My son came to stay for a month the end of January and through Feb. while waiting for his house to be completed (his apt contract ended in Jan.). While picking up 'his' bedroom and repositioning quilts from the bed, I came across a pile of Home of the Brave blocks (that's what I call them since our church group made them by the hundreds for HOB quilts) and decided I'd make a couple of tops with backings to send to Alycia. Here's the first of two with borders yet to be added. I'll need to make a few more blocks for the 2nd but that's OK--I have PLENTY of red, white and blue fabric!! I'll use some of said fabric to make backings and binding so everything will be ready to go. I LOVE these blocks as they're easy to make, great for groups (since they're trimmed after sewing which always helps with multiple sewists involved) and (IMHO) look great when they're put together. I was even thinking of making some in bright colors for kids quilts.
I was in the process of pressing the cross quilt and noticed one long seam had puckered up enough that it needs to be taken out and re-sewn. You know how we all love doing that so I'm procrastinating just a little and will move on to finding a border.
Earlier, I was putting the lock back on the gate after the exterminator made his visit and noticed this little guy.
He didn't skitter off like they usually do, just sitting there looking at me with that one eye! HA
Then a little later this evening, I was out and noticed these clouds--so gorgeous but as is often the case, the picture doesn't do it justice. I still think it turned out pretty cool.
I have one more seam to stitch between the two larger sections and then I'll press and measure. Then I'll need to decide if I need to add another row or two before borders or if just the border is needed. This is the final of all the QOV's I need to make. Then I'll probably dig through my UFO's to see if there's another one or two to tackle prior to starting a new project or just jump into the new.
I'm too lazy to lay out all my individual circle blocks and haven't stitched any new ones in the past few nights but I do know I have over 80!! That means 2/3's are done. Need to kick the stitching into gear and get that one done, too.
Yesterday I was involved in an accident and am car-less at the moment (going to get a rental here in a bit). I had the green light going southbound and northbound left turners were going on a green (but no arrow). There were 3 that were cutting in close and I began blowing my horn just prior to the 3rd one. He barely snuck in in front of me but then this idiot behind him (most likely texting and just following the cars in front of her without benefit of checking her light) kept on coming and hit me HARD!! I took the brunt of it as she hit me on the driver's side but HER airbag deployed. Thankfully I had 3 guys jump out to check on me who had all been in the turn lane behind her. One left his name and number as a witness. I really wanted to beat the CRAP outta her!!!
There are just WAAYY too many people doing things OTHER than paying attention to their driving when they're behind the wheel!! PEOPLE! DRIVE when you're in the car and text, talk, read, whatever else when you're at home or wherever except in the car!
I'm working on the final QOV for my group which will be a total of 9 (one was already quilted and bound when I decided to do this). This is a very special one for a very special guy which is the reason it doesn't look much like the others.
Sure hope he likes the turquoise-y gray colorway!!
We had a VERY rainy day yesterday and there's a creek not too far from my house that I always like to check after heavy rains. It was near capacity yesterday as we got around 2" of rain.