Sunday, July 17, 2011

Too many excuses.....

It's too hot.
I'm too tired.
We've been busy each weekend since the wedding with two to three things going on each weekend...birthday parties, graduations, dinner cruise, etc.
Now I have a friend coming over to sew tomorrow night and I had to "find" my sewing room.
So I got in there to do a little organizing and this is what I got done today.

Finally got the two rows of rick rack sewn together that I have had pinned for a little while now.  Now I have a pink row pinned together.

While I was at it, I realized I was late on one of my birthday star block exchange, so I made that for Gwen in black and white.

If she sees it before she gets it, that's ok.....she deserves to see it since it is late.

Thought I would get the next star made and mailed out, too, so here is Lonnie's in her requested brown and pink (my two favorite fabrics that were in my DD's wedding quilt).

Then while cleaning up a bit, I came across the last Cherry Tree block that I was working on, so I have glue bastes a few of the smaller pieces and I am going to start stitching on those tonight.

That little pile in the lower left hand corner are the pieces I am going to stitch together before applying them to the block.  It doesn't look like it, but there are twelve pieces there.  Flower buds that need to be sewn to their leaves, flower centers to the flower petals, etc. 

So enough with excuses.  They were lame anyways.  I just needed a swift kick to get moving on my projects again and that kick was getting together to sew....always a good thing.  Hope to have some more progress to show you in a much shorter time period. 

Happy quilting


  1. Looks like you got your mojo back!

  2. It isn't worth pushing the mood, when the time is right, I knew you would be back in the groove! I'm loving the softness of the zig zag and your Bday stars are fab!

  3. I hear you, Sister ;D
    But I know you, you'll be sewing and quilting! Happy stitching and have a great week.

  4. It's a beauty! Thank you so much! Looking forward to receiving it! I must was fabric today and make Lonnie's!

  5. Looks like you have had a successful and creative day! Well done!

  6. Looks like you are back on track with a few projects. Way to go!

  7. It looks like you've been plenty busy over here to me. Nice projects!!! Love the star blocks.

  8. We are hot and humid here too - so rare for the Northwoods. Isn't it kind of nice to return to our space after hectic times? I have been working on the same BTCT block that you has a lot going on in it...many pieces to place & it seems like I have been at it forever...looking forward to moving on.

    Stay cool and enjoy your sewing time.

  9. Glad to see you've been sewing again!
    So far I'm loving your newest Cherry Tree block.
    You always pick the most gorgeous fabrics!


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