I had to surface for a day. I knew it was time to take a break from the cross stitch when I was putting in three stitches and then removing two stitches. Plus, I didn't want to fall too far behind on some QAL blocks put up this week.
The newest Solstice block was a big one and I don't like to do big. I changed up the block to fit more my style - it is my quilt. 4.5" units!! Heck, I make 4.5" blocks - this gave me shivers. Something might get added to that center because that is just too big an empty space for me.
I had just a little left to finish on the February Bag Lady - Charlotte, so I finished up her stitches. Her jacket buttons, purse snap, and some other embellishments will get added once she goes into her mini. She's one colorful gal for sure.
The next blocks for the PatchWork QAL with Fat Quarter Shop. I kept wanting to turn those outer units (another kind of block), so I even had a day of stitch removal with my sewing. Geesh! This is the Patrick Loose line Catherine Ann that I won from Wendy Shepard some time ago. AND her first installment of the "Spring on Bleecker Street" QAL is up. I hope to get to this after my cross stitch is done.
Yes, Moe - how this small tote for my Solstice fabrics was comfortable for him is beyond me, but I had the worst time convincing him to move over to the couch so I could pick up. I needed the table for something else. Move Moe!!
While it took some prodding with Moe - I decided to finish up this hexie basket block - only one flower needed stitching down. I have just one more block to do now. My goal was to try and get these blocks done this month and then the piecing units can be worked on next month.
This is why I needed Moe to move. He did some snooping, but was too tired to get involved and went off to nap upstairs. A huge donation of scraps and more is coming. So I am processing a bag at a time with my 'quick' method and then when I am ready to get down and dirty with them, it will go faster. I don't like to store fabrics in plastic bags, so I have the quick sort method for them to be put into a larger tub for later sort/usage.
I did set aside some pieces for my Temecula Quilt Co Geese units and for that plaid block project - maybe they may find their way under the needle later this month.
I am loving the photos that I am seeing on some blogs of daffs, tulips, flowering trees - signs of spring! I know it will take it's time coming to us, but you help me know it is coming.