Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday March 21, 2011

I finally have made some progress on getting the blocks all sewn together.  Will probably have all the rows together by next week.  So at least one more week on the design wall or surface.  Seems like laying out a scrap quilt always gets the best of me.  No matter how hard I try to spread out the colors I always get like colors too close to each other.  But I guess that is one of the good things too.  It just really doesn't matter.
I am planning to write out the measurements I used for my blocks.  Hopefully, I will get that done by next Monday.

The bag below is a "schlep" bag I made for my mother's birthday.  Not new. I just forgot to post a picture when I was making it.  It also is from my scraps. 

Enjoy the rest of your Monday. And be sure to check out all of the great design walls at Patchwork Times.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Peaceful Thoughts

I just needed a minute where I could have one or two peaceful thoughts today.  Yep, been one of those days. So I started going through old pictures on my computer and got what I was looking for. Nice, serene pictures and good memories.

The pictures above and just below were taken at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. They are both of Chihuly glass sculptures that we saw when we went to St. Louis on vacation a few years ago.  Daughter Jennifer studied glass blowing in college (yes, there is a degree for that).  So when we heard there was to be a Chihuly show we loaded up and headed East.  It was not disappointing.  The best part was the trip with the family.  So this qualifies as a peaceful thought.

And the little fellow below, Jennifer and I saw on a trip out West. He entertained us at Bryce Canyon in Utah.  These were all around while I was growing up in Arizona. But we don't have them in Kansas. At least not in our part of Kansas.  Chipmunks always bring a smile to my face. Unless the are singing in a cartoon voice.

Time to go back to work. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday March 7, 2011

Well, I have some more blocks done.  And have been working on a sashing.  And I think that has been my hold up.  Wanted something different for the sashing - just don't know if this works or not.  Maybe should just go with the standard dark/light/dark strips and leave it at that. 
These blocks have not been laid out in any order. This will probably be 5 x 6 blocks.