I'm not quite sure where April has gone, but guess an update is appropriate.
While looking through a bin for something completely unrelated, I came across my pile of selvage blocks. How easy it is to get distracted!!! I decided it was time to get them together into a quilt. I was really quite ready to be finished with all of the selvages by the time I came to the borders. I knew it really needed mitered borders so ended up making even more blocks to complete it properly.
This was my bucket of selvage strips. They had settled nicely and really exploded when I started pulling them out. I was nearly swallowed up in selvage strips.
I realized just how bad it was when I stepped outside and saw one of the dogs wearing a selvage strip.
Several months ago a blogging friend, Soma, had contacted me to ask if I would make an artist apron for her. I was truly flattered. She offered to pay me to create it, but I suggested we barter. She is an exquisite knitter and I have always wanted a pair of fingerless gloves. Well.....she made me TWO pair of gloves AND knitted hats to match. I LOVE the colors and the yarns feel heavenly. Soma works in many mediums and does a beautiful job in each one. She's also an excellent photographer.
The Sewing With Friends group that I have been a member for a number of years is doing a row by row this year. I sent off my first row and will let my friends add to my dachshund body. The head and tail pattern are from Sew Fresh Quilts.
Jeanette at Inchworm Fabrics had a giveaway on her blog and I was chosen as the winner. There was such a nice collection of fabrics, pinks and neutrals. As well, design board fabric was included. I am excited to upgrade from my design floor! Thanks, Jeanette.
We had attended one of the grandson's volleyball games the other night. On the way home, we decided to stop and grab a bite to eat. Coming out of the restaurant, we saw black smoke rising behind the building across the street. We jumped on the freeway to head home and the fire was right on the side of the freeway - a hotel under construction. The heat coming from the fire could be felt inside the car. I don't know how the firemen could stand being so close. We were fortunate to get past the fire right before they closed the entire freeway.
The epiphyllums are the garden bloomers right now. So far the pinks and oranges have displayed their beauty. I still have the red, yellow and white to appear.
My April block count for the 350 Block Challenge is 84.