Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cheering and Stitching!

Starting the day off with a slow start.  Slept in this morning, it's such a good feeling!  Sundays are usually a day that Kathy reminds to slow down and enjoy some slow stitching.  But my day today will start with watching my grandson Chase play in the Championship game at the  US Youth Soccer event. Yesterdays game was a nail biter.  They were down by two the  whole first half and finally after 90 + minutes they ended with a tie, so the game went into overtime for another 30 minutes. They played hard and gave it their all and won 5-2. 
Chase in yesterday's game
 
Here is doing what goalie's do!


So after the game I hope to get to hand quilting on Simple but Not. It is going to be a very hot day here, with high humidity before the cold front comes thru tomorrow.  So I can't think of a better way to spend the day. The ac will be running hard, Chase will be running hard, and I will be slow stitching the day away!


 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A bit of red!

 Since I finished by pickledish and wonky star blocks  for RSC2014, all I have to show for this week that has a bit of red is my Baltimore Garden Block.  Yes, block 22 out of 25 is complete! 

 The flower above is done in six layers. Layer numbers four and five were quite challenging, but I must say they are getting easier each time I come across them in a block. All that practice must be paying off!
 This is a simple tulip, they are like a breath of fresh air since the applique shape is bigger and has gentle curves.


Then I took a bit of a vacation from my regular projects.  The final photo is a picture of my bed.  The Double Irish Chain is pulled back to show the row of orphan blocks that I added to the top of the top sheet.  I recently was making up my guest bed with sheets I bought many years ago.  I realized that sheets purchased today are shorter than they used to be.  You know how they change the sizes of packaging at the grocery store so you don't realize the price is going up. Well, they have done it with sheets too!  So by adding a band of blocks, it not only looks great, but hopefully the sheet will stay tucked in at the bottom of the bed. Working on this project was like taking a little vacation from my regular projects.  But, come Monday it will be time to start another applique block.