I went MIA for a bit as I had a guest and other company. My daughter needing quiet and workable space to complete a test and finals heading into her disertation going into her PHD - hard to do at a house with three very noisy and needy small children. And then my youngest son and GF stopped in and my frame/machine, furnishing and othe items got moved and set up so progress can be made in setting up my long arm and moving all sewing upstairs into it's own room.
Since I knew I wouldn't be able to run my sewing machine for 'quiet time', I took advantage of catching up with long over-due hand stitching. I finished the Yankee Diary block. The small heart was suppose to have a cut out, too - BUT after tackling the one in the big heart I said "NO WAY". The light blue is suppose to be a hand - will accent the fingers with stitches after quilting.
And this Yankee Diary block needed the flag added. I had held off on this one as it bothered me to put the flag backwards and then I felt it was off-balance with the block. The flag was too big, so I trimmed it down and got her done.
I got a lot done on Earlene of the FQ Ladies Club. I hope to finish her up tonight so she can be into her mini quilt by the end of the month.
At one point I had some time alone in the house and quickly powered thru the next block - Rolling Nines - for the Patchwork Sampler (button on sidebar). I think it takes longer to cut the fabric than to sew these little blocks up.
So today I have things back to normal - Bella is so happy; she was very stressed with the change of the norm of the household. I will quickly make the new Marvelous Mini with Temecula Quilt Co. with my Civil War scraps. Then I am dumping those colorful prints, panel bits, scraps - I need to make my donation to our quilt guild's Sumer charity project. We are making book totes for donation to the local Library. Mostly for the kids to encourage reading, but some are making for the seniors, too.
And today starts the voting for Pets on Quilts - be sure to go vote for your favorites as there are so many wonderful pets and quilts.
I will catch up on all my past blog reads and comments later today - missed all you creative peeps!