Apr 12, 2007

Spending the day sewing

What I love most about a day off all to myself, is the lack of guilt I feel spending the entire day in the sewing room. I had promised myself I would get the April and May (reproduction fabric) swap blocks done and had such fun choosing which to do to fit the theme of the month.
For April I chose Wagon Tracks. We had the theme of 4-patch. The photo below isn't great but I think you'll see the general idea. This used black, a tan background and one of my favorite blue prints. Since I have so few blues, it is easy to peg this as a favorite!

For May the theme was flying geese. I had 6 to 8 ideas and had a hard time choosing. When I finally did and made up the blocks I was struck by the fact that I must have had a major brain blip!! Excuse me, where are the flying geese units, m'am?? What did I chose? A block named Goose and Goslings and not a flying geese unit to be had! Oh well. I love them anyway and hope the other swappers will too! Must have tried too hard to be perfect!! Gets me every time! I am so NOT perfect boo hoo....*smile*


The storm that dumped snow on the mid-west made it's way East today. I am still waiting for spring, and now I hear the dreaded words: Nor'easter!! Looks like we could be in for it come Sunday night. Hummmm.....isn't it April?? I should know better, lived in the northeast all my life. We've had snow in May. So why should I be surprised?? We shall see what Mother nature has in store for us come Sunday. Think I'll plan more sewing time. Yessss..................

9 comments:

Libby said...

A goose is a goose no matter what - love the blocks *s*

Dawn said...

OH my gosh - I LOVE them both! I"m soooo glad I get one of each!!!! They are great!

Patti said...

Goose and Goslings looks perfect to me. I'd love one of those if I were your swap partner! You just put your own personal interpretation on the instructions - nothing wrong with that.

Darlene said...

I love both blocks! A day at the sewing machine is the best day!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Lovely blocks, Karen!

Bundle up this weekend. I remember having snow during the 4th of July parade one year here in Utah. You just never know! lol!

YankeeQuilter said...

Your blocks look wonderful!

I grew up in the North East and remember hating to cover up my new Easter dress with a winter coat and boots to go to church! Didn't quite live up to the Jordan Marsh ads showing sunshine, tulips, and whitle patent leathers with that Polly Flanders dress....

Karen said...

Very pretty blocks and that is my favorite Jo Morton fabric, the blue in the top pic...haven't used it yet, have been admiring it from afar!

Carol said...

I love those blocks...great use of the blues...I'd sure love to be in your swap :)

gwen said...

The blocks are so nice, they give me goosepimples! I am sad I am not one of your swap partners.
Over here the weather is already too hot. Wonder what we will get in summer. Take care.

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