Hello, all. I have been MIA. There have been various minor calamities happening around here. I also had to work. All the kids have been home once or twice in the past 10 days. I know, excuses. Truth is, I just didn't have the energy to blog. I feel bad about that because this was in my mailbox last Saturday.
I had won a giveaway over at Stephanie's blog. Stephanie is a very funny lady with lots energy judging from all the quilting she gets done. I highly recommend her blog.
Back to ME and what I got out of this deal! I picked this envelope up at the end of the driveway and dutifully laid it on the bar while I carried everything in. It was 95° after all and I had been grocery shopping. Then I opened it. Look at what all I got!
I was so excited and ready to sit right down with those books. As I walked around the island toward my rocking chair I saw this.
Reality check! So....I put away the perishables and then sat down!
I want to thank Stephanie for her generosity. My DIL has already had her eye on part of it. I have to watch that girl like a hawk. If I didn't love her so much I would lock her out of my sewing stuff. Well, mostly she just drools and threatens to take stuff. I really shouldn't complain.
Stephanie, you made all the women here happy with your gift. Thank you!
I have finally been sewing. I have made 80 flying geese and am in the midst of trimming them.
They are part of the center of the Orion's Star quilt I am making. The block looks something like this:
I have to make 20 of these blocks. I have a ways to go! In case you can't tell, this is an Eleanor Burns pattern but I found a better way for me to make the flying geese and I use it. The fabric is Kansas Troubles, Cattails and Clover. It is a good thing I like it because I should have plenty leftover. This quilt is for DIL#1. She is super excited.
I have been reading this past week. I started a book in a series I finally discovered I started in 1997! No wonder I was lost. So, I am going back and rereading the previous books. They are WWII military books. I enjoy them. The author gets a little repetitive but at my age I need that!
I hope you all are enjoying your summer.
Keep stitchin' and stirrin'!