Monday, June 18, 2012

Design Wall Monday......It's been a slow week....

I just didn't have the inspiration to get into my studio much this weekend.  Lots of things going on here, plus beautiful weather and some gardening to be done.   But here's what I did work on:

I got 12 of my Little Monkey blocks done.....all 30s and 40s fabrics and some repros.  I inherited a bag of old dress scraps about two years ago; they are perfect for this pattern.

I also got the June Sew Red for Women block finished:

It's the "woven strips" block in the upper left corner.  I can see that twelve of these will make a lovely sampler quilt. 

I finished one of the flying geese borders for my mariner's compass, and am appliquing my Dazzling Dresdens to background blocks.  I'm using YLI silk thread and loving just doesn't show.

I also got three quilts bound, but that makes for a sorta boring watching grass grow.....which is another thing we have around here.  I'll leave you with a photo of the view from my sewing room:

I'm sort of like "Mary, Mary, quite contrary".....I can sit at my sewing machine and literally "watch our garden grow."  We had squash three times last know what that means don't you?  Waiting for cucumbers, but harvesting something almost every day.  The blueberries have been incredible, we only have 6 "active" bushes, but we've picked more than 4 quarts already and more are ripening.

Have a great Monday....we're getting some rain here today, and I've got to trek into NoVa for some appointments, the dentist, and dinner with my should be an interesting drive on I-81 and I-66.......stay dry, friends.....



1achord said...

Looks like you accomplished a lot more than you thought you did!
I had my son-in-law and granddaughter here Saturday night, then on Sunday I was the grillmaster for our Father's Day picnic at church; I grilled 4 dozen hotdogs and five dozen hamburgers to perfection. After that I came home and read the paper!

Farm Girl in MD said...

For a non productive week you sure got a lot accomplished! Love you!

Cherie said...

All those blocks in one week? yet you got nothing done =P

Farm Girl in MD said...

I nominated you for a blog award :) Feel free to pass it along when/if you have time!