Yesterday I found out that I was the winner of May Britt's January WISP Challenge. Very exciting. May Britt challenged her fellow bloggers to see how many Works in Slow Progress (WISPs) they could complete in the month of January. They had to be projects started in December 2007 or earlier. Most of my projects had been hanging around in boxes and cupboards for 5 - 10 years so it was good to complete them. There are still plenty more waiting completion but not as many as there would have been without the motivation provided by the challenge.
May Britt has generously provided a prize which is coming to Australia from Norway with Anne Ida. (There is a picture of a very nicely wrapped parcel on May Britt's blog. Can't wait to show what's inside.) I am going to meet Anne Ida and her Tasmanian friend Rose from Threadbare Creations, in Launceston, next Saturday, at a quilter's workshop. Well done to everyone else who finished some WISPs. We are all winners for participating and I enjoyed seeing your finishes on your blogs.
Now to today's sewing. Molly posed so nicely with the Stashbuster Quilt I decided to make her one of her own. I searched through my boxes of plaid fabrics to find some that would hopefully not show up her golden hairs too much. (Eventually decided against the darker ones and substituted some more lights.)
It was a bit windy when I was taking these snaps but managed this one which wasn't too bad.
Molly closely inspected my fabric choices and the accuracy of the seams ...
thought about it for a while ...
then passed her final judgement. Phew! Looks like everythings ok. A picture tells a thousand words.
Oliver Henry had a lazy old day. This is where he was while I was piecing Molly's quilt. He is quite a basket case! If there is one about, he's in it. (Whether he fits or not!) No doubt he will join Molly on her quilt. When it's cold they like to snuggle up together.