I got confirmation that 'the bit o' green' arrived safely in Portugal. This was my piece for the 12" Mini Swap group and the first time I have shipped to Portugal. I doubt they celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but I hope it brings luck and fortune to Manuela's household.
I played in that lovely scrap box Selina sent me. There is nothing like running bits thru the old machine to get your juices flowing again. I pulled a ziplock baggy full of scrappy red 2.5" squares and stacks of black and grey triangles and off I went. I ended up with 160 of those tri-corner pieces when all was done - now where to take them?
And I am just putting on the finishing touches of the next Project Quilting Challenge - I should have a full post ready on this one Friday or Saturday. Hey, we have had another snow stormy few days and there was nothing but to wind those 8 bobbins and get down to business!
And slow going with the piece for the 'April Showers' blog hop. My bit of stitchery had to keep under wraps - a secret and to keep Mr Moe off it. I still have a few FQs of Summer Breeze left as well as scraps - and I just think this says "Spring" for this piece.
I struggled with the next paper pieced block for the Forest QAL. So many tiny pieces and the thing kept splaying. This is actually my third attempt and I'm sticking with it!. I left out a portion of the block to keep my Birch trees straight and added the ground/greens pieced strips to each side. And the block did not print out for a 12.5" unfinished no matter how I played with it - so I added a plain strip across the bottom. This really looks like the small grove of birch we have along the old logging road.
Please take notice of the new button for Hands2Help on the side bar. Click on it and it will take you to Sarah's site and all the information about the challenge for 2013. I know a lot of you have participated in the past, but I have a lot of new followers (WELCOME) and would love for you to join in.
"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
- Charles Dickens
- Charles Dickens