May we remember our friends, neighbors and family who joined the military to help defend all of us.
|Credit: "Official photograph U.S.Navy
Although Memorial Day is to remember those who died to keep America free, I thought I'd add this small tribute to my dad for his many years of service.
Now on to my regular blog post. A whirl wind week is finished. I'm hoping this week will be calmer and more sewing will get done. Here's what was happening.
- One day of recuperation from our weekend in Maryland.
- A longer rehearsal for a concert and a concert for our neighborhood given by the Heritage Singers.
- A day at the ballpark where the Spotsylvanians sang the Star Spangled Banner for the Fred Hats, a farm team of the Washington Nationals.
|I'm the 3rd from the left in the back row. Yea, the one with the cap pulled down to keep the sun out of my eyes. Pat is to my left.
Ok, that doesn't sound all that busy but it did cut into my sewing time quite a bit. So how badly did it take time away? Not as bad as it could have been. Here's what I hoped to accomplish last week.
✅Make more blocks for Beth and Fran for FCQ Equilters - ready to be packaged up and get in the mail.
✅Make some blocks for SAHRR better known as Feathered Star - almost a top.
✅Sash blocks on May UFO -- done and put in the to-be-quilted closet.
✖️Work on pyramid class project -- not even thought about!
Not too bad. So this week I want to finish these goals...
Finish SAHRR top — better known as Feathered Star
Work on pyramid class project
Begin working on June UFO challenge - quilt old doggy top
Mail out blocks for FCQ Equilters and quilts to Hands 2 Help
Quilt one of my quilts
Not too long of a list this week. If I have extra time I may start something new! OH MY! Actually I have a project that I played around with many weeks ago so it might come out instead of a new one. But, don't hold your breath.
Here's where the Feathered Star project stands now.
I have 2 more Shoo Fly blocks cut out and ready to sew. The top row is actually sewn together except for the corner blocks. So, I need to sew the other three borders together and sew them all on to the quilt. At that point I plan to leave it alone for a while. I have quite a bit of white border before the Shoo Flys that I "could" do some appliqué. I'll be making that decision eventually. Part of me wants to just get the darn thing done but I might do a little machine appliqué. But I'm not committing to it now!
I'm so late getting this post written I'm going to call it done. You know the drill. Please check out these Linky parties to see what folks across the Internet are doing.
I was doing pretty well linking up posts after Wednesday last week and then *poof* I failed to link the Wednesday parties until a day or two late. I'll try to be better this week.
On this Memorial Day may you remember those who have fallen in service to the United States of America and those who have served and continue to serve.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie