Oh I am so glad its Monday!! Had to work all weekend, and although it wasn't really all that bad (I had great crews to work with all weekend) it was very tiring! I have the day off today, so I am spending some serious time with my sewing machine. Well, after I get everything else in order anyway. I'm also going to try to get outside. After all that cold and snow we actually have some sunshine and (slightly) warmer weather. The snow is starting to melt a bit, and there was a nice warmth to the air when I drove the mouselings to school this morning. I'm hoping this is the beginning of a trend, but I refuse to check the weather forecast! I'm going to enjoy today!!
Also wanted to share the picture of the ugly fat quarter challenge project I came up with. The pictures of the projects are being posted on the group that had the challenge today, so I finally feel comfortable posting it here. It is my own design. I call it Crazy happy scrappy kitties. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. You can see the 'ugly' fabric in all the crazy patch blocks, as well as the ball in the bottom border, the butterfly nearest the kitty in the top border as well as the mouse in the bottom kitty's mouth. I had a ton of fun designing the kitty appliques, and finding a way to use the fabric we were sent. I can hardly wait to see what everyone else came up with. There will be voting for prizes in the group that had the challenge, so I will let you know how that goes. I still have a little left that I think I will incorporate into the string quilt I'm working on. They are also talking about a ugly challenge #2, so I'm going to get out the trusty graph paper, and start sketching some rough ideas, but have no real idea of what I'll do till the fabric shows up. Never hurts to start preparing though. Besides, I love the design process. I love to sketch and doodle and color. Sometimes I wish I would have pursued art as a career, took four years of it in high school and loved every minute of it!! Guess I could always go back to school sometime, right? :cD Well, I'm off to get some more done. Hope everyone has a great day!!