Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peek A Boo Quilt Top and Uki

I had taken a class about two weeks ago and finished working on the top.  I had basted it about 5 times before I got it done nicely.  As I was planning the quilting and embellishments; I got a visitor!

You can see two blue Soft Paws on her claws.

Another angle.  So darned cute!

I basted the edge of the quilt with thread.  I was using a curved needle and was worried that Uki would hurt herself so after I took this shot, I finished this length of thread and put it away until I could get to it next.

I still need to quilt it.  Hopefully you will see it next week!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Oud Lesson 1

The girls had their first lesson last week and here is a little video I filmed.  Tonight is their 3rd.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Scrappy Mug Rug Swap 3 RECEIVED!

Scrappy Mug Rug from Michelle at ilikeorange,too!

She used teeny tiny hexies of Anna Maria Horner's line of Little Folks Voile.  She also sent me some scraps of these!

It took two months and three days to get to me!  

I L.O.V.E. it!


Friday, April 8, 2011

This is an Oud...

There is an Arabic instrument called an OUD.  It is a string instrument.  Mostly men play.  There are a few women in the world that play.  We went to an Oud Shop the other day with Charlie.  We met Khalid.  He was very quiet and probably thought we were full of it....

I encouraged the girls to ask him questions.  Charlie is quiet and shy but she asked!  Good questions too!

Here is Khalid playing his Oud.  See how fast his left hand is going?

The girls were really fascinated.  Very excited.

$400 later, Amu has her own.  This was last Tuesday.  She can do all the homework he gave her!  Tomorrow, Saturday, Charlie and Amal start their classes!  I get to sit with them.  I think I will work on my hexagon quilt!  Like START putting them together!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Angel Mug Rug Received!

I joined the Flickr group Scrappy Mug Rug Swap 3 way back in January I think.  I sent mine and my partner was the FIRST to receive hers!  I waited for mine and kept checking my Flickr account.  Nothing.

This is my Angel Mug Rug from my Swap Mama (Susan).  She sent me this beautiful, no, you don't understand, BEAUTIFUL mug rug.  I love the little squares and Sooz is a very, VERY talented quilter!  Her work is amazing.  She sent two fat quarters of lovely fabrics and one of them has a selvage!  yay!  I got a few little cat collar fasteners and some little charms that say, "made with love".

A close up of part of the mug rug.

Close up of the other items.

Oh, another picture of the mug rug and fabrics!