Monday, April 11, 2011

Beyond the Cherry Trees has been on hold until now.....

Beyond the Cherry Tree Quilt Album has been on the back burner for some time now, but I am hoping to get back on track real quick.

Block #15 is where I stopped.  I just need to trace the pattern on my background fabric and then I am good to go.

# 16, 17, 18 are all prepped as far as pattern pieces go; and I have just printed out the pattern for #19 that was put up for download yesterday.

The latest thing holding me back from working on this project was prepping for my daughter's bridal shower.

Prior to that was my oldest daughter, husband, three little boys (almost 2, 4 and 6) , a dog and a cat moved  into our house after they sold their house and then working on getting their new house move- in ready (two months).  So we moved them out, moved them in and moved them out again.

Prior to THAT, my father-in-law passed away  and we had to move all his stuff out of his house and get that house ready to sell.

...and prior to that, my mother-in-law passed away and we had to move her things out of the assisted living and then settle her estate. 

If you are thinking of moving.... please don't ask for help!

In and amongst all those things, I was working on my daughter's wedding quilt (top priority) which is now at the quilters.  (sigh)

I don't mean to sound like I am complaining.  Life is what it is; and you do what you have to do, but it is time for ME and I really NEED to get back to my Cherry Trees.  

Although,.... I did find some time to  finish another Elm Creek Quilts book....The Quilter's Homecoming, but now I have to make some progress on some of my own quilting, so hopefully the next time you see me post, it will be something about my latest Cherry Trees block.  

Wish me luck! 


  1. Beautiful shower, beautiful daughter, beautiful quilt. Good luck on doing some things for YOU!

  2. Wow you have been busy and all your family are lucky to have you - you are such a giver! Hope you get that space to create - looks like you need to recharge those batteries!

    Have fun! It's not a race though so relax and enjoy it!

  3. Wow you have been busy! No wonder there has been no work on the Cherry Trees. I love the polka dot cake. Did you make it?

  4. What a beautiful couple! What a fabulous shower! You certainly have had quite the "Family Circle" the past few months.
    I am happy that things are calming down leaving you more time to focus on your sewing passions again!

  5. Gorgeous table arrangements and those cakes are fabulous - the polka dots are too pretty to cut into - but I bet everything was delicious.
    Looking forward to seeing your completed floral vase for BTCT - this is a block I am looking forward to doing soon.



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