There is a street ball three-on-three tournament (four on a team) coming up soon.  I have the design done and cut almost all of the fronts and backs out of freezer paper last night.  I had a tough time finding sleeveless shirts appropriate for the team that would fit everyone.  Three boys can wear men's sizes but one of the guys is small but mighty and needs a boy's size.  I finally went to a T and Top shop that does screen printing.  They had two of the shirts in stock and ordered the others for me.  I feel like I need to get these done before our trip so I don't have to go crazy when we get back.  I'll post a pic when I am finished.

Time to clean and then maybe sneak up to my sewing room.

I'll leave you with a tree quilt I did for a Craftster swap from a Carol Bryer Fallert pattern.  I need to make some more of these.  It was fun and not as tough as it looks.

Piece!  Jenni

1 comment:

Candace said...

Yeah, it finally came. Hope you enjoy your trip to Key West, can you believe I have lived in Florida most of my life and have never been. I love your tree quilt. It looks very hard.