It's another Wednesday, and as usual, I find myself wondering, "How did that happen?" The weeks just whirl by, don't they? School started this week and so did early morning Seminary, meaning I have 8 high school students that show up at my door at 6:25 a.m. ready to do a little gospel study. Needless to say, aside from lesson preparation, my sleep cycle is a little disturbed this week. But I have to say, it's a great way to start the day. My little den is full-to-bursting every morning, as my class doubled again this year, for the third year in a row. If it doubles again next year, I'll have to find a new classroom, I think.
Stitchalong. Too cute. She has done one a month in 2013, and I had a difficult time deciding between August and February. Maybe I'll get to February soon. I haven't done a lot of embroidery lately, but it's so relaxing just to sit and stitch.
Leona gave me a couple yards of the fabric last week when we met for lunch. I added a 3 -1/2 inch white border and a 5-1/2 inch pink border to each end. I am so much happier with this quilt now! As it happens, I am out of batting after my marathon sandwiching session at the ECMQG meeting, so quilting this will have to wait awhile, but I am happy with it now, and will put it away for a bit.
Krista suggested doing some low volume fabrics as the background, and as soon as she said it, I knew it was perfect. Not only that, she shipped me the fabrics to use, since I'm more of a brights kind of gal and haven't really invested in low volume fabrics (aside from one "Inside Voices" bundle from my favorite fabric shop). I really have wonderful friends, don't I?
|I really like that ghost of a leaf right in the center - can you see it?|
In other news, I've been playing along with Amanda's Starflower QAL, and I'm so excited. I'm actually keeping up! I usually stink at QALs, but with this one, I was determined not. to. get. behind. Amanda's instructions are superb and almost every block came out with perfect points. I teased her about using the word "obtuse" to describe the angle, and she said, "That's what it's called, isn't it?" Yes, of course, dear, but I honestly haven't used that word to actually describe angles since I graduated 9th grade I think. I had to really stretch to remember what it meant.
Scrappy Trip Around the World, all done in dots and solids. I really LOVE these blocks. They are so bright and happy.
design wall, which is really fun! Maybe it will be useful after all. (I really love how bright and happy these blocks are!)
So, that's what's been happening here. What are you working on?