Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A little of this and a little of that...

I have been neglecting this space lately, and have no real excuse for it except that there are many things higher on the list right now!  I am retiring from teaching in 5 days, which is just amazing, but comes with lots of work!  I have to clean out my classroom and, of course, there are gifts to be given which I am busily sewing away at.

But first... I won a giveaway on the May Great Big Giveaway Day through Faith at Fresh Lemons and Shabby Fabrics!  So fun!!

These Bali Pops are called "Sea Glass."  Aren't they pretty?  I am going to enjoy figuring out something to do with them!  Thank you Faith and Shabby Fabrics!

My lovely, quilty friends in my quilt group surprised me with this fun box full of fat quarters as a retirement gift:

What a special treat, and so unexpected!

And my sewing this week has consisted of finishing this table runner for my teaching partner.  It is made of strips of Gleeful from Art Gallery Fabrics and done in a "quilt as you go" technique.

I did have fun adding some decorative stitching to the top on every other strip or so.

For one last gift for a fellow retiree, I am making my favorite reversible cloth napkins from this tutorial.  I love giving gifts that are useful! You can make 2 napkins out of 2 fat quarters, so I'm going to make my friend two more out of some other coordinating fat quarters.  I hope she likes them!

I will be absent from my blog again for awhile because we are celebrating my retirement with a trip the day after school gets out, but I will keep tabs on all of the scrappy goings-on through the Oh Scrap! link-up while I am gone!

Have a great week everyone!


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Congratulations on your win! Those colors are so pretty. And congratulations on your retirement-how exciting!! Soon you will have lots of time to sew ;)

Love your table runner. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Lara B. said...

Congratulations Diann! You must be so excited about the possibilities for retired free time. Love the practical and pretty projects you've been working on. Have a wonderful time on your trip celebrating!

Ruth said...

Congrats on the giveaway and all the best for the retirement!

ThreeOldKeys said...

Retiring ... congratulations! It's amazing you've created so many beautiful things while teaching. Enjoy your next chapter!