This past week was jam-packed with activities. Monday I had choir practice at the community center which is across the street from my home. Tuesday was our quilt guild board meeting which I attend as I am co-chair of community service quilts. Wednesday I gave my son-in-law a ride to the airport at 6:30 a.m. Then at 9 a.m. was our guild pin basting day at the community center. Wednesday afternoon our choir group did a performance at a local memory unit. Those residents have such a good time, it doesn't matter that we might not always been on key. They wave their hands around directing us and sing along with us. It's always an uplifting experience.
Thursday I had an appointment with my Dr. and got a cortisone shot in my knee and lab work. The good thing was every single one of my tests was perfectly normal, BP 1156/58. When I got my lab work done, she put a cotton ball and tape on the site and told me to put pressure on it. I went outside where it was pouring down rain and drove on home. I got home and took off my coat and the whole arm of my sweatshirt was soaked.
Friday was the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop, hosted by Bea @Beaquilter. You can read my post here. I made this quilt for my granddaughter Kyleigh's boyfriend Drew. I promised him a quilt when he graduated from nursing school in December. Drew loves Moose, so I added some moose applique. His birthday is this month. I plan to give it to him next week.
I also was able to get my SAHRR done. This is a round robin that is organized every year by Quilting Gail, and each week one of the co-host bloggers gives a prompt as to what you should add to the next round. We start off with an orphan block, or something you didn't use for another quilt. My block was leftover from grandson Jaeger's high school graduation quilt. I made the block wrong and saved this one.
The last prompt was by Quilting Gail for pinwheel blocks. This is my finished quilt. It measures 64x77 and I plan to donate it to community service in my guild.
This week I also made a couple of St. Patrick's gnome pillows. My embroidery machine is in the shop still, and I didn't have time to do any applique, so I printed some images on fabric, and did some quilting around the images.
This week I have continued working on my Green Apples Blog Hop project. I am sewing units together on machine, and then sewing rows together by hand at night.
I also worked a bit on this embroidery. This is a Bird Brain Design.
I got my scrappy project back out. It is Winter Blues by Bonnie Hunter, and will eventually be a wedding quilt for a family friend's daughter. I last had this out in February when I had to pick everything in my work area, which happens to be the dining room/kitchen where I have really good lighting. The end of the month I have a guild work day at my house for community service. We cut batting and binding for donated quilt tops/backs and package them up. Usually there are about 6 of us. So the components for this quilt were in about 4 baskets/containers and all mixed up. I am going to organize them so I can figure out what I am doing again. They were basically organized before put them in my sewing room.
The end of the month I have signed up for a 4-day Day Camp at my guild. It is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We will have a potluck dinner each day. I am trying to organize projects to work on while there.
Carole @From My Carolina Home has a mystery quilt along each year, and she just started a new one called Scrap Dance Quadrille. I plan to make a lap quilt for an 80+ year old friend who has been having chronic medical issues. Barbara likes purple so I pulled a bunch of purple fabric out. I cut a bunch of the scrappy 4 inch squares out. I still need to cut out the background squares and rectangles, but that will be one thing I will work on at Day Camp. I probably have enough purple squares here to make 3 quilts but I got in the groove of cutting up scraps.
Daughter Katie and I and Klara and John had a great lunch at Spaghetti Factory Saturday. We always love it there, and didn't have to wait like we usually do at dinner time. The other great thing is the great leftovers.
For my slow stitching this week, I will continue working on my Bird Brain designs, and my Green Apples project. Check out the other quilters below for the Hand Quilt Along below.
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
I will also be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. Head on over and check out what everyone has been up to. Monday I will be linking up at Quilting Gail for final picture of the SAHRR.
Thanks for stopping by!