Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gone Too Long

My gosh, I didn't realize how long it's been since I last posted.  I've really been busy sewing, and getting ready for my daughter to come home for a visit.  I love it when she comes home, but it always goes by so fast.  Before she came home, I spent a good bit of time preparing blocks that needed to be hand sewn, both DJ and SBS.  I've finished some, but I'm still struggling with others. So here's what I've finished this week.  These for Dear Jane.

And this for SBS.  I actually made more, but forgot to take a picture.

I also have a finish for  March.  It's small and it's a mistake, but it's a finish.  After reading Barb's post about those cute little thread catchers, I decided to try one.  I had read the tutorial and knew it wouldn't be difficult to make.  However, it is always nice to read the instructions again for such minor details as the measurments of the pieces.  So instead of pieces 2 1/2 by 7 1/2, I used pieces 4 by 9.  I knew pretty quickly that I was wrong, but when I finished it, I really liked the size.  It's a great size to sit on the arm of the couch where I sit, and its bottom is big enough to spread out (like other bottoms) and not fall off.  It holds a lot of threads, scraps and just trash.  I have much less mess to clean up at bedtime.

5 comments:

Pat said...

LOVE all your blocks that you have shown us today. And how nice that your "mistake" turned out just fine when making the thread-catcher!!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

my "bottoms" are big too. you really crank those blocks out...i like em

searchfamilies said...

What beautiful blocks well done love them all
Hugs Janice

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

Oh the blocks are so pretty!
Love that your mistake turned out fine!!

True Blue Nana said...

Love the little thread catcher. I need to do one of those. I hope you enjoy your visit with your daughter. Yes it goes by too fast.