Monday, March 17, 2014

éirinn go brách . . .

I've lost a bit of my mind . . . I had a book giveaway posted last Sunday and forgot to draw a winner!!  I let random.org do my *dirty* work this morning and it came up with lucky number three, which was:
Gwynette in NW Arkansas who said, "The mystery and intrigue of Paul ..... Fascinating. Always eager to find a good read!!!"
Yay for Gwynette!  I'll get it off in the mail to her lickety-split!

Spring is definitely "springing"!  My daffodils have gone crazy!
In honor of the day and St. Patrick, I'm working on my 2015 March mini-quilt stand piece:
After I finish this and the carrot runners, I'm going to start working on fall stuff. It just makes so much more sense! And I won't feel like I'm always working *behind* -- LOL!

I also decided, in honor of the day, to sketch out my next hexi-crazy quilt block.  My first block is the "me" block . . . 
But my second block chronicles my trip to Ireland . . .
I have a couple of charms I'll add to it and I need to work on my seam treatments. The center square is the Irish flag, which I'll piece. I did kiss the Blarney stone while I was there, though I never did find that pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow! I went ahead, pulled out the crayons, and added some color to this block. 
Please tell me I'm not the only one who re-arranges the crayons in the box so they're more color oriented?! Haha!!

Linking up today's post to the design wall at Patchwork Times and to the HeLP for Hexie-aholics linky party over at sarah did it!

Todd's dad continues to do better.  He's off all the machines now and is able to sit for extended periods. We're expecting he'll be moved out of ICU and into a room today and that they'll have him up and walking. Yay! I so appreciated all the kind words, prayers, and comments!
Happy St. Patrick's Day -- go green!

:)

10 noted . . .:

Michael Tesi said...

You can google the poem, but I'm pretty sure it's "Wednesday's child is full of woe."

Jean(ie) said...

YOu are not alone. Not only crayons, but fabric, Jelly beans, M&Ms, etc. LOL

Sarah said...

What I don't understand is why the crayons don't come in the proper color groupings?!

Your next CQ block looks great - but what I really want to know is if you have you started actually sewing either of them??!! Bwahahahaha.

Glad to hear your FIL is improving!

tubakk said...

Are you going to sew the hexies? Or are you just colouring them? A good idea to make them like that.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Yes, my crayons are rearranged too. Lovely projects in the plans and happy to hear your FIL is doing much better.

Doniene said...

Congrats to Gwynette - she is such a sweetie! So gun reading through your last posts! Those grands are adorable!! And the wattle stitchery is gorgeous. All of you finishes and projects and "newbies" are fun, fun, fun!!

Blessings

Mary said...

I like your Crazy Quilt Pieces. will they all go in one quilt or are they each their own project? I forget. My daffy's are just barely putting up shoots!

Janet O. said...

Such pretty daffodils! Mine are still pushing through the soil.
I have always loved that Irish blessing. Why has it never occurred to me to stitch it?
What fun hexie blocks, but they look like work to me! : )
If I organize the crayons (or colored pencils) the grandkids just rearrange them for me. In my Sunday School class yesterday a little gal organized all of the colored pencils and then monitored whenever anyone put one back. I don't think I could keep up with that with my grandkids.
I'm glad to hear Todd's Dad is improving!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What an interesting little quilt this is going to be Denise! I haven't done a stand quilt for St. Pat's and it's too late this year but I need to think about that before it rolls around again. blessings, marlene

Kate said...

Glad to hear that Todd's Dad is doing well. Hope he's made all the progress you expected.

Love your hexie projects. They look like they will be a lot of fun to make.