I have a couple of them, actually. The first is, I barely spent any time stitching on poor ol' Mr. Owlie yesterday.
I stitched a red flower and finished a stem. And then that temptress of a quilt sang her siren song and I gave in.
Which leads me to my second confession. I'd already told someone that having so MUCH time pass between the beginning blocks I quilted and the last blocks I quilted showed differences in my quilting. Eeek. You know what else happens when a lot of time has passed since you first started a quilt?
You forget that the yard-and-a-half of lavender Evening Mist was purchased for the assembly and binding of a particular quilt and instead use it to back a dolly quilt for Christmas.
Aye yi yi!!! First thing I did was jump online to see if I could find some somewhere, just in case my LQS doesn't have it any more (which it probably won't -- I purchased this three YEARS ago, after all!). Whew! I'm good. Then I went ahead and looked at my leftover piece and started cutting, just to see if I had enough to assemble my blocks into row. I did!
So then I decided to just put two blocks together . . . for old times sake . . . and one thing led to another and all of a sudden, lo and behold . . .
This is a lovely thing! I took lots of pics of the process and will 'whip' up a tutorial as soon as I get more fabric and can assemble my rows. And I figure as busy as I'll be this week, it'll be nice to have some hand work for the evenings -- I can stitch down my strips.
So that's my design wall for today! I *may* try to get the GC *or* the snowflake block finished this week, but no promises -- waaaay too much going on. Linking up to the design wall post on Patchwork Times!
Our final day at CBC went really well, though I did manage to soak a dozen or more Kleenex! And, in tribute to my sweet husband, nearly *everyone* showed up in camouflage! It was SO great!! We looked like it was Duck Dynasty Sunday or something!
At first I just thought it was coincidence that a couple of guys were wearing it (and Todd had worn it, too, of course). But then when I saw several women and some youth and children all wearing it too, I knew it had been planned -- and I had my first cry of the morning!
My girls gave me this sweet gift:
I was so touched! The daisy tag in the middle reads, "Thank you for helping us bloom!" Awww....cry two!
Then they prayed over us and had a lovely going-away lunch. Even the table decoration and the banner they put up were camo-oriented.
Such fun! And such a sweet and gracious spirit in our brothers and sisters there -- what a blessing they've been to us.
Today. Today I need to hit the ground running -- much work to do!! Enjoy your Monday...make it count!