The other thing taking up my time is cooking. I really am not a fan of the planning, cooking and cleaning up. It takes up too much of my sewing time. I slowly moved away from making proper meals and depended on quick fixes. I am now trying to plan out meals and cook everyday or most days anyway. My family is happy with my plan so far. The highlights so far, pasta carbonara, mini spinach fritattas, and pesto pizza.
I posted in June that I was going to see Bonnie Hunter at our guild meeting. Well I did and she is warm and friendly and funny and wonderful. Her trunk show was so much fun to see. Now I have to tell you that she is also a crazy woman. She never sits down. Someone asked her if she ever sleeps. She laughed, do you think that is a yes or a no?? If you haven't checked out her website you really should there are tons of free quilt patterns on there as well as a link to her blog. The site is http://quiltville.com/. All of her quilts are scrap quilts, so if your scrap basket is overflowing....
I finished another quilt on the frame. The pattern is baby bricks. I got the pattern at a quilt show a few years ago along with a bundle of pastel fabrics. I ended up having enough fabric to make two baby quilts from the bundle and I have made two more from scraps. It is quick and easy and a great way to use up some smaller scraps.
I am working on two more scrap quilts. I first heard of leaders and enders on APQ blogs and I started working with some scraps then. I have all the blocks done for one of the quilts and I am almost done with the blocks for another. I have to find another leader and ender project fast!
I didn't end up starting my swap blocks back when I said I was going to..so I have the fabric pulled and I better get going on them. Off to sew now.