Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

There is a really nice little quilt shop 50 miles from here.  They offer lots of classes and gatherings every month.  A group of 6 of us decided to make the drive once a month to join the "Thrifty Thursday" group.  It cost $5 to join.  Each month you get a packet of fabric.....already cut...with the pattern included.  If you attend the gathering....with your previous month's block get the next block free.  If you miss a month, or don't complete the will cost you another $5.  If you keep up each month, you can end up with 12 different blocks....for only $5.....that is the "thrifty" part.  :) 
There were three fabric choices.  Batiks, 30's Prints, or Civil War fabrics.
I decided on Civil War.

Show and Tell is encouraged.
I have not spent any time in my sewing room this past month....sad, but true.  I am trying to use sewing as a "reward" for when I have my other work caught up.....does that tell you anything???
I did make a pillowcase for my favorite little boy......who really loves this story book...
This is his favorite page.....and gets him bouncing all over the place...
I love that little Monkey!

I bought a lamp at Target to put next to the reading chair I got for my sits in our bedroom, so he can have a quiet space....because....well....frankly....I don't like sharing mine! (It is in my sewing room).


patchworkmommy said...

I like your pillow case!!

Milah said...

Your favorite little boy will love his pillowcase! I made a John Deere pillowcase for my grandson and he loves his. Lucky you for finding that monkey fabric, it's very cute.

Lori said...

I think it's great that you have set aside time to hang out with the girls. The first block is a terrific start!
LOVE the pillowcase! I remember jumping on my parents beds!!