Can you believe we are just now putting up our tree? I know - we're bums!!! But seriously, we just simply haven't had time or opportunity before now. Travel, 'flu, parties.... we're a busy couple of folks! Things have been feeling a little upside down....
So today is officially Put-up-the-Tree day. Honestly, I'm so glad our son and his family are coming the day after Christmas, because we would probably have opted out on putting up the tree this year otherwise. And as we all know, it's not good to forego the tree! Hubby is having *fun* now shaping it up and putting all the lights on it. When he's done, then I'll decorate with the ornaments. Perhaps I'll update with an "After" picture later tonight :*)
We hope to have the decorating done by game time. I'll be stitching on my current Promises & Borders block today since I don't have my next Blue Collection block prepped for applique yet. I'm joining up with Kathy and others doing some slow stitching today HERE.
I really need to get these P&B blocks done anyway. I'm tired of working on them and need to get them off my plate!
I managed to steal a nice block of time for sewing on Easy Street Friday - whoohoo!!! I got Clue #5 all cut out using the Sizzix cutter for the 3-1/2" squares....
and the same for the 2" purple squares.....
I have about a third of these blocks complete. This is an easy block, so I'll probably finish them up before I go back and work on Clues 2-4 to catch up.
Drawing a line diagonally through squares is NOT one of my favorite ways to spend my time, so I used my Angler tool to sew the purple squares on.
I thought I might show you how that works for those who have not tried the Angler tool. It's quicker and easier for me, and no drawing lines!!!!! You just position the squares so that the corner of the square you are sewing on sits on the center line of the Angler....
All the way to the end....
If you are interested in more information on this tool, there is a YouTube video HERE to see more about how it works, and you can Google it to find several places to purchase it. I'm not affiliated in any way of course, just sharing a tool that I like to use in this type of block :*D
I did enhance the stash just a little this week! I won this great package of fabrics & a pattern from Marcia over at Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting. I just love these bright fabrics!!! And down on the bottom right is a really fun quilty card she also included in the prize package. Thanks Marcia!!!
I also added these two batiks that were very low on the bolt and crying to come home with me.....
Gotta love those colors, right??? Wow!!!
I'd update with a current picture of her, but she's off somewhere sleeping off the last dose of pain killers :*D
Plus, she's really not looking her best, and every girl needs to look her best for the camera, right?
She does seem to be doing better though, and we thank you all for your lovely thoughts and prayers!!! I'll let her blog her thanks when she's feeling a little better.
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs & Blessings,
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