Monday, June 20, 2022

Monday Meanderings 6 - 20 - 2022

So when did we get 2/3rds through June?  You would think time would slow down when you are retired and can do what you want.  I find, generally, that time is zooming by. We spent Sunday afternoon driving up I 95 to watch Natalie play softball.  She had three hits which was terrific to see her succeed.  I also got several of my goals done over the weekend so I was able to check everything off.  Here's the details. 


✅Start quilting June UFO -- about half done.

✅Make June BOM from a quilting life -- finished, looking forward to July's.

Make several blocks: ✅Spider Web, ✅RSC, and ✅FCQ Equilter blocks -- all of these had progress made. See the RSC blocks here

Make some of the dog toys -- 13 of 20 were made. 

Here's a picture of the FCQ Equilter blocks this month.  It was Irma's choice this time and she chose Jumping Jacks from Missouri Star Quilters. Here's a link to a You Tube video to learn about this block. Irma asked for peach and soft lime green.  Um, I don't have all that much of either color. I want to make a few more so will need to see what else I can find.

I was very happy to finish all of these goals this week.  Looking forward here's what I have planned for this week.  


Finish quilting June UFO

Bind June UFO

Bind 2021’s RSC quilt Friendship Stars

Work on the Cupcake blocks 

Called cupcake blocks because of the center cupcake fabric.  I started these earlier this year but put them aside as I tried to keep up with the UFO challenge.  I'm pretty sure I'll be finishing June's project this week and so will have time to make progress on this one. These Churn Dash  blocks are about 14.5" although I cut the pieces with my 9" cube. Each unit is 5" unfinished.  Hopefully all of the needed pieces are actually cut. All I need to do is sew them together.  I'll let you know next week. 

Now, two more pictures from our trip to Norfolk last week.  It was really cool to stay in a tall, downtown hotel. We walked all over the place. I had over 11,000 steps recorded both Wednesday and Thursday.   Our room on the 19th floor overlooked the water. Here's what we saw straight out of our window. 

To the left midway up were two US Navy ships in for some work. (You can only see the bow of one.) In the distance was another ship being worked on. On the bottom left is the Norfolk sign I showed on Saturday.  There was a lot to see along the waterfront. It was clean and well kept.  Apparently it is also the location of quite a few festivals. 

This Merman was  sitting around outside Nauticus, Hampton Roads Naval Museum. We spent part of the day at the museum and battleship. I'll share more of our trip over the next few posts.  I took way too many pictures so, a few each time I post. 

I'm linking to the following parties.  Please take a look -- you know you need some more inspiration, right? (HA!) 

That's it for today.  I'm off to spend some time quilting the June UFO challenge. Because of some floppy ears and button eyes I am sewing it with my walking foot and my trusty Bernina.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. That's so awesome that you got all your projects checked and moving along. Norfolk looks like a fun place to visit...I've never been there!

  2. The Jumping Jack blocks form a lovely lattice design. Neptune looks like he’s angry or pondering a serious subject.

  3. the area you stayed in Norfolk looks so familiar - when we were in Norfolk last month it wasn't for a happy time but our view from my sister in laws hospital room overlooked close to the same area where some ships were being worked on. We have been to that museum but it was about 10 years ago I think.

  4. Pat is the Latin scholar here with naming that picture as Neptune.... the Greek side has him as Poseidon....

    1. And we drove by the house in Norfolk where Bonnie lived when she was in 2nd grade....

  5. Those Jumping Jacks blocks do look just as they are named. Lots of precision in those cupcake blocks. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. We are lucky to be close to Norfolk. The lab where my husband works won their bid to hold a conference in Norfolk in 2021, now they are hoping it will be next year. Some people have complained about it being in Norfolk so it is nice to hear you say such nice things about it. I'm hoping that the conference will be successful.
    It seems like you had a great week sewing.

  7. What fun!! that merman is so cool!
    and congrats for the three hits!!! thats awesome!

  8. Those Cupcake blocks are cute! How fun to stay in a downtown hotel. I'm enjoying your photos, especially that "mermaid"!
    Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!


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