Tuesday, January 07, 2014

My Beautiful Mermaid Block

A number of months ago I was chatting with Nicki Lee on Words with Friends and we decided to swap crazy quilting blocks and embellish each others.  Mine arrived first embellished because Nicki Lee forgot to send her block to me, and sent it with my finished block.  And when it arrived, I was so excited because it was exactly what I had in mind.  It is absolutely gorgeous
and I look at it every day, deciding how I am going to use it.  

Granddaughter Kyleigh was here on New Year's Eve, and we are working on a new Boho bag for her.  And we were looking at my mermaid block for inspiration.  Kyleigh's new Boho is going
to be an underwater scene and it has a whale in it.  Kyleigh was doing an excellent job.  I told her she needed to sew tiny stitches on the embellishments or else things would start falling off or coming undone.  She did just as I said.  I am going to finish the front up.  We watched 3 "chick flicks that night" and had a wonderful evening.  This was after she helped me for 5 hours putting the Christmas decorations away and up in the attic again!

Well I guess I had better get my laundry started and some more things up in the attic, so I can watch my taped Downton Abbey!


I have been gone for awhile, not really doing any crazy quilting, sort of in a funk, lost my mojo somewhere.  But I am trying desperately to get it back.  

In the meantime, we have a new addition to our family, granddaughter  Klara Marin, born October 29th, 8 pounds, 8 ounces.  She is a sweetheart, and we love her to pieces.   She joins her brother 3-year-old brother John to complete my youngest daughter's family, and she was the granddaughter we have been waiting for.   My oldest granddaughter Kyleigh is 13 this year and has 11-year-old brother Jaeger, and 7-year-old brother Keaton.