Wow! I can’t believe September is gone already, can you?That means it's time for a little recap and report on my progress for the month. And since it also happens to be Monday, let me start with what is on my Design Wall today….
This is the expanded block from The Blue Collection that I showed you yesterday. I'm happy to say it is now completely finished with the exception of a few stems and leaves that I cannot add until the blocks are joined together. It was already mostly complete, I only had to add some leaves and stems and the upper lip around the bowl …
….and then, because it was a heavy sports day, giving me lots of time for handwork, I finished up another one!
This one I completed from start to finish.
(And yes, I know it needs to be pressed LOL!)
|The top went together like a charm - I love the fussy cut lid :*)|
|I think my needleturn applique is definitely improving!!! =^..^=|
I also prepared the next block for this quilt so I can be ready to work on it next Sunday :*)
It’s been quite a while since I have had a completed UFO to report for Judy’s UFO Challenge, so I was delighted to finish up Girls Just Want to Have Fun while at Runaway Retreat a few weeks ago! I'll definitely be asking, Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! on Friday!!!
|I've got to get a better photo of this quilt!|
For Barbara’s NewFO Challenge, I had quite a few ideas and projects that were calling for my attention, as I reported HERE. But I finally narrowed it down to these fun new starts…..
Most of you will remember that I participated in the Dots on Dots Blog Hop and made this cute little teapots table quilt which I named A Spot of Tea. I received the Honorable Mention award that day – yes, I know, I’m special – hahaha! :*D
I also jumped on the Hawaii Sunset bandwagon and got this block put together before I had to put it down for a while. You can read more about my progress on this quilt HERE.
I hope to get back to it again later this week. I just LOVE this quilt!!!! There are quite a few bloggers working on this quilt right now, which makes it so much more fun! :*)
So that’s it for my September! A lovely month, made even more lovely by the fact that my daughter came into my life in September. I love you Christy!!!
October is always a bittersweet month for me. I love the onset of fall with its cooler temperatures and the trees all resplendent with color and majesty!!! But it also means winter is approaching, and that I do not like! I've never enjoyed cold weather, coats or blustery winds – brrr!!!!! But I know we have to have winter in order to have balance in our ecosystem, and in order for spring to come around once again, so I will choose to ENJOY this winter! That has been my word for 2012 – ENJOY! And for the most part, I think I've done a pretty good job of that. What about you? What is your favorite or least-liked season?
But today it is still just the first day of October, and I am now on my way to go and ENJOY spending the day sewing with some of my bestest quilting buddies! I hope your October is an amazing month for you and yours :*)
Hugs & Blessings,
Be sure to go over to these fun blogs to see what others have been having fun sewing up ......