Happy Easter everyone, hope you have a blessed Easter! We are going to have dinner at daughter Kristen's house. I will be making cheesy potatoes and deviled eggs to go with the ham. I look forward to seeing everyone.
For Slow Sunday Stitching this week, again I will be working on this Kathy Schmitz stitching. Last week, I got caught up in getting my quilt guild entries ready, sewing sleeves on the back of a couple of quilts, and sewing the paper name tags on.
Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see what everyone is working on!
Saturday evening as I was looking through the TV to find something to watch, I came across Camelot. When I was 13, for Christmas I got a record player and my father got me the soundtrack to Camelot, Sound of Music and South Pacific. So when I put on Camelot, it was like old home week. I now the lyrics to every song! It has been so wonderful to hear these tunes again, although I forgot how sad it was.
Off and on this week we have had some much needed rain. But I did get out and was able to get one of my garden beds weeded, plus it was time to cut my Naked Lady vegetation back as it was dying back. I almost completely filled up my green garbage can.
I was able to clear things out so the foxgloves have room to grow now.
This week I was also able to put together the blue and yellow 5" blocks my guild passed out at the last meeting in our support for Ukraine.
I also quilted this guild quilt. I decided to leave it as it was, and quilted it and bound it. So it is ready for the May meeting.
I also pieced this quilt top. It will be one of my contributions of the Hands2Help this year.
Daughter Kristen asked if I had any more Star Wars fabric leftover. She requested I make a mug rug SIL Jeff. I just had bits and pieces and this is what I came up with, pretty simplistic.
I also pieced this small quilt top for Hands2Help. I made sure the parts were in the proper place this time.
This week on Facebook, I discovered my name had been chosen by two of my long time Crazy Quilting to have their CQ block embellished by them. I just needed to piece a block. So I got out my CQ fabrics and made a big mess in my sewing room. These are the two blocks I pieced.
I have been keeping busy this week, to keep from reflecting on this time a year ago, when I brought John home from the hospital. Kristen asked me this week to send her some pictures of John on the boats he built, and our boating adventures. Every time I look through old pictures I keep coming across this one of John back in the 70's. Whenever we went to a hospital function and they had dancing, John would be out on the floor dancing. All the women wanted to dance with him as he was really good and I was a crappy dancer. My mother told me I had no rhythm, and I took her words to heart. But anyway this picture was John at one of the functions our hospital had, out dancing away. I had this picture in my mind the other day while I was sewing, and a Bee Gees tune came on my Pandora playlist just at that moment. That was generally what he was dancing to back in the early 70s, Saturday Night Fever. Sometimes I think John is messing with me.
This week coming up is a busy one. Our guild is having its show this weekend. I am helping people check in their quilts on Thursday night, and am working several hours on Friday. Then Saturday is our neighborhood garage sale, so I need to get my items together, and priced. I am going through the house and downsizing a lot. Plus we have stuff in the garage we unloaded from our motor home that I no longer need. It is doubtful I will get much sewing, other than hand sewing this week.
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