Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rainy Tuesdays.....A Slow, Sort of Steady Day....

The late sunshine yesterday was just a teaser...it's been rainy and drizzly all day, and I've been "rainy and grumpy."  Slept too late, ate breakfast too late, got started with the laundry too late.....I don't know what exactly I was late for, but everything today felt like it was "too late".....do you ever have a day like that?

I finally got into my sewing room late morning, where the first thing I did was finish my cousin's purse that I started yesterday.  She picked black, lime and pink colors, and this is what I ended up with:

The lining is done is a soft pink/lime stripe:

I hope she'll be happy with it; I'll send her photos tonight and she can let me know if it's what she wanted.

I just didn't feel like working on a big project today, so I decided to get my "Sew Red for Women" block for May finished.  This turned out nice; it's the top left block, the others are from February through April.  And on all of these blocks, my points are all visible.....hurray!!!!  I can see a nice quilt top when I have 12 of these completed:

"Sew Red for Women" blocks.....

I've been playing with the Salt Air charm pack I got from Connie a few weeks ago; here are some of the blocks up on my wall:

I think I'll alternate the next round of four-patches with a solid surround and a white border; should add interesting geometries when they are paired up with these.

I've spent the last hour and a half cutting strips for my scrap stash;  1 1/2-inch, 2 1/2-inch, 4 1/2-inch and 6 1/2-inch; I cut up a bunch of squares, too.  I had two laundry baskets overflowing, but I'm back to one again, and my room is neater, too.  That will start me off in the morning in a better mood.   

Maybe tomorrow will see more progress......but I'm off to the post office and grocery; at least the rain is good for the garden.  Check in with Connie at Quilting by the River to see what other people are working on today.

Have a great evening,



Gina said...

The purse is really pretty! Your Sew Red for Women blocks look fantastic!!

Lisa said...

Well it is rainy and blah here in WV and you day sounded like mine. I got so photos done but no sewing. Hopefully "the sun will come out tomorrow", try a little humor. I love your cousins purse it is really cute, like your blocks I am doing the Craftsy Blocks.

Farm Girl in MD said...

You've been busy! I love seeing what you get accomplished :)

Deborah said...

I have days all the time when I want a smaller project to work on! Your bag is lovely....pretty lining! I'm partial to blocks with red in them!

Connie said...

What a beautiful purse, I'm sure your cousin will love it! It is fun seeing what you are working on with the Salt Air charms! Thanks for sharing!
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Béa said...

We have similar taste : I make a red & white quilt and your blocks are beautiful, my next schnibbles will be made with Salt air charm pack ...!