Roses are red, mug rugs…….

My son and granddaughter brought me a dozen red roses for Mother’s Day.  I sent home lots of hostas with them.
The only sewing yesterday was the binding on these 5 mug rugs while I watched the series finale of “Desperate Housewives”.  I thought they did a good job with the ending.
This morning’s first job is the temporary hanging sleeve for H-I Give it 5 Stars.  I finished quilting Prismatic Garden 13 and trimmed it so I will look for binding today and cut the hanging sleeve for it too.  I’m sending the first shipment to NC today.  Then I can hold my breath for 3 days to see if it got there safely. 
I have church sewing circle today too, and a couple stops at stores on the way home.  I need a larger memory card for my camera.
One of the teachers at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte NC is offering color classes too.  She is offering her class as a package deal with mine so if you would like to continue on with the study of color, here is the info. 
Color Fundamentals, Part II

Tuesdays- June 5, 12, 19 – 6:00 – 9:00 PMAges 16 – Adult
$115 or $135 (package deal – Intuitive Color with Wanda S Hanson PLUS Color Fundamentals II class) Both held at Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio
In this class you will apply all you know about color to create a unified acrylic painting which adheres to a particular color scheme. Paintings will have a mosaic feel when finish.
Instructor: Tina Alberni. For more information, please email Tina. Tina’s website   Ciel Gallery’s website:


Test packing, hanging sleeve, and bar tacks……..

I decided to do some test packing of my quilts.  I needed to know how many could be rolled on a tube and still fit in the long boxes that I have.  I am planning to ship the quilts next Thursday.
I spent several hours quilting and decided I needed a break from it.  I have 2 quilts that need temporary hanging sleeves.  They can stay on permanently if someone wants to hang them or removed easily if they want to use it as a couch quilt.
I mowed the grass last night and when I came in I started working on the bartacks in the corners of the mug rugs again.  I found that the open toe foot gives me a better view and it is going faster now.  I have 45 done.  I have 8 waiting for binding and I am going to stitch the diagonal corner as I complete each side individually.  That will save having to go back and bar tack them later.  This means I need to pick busy prints for the bindings so the stitching won’t be so obvious.