Yep, I am still around despite the fact that my good intentions to be a better blogger seemed to have flown away as quickly as February.
The weather has been so nice and that tends to take me outside more than staying inside and stitching. It has been the calm before the storm as I hear we are in for another big series of storms starting tomorrow. What is it that they say, "Make hay while the sun shines"???
I managed to finally get my Allietare quilt finished. I put the binding on and them remembered that it was suppose to have a scalloped edge. Dang! I may eventually take the binding off and redo it with the scallops as I love the look of scallops on quilt edgings. Of course, that means that I will need to redo the binding with a biased binding too.
Before I do that I need to get Scrap Dance Waltz and En Provence quilted.
As those of you who have followed my blog for awhile, it is the time of the year for the grandchildren's school auction. That means it is time to get my 18" doll uniform made. Have I ever told you how much I love sewing doll clothing???? ;-)
See those perfectly matched plaids? TOTAL accident, but don't you love it when that happens?
As I mentioned, we've had some really nice temperatures lately and my Temperature Quilt is "heating up" nicely.
I'm part of a couple of bees/swaps this year. The first is our Gridster Bee. The block this month was a pineapple block for Sherri. I really enjoyed this block and can see a pineapple quilt at some point in my future.
Using the same design I made a little garden flag for Jeanna.
The second bit of fun was a mug rug swap with a group of gals who have sewn together for several years. This is the block that I made for my partner's request for a Halloween mug rug.
Ida made me this darling Valentine's mug rug. I really like the scrappiness of it. I love swapping out my mug rugs throughout the year and keep a little quilted box of them on my table.
We went to our eldest son's for their Super Bowl party. What a game! Taco Man came again this year. I am fascinated by how this is done. It is thinly slicked meat skewered with pineapple. It is then cooked from the back while rotating. As it cooks, they continually slice off the cooked part into nice little shreds for the tacos. Can I tell you that it is delicious?
Several of my orchids have started blooming with lots more to follow. They must know spring is quickly approaching.
As well, the Christmas cactus is finishing up with its blooming. They stay outside all year so their bloom depends on the weather each year. This is a special plant as it is an offspring of one that belonged to my grandmother. I have started so many new ones from the initial piece she gave me.
I'll see if I can do a better job of blogging. No promises!