Thursday, April 24, 2014

I have been trying to settle into a brand new me after my job ended last year and I lost the three friends I talked about in the last post. The job ending was not totally unexpected, but was none the less a loss in my life. So I am still reinventing myself and moving forward. Here are some quilty things I am working on.
Dear Jane after a 10 plus year absence is back on my sewing table.  I already have the four center rows finished and am now starting back with the top row and doing 5 across.  When I get to the bottom I will be able to add to what I have finished then will start with the right half of the quilt.  I am enjoying the progress although it is slow.

Also, doing a Halloween BOM.  Here are months 1 and 2.  So far I am staying on track with these.  Only 9 months so I should have the top finished by Halloween.

This is 2 of the 4 blocks I have finished.  Since Blogger seems to be very slow at uploading my pictures at the moment I will have to save the other 2 for later.  Each month you make 2 houses with the same 6" block on the side. 

I am going on the Patchwork Express tomorrow, which involves a trip to Common Threads Quilt Shop.  It is a fantastic shop.  We get on a bus and travel to 6 other shops  on Saturday and Sunday.  Lunch and dinner are provided at the shops and since we always stop at a fried pie shop on the way we have everything we need for some heavy duty shopping.  This year I am going to stay focused and do more looking than buying.  Wish me luck.