I don't think I have mentioned we have a new BOM at the shop. Since we finished our Fairytale BOM we needed a new one. Now at the shop we make BOM clubs, which means we meet once a month to work on our block together. This way we all encourage each other to move on and finish our blocks, and besides it gives us a great excuse for a fun evening with sewing and chatting.
While we were in Houston in October we decided our next BOM would be "Le Jardin" from Bunny Hill Design. All three of us fell in love with Anne's wonderful quilt, and I am so excited to have block one finished! Tonight is our second meeting for the "Le Jardin club", and I am so happy to have block two ready to start applique. Here's my first block. Now I have not done a lot of hand applique before, so I am sure I will see some progress along the way (I hope...)
This has been another long weekend, and I did finish a backpack from a new pattern by Bente Malm. It was a great pattern to follow, nice easy to understand instructions, and it didn't take as long as I had imagined. It even has a sepatate pocket for a lap top inside, and I was joking with my husband about needing my own laptop again since I had made the backpack... LOL He didn't agree though..... Oh well.