Now I understand why people talk so much about the weather. Since that nasty heat has left us and been replaced by cooler nights/days, I have more energy, I'm a nicer person - not so crabby, and I am getting a bit more done inside and especially outside! Hhhmmm...maybe I should start playing the lotto again so we can get a summer house in a cool climate - lol!
Isn't it funny how we decide what we feel inspired to do? For example, in my free evening time, rather than quilt the quilts that are ready to quilt - 3 of them!, I chose to make more hexie flowers! Check out more pretty flowers at Pigtales & Quilts.
I also did not choose to start my next Clover & Violet QAL embroidery block after I'd caught up a couple weeks ago. I did not choose to square up all those hand pieced 9 patch blocks that I finally finished. I did not choose to cut my setting kit for the Victory quilt.
I did choose to work with my scraps and selvedges this week and make a few gifties, that, unfortunately, I cannot show you atm. I spent about one hour making my first ever crumb blocks, which I talked about yesterday.
It's for my guild's Christmas block exchange. I am in charge this year and must cut who-knows-how-many 13.5" squares that members purchase for $1, they use it to make a block, then their name goes into a drawing to win a selection of blocks. The more blocks we get, the more names we can draw. Guess I should make up a sample block, huh?
It was late night at the LQS last night and I had plans to start cutting there. It was 9pm and thought to myself, "maybe now's not a good time to wield a rotary cutter."
Since it was late night, I did my guild Civil War BOM block in a 6" and 12" version.
It's called Clay's Choice.
The handles for my larger Green Lady bag are on - it is really nice to sling this one over my shoulder. It's what I carried my projects in last night. I put some batting scraps in there because no matter what some pattern may tell you, you always want a little padding in your shoulder straps.
(can you see the rain on the patio? we've gotten a nice amount this week. that's my diffenbachia creating the shadow - had to bring in the house plants)
Oh-I had a little win from Amy Bradley.
Isn't this pattern cute? I just happened to be on Google reader when her birthday post came up. This would mighty cute to do for my son's birthday.
This week I made one run to a LQS and bought 1/2 yd of this Hoffman batik - rasberry, I believe - at 20% off.
I also bought some more Heat Press Batting Together - love that stuff. And two more spools of Isacord thread, one of which matched this quilt perfectly.
Since Isacord is thinner than 40 wt cotton, it really shows when I flatten a heart! practice, practice, practice.....
In contrast, the newest quilt shop displays the spools sitting upright against the wall. This gives the viewer a wall of color that really catches the eye. Quite a difference!
Used this Week: 0.25
Used year to Date: 47.25
Added this Week: 0.5
Added Year to Date: 93.15
Net Used for 2011: -45.9
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Have a great week!!!
Have a great week!!!