Friday night in the lounge we celebrated an early Chinese New Year, with food from Rising Star (2 doors down from Hip Stitch), and sewing fabric fortune cookies:
I had found some fortunes to download from the computer, but they just didn't have the pizzazz I was looking for. A gift from my friend Carla came to the rescue - THIS book. Ah yes, the edgy-ness and sharp wit I was looking for in a fortune:
I wanted to share some quilts in progress....first, Julie's mom (Julie is the Thursday gal at Hip Stitch) came to visit from Ohio, and shared a quilt top she completed, from 2" scraps from her past quilts:
Natalie came in to work on her quilt in the lounge last week - she's using one of Amy Butler free patterns on her website:
She was short 2 light grey strips (the shade at the top), and I didn't have that color in my solids. We experimented with adding medium and then darker gray to substitute, and it ended up looking great! It's a graduated darkness/depth, and looks like she intended to do it - yay for serendipity!