Six months from today will be January 1, 2018!!! Doesn’t it make you want to start working on a Christmas projects? I have a couple of those perpetual calendars and it amazes me how fast the months and years fly by! We are really in for some warm weather, especially when it is 80 degrees and 90% humidity in the morning. It is definitely not a walking day! This week we were blessed with over 7 inches of rain! What a blessing! Saved our Pines and the grass loved it. Hopefully we will get more this month!
View from the Studio Porch
View from the Back Porch
View from the Studio Porch Again
Speaking of blessings, the housekeeper I have hired this time (and I have been through many who say they know how to clean but cannot) is an absolute jewel! She will come twice a month and I am no longer going to have to clean one day and tired the next! Saving my back and hands for sewing and walking. What a life! And to top it off, I have a great Hair Stylist that is also doing a great job on my hair cuts! I have decided that I am going to be like the younger generation and say, ‘I deserve it’! LOL
I am recovering from the hand surgery and have been back to my sewing, albeit slowly, but steadily progressing. I have been making 3″ Churn Dash Blocks and plan on making some more of my 3″ Star Blocks. Not sure what the quilt will look like, but it will be a reproduction quilt. I would like to have a Medallion in the center and go from there. The blocks are so much fun to make. Even wearing the CTS splints on both hands I can sew – no hand work yet – but it feels good to feel good! One more to go and wish it could be tomorrow but I know I have to wait until August! Having any type of surgery after the age of 70 is not recommended!!!!! Takes longer to get back to normal – Darn!
I am making 10 CD blocks of each color that I select. I have completed 30 blocks and have 10 Stars left over from Robin’s Nest that went away a couple of months ago. I have the Churn Dash and Star blocks down to perfection. No bias edges and they all come out at 3 1/2″ unfinished! I believe that is what makes me enjoy them so much.
Reproduction Churn Dashes
I was working on a Dresden Plate quilt pattern earlier this year using 1930 reproduction fabrics. I did get one made the other day. They are also 3″ and so much fun to make! I have more of the same color way ready to sew. I really need to revisit the pattern, or else it will be a Mini-Dresden quilt!
Mini Dresden Plate
I am bound and determined to come up with a quilt for RSC 2017! I am down to 4 patches and Circle of Squares that Gretchen is making. This is going to be one of my July goals!
I have been keeping up with the Blogs that I follow and it really keeps me inspired and yet anxious to get back to my passion of quilting! Have a great day and maybe today I will be able to be even more productive.
Have a great 4th of July and stay safe!
Linking up to the following:
My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Sew Can She; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Fiber Tuesday; Esther’s Wednesday WOW; Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHOW; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Show and Tell Monday with Bambi;