Tuesday, April 19, 2016

On a Mission

The events of life since the first of the year have thrown me far behind on my stitching and hooking goals. That being said, I wouldn't change a thing, but now it is time to attempt to play catch up.

In between gardening and family events, I had been able to squeeze a little prep work in. Allietaire is cut and ready to finish. I have cut quite a few Quilty 365 circles, though I am behind on stitching them.

Last night I decided to take advantage of what I had prepped and work on the Sarah Fielke BOM. First, though, I had to make the second month's 12" block. This required me making templates for some of the pieces.....something I hadn't done in many years. It was a bit time consuming, but the block was done before I went to bed last night. Not perfect, but pretty good, and measured out perfectly.
Here it is with month 1's Churn Dash.

Today I decided to make the 22 remaining six inch stars. Sarah said that you could spread the construction of these out over several months, but I had them all cut and just decided to go for it.
Not the greatest photo, but you get the idea. These colors are so out of the box for me, but I am having fun with them. Like playing with crayons.

I have the applique setting blocks prepped and ready to stitch, so will try to work on them this week, too. Month 3 consists of two fairly simple 12" applique blocks, so maybe I will catch up before Month 4 arrives at the end of this month.

On Thursday I started working towards my 50 Intern hours for Master Gardener by helping prepare for the annual plant sale. 
We moved 6000 plants from the greenhouse to the sale site and set them up. It was fun, and I learned a lot, but have to admit, these old bones were weary at the end of the day.

I have been meaning to post this photo of the kids with Denise Jackson at the Can't Never Could Grey Matters Fundraiser.
The event was a huge success, selling out at 430 seats. Lots of hard work, but it really paid off. We will be able to help a lot of people with the money that was raised.

The way I am greeted when I come home smelling like someone else's dog.

Take care,


  1. I'm always amazed by the work REAL quilters like yourself, are able to accomplish with such tiny pieces of fabric. I like your box of crayons. And love that doggie photo!



  2. Goodness, you've been busy. Your star blocks really pop with color.

  3. I decided to jump into Sarah's pool just over a week ago and got all three months instructions st once. I'm working backwards, finishing monthree first and have 6 of the 8 1/2 border blocks done. Then onto the pieced blocks.

    Love your colou choices! Have fun with month two.

  4. I can't believe you call all that far behind!!!
    Great picture of your family.
    Hugs :)

  5. Your stars are so fun with their bright colors and black and white polka dot backgrounds.

    Love your poster at the end of your post. Yes, my Hannah cross examines me when I've been out with another animal. She's easy-going about it but some of our previous Airedales have had an attitude similar to the fellow in the poster.

    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)