While my internet was down I received some lovely mail and was unable to share it. My ALQS4 quilt arrived and it is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! These are all hand dyed fabrics, sewn and machine quilted by Margeeth. Isn't it beautiful?
I have also been very lucky lately and won several giveaways.
Caroler Jelly Roll and Layer Cake from Inchworm Fabrics.
Two half yards of fabric from Quilt Taffy.
Great skirt pattern which I hope to make soon from Jandi.
I have been busy with many projects that I have needed to catch up on in my sewing room. It has felt really good to spend some time in there. Other than the everyday mending and ironing, these are some of the things that have kept me busy.
Patches for Lissa.
We have just received the pattern for our last block in the Jelly Roll Quilt Along and now I can finish that up and get it assembled. The Jelly Roll that I used was Butterfly Gardens and was a gift from a dear friend, Midlife Mom.
Another monthly swap that I do is a yellow and blue block swap with Em. Those blocks are adding up quickly as we do two blocks a month - one to keep and one to swap. We are doing it for a year and this was my swap block this month.
Whenever we stop by our one son's home it seems that I am being sent home with some sort of mending project. This week was no different when our 4 year old granddaughter asked me to fix her "pink thing". It is what she sleeps with and the satin paws had become tattered and needed to be repaired. I brought it home and patched it with some novelty prints. She absolutely loved it as did her little brother. Soooo...."blue thing" came home and also got the royal treatment.
One last project that I am working on is a small quilt for Sew Cal Gal's Pets on Quilts. I can't show it yet, but hope to be able to share it later this week.
The tortoise eggs started hatching and we now have our babies departing to their adoptive homes. I love seeing them come out of their eggs. It takes about three days for them to completely emerge and then several more days until their shells straighten out after being folded up inside of the egg.
Day one - pipping.
Day two - Stretching from the shell and absorbing the yolk sac still attached to the bottom on the shell.
Day three-all that is left of the yolk sac.
Finally in the terrarium with the others.
I have a funny story to share, but I will wait until my next post to tell you about it. I think this one is long enough.