Well that was fun AND productive! PamKittyMorning arrived coffee in hand and ready to work. And being Pam, she had goodies for me. I ask you--what kind of super friend brings you GIFTS when she's come to do WORK for you?
First of all, she did a fantastic job on the Simple Spring Rosebuds quilt top she pieced for me (that's it there on the table) and she brought treasures from her outing to this super incredible Japanese dollar store she and Frankie went to the other day. That little pink box is a tiny kit for packaging what would have to be adorable little food. You put the food (we're thinking jelly beans) in the little scalloped cups, put the fluffy pink grass around it, tie it with the included plastic wrap and little pink ribbon! There's even a tag to attach which says "present for you". Then there's "smiley clover" envelopes, "sweet happy" message cards, and my personal favorite, little bags with fruit people on them bearing the following message: "Here's happy news! Learning develops your intelligence and learning makes you more sensitive." Those are words to live by, you know?
After swooning over the goodies it was time to WORK. Pam took the crappy old machine even though I TRIED MULTIPLE TIMES to get her to switch machines with me. Apparently Pam feels she hasn't suffered enough this week so I guess Bernina-frustration helped with that. Hey, whatever I can do to help.
As for me, I went from THIS
That's just a small sample of the half-square triangles I made. I was knee-deep in those suckers.
I like to make mine big and then trim them down to size. Really helps with accuracy issues later, but wow, does it ever seem like a lot of work when you're looking at a wastebasket full of fabric confetti.
I tried to treat Pam to a nice lunch out, but she'd have no part of that. And to top it off she took projects HOME WITH HER TO FINISH.
All she would accept from me was a cookie. Granted it was a pretty GOOD cookie, with pink frosting and sprinkles, but still.
Pam is one in a million!!