This week has been a week of bits and pieces of everything. I've been doing cross stitching on my never ending Nativity project in the evenings. I did a lot of it while we were on vacation so have continued to work on it in the hopes of finishing it this year. I need to finish the second shepherd and then onto the last one. I am feeling like it is getting close now.
You can see the slow progress since the last time I showed it. I'd hate to think of how many hours I have in this already. lol
Carla is the queen for our Mid Century Modern Bee this month. Her request is for churn dash blocks.
Months ago Ida had asked me if I would join in a Round Robin with her, two of her sisters and her niece. It was so much fun to work on a different quilt each month and send it on to the next person. I sent off a center bear paw block. I forgot to photograph it before I sent it, but I cropped the picture.
This is the way it returned to me. I love how fancy my lonely little block became a 64" square flimsy. I hope Ida will show you some of the others as they were wonderful. Now....to get it quilted.
My words are almost ready to be made into a quilt. I have so many ideas about how to finish it off.
These are the words that I made for Susan for the month of May.
As well as sewing, I have been refinishing an oak trestle table and benches. Again, I did not get a picture of it before (darn), but will post the finish when it is done. We've had this table since our children were young and we are passing it on to our daughter's family. It is great for little ones.
We've had a busy month already with five birthdays, wedding anniversaries, First Communion, Confirmations and bridal showers. The college grandchildren are home for the summer so life is great and keeping us busy, but I'm still taking time to smell the flowers.